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More Happy Quilter Variety Puzzles
Volume 3
BY Gailen Runge

C & T Publishing (distributed in the UK by Search Press)
15 June 2020/ ISBN 9781617459801
How-To Books / Puzzles

Reviewed by Rachel Hyde


If you are a keen quilter who also loves doing puzzles, this should hit the spot. There are over sixty large print puzzles in this good-sized book, all with a quilting theme. Printed on smooth, bright white paper and heavy enough to fall open and stay put, this is a user-friendly book with very visible black print, although not all of it is large. Much is the same size you see in any other magazine-sized puzzle book, but on better paper and blacker type. There are seven different types of puzzles in here, all of the word variety. You won’t find any of the more recent Japanese type such as sudoku or han-jie, but instead plenty of logic problems, kris kross, crosswords, word searches and three other types. If you don’t know how to solve any of these there are instructions at the front, and for checking answers (or when stuck) all solutions can be found at the back. Some quilting knowledge is required to solve several types of puzzles such as crosswords and anagrams, and puzzles are graded according to difficulty with the easiest at the front. The paper is better quality than that found in the average puzzle magazine or book, making it easier to erase mistakes and not be left with a hole. I am a puzzle addict who is always looking for something new and I enjoyed the quilting theme, paper quality and a new type of puzzle (to me anyway) that combines a crossword with a word search. Of course you can buy a cheap puzzle book for a lot less than $10 but not if you want themed puzzles or good quality paper. It would make an ideal gift if you can bear to part with it!

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UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in The Bead Magazine, Making Jewellery and
Reviewed 2020