Puzzling Puzzles – Edition 3

This is the 3rd edition of Puzzling Puzzles. Each week the first person to submit the correct answers to all of the weeks’ puzzles will win a box of chocolates or something equally exciting.

Please submit answers to puzzles@bloginthelight.com or return to Alex at Church on Sunday.

The answers will be provided in 2 weeks’ time. (10th September 2017)

This week’s puzzles are a Polygon Puzzle and Scrabble. Good luck! 🙂

Polygon Puzzle

Below is a nonagon with 10 letters inside. Write down as many words with 4 or more letters. All words must include the centre letter and you can only use each letter once. There is one 10 letter word. A clue has been provided for what it could be.

Each valid word is worth a number of points. 4 letters = 4 points. A bonus 50 points can be awarded if you can give which Book, Chapter and Verse that the clue is alluding to.

Scrabble

Using the letter tiles given, make a word that forms part of everyday English. Words that are not allowed include pronouns (words always capitalised), abbreviations, acronyms, prefixes, suffixes, and words requiring a hyphen or apostrophe.

Each letter tile may only be used once. Blank tiles can be used as any letter, but have a value of zero.

SCORING: Add up the values on each tile used in your word, multiplying the value of any tile that falls on a letter bonus. Word bonuses are applied to the entire word after adding the scores of the letters together. This is in addition to any other letter or word bonuses. You may find a dictionary useful. You can place your word anywhere along the rack to get the best points possible. 7-LETTER BONUS: If you use all seven tiles in your word add an extra 50 points after applying all other bonuses.

See what you can make for your highest score. Each set has a word that utilizes all the letters and is connected to our bible reading today. (Judges 6: 1-24)

Puzzling Puzzles – Edition 2

Welcome to the 2nd edition of Puzzling Puzzles. Each week the first person to submit the correct answers to all of that weeks’ puzzles will win a box of chocolates or something equally exciting.

Please submit answers to puzzles@bloginthelight.com or return to Alex at Church on Sunday.

The answers will be provided in 2 weeks’ time. (3rd September 2017)

This week you again have two puzzles to ponder – a Word Search and a Sudoku.

Good luck! J

Wordsearch
Can you find the 17 words or phrases relating to our current sermon series on the Names of God?
Words can be in any direction, forward or backwards!

All Sufficient One     Banner     El Shaddai     Exodus     Genesis
Healer     Is Present     Jehovah     Judges     Lord My
Names of God     Nissi     Peace     Rapha
Shalom     Shammah     The Lord Our

 

H G B D E A D E G S R S J K D R
I S S I N H L S L E I E N O F E
E E Z K O P Q O N S H S G Y U L
I V C H T A P N R O H F E D W A
S V Z A N R A C V D O A V N P E
P Z P F E B C A T S M R D E E H
R Z G Z I P H C E Z B Y J D Q G
E I I A C T G M A L A Z O D A L
S O L B I H A J H V D Q G T J I
E J H I F N H A M M A H S J T E
N E E Y F J X H X U A B U M J X
T L L O U T H E L O R D O U R O
Y U O C S S L X I K G J M W P D
V S H A L O M H B E K M G U L U
Q B N W L A P H S R J H I Q R S
E Q X M A X B I L Y L Q B G C L

Sudoku

Find the verses below in your Bibles then fill the corresponding grid with the respective numbers found in each verse. Each 3×3 box must contain the numbers 1-9 with each number only appearing once in any horizontal or vertical lines.

For AJ, HM, BN, FP:

How many weeks passed in which Daniel ate no meat, after his vision of a man?
(Daniel 10:3-5)

For BK, EL, HN, CO, GQ, AR:
How many days per year did Israel’s daughter lament Jephthah’s daughter?  (Judges 11:40)

For CL, GN, IP, AQ, ER
How many choice sheep were prepared for Governor Nehemiah each day? (Nehemiah 5:18)

For EJ, HQ, DR:
What number times 10 was the age of Sarah when she was told she would bare Isaac? (Genesis 17:15-17)

For EK, IM, CP, GR:
How many men did Joseph’s ten brothers say fathered them? (Genesis 42:11)

For IK, EN
How many warriors did the Danites send to spy out the land of Laish? (Judges 18:2)

For FK, AN, IP:
What are the number of verses in this Psalm? (Psalm 61)

For GJ, CM, IN, DO, EQ, HR:
How many seals are on the book to be opened by the Lion of the tribe of Judah?
(Revelation 5:5)

For GK, DM, CN, EP, BR:
When the Son of man is revealed, how many women will be grinding when one is taken?  (Luke 17:30, 35)

  A B C D E F G H I
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Q                  
R