Puzzling Puzzles – Edition 5

This is week 5 of Puzzling Puzzles! Today, you have a Directional Cryptogrid, Quick Quiz, Quotedrop and a Rokudoku to complete. Each week the first person to submit the correct answers to all that weeks’ puzzles will win a box of chocolates or something equally exciting. There are 2 categories; Adults and Under 18’s.

Please submit answers to puzzles@bloginthelight.com – scans/photos of sheets or typed answers permitted – or return to Alex at Church on a Sunday.

Good luck! 🙂 The answers will be provided in 2 weeks’ time. (24th September 2017)

Rokudoku

Here is a Rokudoku (Mini-Sudoku). Find the verses below in your Bibles then fill the grid with the respective number of that verse using the coordinates for each answer. This gives you your starting Rokudoku grid, which you then complete as normal. Each 3×2 box must contain the numbers 1-6. Additionally, each number may only appear once in any horizontal or vertical line.

For:  EH
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. (Colossians 3:__)

For: BJ, DH
I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.” (Ezekiel 37:__)

For: AL, BI
He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. (Psalm 23:__)

For: DK, EJ
‘After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: ‘Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God’ (Revelation 19:__)

For: EI
If your grain offering is prepared on a griddle, it is to be made of the finest flour mixed with oil, and without yeast. (Leviticus 2:__)

For: CK, FG
God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. (Genesis 1:__)

Quick Quiz

  1. What was the title of this morning’s talk?
  2. List 3 of the good deeds that were shown in the video.
  3. What was the Bible verse that was mentioned from the Book of Proverbs?
  4. Which major Prophet book from the Old Testament is the Valley of Dry Bones vision found in?

 

Directional Cryptogrid

Quotedrop

Below is an empty grid (except for punctuation), and above it a line of letters for each column of the grid. The letters in each column are not in the order they drop down into the grid. Drop the letters into their correct grid positions in their respective lines to spell out the Bible verse.

TIP: Start by placing the letters in columns that only have 1-2 letters and then work on words that are short in length.

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)

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Puzzling Puzzles – Edition 1

Welcome to this first edition of Puzzling Puzzles.

Please submit answers to puzzles@bloginthelight.com or wait for the answers to be provided in a fortnights time. (27th August 2017)

This week you have two puzzles to ponder – a cryptogram and a sudoku.

Good luck!

Cryptogram

Unscramble the letters to identify a verse from the Bible. Fill out the grid and find where the verse is in the Bible!

(Note: Not every letter is utilized in this cryptogram; and for this first one I have saved you time by giving you the letters not used!)

XIFH    VRQVU    XVW    HLHFCB-HLHF    BFVQW    SOZ    CIF    OSQZ    VTTFVQFZ    CS    ILU    VHZ    WVLZ    ‘L    VU    MSZ    VOULMICB;    XVOY    RFDSQF    UF    DVLCIDJOOB    VHZ    RF    ROVUFOFWW.

 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
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N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
 —-    —-                    
Book:                                     Chapter:                       Verse:
Version: New International Version Anglicised (NIVUK)

Sudoku

Find the verses below in the Bible 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 DJ, GK, BL, IM, HP, FR:
Josiah was _ years old when he became king.  (2 Kings 22:1)
For FN, AP:
The 10 commandments were written on _ tables of stone. (Deuteronomy 9:11)
For HK, DN, BO, EQ:
What number plus 3 equals the number of Jesus’ apostles?
(Matthew 10:2)
For AM, IQ:
The number of times Paul was whipped with 39 lashes. (2 Corinthians 11:24)
For EK, CM, GN, DO, FQ:
The age of Joash when he began to reign over the kingdom of Judah.
(2 Chronicles 24:1)
For AK, IL, FM, CN, GO, DP, BQ:
The number of verses in this Psalm.
(Psalm 23)
For CK, HM, GQ:
The number of languages spoken before the building of the tower of Babel.
(Genesis 11:1)
For BK, FL, AO, CQ:
The number of sons Issachar had.  (1 Chronicles 7:1)
For GJ, DK, IO, HQ, CR
Noah had _ sons. (Genesis 6:10)

A B C D E F G H I
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N
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