I just can’t find the right words for this.

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Some among the Peanuts fandom may miss the Snoopy magazine of the 1980s, bring an officially licensed Peanuts item into their mailbox on a regular basis. And the ending of the Peanuts comic book a few years back meant the end of going to the comic shop on a regular basis. Are we to make it through the rest of our lives without a periodic fix of a Peanuts periodical?

AAUGH Blog reader Deb points out to me that, no, we have an option! For this year has brought a new Peanuts magazine into play…. Peanuts Word Seeks.

This publication, available at finer newsstands and through subscription, brings you a bimonthly dose of Peanuts clip-art attached to the usual set of word grids that one can see a ducky or a horsie in, if you look closely enough.

This brings two thoughts to mind:

  1. After all these years of word searching puzzles, haven’t all the words been found by now? Isn’t it like bitcoin mining, where finding a new word at this point would require such a vast commitment of computing that it would have severe environmental consequences.
  2. I would not consider it a true Peanuts word seek magazine unless it has something that looks like this:
Bulk Peanuts cheap

The folks at Hamilton Books have gotten ahold of the former big-box exclusive, the boxed set of paperback editions of the first three volumes of the Big Book of Peanuts series, collecting all the daily strips from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s. They’re offering it for a mere $30, which might …

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Snoopy the pirate, and more

Hallmark has some new Peanuts books, and they are nice looking items. Snoopy Says “Good Night” is a cloth book of Snoopy saying goodnight to various folks. A bit of bedtime reading that’s safe for your baby to grab, I suppose.   The Legend of Blackbeagle the Pirate is another …

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Celebrate Peanuts box set

Spotted and Costco (and apparently exclusive to them) is Celebrate Peanuts, a box set containing Celebrating Peanuts (the 60th anniversary strip collection, laden with quotes from Schulz) and Celebrating Snoopy (a similar volume focused on the beagle.) The original hardcovers of those two books have current list prices of $75 apiece, but these …