Flashback on the 15th-Nov/Dec 1980

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Flashback to 1980

Hey all you long-running GAMES fans! We're back with something a little different that we think you'll enjoy. Every 15th of the month, we will be featuring a puzzle previously published going as far back as 1980! You can solve online, but if that's not your thing, we've also provided a printable version.

With the holiday season soon upon us, we are being bombarded with advertisements everywhere we look! For November's puzzle, we've picked a Wild Card that brings you back to 1980's most popular jingles! Can you recall any of them?

We hope you enjoy November's puzzle!

Remember, this puzzle was published in 1980, and a lot may have changed since then.

Printable pdfs

Pitch Hits

Maybe the French poet Blaise Cendrars was right when he declared advertising “one of the seven wonders of the modern world.” Certainly many modern Americans can hum their favorite jingle more readily than Beethoven’s fifth. Here are 10 examples of Madison Avenue’s memorable efforts: see if you can identify the products being pitched.

1. It’s the real thing.
2. Melts in your mouth, not in your hands.
3. I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.
4. Reach out and touch someone.
5. When you need it bad, we’ve got it good.
6. We are driven.
7. You, you’re the one.
8. Double your pleasure, double your fun.
9. The more you look, the more you like.
10. Ring around the collar.

Published in GAMES, Nov/Dec 1980