Mad Magazine Recurring Features


Puzzle Pages!


in Order of Appearance in not just Regular Issues

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Parodies of puzzles done the Mad way. Mainly, don't bother trying to figure them out.

ARTICLE TITLE WRITER / ARTIST ISSUE / DATE
- Connect the dots cover Harvey Kurtzman 18 - Dec 1954
Puzzle Pages! Harvey Kurtzman / Will Elder 19 - Jan 1955
Pictoquiz Harvey Kurtzman / Jack Davis 24 - Jul 1955
Mad's Puzzle Page Al Jaffee with Mort Drucker (art) 100 - Jan 1966
Mad's Puzzle Page Al Jaffee 101 - Mar 1966
Mad's Puzzle Page Al Jaffee 107 - Dec 1966
Mad's Color Puzzle Page Al Jaffee / Bob Clarke 126 - Apr 1969
How Many Mistakes Can You Find in this Picture?
(Modern City)
Frank Jacobs / George Woodbridge 177 - Sep 1975
Mad's Modern Rebuses Henry Clark Special #28 -
Fall 1979
How Many Mistakes Can You Find in this Picture?
(Rock Concert)
Chris Hart / George Woodbridge 226 - Oct 1981
How Many Mistakes Can You Find in this Picture?
(Disco Club)
Chris Hart / George Woodbridge 227 - Dec 1981
How Many Mistakes Can You Find in this Picture?
(Video Game Center)
Chris Hart / Mort Drucker 233 - Sep 1982
How Many Mistakes Can You Find in this Picture?
(Stereo/Music Store)
Chris Hart / George Woodbridge 236 - Jan 1983
How Many Mistakes Can You Find in this Picture?
(School Prom)
Chris Hart / Angelo Torres 240 - Jul 1983
How Many Mistakes Can You Find in this Picture
of a Fast Food Restaurant?
Chris Hart / Jack Davis 246 - Apr 1984
How Many Mistakes Can You Find in this Picture
of a Movie Theatre?
Chris Hart / Jack Davis 249 - Sep 1984
Mad's Congressional Record Puzzle Page Don (Duck) Edwing / Bob Clarke 262 - Apr 1986
How Many Mistakes Can You Find in this Picture
of a Real Estate Infomercial?
Chris Hart / Tom Bunk 335 - May 1995
Brain-Buster Questions That Don't Do Much Busting Jeff Kruse / Patrick Merrell 532 - Apr 2015
Real puzzles (sometimes humorous)

ARTICLE TITLE WRITER / ARTIST ISSUE / DATE
Mad Visits Corny Island (picture puzzle) x / Wally Wood 36 - Dec 1957
The Mad Word Puzzle (television descriptors) John Ficarra / x 234 - Oct 1982
Mad's Find-The-Hidden-Scoundrels Puzzle John Prete / Al Jaffee 285 - Mar 1989
Mad Concert Maze David Anson Russo 319 - Jun 1993
Mad Maze Pullout Poster! David Anson Russo Special #88 -
Jul 1993
Spy vs. Spy Maze Poster Special David Anson Russo Special #108 -
Nov 1995
Spy vs. Spy Maze Poster Special David Anson Russo Special #123 -
Sep 1997
Alfred E. Neuman "What, Me Worry?" Maze Poster David Anson Russo Special #123 -
Sep 1997
Mad's Ridiculous 50th Anniversary Crossword Puzzle Patrick Merrell 423 - Nov 2002
Crossword Puzzle Solution from #423 Patrick Merrell 424 - Dec 2002
The Puzzle Nook * (15 occurrences over 2004-2005) Patrick Merrell 441, 443, 444,
446, 447, 448,
449, 450, 451,
454, 457, 458,
459, 467, 470
What The Heck is the Difference? (16 occurrences over 2007-2010)
Can you find the idiotic changes we've made to this magazine cover?
479, 480, 481,
482, 483, 484,
485, 486, 487,
489, 490, 491,
493, 494, 498,
499
What The Heck is the Difference?
Jonas Brothers Lines, Vines and Trying Times
501 - Oct 2009
What The Heck is the Difference? -- Twilight: New Moon Poster 502 - Jan 2010

* Mad's preeminent puzzler, Patrick Merrell, also had quite a run in Mad Kids.
Puzzle Pages

excerpt from Mad's Puzzle Page - from 107 - December 1966