Man, I love checking out these old video game magazines. I have a few hundred in my possession and love re-reading them, the “cutting edge” software and interviews especially are sometimes wild.
Word Searcher, that sounds like a type-in that is worth every keystroke and hour spent searching for mistakes in the code. My parents would have loved that program back in the day. I would have loved it in my early days of experimenting with those puzzles (I have long since given up on them unless I am seriously into the subject).
I need to check out that Dvorak Keyboard thing. I have known about other key layout options but cannot remember if I have seen that one or not. Not that I see myself changing to a new layout (30+ years of QWERTY will do that to you).
I have never heard of Analog or Antic outside of articles such as yours. If I had more room I would investigate getting physical copies. Nothing can replace the feel of a magazine in your hand.