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"i -.. i ■ ■ i i. % % I^HE Podunk baseball team was badly ——— by the Bean town nine, but no one expected the •core to ■■ — — .I- to one victory for the visitors. Such was the comment of the sporting editor of the Beanville Bugle, from which four words have been omitted. By supplying cor rectly the first ipissing word it can l»‘ divided to spell the other three missing words. Some Concealed Geography od T^HE study of geography is al du ways an interesting subject, for people like to learn about other countries. But when mystery is added to it, how much more fasci nating it is! The following sen tences are good examples of con cealed geography for in each one of them there is hidden some geo graphical name which can be found By correctly joining together two or more words or parts of words: 1. “My friends gave me useful things for my birthday,” Alice said. .. 0 0 0 2. If you can recall your study of ancient mythology you will re momhrr that the unfortunate Io was changed into a cow by the jealous goddess Juno. * * * 3. As the hunters suddenly emerged from the jungle they met lebras peacefully grazing in the open space. • • • 4. A lost boy was picked up on the street by a policeman. • * • 5. The enjoyment of riches ter minates unless the money is used wisely. • • • 6. As the boatmen row along the River Volga they sing their famous song. • • • 7. In the city of Milan singer* are to be found everywhere. • • • 8. “To flatter I easily give idle compliments,” the talkative woman was heard to say. • • • 9. The quarrel soon became a free-for-all fight during which a foreign-looking man, named Car rnto, led off with a powerful swing of his right fist and knocked out three of his opponents. The Parcel Post Puzzle HERE Is a row of ten counters containing four stars and an equal number of crescents arranged alternately from left to right, with the ninth and tenth spaces blank. To solve this puzzle cut apart each of the counters and then arrange them in the original order. Now try to get the four stars and the four crescents together in as few as four moves, by moving two counters at a time. The Busy Beheader of Words THE executioner of words is still on the job and a very busy fellow he is. Here are some of the latest results of his work, which you can duplicate: 1. Behead an animal and leave a large beast. 2. Behead to reduce to a liquid and you will repeat the action. 3. Decapitate a girl’s name and get another girl’s name. 4. Remove the head of a certain musical instrument and get an other musical instrument. 5. Behead to cause to stop and you will move slowly. 6. Behead a certain vessel and get a vessel of another kind. 7. Behead a certain kind of bird and you will have something “all the world loves.” 8. Behead to ascend and keep on going up. 9. Cut off the head of a certain South American beast of burden and a man of an Oriental religious order will appear. Two Puzzle Problems THE easier some things appear to be the more difficult they may be found to be. Such an ex ample may be found in the follow ing little problems: 1. Write three figure sixes In such a way their sum is equal to seven. 2. Put three figure twos to gether in such a way so that when added their sum totals twenty four. ^ITHEN Miss Frances Fipp, who " was attending college in a dis tant city, received by parcel post some birthday gifts from her mother, she lost no time in un packing the box. To her great dismay she soon discovered that the package had been insecurely WTapped and some of the things she expected were not in the par cel. At first Frances was puzzled as to whether part of the contents had fallen out in the mails or her mother, through an oversight, had failed to include them. However, she soon found out by a very sim ple method. Can you figure out just how it was done? Game of Stairsteps 0 play the game of stairsteps start with the given word on the first step. Change one letter in this word so as to produce a new word. Change again on each step, getting a new word each time. After reaching the top step, come down on the other side until you reach the final word. 1. It is only two steps from BALL to BASE; but five steps from BASE to HOME. Can you hit the homer? 2. Change a CENT to a DIME in four steps; and then into a HALF in another four steps. 3. From a SEED to a STEM re quires only two steps; but from a STEM to a LEAF is six steps. The Fascinating Cross-Word Puzzle with Questions and Answers HORIZONTAL. 1—What Scandinavian explorer discovered Greenland? 6—What French marshal was generalissimo of the Allied Forces in the World War? 8—From what seaport city In Spain did Columbus sail on his voyage of discovery to the New World? 12—Who was Secretary of the Navy during the World War? 14—Flaying marble. 16— Strong, heavy vehicle used to convey heavy loads. 17— Kgg-shaped. 1R—Short for mother. 19— Member of a race that inhab ited Scotland from A. D. 296 to 884. 20— What President did Ruther ford R Hayes succeed? 21— Comrade. 22— W |: is the missing word in this line taken from the Amer ican national anthem: “The Answer to Last Week’s Cross-Word Puzzle land of the-and the home of the brave”? 23— Existence. 24— Who was the queen of heaven in Greek mythology? 25— What Greek goddess is the t analog of the Homan Aurora? 26— In what group of islands are Tutuila and Manua located? 27— Small greenish finch. 28— Of what State (ahbr.) is Bis marck the capital? 29— Compare. 30— Was frightened of. 31— W’hat desert animal is asso ciated with caravans? 32— What American • Arctic ex plorer reached the North Pole on April 6, 1909? 33— As what was Daniel WTebstcr famous? 35— Rends. 36— Exist. 38—What celebrated French sculptor created ‘‘The Think er?^ 89—Male hogs. 40— Spike-nosed fish 41— Smooth and level. 42— Sixty-minute periods. 43— Who founded Pennsylvania? 44— Determined. 45— Prophets. 46— W’indow glass. 47— What are the initials of the ‘‘Rough Rider President”? 48— Young unmarried women. 49— Barren. 61— Masculine Biblical name. 62— What Venezuelan patriot is called ‘‘the librator of South America”? 64— Scorch. 65— From what retreat did Napo leon return to stage the spec tacular 100 days? 66— What mineral is mined exten sively in and around Syra cuse, N. Y.7 VERTICAL. 1— What king of England (abbr.) was known as “The Peace maker”? 2— What hawk-headed Egyptian sun-god is well-known to cross word puzzlers? 3— What country did Columbus think he had discovered when he landed at San Salvador? 4— What enchantress in the “Iliad” turned the companions of Ulysses into swine? 5— What does Lindbergh like best to do? 6— Bone. 7— Where was the Pan-American Conference of 1928 held? 8— What is the missing surname of the following woman poli tician: “Carrie Chapman —"? 9— Who was the goddess of mis chief in Greek mythology? 10— Prefix: down or away. 11— On what island of Denmark is Copenhagen located? 13—Consume. 15—fJroup, squad. 17— What mythological Greek hunter was renowned for his beauty? 18— What is the name of the Queen of Rumania? 19— Instigate, goad. 20— Paired, coupled. 21— A famous American naval commander. 22— Marsh. 23— Who was Secretary of War during the World War? 24— Listens to. 26— What apostle was “called Peter”? 27— Scorches. 29— From what language does French, Spanish and Ruman ian derive? 30— Obsessions. 31— What is a student at West Point called? 32— Autumn fruit (pi.) 33— Who was the son of Agamem non? 34— Wanderer. 35— What city is the capital of the celebrated district of Tour aine in France? 36— Scourge. 37— Sea-eagle. 39—What German aviator, killed in action, brought down 40 hostile aircraft? 40—Where does the League of Nations hold its sessions? 42— Central figure of an epic. 43— In what city are the Made leine and Notre Dame located? 45— Party. 46— Comrade. 48— Stuff the mouth to silence. 49— Snake. 50— Skill. 51— Symbol for zinc. 52— Baseball (abbr.) 53— What is the chemical symbol for aluminum? OwrrtfM. im, Prral* ttnvdictu. im. _~ ' ~_' A Disappearing Hairpin Trick "' ...... .. "' ^HE TRICK of making a hairpin disap pear from the bobbed head of some flapper member of the amateur magician's audience and finding it in the locks of some one else is a bit of conjuring skill that is sure to amuse and mystify. The conjurer first shows his spectators an ordinary hairpin which he holds between the fingers and thumb of the left hand in such a way that the prongs project so that they may be grasped by some member of the audience. When the magician asks his assistant, called from among those present, to loosen his hold on the prongs the hair pin instantly disappears. This vanishing act ■T is accomplished with a rubber band, which is fastened to the inside of the conjurer’s left-hand sleeve by means of a safety pin, with a loop over the left thumb. The hair pin must be exhibited carefully so that the band is not seen by any one in the audience. Every spectator having satisfied himself that there is nothing extraordinary about the hairpin, the magician now proceeds with his mystifying trick. He holds the hairpin ■ between his thumb and first two fingers of the right hand, and secretly inserts one of the prongs on the loop of the rubber band on the left thumb. The conjurer now pulls the loop over the end of the left thumb and then grasps the hairpin a short distance from the closed end with his left thumb and fore finger. The palm of the magician’s left hand and the underside of his wrist prevent the spectators from seeing the rubber band. The conjurer now requests his assistant to take hold of the prongs of the pin and hold them until told to let go, when the hair pin now disappears up the performer’s left sleeve. Sometime previously a duplicate hairpin was thrust into the back of the magician’s coat, which he secretly secures and holds concealed in his right hand. He now goes amoi g the members of his audience and stopping in front of one person, he makes a pretense of finding the vanished hairpin in her locks. Combine the Star and Crescent Counters Find the Hidden Saying I THESE seventy-two letters, assembled in the jumbled arrangement of squares, when properly re-arranged, will spell the seventeen words that form a famous saying of a noted writer. To find this hidden saying first start with a certain letter and spell out each of the words bv moving from square to square in any direo* tion. No squares are to be jumped over. Solutions of Last Week’s Puzzles % Wno Got the lee Cream? Start counting with the boy on the left who has hia cap on backward*. All the fire boya are counted out. leav ing the five girl* In the ring who get the five dishes of ice cream. Addition of Mixed Measure*; One solution is: L Pile. 2. Churn. 3. Ship. 4. Nonce. Count the Rectangles: To find the number of rectangles it will he wfII to divide the given figure into two halve*. In each half there are thirty rectangles, but nine of these are overlapping. The total unmber of rectangles is. there fore. SO plus 21, or 51 rectangles. Animal*' Luggage: The cock carried bla comb, the elephant his trunk and the fox hia brush. Building Block* Puzxle: 1—Wi times 2 equals 8370; 8970 time* 1 equals 8970: 2—913 times 84 equals 58560 : 732 times 80 equals 58580. Can Ton Gneas This? Finale. Which Boy Is the Faster? Add the two distances at which they met to twice their difference Thus 2180 plus 1200. plus 1920 equals 0280 feet. Joy s boy was the faster. Rinds of Birds! 1. Cagle. 2. Crane. 8. Wren. 4. Kite 6. Butcher. 8. Bice 7.Tallor. 8. Lark. Riddles: 1. Because the days fly. 2. Because it is not felt. 3. When the wtnd makes it water. 4. Both stand over four feet. 5. A date 6. The sun. 7. When It la frosen. t. Because It is T-, ~ ~ always fair (fare). 9. Both have to bo broken before they can be used. 10, Because he would be making people good for nothing. 11. When you are beside yourself. 12. Yonr picture. 13. G1—ant. 14. In Maryland, because Us abbreviation Is M D. 15. By bolting It down. Two Missing Word Limericks THERE was once a young chap called ho ate till he had more than his He was stricken with such dread ful— That from yelling he could not So what a big sill was poor old e • e A young lady called - Decided she would get .. So she stopped all ■ Till she got a good —- . Now wasn’t that a great ■. ■ —<? ---1