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The closer together you make the cuts, the more the paper can b« [extended. || The Coin That Cannot Be Dropped fUVE one of your friends a coin and tell him you can make him ^ hold it so he cannot drop it. To do so direct him to hold it between the third finger of each hand, bending the other fingers f until they ton.ch at the knuckles. The drawing clearly illustrates the posit ior of the fingers when the coin is held so that it is im 1 | possible to drop it. Solutions of Last Week’s Puzzles riA>IEOFDROPLETTLE: 1 Albert. alert. 2. Grice, race. 3 Text*, teat 4. Frank rank. S. Tampa. 7ama 6 Hume, hum 7. Nile. nlL Troy. Roy. 9 Virgil, vigil. 10. Chin*, chin. 11. George, gorge. Anagr-tmi < hsrles Dlckena (cheer* tick land* Sairey Gamp (my sag*- pair). Nicholas Mchleby <bis by a linen clock). Nancy Sykes icanny skyes). Ram Weller tuiere wails). Dick Swivel ler iwe kill red vicks* Dadd Copper field (clever fop I did pad). Hidden Picture: E .Imo, rolar bear, Kal. walrus. Mixed Ip Order: Grocer Green told hit, cler.-. to telegraph for thirty two doien cases t3M canal, but the clerk made the message r-.id: Send thirty two-4oaen cases This made a total of seven hundred and twenty cans •lolly -llngle*: The missing words are Ring. kind, shout, fly. eat, grow, play, moon. lion Many Rose Boshes? Ftrteen **eret Number: The number 40.921 Is separated into 826 and 14 Multiply ing these two numbers gives 12.904, which It the firtt number reversed. Kiddies: 1. A hob 2. Because it la always In noise 3 Both are ore <o>rl. 4 Fast. 5. Your tongue. 0. a needle. 7 Cast steel («-*stlle> S. Holes. 9. A whisper. 10 Because they are E Z. 11. Gray apet (grapes). 12. A button. 13. The evening because it Is the close of day. 14 Fountain 13. Because it Is fatal for them to fall out. 16. Split the vote. 17. The wind. IS. O I C U U M 1. 13. Folding ft. Hidden Names /CERTAIN* words or part* of words in the following sen Itences, when properly joined to gether. will spell some geo graphical name. 1. After a long struggle with the trout -Mary landed it at last. 2. John asked his friend Frank for ten dollar^.* 3. “How very chic. Hester, you look in your new dress!” everyone exclaimed. 4. After blasting all day tons of rock were broken loose and quickly removed. 5. As soon as he landed at the pier. Montgomery tied up his boat and hastened into the town. 6. An aviator named Green landed eight miles short of his destination because of motor trouble. 7. “Say, Al. a most comical story was told me yesterday by your friend Frank,” George said to his pal. 8. Milly was busy embroidering the initial letter J on a scarf for her friend Jean. 9. Crabapple jam is sour if not sweetened with plenty of sugar. Evolution CHANGE a foot into a yard in five steps and a yard into a mile in the same number of steps. It is five st ps from dawn to noon, but six step.-, from noon to dark. i Conundrums HESE brain-teasing riddles will cause you to while away some few minutes before you solve them: 1. What can every baby draw? 2. Why is whispering forbid den? 3. What is the longest night in the year? 4. What letter is like a dog? 5. What occupation does the sun t follow during the Summer? B op Letters THE simple process of dropping one letter from a word brings about some surprising transforma tions. Try these: 1. Drop a letter from a certain fragile suostance and it becomes a young girl. 2. Drop a letter from a word meaning of high quality and get part of a fish. S. Take away a letter from the name of a great vessel and part of the body will be left. 4. Drop a letter from a word meaning not any and you will still have something left. 5. Take away a letter from the name of a famous English poet and get the name of a noted American author. 6. Drop a letter from the name of a place where ships anchor and get the name of a household utensil. 7. Drop a letter from a word meaning to annoy and you will have small burrowing animals The Mysterious Nail Trick 1J HTHE amateur magician surely can mystify his friends with the trick A of driving a nail through a book without scarring it. Here is the procedure: The conjurer places a nail on a book and brings his hand down sharply over the nail and, apparently, it at once passes through the book and drops into the glass which supports the volume. When the magician first picks up the book, he has in his hand another nail which he hides on the underside of the book near the edge. As he puts the book on the glass, the nail rests between the rim of the glass and the book, most of it overlapping the inner side of the glass. Now the performer puts another nail on top of the book and in bring ing his hand dow-n upon it he knocks the nail beneath into the glass, and takes up the book, his hand covering the nail t^at is on top. _____________________ Cross-Word Puzzle with Questions and Answers HORIZONTAL, 1—Who was the second son of Noah? 4—On what planet was the pres ence of helium gas first dis covered ? 7—What English zoologist first proclaimed the theory of man’s evolution? 12—What is the missing word in this title of John Milton’s celebrated poem **—. Lost”? 14— Astringent mineral salt. 15— Danish territorial division. 16— Girl's name. 27—What web-footed bird is said to utter a beautiful song be fore dying? 18— With what continent are the following names connected: gaucho, pampas, llama? (abbr.) 19— Prefix: two. 20— Enclose. 21— Discerned. 22— College cheer. 23— A surname. 25— Who is the Roman god of war? 26— What New England cape is well-known for its select Sum mer resorts? 27— What is the religious symbol of the Hebrews? 28— In what Biblical teritory is VERTICAL. 1— What town is the seat of Col« gate University? 2— Skill. 3— Mother. 4— Of what country in Asia is Praja Dhipok, educated in England, the king? 6—Employ. 6— What is the chemical symbol for neon? 7— What contemporary statesman has been nicknamed “Hell ’n Maria”? 8— Man’s name. 9— Hasten. 10—What Duke of Normandy (abbr.) is called “The Con ?ueror’’? nto whose ark did the animala go “two by two”? 12—Cushion. 13—What famous actor, recently deceased, was known as “The Dean of American Drama”? 17—What was the nationality of the student said to have assas sinated Archduke Ferdinand of Austria? 18—Celebrated Persian poet. 20—Feminine pronoun. 21—What Rhenish basin, valued for its natural products, is under the Government of the League of Nations? 22—Wander. 24—Cereal grass. 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Nebo, the peek from which Moses saw the Promised Land? 29—What famous war corre spondent wrote “Soldiers of Fortune”? 31— Infant 32— To what raca did Othello belong? 33— Who wrote “The Prisoner of Zenda”? 34— Onward. 35— Place where a stream can be crossed. 36— Bundle. 37— six (Roman numerals) , 38—Indian tree. | 39—What American athletic pro moter is known as “Cash and Carry”? 40— Hubbub. 41— Where are the famous Krupp munitions works located? 43— Clotted blood. 44— Learning. 45— Possesses. 46— Walked. 47— Agony. 48— W hat do the following ancient gods symbolize: Thor, Mars, Ares? 49— What Shakespearian king was driven mad by the cruelty of his daughters? 60— Which of his generals did Na poleon call “The Bravest of the Brave”? 61— What Stats (abbr.) is nick named “Hawkeye”? 63—Exclamation of pain. 54— Fairy. 55— Atmosphere. 56— Point of compass (abbr.) »>7 A supposed subtle emanation sun-ounding the body. 68—In what State is the aecond 25— Disposition. 26— With what are the following connected: Hatteras, Horn, Good Hope? 27— What former dean of the Col umbia University Law School resigned his post to become a Supreme Court Justice? 28— Morning (poetic) 29— What system of help has Eng land organized for its unem ployed? 80—On what river ia Paris lo cated? 82—What heavenly body has an influence upon the tides? 33—Who wrote “The Man With out a Country”? •35—Enemies. ^ 36—What famous American air man holds the rank of Com mandant? 87—W hat American State is known as “The Mother of Presidents”? 38— What was the title of the for mer ruler of Russia? 39— What is the missing word in this title: “- Richard’s Almanac”? 40— Assume. 42— Who wrote "Saint Joan” and "Androcles and the Lion”? 43— Who wrote “An Elegy in a Country Churchyard”? 44— Narrative poem. 46— What kina of a destructive fever, that affects cattle, bears the same name as that of one of the American States once belonging to Mexico? 47— Persian fairy. 48— Who is the United State* Secretary of the Interior? 49— What is the monetary unit of Italy called? largest American city located? 60— Within the boundaries of what State is the geographical centre of the United States located? 61— What Amer ican general was known as “Light horse Harry”? 62— Anglo Saxon money of account. Answer to Last Week’s Cross-Word Puzzle OU—w hat Egyptian river over flows periodically? 52—Bronze or copn^r. 64—Result of suppuration. 55— Malt beverage. 56— Correlative of neither. 57— Indefinite article. 5S—Prefix: not. 69—Did Alexander Hamilton sign the Decla ration of Inde pendenceT vMtov >•*,,, a#** CBpyrlfM. 1IM, Pr«al«r SradlwU. Im The Magic Square Advice to a Puzzled Lover i ITLThen Sydney Soop proposed to i ** Mis* Patricia Pertly by letter, he wrote: “What must I do to win your affection?” She replied by a single word: “STRIPE S.” Sydney was mystified, but re collecting that Miss Pertly was a puzzlist and that she was fond of anagrams, he found the right answer by transposing the letters in the cryptogramic word. What advice did the puzaied lover receive? Mathematical Brain-Teasers om HERE are two puzzle problems • whose solutions appear to he very easy. Try them, however, and you may find them to be some real mathematical brain-teasers. 1. A well-dressed stranger stepped into Sydney Soops* shoe shop and bought a pair of shoes for five dollars, paying for them with a counterfeit ten-dollar bill. Soops accepted the money as genuine, but found that he could not make the correct change. Accordingly, he went next door to Grocer Green, who gave him two genuine five-dollar bills for the counterfeit bill, he, too, believing it to be good. Soops then gave his customer the shoes and five dollars in change. The stranger then at once hurried down the street. Later in the day, when Grocer Green was making up his daily deposit for the bank, he discovered the counterfeit ten-dollar bill. He immediately called on Soops and compelled the shoe man to give him a genuine bill. How much did the shoe merchant lose by the transaction? • • • 2. Two boys, Jack and Jean, have a certain number of marbles. “Give me seven of your mar bles," Jack said to his fnend. “and I will have as many marbles as you.” “Well,” replied Jean, “you giv« me seven of your marbles and then 111 have exactly twice as many as you.” How many marbles has each of the two boys?