Saturday, November 8, 2008


DEAR READERS: Ms. Waxy Dragon is unavailable this weekend, so alas there will not be any Sunday Funnies tomorrow. Our most sincerest apologies for any inconvenience.

Meanwhile, it's a new weekend, and that means new puzzles, so let's get right to it!

The title character of this television series hated her legal first name and insisted on being called Punky Brewster instead. But what was her legal first name?

Start with:
1. A famous poet
Then rearrange the letters in his last name to also find:
2. A vampire killer
3. A means of seizure
4. A piece of sporting equipment, and
5. A hearty meal.

The answers will appear at the end of next week's Puzzle Corner like the answers for November 1st appear now.

Believe it or not, that rascally rabbit HAS had a bowl of Trix, twice!
As a result of campaigns concurrent with the 1976 and 1980 Presidential elections, kids got to vote on the issue of whether or not to grant the rabbit a bowl of Trix.
After winning in 1976, the rabbit greedily gulped down his bowl, but then was told any more bowls were depended upon the results of the next election, with the rabbit resuming his on going quest to acquire more the way he had in previous commercials up to that point in time.
But in 1980, the children of the day were nice enough to reward the rabbit with a second bowl of the cereal.
However the issue has not come up for another vote, and the rabbit has been unsuccessful in every commercial since to acquire more.
And for the record, the rabbit has NEVER been given a formal name!

In the sequence 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, ___?
The next number would be 34, for each number comes from adding the previous two together.
1 + 2 = 3
2 + 3 = 5
3 + 5 = 8
5 + 8 = 13
8 + 13 = 21, so 13 + 21 = 34.

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