Saturday, November 28, 2009


Okay Puzzle Fans. It might be a holiday weekend, but that doesn't mean we can't still have fun.

But before we begin, here's a math trick for you.
Everyone knows that one multiplied by any number equals that number (1 x # = #).
But have you ever wondered about the one itself?
1 x 11 = 11, 1 x 111 = 111; etc. But what if there were more ones on both sides?
11 x 11 = 121, 111 x 111 = 12321, 1111 x 1111 = 1234321; etc.
And if one side happens to have an extra 1 you get answers like 11 x 111 = 1221, 111 x 1111 = 123321, etc.
Try it for yourself and see!

Now then, here's an easy(?) TV Quiz for you!
Some shows have acronyms/initials in their names.
Your job is to say what the letters stand for, if you can.

01. Mister D. A.
02. Today's F.B.I.
03. C.S.I. (regardless of what city it's based in)
04. N.C.I.S. (whether the original or the Los Angeles spin off)
05. The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
06. A.E.S. Hudson Street
07. CHiPS
08. M*A*S*H
09. ALF
10. C.P.O. Sharkey

The show titles will be decoded next weekend. But for now, let's dive into THE ANSWERS BOX for the results of last weekend's Puzzle Corner.

While a day of giving Thanks was allegedly held by the Pilgrims upon the first anniversary of their arrival in the New World (America), the idea was first officially proposed by then President George Washington on October 3, 1789.
It wasn't until during the tenure of President Franklin Roosevelt that the date was finalized as the Thursday of the last full week of November.

So how many words could you make out of THANKSGIVING?
With some extra letters available to you (A, G, G, H, I, I, K, N, N, S, T, V) the following are possible: A, Ah, An, Ant(s), As, At, Gag(s), Gang(s), Gas, Gain(s), Giant(s), Gig(s), Giving, Hat(s), Having, Hi, High(s), Hiking, I, In, Ink(s), Inn(s), Is, It, Its (there is no apostrophe for It's), Kin, King(s), Kit(s), Knit(s), Nag(s), Nit(s), Sag, Saint, Saving, Shin, Sin, Sink, Sinking, Ski, Skin, Skit, Snit, Stain, Tag(s), Tank(s), Thank(s), Thin, This, Tin, Van(s), AND Visit.
More than the 70 listed above might be possible.

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