Saturday, January 2, 2010


Hello Everybody! It's a new year and we certainly have a lot of exciting new puzzles in the weeks ahead, so let's get right to it!

David Tennant has just concluded his tenure as the tenth actor to portray the science-fiction icon Doctor Who. There is a lot of history in this series that has been going for over 45 years already, so I'll make it an easy question.
Within the series, what does the acronym TARDIS stand for?

The same six letters can form words representing quiet, glitter, heed, and waterways.
Do you know the letters and the words?

We'll reveal the results next weekend. But for now, let's peek inside THE ANSWERS BOX to discover who hosted which Rankin-Bass Christmas special.

Jimmy Durante was the unnamed host of Frosty The Snowman. (C-1)
Jonathan Winters was the unnamed narrator Frosty Returns. (J-2)
An otherwise unidentified Andy Griffith escorted us through Frosty's Winter Wonderland. (E-3)
Greer Garson narrated The Little Drummer Boy off screen. (D-4)
Buddy Hackett as Pardon-Me-Pete the Groundhog told the story of Jack Frost. (F-5)
Roger Miller as Spieltoe, a donkey belonging to Santa Claus, told the story of Nestor, the Long Earred Christmas Donkey. (H-6)
Burl Ives as Sam the Snowman related the story of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. (G-7)
Red Skelton as Father Time told us of Rudolph's Shiny New Year. (I-8)
Fred Astaire portrayed S(pecial) D(elivery) Kluger, a postman, because Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. (A-9)
And Shirley Booth as Mrs. Claus told the story of The Year Without A Santa Claus. (B-10)

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