Saturday, December 23, 2023

THE PUZZLE CORNER: DECEMBER 23, 2023

 ðŸ˜ŽFUN FACT
Happiness and joy are not the same thing. Happiness is dependent on what happens. Joy is a decision on how to look at your situation.  

THE 50/50 CHANCE
Just like a regular TRIVIA TIME question, except there are just two possible answers, hence the even odds of getting it right. Ready?
TRUE or FALSE: the Christmas song ♫I Want A Hippopotamus🦛 For Christmas♫ was recorded as a fund raiser for a local zoo.

TRIVIA TIME
With everything that has been on TV this holiday season, only 3 specials have the unique distinction of being aired EVERY year since their debut! Can you identify this trio? 

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX🎁 and discover the results from the December 16, 2023 Puzzle Corner.

TRIVIA TIME
Considering December 22 was the 75th anniversary of the classic song, who was the first Pogo character to actually sing ♫Deck Us All With Boston Charlie♫?
Churchy La Femme, although Walt Kelly portrayed other characters performing the song over other Christmases until the Pogo strip ended in 1975.

THE LETTER SHUFFLE
How many new words can you spell out of the letters in CHRISTMAS?🎄
A, act(s), ah(s), aim(s), air(s), am, amiss, arc(s), arch, arm(s), art(s), as, ash, ass, at
Cam(s), car(s), cart(s), cash, cast(s) cat(s), char(s), chair(s), charm(s), chart(s), chasm(s), chat(s), cram(s)
Ha, hair, ham(s), harm(s), has, hat(s), hi, him, his, hiss, hit(s)
I, I’m, is, it, its, it’s, itch
Ma, mach, march, mart(s), mash, mass, mast(s), mat(s), match, math, mint(s),mirth, miss, mist(s)
Racism, racist(s), ram(s), rash, rat(s), rich, rim(s)
Sash, sat, scam(s), scar(s), scat, sham(s), shirt(s), Sir, sis, sit(s), smash, smart(s), stair(s), star(s), starch, stash, stir(s)
Tar(s), this, Tis, trash, tram(s), trim(s), Tsar
Besides the 135 words listed above, Chris, Christ, and Sam might be eligible, depending upon your position of counting proper names in a game like this. Other words might also be possible.

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