Fun ’n Friendsy

by Grace Diane Jessen

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    Brain Teaser

    Hidden in the following story are the names of 21 parts of the body. Some are made by combining the last part of one word with the first part of the following word. How many can you find?

    One cold dark night Bob Ackerman sat dozing in his chair beside a cozy fire. Suddenly he heard a clip-clop outside and a knock on his door. There stood a shivering handsome stranger.

    “Come in,” said Bob, “and kneel by my hearth and warm yourself.” Quick as a flash, the stranger did so.

    “Where are you heading on such a night?” asked Bob.

    “It is no secret,” replied the stranger. “An old legend was told to me yeaterday, and I am going to ski north to a spot high in the mountains of China where I shall find magic snails.” Then without stopping to even say goodbye, the stranger lunged out the door and was gone.

    “What a strange fellow!” exclaimed Bob. “He was a bit too thin and quite thankless. I wonder if he were really here at all. Perhaps I have only been dreaming!”

    Answers:

    (in order found in story): back, hair, ear, lip, hand, knee, heart, arm, lash, head, nose, lef, eye, skin, thigh, chin, nails, toe, lung, tooth, ankle.

    Icy Endings

    Here are definitions of words that end with the letters ICE. Read the definition. When you decide what the word is, print the letter in the blanks.

    1. A sweet tasting black substance. __ __ __ __ __ ICE

    2. A stone used for cleaning and polishing. __ __ __ ICE

    3. A thin flat piece cut from something. __ __ ICE

    4. A word that tells you that is enough. __ __ __ __ ICE

    5. Some tiny gray rodents. __ ICE

    6. An opinion about what should be done. __ __ __ ICE

    7. The liquid part of fruits. __ __ ICE

    8. Tiny insects that cause itching. __ ICE

    9. Something pleasing or agreeable. __ ICE

    10. The word for something done two times. __ __ ICE

    11. Grain of plant grown in warm climates. __ ICE

    12. A city in Italy. __ __ __ ICE

    Answers:

    (1) licorice, (2) pumice, (3) slice, (4) suffice, (5) mice, (6) advice, (7) juice, (8) lice, (9) nice, (10) twice, (11) rice, (12) Venice.

    Spanish Puzzle

    Some Spanish (español) and English (inglés) words are much alike. Many words used in the following crossword puzzle are similiar in both languages.

    Down

    1. alone

    2. book

    3. fruit

    5. airplane

    6. difficult

    8. soft drink

    9. potato

    12. permission

    13. eye

    14. teacher

    16. crazy

    18. rich

    19. cycle

    21. last

    22. artist

    23. text

    Across

    1. yes

    4. university

    7. hat

    10. dollar

    11. dozen

    12. newspaper

    14. plate

    15. result

    17. rare

    20. musician

    23. bullfighter

    24. money

    25. problem

    26. bull

    Spanish words used (in alphabetical order)

    artista

    dólar

    patata

    raro

    sombrero

    avión

    fruto

    periódico

    refresco

    texto

    ciclo

    libro

    permiso

    resultado

    torero

    difícil

    loco

    plato

    rico

    toro

    dinero

    músico

    problema

    último

    docena

    ojo

    profesor

    solo

    universidad

    Answers:

    [illustration]

    Across—(1) sí, (4) universidad, (7) sombrero, (10) dólar, (11) docena, (12) periódico, (14) plato, (15) resultado, (17) raro, (20) músico, (23) torero, (24) dinero, (25) problema, (26) toro. Down—(1) solo, (2) libro, (3) fruto, (5) avión, (6) difícil, (8) refresco, (9) patata, (12) permiso, (13) ojo, (14) profesor, (16) loco, (18) rico, (19) ciclo, (21) último, (22) artista, (23) texto.