Funstuf

By Roberta L. Fairall


Cross-Number Puzzle

Can you cross the numbers to solve the puzzle? Use clues to find the answers.

Cross-Number Puzzle

Across—

  1. 1.

    Number of days in a year.

  2. 4.

    Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, their three sets of triplets, and Uncle Charley.

  3. 6.

    Number of days in January.

  4. 8.

    Ten peanuts each for sixty blue jays.

  5. 9.

    Seven bears each drank seven liters of milk.

  6. 10.

    Usual number of days in February.

  7. 11.

    One hundred dishes of birdseed each with four hundred ninety seeds and one with sixty raisins besides.

  8. 13.

    A century.

  9. 14.

    Nine mice each took seven beechnuts.

  10. 15.

    Squeaky Squirrel made as many New Year’s resolutions as there are in two whole years and one day.

  11. 17.

    Five times eleven new trees will grow from nuts that were dropped.

  12. 18.

    Twenty chocolate cookies and twice as many lemon cookies, plus eleven sugar cookies.

  13. 20.

    Uncle Billy said he counted two million, six hundred eighty-three thousand, nine hundred ninety-nine stars in the sky on New Year’s Eve.

Down—

  1. 1.

    A bowl of sixty-five carrots, fifty radishes, ninety-nine celery sticks, and one hundred fifty olives.

  2. 2.

    Two hundred three nuts in each of three baskets.

  3. 3.

    Frog said it would take as many years as fifty decades until such a party would be held again.

  4. 4.

    Sixty-one rabbits, six raccoons, and three mice have altogether ____ ears.

  5. 5.

    Three cheeses weighing eleven, five, and thirteen kilograms together weighed _____ kilograms.

  6. 6.

    Forty cakes each cut into eight slices made _____ slices.

  7. 7.

    Squeaky Squirrel said Happy New Year, thirty times every half hour for three hours.

  8. 12.

    Number of minutes from eleven o’clock to midnight.

  9. 13.

    As many letters as there are in a Happy New Year.

  10. 14.

    Neighbors consisted of four hundred eighty-two mice, forty-five chipmunks, thirty-one ground squirrels, and ninety-five quail.

  11. 16.

    Bill Badger ate an even dozen sandwiches.

  12. 17.

    Change left from a dollar after buying forty-two cents’ worth of nuts.

  13. 18.

    Nine less than eighty-eight opossums.

  14. 19.

    Fourteen plus the number of letters in party.

Answers:

Across—(1) 365 (4) 12 (6) 31 (8) 600 (9) 49 (10) 28 (11) 49,060 (13) 100 (14) 63 (15) 731 (17) 55 (18) 71 (20) 2,683,999. Down—(1) 364 (2) 609 (3) 500 (4) 140 (5) 29 (6) 320 (7) 180 (12) 160 (13) 13 (14) 653 (16) 12 (17) 58 (18) 79 (19) 19.

Happy New Year!

Using the following clues, fill in the blanks on the New Year’s bells.

1. __ O U T __

1. __ I N __

2. __ __ O U T

2. __ __ __ I N __

3 __ __ O U T

3. __ I N __ __ __

4. __ __ O U T

4. __ __ __ I N __

5. __ __ O U T

5. __ I N __ __

6. __ __ O U T __

6. __ I N __

7. __ O U T __

7. __ I N __ __ __ __ __

8. __ O U T __

8. __ __ I N __

9. __ O U T

9. __ I N __ __ __

10. __ O U T __

10. __ I N __ __ __

Out—

  1. 1.

    More than a child, but less than an adult.

  2. 2.

    To cry out.

  3. 3.

    Guides liquid from a container.

  4. 4.

    Long nose.

  5. 5.

    Hit forcefully.

  6. 6.

    Extensive dry weather.

  7. 7.

    Opening for eating food.

  8. 8.

    Point on the compass.

  9. 9.

    Sulk.

  10. 10.

    The way to go.

In—

  1. 1.

    To produce musical tones with the voice.

  2. 2.

    Moving upward.

  3. 3.

    Only one.

  4. 4.

    Thin cord.

  5. 5.

    Cut into small pieces.

  6. 6.

    To secure with a cord.

  7. 7.

    A spice.

  8. 8.

    Squeeze or twist.

  9. 9.

    East Indian rowboat.

  10. 10.

    Conclude.

Answers:

Out—(1) youth (2) shout (3) spout (4) snout (5) clout (6) drouth (7) mouth (8) south (9) pout (10) route. In—(1) sing (2) rising (3) single (4) string (5) mince (6) bind (7) cinnamon (8) wring (9) dinghy (10) finish.