Work this puzzle the same as you would a crossword puzzle except that you substitute numbers for letters.

Puzzle

Across

  1. KO Clown has a dozen neckties.

  2. He had enough balloons to give 6 each to 8 children.

  3. Six clowns each exploded 3 red and 3 blue firecrackers.

  4. KO tripped over the same chair a half dozen times for 3 performances.

  5. The donkey chased KO around the center ring 7 times for 6 performances.

  6. KO went to the cotton candy stand 8 times. Each time, he bought 1/4 dozen cones; then he bought 2 more.

  7. Nine geese, 9 ducks, and 9 little dogs chased KO all around the ring.

  8. Nine other clowns snatched KO’s hat 6 times apiece.

  9. KO took 7 birds out of one pocket, 7 from another, and 7 from under his hat.

  10. KO can juggle 2 dozen plates at one time.

  11. How many inches does a 5′ 8″ clown measure?

Down

  1. Three clowns stayed at the circus all day and all night or __ hours.

  2. KO had __ pieces of taffy, because 8 monkeys and their trainer each threw 9 pieces at him.

  3. Eighty clowns piled into a funny train, but 16 fell out, leaving __ clowns.

  4. KO owned 25 pigeons, 40 rabbits, 4 dogs, 2 donkeys, and 11 white mice, or __ creatures altogether.

  5. KO had one more umbrella than there are days in the month of March.

  6. KO had 1/4 of 100 things to remember.

  7. A clown balanced 9 stacks of 7 little chairs.

  8. With a 3′ pencil, KO wrote the sum of twice 4 x 9.

  9. KO once had 7 canes in each of 8 boxes, but he gave 14 canes away.

  10. Four clowns each ate 4 doughnuts.

  11. KO has 9 x 5 bills hidden under his tie.

  12. An octogenarian clown is __ years old.

Answers:

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  • Across—(a) 12, (c) 48, (e) 36, (g) 18, (j) 42, (l) 26, (n) 27, (p) 54, (r) 21, (t) 24, (v) 68. Down—(b) 24, (d) 81, (f) 64, (h) 82, (i) 32, (k) 25, (m) 63, (o) 72, (q) 42, (s) 16, (u) 45, (w) 80.