Funstuf

By Marian Magnuson


Alaska Bound!

Take an imaginary trip to Alaska as you complete this puzzle.

Across

  1. 4.

    Alaska native

  2. 5.

    Large Alaska marine mammal with ivory tusks

  3. 6.

    Circle that includes northern Alaska

  4. 8.

    Alaska state bird

  5. 10.

    Time when sun sets in summer

  6. 12.

    Largest city in Alaska

Down

  1. 1.

    Alaska state flower (hyphenated word)

  2. 2.

    Alaska sea animal with flippers

  3. 3.

    White Alaska bear

  4. 5.

    Largest Alaska sea mammal

  5. 7.

    Symbolic Alaska Indian pole

  6. 9.

    Capital of Alaska

  7. 11.

    What glaciers are made of

  8. 13.

    Metal mined in Alaska

Answers:

Across—(4) Eskimo, (5) walrus, (6) arctic, (8) ptarmigan, (10) midnight, (12) Anchorage. Down—(1) forget-me-not, (2) seal, (3) polar, (5) whale, (7) totem, (9) Juneau, (11) ice, (13) gold.

Hidden Books

Read forward, backward, up, and down to find eleven of the books in the Book of Mormon. After the book names have been circled, the twenty-two unused letters, reading each row from left to right, will spell out a six-word declaration spoken by Joseph Smith.

R

I

H

P

E

N

I

E

H

A

D

N

A

H

H

A

I

S

O

M

E

T

C

N

T

S

U

L

E

A

M

A

L

M

A

L

N

O

M

R

O

M

L

Y

S

E

E

R

A

B

O

C

A

J

O

N

N

A

L

I

G

N

H

J

A

R

O

M

I

T

Alma

Helaman

Mormon

Nephi

Enos

Jacob

Moroni

Omni

Ether

Jarom

Mosiah

 

Answer:

I had actually seen a light.

They’re the Same!

Each pair of clues below will lead you to the same word.

  1. 1.

    Writing tool; yard for animals __ __ __

  2. 2.

    Where flowers grow; where people sleep __ __ __

  3. 3.

    Insect; kind of hit in baseball __ __ __

  4. 4.

    Part of leg; young cow __ __ __ __

  5. 5.

    Formal dance; bouncing toy __ __ __ __

  6. 6.

    Chinese boat; worthless stuff __ __ __ __

  7. 7.

    Desert fruit; calendar number __ __ __ __

  8. 8.

    Sea mammal; decorative stamp __ __ __ __

  9. 9.

    Clock noise; small bug __ __ __ __

  10. 10.

    Eating utensil; branch in road __ __ __ __

  11. 11.

    Large chest; elephant’s nose __ __ __ __ __

  12. 12.

    Unbaked cake; baseball hitter __ __ __ __ __ __

Answers:

(1) pen, (2) bed, (3) fly, (4) calf, (5) ball, (6) junk, (7) date, (8) seal, (9) tick, (10) fork, (11) trunk, (12) batter.

Winter Sports

Match each winter sport with its appropriate definition.

1. Skiing

a. Game played on ice by players sliding heavy stones toward target circle

2. Ice fishing

b. Coasting on snow in 6′–8′ (1.8 m–2.2 m) sled with runners

3. Snowmobiling

c. High-speed game played on ice between two teams trying to drive a puck into their opponent’s goal cage

4. Hockey

d. Fast, dangerous sport in which two- or four-man teams race down banked track in streamlined sleds

5. Sleigh riding

e. Individual sport in which a person glides down snowy slopes on two wooden, metal, or plastic slats

6. Ice-skating

f. Gliding on ice with special shoes that have metal runners attached to them

7. Curling

g. Traveling over snow in a rubber-tracked, motorized vehicle

8. Bobsledding

h. Sailing on ice in boatlike vehicle with runners

9. Iceboating

i. Traveling on snow in vehicle with runner

10. Tobogganing

j. Fishing through hole in ice

Answers:

(1) e, (2) j, (3) g, (4) c, (5) i, (6) f, (7) a, (8) d, (9) h, (10) b.