Clara Crow’s Corn
    Footnotes

    “Clara Crow’s Corn,” Friend, Nov. 1982, 23

    Clara Crow’s Corn

    To discover how many ears of corn Clara Crow found for dinner, work the crossword puzzle. Then count the words in it that contain ear.

    Crossword puzzle

    Across

    1. Periods of 365 days

    2. Cleansing product

    3. Beloved

    4. Gain knowledge

    5. Past tense of eat

    6. Word showing surprise

    7. Rip

    8. Have on (clothes)

    9. Head covering

    10. Wander

    11. Large black birds

    Down

    1. Friend

    2. Third planet from the sun

    3. Abbreviation for road

    4. Burn

    5. Opposite of fast

    6. Oval-shaped fruit that tapers at one end

    7. Two-letter preposition

    8. Hindmost

    9. Close-by

    10. Listen to

    11. Tiny particle

    Answers:

    • Across—(2) years, (6) soap, (8) dear, (11) learn, (13) ate, (14) Oh, (16) tear, (18) wear, (19) hat, (20) roam, (21) crows. Down—(1) pal, (3) Earth, (4) rd., (5) sear, (6) slow (7) pear, (9) at, (10) rear, (12) near, (15) hear, (17) atom. Eleven words have ear in them.