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March
2003 Issue

by Bob Cahn

 

 

 

 

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            It wavers, it trembles, it quivers, it vibrates. It also reacts to outside stimuli. We hope the same goes for you as this month’s GUESS WHAT presents its usual challenge.

            Consisting of two bell-shaped metal cymbals, the halves are gently kept apart by a flat steel spring blade with restrictive motion. This makes for an extremely sensitive reaction. It has a high pitch with short resonance that will not damage the inner ear. Attached to a stick, an important clue to focus on is the small, inert coiled brass spring. That’s all we’ll tell you, except for the size: 23/4 inches in diameter on a 251/2 inch-high stake.

            You have 31 days to mull this over before the next issue. The answer is included among the following:

1) Prototype dancing bear’s battery-operated, bell-clapping apparatus;
2) Belly dancer’s rhythm accompaniment;
3) Poacher’s perimeter string connecting nighttime alarm signal;
4) Open-mouth sugar- water fly trap;
5) Shooting gallery backup target sound effect;
6) Flying bat research lab blackout labyrinth tester;
7) Fisherman’s poke-in-the-ground trout-on-the-line “snooze alarm;”
8) Panhandler’s street corner attention-getter
9) Hunting dog obedience training enforcer;
10) Medicine man’s rain dance incantation stick.

            See you next month with the mischief-solving answer. Bet you can’t wait. Till then.*

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February
 2003 Guess What?


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Answer to February 2003 'Guess What?'

            If memory serves me correctly, “Three Feathers” was a blast from the past – a popular bourbon of the day. It might have helped solve last month’s challenge ... that, and choosing number 9: venetian blind triple-slat duster. The wing nut adjustment mid-shaft allowed for folding and compact storage.*

* Thanks to Carl and Norene Thoresen, Enfield, Conn.

 

           

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