Wordplay

This Month's Riddles, last Month's Answers

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A Russian had three sons.

The oldest, Rab, became a lawyer.

The youngest,Ymra, became a soldier.

The middle son became a sailor. What was his name?

 

Why is O the only letter you can hear?

Why is a beehive like a spectator?

Which letter of the alphabet is of more use to a deaf woman than an ear-trumpet?

What is worse than raining cats and dogs?

Which is faster,heat or cold?

 

Answers later....

 

 

ANSWERS TO PUZZLE CORNER(LAST MONTH)

 

The mystery word square:

 

N U F S U R O

R S E T S Y T

A E R H E T S

E T E A H E I

L O W T C A H

 

The letters must be read in this way:

Start at the bottom left-hand letter, H.

Read up to the top, then down next line,R to A.

Read up the line from C to U, down the next line S to T,

up the next line W to F,downU to O, and finally

up from L to N.

 

It reads: HISTO RYTEA CHESU STHAT WEREF USETO LEARN

-or, HISTORY TEACHES US THAT WE REFUSE TO LEARN!

 

The answer to the next riddle:

If the B mt,put:

If the B . putting:

 

The secret is in the B. The victorians called this 'great B'.

Ergo,' If the grate be(great B) empty(mt) put coal on(:)

If the grate be full, stop(.) putting coal on(:)

And the two other riddles:

If I bought four cakes for a penny, and gave you one, why would I be like a telescope?

Each cake cost a farthing. I would be like a telescope, because I made a far thing present!

 

What colour are the wind and the storm?

The wind rose and the storm blue.

 

                


 

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