JOYNER’S CORNER

You can reach Charles Joyner by e-mail: joyner@carolinacountry.com

Pop Goes The Bubblewrap! Said Tweedle Dee to Tweedle Dum, “T.D., to ease the tedium,

digit

DETECTION V+A+N+C+E

_+_+_+_+_=__

we could, perhaps, without mishap,

9

9

9

go dancing on some bubblewrap.”

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V+V=A V+A=E C-N=V V+C=A+N Use the grid to eliminate impossibilities. i.e., No number higher than 31 has a three digit square. No square ends in 2, 3, 7, or 8.

Said Tweedle Dum to Tweedle Dee,

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“Your idea sounds like fun to me, and dancing on some bubblewrap without mishap should be a snap!”

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—cgj

Given these simultaneous equations, can you find the value of VANCE County?

(VA)2=NCE The square of the 2-digit number VA equals the 3-digit number NCE.

Bits from Pieces Cy Nical says: Door to door salesmen attended a school of

4273 566257 If you were to punch in the numbers above on your telephone key pad you would spell out the two words answer.

Probably all of us have heard about the little boy who came home from Sunday School to tell his parents he had sung the hymn about “Gladly, the cross-eyed bear.” I don’t doubt that it happened somewhere, sometime. My son Howard thought he was named for God after learning the Lord’s Prayer, “Our Father who are in heaven, Howard be thy name.” In her book, “Little Heathens,” Mildred Kalish recalls being comforted that “Surely good Mrs. Murphy will follow me all the days of my life,” and pledging allegiance to the flag and to the republic “for Richard Stands, one nation, under God and a dirigible...” If you can remember a similar misunderstanding in your childhood or have heard one from your children or grandchildren, share it with us. E-mail: Joyner@carolinacountry.com US Mail: Carolina Country, P.O. Box 27306, Raleigh, NC 27616

Can you fill these OPEN SPACES? Each digit in these two multiplication problems has been replaced with a letter from OPEN SPACES. The letter O=4 and the letter N=2. Can you fill in the open spaces above the other letters to find the value of OPEN SPACES?

2 2

4

E N N C X 4

4 O

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2 N

2

O P E N For answers, please see page 35

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