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Post Puzzlers: February 8, 1873

Published: February 9, 2018

Each week, we’ll bring you a series of puzzles from our archives. This set is from our February 7, 1873, issue.

Note that the puzzles and their answers reflect the spellings and culture of the era.

 

RIDDLER.

ENIGMA.
WRITTEN FOR THE SATURDAY EVENING POST.

I am composed of 6 letters.

Cut off my head and I form a portion of this republic.

Drop my two next letters and I am something we did yesterday.

My 5, 6, 4, is a beverage.

My 1, 4, 2, 3, is a point of the compass.

My 3, 4, 2, 5, 1, is an intellectual relish.

My 2, 6, 4, is a body of water.

My 2, 4, 3, 1, means to satisfy.

My whole is something all are willing to possess.

Baltimore, Md.                  EMILY.

 

ANAGRAMS.
WRITTEN FOR THE SATURDAY EVENING POST.

NAMES OF STATES.

  1. A south rain, Col.
  2. Land army.
  3. No car, I fail.
  4. Far Idol.
  5. A writ is given.
  6. No hail, Carrton.
  7. Anna Livy’s pen.
  8. Aid Nina.

Seaboard, N. C.                   EUGENE.


BURIED CITIES.
WRITTEN FOR THE SATURDAY EVENING POST.

  1. I shot the fox for Dan.
  2. During the gale, Nate was hurt.
  3. Do not nap lest they catch you.
  4. The dove rose up and flew.
  5. Did Hetty receive an answer?
  6. They encamed in a valley.
  7. He got the best one of all.
  8. Tell him what Roy said.

Pencoyd.                                     CHARLEY H.


WORD SQUARES.
WRITTEN FOR THE SATURDAY EVENING POST.

I.

Extended, a well-known plant and its fruit.

Vegetable production.

A thrust.

To penetrate.

 

II.

To emit rays.

To relieve.

A country.

To design.

 

III.

A general term for the feathered kind.

A conception.

A quantity of paper.

A mistress of a family.

Pleasant Run, N. J.                                     G. R. S.

 

ALGEBRAICAL PROBLEM.
WRITTEN FOR THE SATURDAY EVENING POST.

The less of two numbers is to the greater as 1 to 2, and the logarithm of the less is to the logarithm of the greater as 3 to 4. Required, the numbers.

ARTEMUS MARTIN.                   Erie, Erie Co., Pa.

 

CONUNDRUMS.

What is the nearest thing to a cat looking out of a window? The window.

Why are wheat and potatoes like Chinese idols? Because they have ears which cannot hear, and eyes which cannot see.

Why is chloroform like Mendelssohn? Because it is one of the greatest composers of modern times.

When is a lady’s cheek not a cheek? When it’s a little pale (pail.)

Why should a teetotaller refrain from marrying? Because, if he got a wife, his principles would not allow him to sup-porter.

 

ANSWERS.

ENIGMA—Estate, State, Ate, Tea, East, Taste, Sea, Sate.

ANAGRAMS—1. South Carolina; 2. Maryland; 3. California; 4. Florida; 5. West Virginia; 6. North Carolina; 7. Pennsylvania; 8. Indiana.

BURIED CITIES—1. Oxford; 2. Galena; 3. Naples; 4. Dover; 5. Tyre; 6. Ava; 7. Thebes; 8. Troy.

WORD SQUARES.—

I.

AMPLE
MELON
PLANT
LONGE
ENTER

II.

BEAM
EASE
ASIA
MEAN

III.

BIRD
IDEA
REAM
DAME

ALGEBRAICAL PROBLEM—8 and 16.

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