Post Puzzlers: January 18, 1873

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Each week, we’ll bring you a series of puzzles from our archives. This set is from our January 18, 1873, issue.

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

 

RIDDLER

ANAGRAMS.

WRITTEN FOR THE SATURDAY EVENING POST

CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES

  1. Hull; Vine St.
  2. Mol bent.
  3. To tell Rick.
  4. Veer, star.
  5. See, all song.
  6. Take Sall.
  7. Ill-fed chit.
  8. Sore grub.
  9. Men, go try Mo.
  10. Rest, Copt.
  11. I very small.
  12. Queer Matt.

Fort Totten, D. T., GAHMEW.

 

METAGRAM.

WRITTEN FOR THE SATURDAY EVENING POST

I am composed of four letters, and am a division of the earth.

Change my first, I signify a modified sound.

Change it again, I am a synonym of solitary.

Change it again, I am used for sharpening edged tools.

Change it again, I signify departed.

Change it again, I am a solid body shaped as a sugar-loaf.

 Seaboard, N. C., EUGENE.

 

WORD SQUARES.

WRITTEN FOR THE SATURDAY EVENING POST

 I.

An Isthmus.

To ruin.

Name of a garden.

Circumference.

II.

Recent.

An animal.

To marry.

T. J. McD.

 

PROBLEM.

WRITTEN FOR THE SATURDAY EVENING POST

A certain triangular tract of land contains in area 113 acres and 64 perches; and the three sides thereof are in proportion to each other as 13 is to 20 and to 21. What is the true length of each of its three respective sides?

PERCIVAL JEWETT.

ANSWERS

ANAGRAMS.

1. Huntsville. 2. Belmont. 3. Little Rock. 4. Traverse. 5. Los Angeles. 6. Salt Lake 7. Litchfield. 8. Roseburg. i). Montgomery. 10. Prescott. 11. Marysville. 12. Marquett.

 

METAGRAM.

Zone, tone, lone, hone, gone, cone.

 

WORD SQUARES.

I.
SUEZ
UNDO
EDEN
ZONE

II.
NEW
EWE
WED

 

PROBLEM.

156, 240 and 252 perches.

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