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“Fun Stop,” New Era, June 2018

Fun Stop

New Era Magazine, 2018/06 Jun

Illustration by Josh Talbot

The Extra Smile

Chairs

Having just been called as the deacons quorum president, Wheldon took his assignment to set up chairs very seriously.

Val Chadwick Bagley

Father's Day

Happy Father’s Day!!!

So much for giving him breakfast in bed!

How do we get him off the ceiling?

Ryan Stoker

Brass Plates

While you’re picking up the brass plates, would you also grab my good dinner plates? In the rush to flee Jerusalem, I left them behind.

Arie Van De Graaff

Scripture Sudoku

In regular Sudoku, the goal is to fill the 9×9 grid so that each column, row, and 3×3 box contains the digits 1 through 9 only once. This time, to complete the puzzle, use the nine bolded words from 2 Nephi 26:33:

“He inviteth them all to come unto him … ; and he denieth none that come unto him, … ; and all are alike unto God.”

alike

he

and

unto

are

God

and

he

none

all

unto

and

none

alike

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God

alike

all

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alike

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denieth

God

God

all

none

and

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Rhyme Time

A hink pink is a rhyming pair of words with the same numbers of syllables that answers a riddle. So the tool a cobra uses to remove leaves from his front lawn would be a … snake rake! (You’ll know you’re doing it right if you groan at the answer.)

Can you solve the following groan-worthy hink pinks?

  1. When 16-year-old Aaronic Priesthood holders enjoy a fabulous meal.

    __________________________ ___________________________

  2. A music-and-lyrics tribute to weight lifting.__________________________ ___________________________

  3. A married Spanish woman who loves wide-brimmed hats.__________________________ ___________________________

  4. Where Little Red Riding Hood can pick up a dozen roses on her way to Grandmother’s. __________________________ ___________________________

  5. A four-legged, extremely-long-necked troublemaker.__________________________ ___________________________

  6. What Nephi might’ve packed for dunking veggies in while on their voyage across the ocean.__________________________ ___________________________

  7. A large, banana-colored stringed instrument.__________________________ ___________________________

  8. A wooden mallet a judge takes with him on a trip.__________________________ ___________________________

  9. A magical crab who grants you and your family extra time off of school and work.__________________________ ___________________________

  10. What you might call someone who spends time doing origami.__________________________ ___________________________

  11. A Friday-night social outing where you strap four wheels on each foot.__________________________ ___________________________

  12. A court entertainer for King Ahasuerus’s second wife.__________________________ ___________________________

Best Spot on the Couch

It’s movie night at Grandpa’s house! This time, he’s decided to hold a short contest to see who in your family earns the prime viewing seat on his sofa. All you have to do is be the first to correctly answer Grandpa’s riddle.

Moving from point A to point B, what’s the lowest sum possible? Move only along the lines and add the numbers in each circle (including A and B). But hurry! Your family is already crunching the numbers.

Answers

Scripture Sudoku

alike

God

denieth

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and

all

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and

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God

denieth

alike

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and

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are

alike

denieth

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God

none

all

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unto

and

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alike

all

denieth

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all

denieth

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alike

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God

denieth

alike

and

all

God

are

none

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unto

are

and

he

God

alike

denieth

all

unto

none

unto

denieth

none

are

all

he

and

God

alike

God

all

alike

none

unto

and

he

denieth

are

Rhyme Time

1. priest feast 2. strong song 3. señora fedora 4. forest florist 5. giraffe riff-raff 6. ship dip 7. yellow cello 8. travel gavel 9. vacation crustacean 10. paper shaper 11. skate date 12. Esther jester.

Best Spot on the Couch

2+3+2+3+4+2=16.