“Fun Stop,” New Era, July 2020, 42–43.
These pictures are pretending to be exactly the same. But you’re too cunning to be fooled by such blatant trickery. Can you spot all 10 differences?
A hink pink is a rhyming answer to a riddle. For example, what might you call a paperback thief? A book crook! Too easy? Try this one: When a cat or dog quickly and gently reaches to touch a male pioneer’s headgear made of dried grain stalks. A straw hat paw pat. (Groaning and eye-rolling are encouraged at all times when solving hink pinks.) Can you figure out the rest?
A job fixing broken pipes and leaky faucets, but only during the hottest months of the year. ______________________ ______________________
Wheat, rice, barley, rye, oats, millet, sorghum, and corn planted in the broad, unbroken expanse in the middle of the United States. ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________
What someone selling cobs of corn might yell to a territory’s first settlers. “__________ __________ __________, _______________________!”
The bottom two removable compartments of your dresser (right under the folded t-shirts) that you set aside for storing chocolate bars, graham crackers, and marshmallows in order to be ready for a cookout at a moment’s notice. ______________________ ______________________
The initial formation of a music group that performs inside of a manually pulled carriage. _______________ _______________ _______________
What you’re left with after a severe windstorm forces your camping dwelling to lean a bit to one side. ________________ ________________
Something poisonous to large draft animals. ________________ ________________
When you see a shooting star the night before a lake outing, and you use the occasion to ask the universe to help you catch some trout in the morning. ________________ ________________
A horse- or ox-drawn conveyance for scaly, fire- breathing monsters. ________________ ________________
What a large male red deer curls up inside, zips up to his chin, and then sleeps through the night in after crying himself to sleep from a bad day. ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________
Advanced machinery built in service of a long, arduous journey (such as the wagon odometer invented by William Clayton and Orson Pratt). ___________________ ____________________
The worm who slept in, missed the early bird, but got snatched up and used on a hook anyway. ___________________ ____________________
blue spot on graffiti, color on graffiti, spot on dog’s head, color on sunglasses, mustache, center of paisley pattern on bandana, spots on dog’s legs, frog under skateboard, cat’s tongue, skateboard wheels
1. summer plumber 2. Great Plains eight grains 3. “Buy an ear, pioneer!” 4. s’mores drawers 5. handcart band start 6. bent tent 7. oxen toxin 8. fish wish 9. dragon wagon 10. weeping stag sleeping bag 11. trek tech 12. late bait.