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“Fun Stop,” New Era, Aug. 2020, 42–43.

Fun Stop

New Era Magazine, 2020/08 Aug

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The Extra Smile

Exercise

Oh, I thought you said we were going to work on my apps.

Val Chadwick Bagley

Soccer

I’m a medium in shirt size and an extra large in pizza size.

Jon Clark

Bowling

Great strike, son!

Yeah! In my lane!

Ryan Stoker

Scripture Sudoku

In regular sudoku, the goal is to fill the 9×9 grid so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 boxes contains the digits 1 through 9 only once. This time, to complete the puzzle, use the nine bolded words from Helaman 5:12:

“And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.”

storm

build

foundation

sure

foundation

rock

Redeemer

foundation

rock

remember

sure

Christ

storm

winds

storm

Christ

winds

foundation

sure

remember

sure

Christ

storm

rock

build

Christ

remember

sure

winds

foundation

rock

Christ

winds

sure

remember

Presidential Smile

Can you tell which former President of the Church this is, by his smile? Hint: if you get stuck, try asking some of your older relatives or friends in the Church before checking your answer.

Hink Pink Think—the Sequel

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?

  1. A small, painful bubble that forms on a female sibling’s foot after she’s walked and walked and walked in ill-fitting shoes. ______________ ______________

  2. A brain-teasing puzzle about a folksy violin. ______________ ______________

  3. Stealthily obtained thin strips of cured and smoked pork, cooked to the perfect sizzle. ______________ ______________

  4. A heated argument over how to spend the paper money set aside to buy handheld illumination devices for camping. ______________________________ ______________ ______________

  5. Ardent enthusiasm regarding the round, turning things on a wagon. ______________ ______________

  6. Bonus: A lesser-known, annual celebration where enthusiasts of mosquito repellant embrace one another to mark the occasion. ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________

Hero In a Hurry

Here are some of the top responses from the last caption contest. Be sure to check out last month’s issue of the New Era for the current caption contest, then send in your best punchlines!

“Well, time to save the day again … super slowly!” Luke R.

“When your parents ask you to do something important.” Mason R.

“When your mom is proud of you for doing the dishes without her asking.” Lauren P.

“That’s right. I can go over 3 miles per hour.” Peter H.

“I am Super Turtle! Fear me, seventh deadly sin Sloth!” Andrew W.

“I won’t be underestimated any longer!” Nina S.

“Tintoretto, the 5th ninja turtle.” Josh H.

Answers

Scripture Sudoku

Christ

remember

storm

Redeemer

winds

build

rock

foundation

sure

winds

build

sure

foundation

storm

rock

Redeemer

Christ

remember

Redeemer

foundation

rock

remember

sure

Christ

build

storm

winds

build

Redeemer

remember

sure

foundation

winds

storm

rock

Christ

rock

winds

foundation

Christ

build

storm

sure

remember

Redeemer

sure

storm

Christ

rock

remember

Redeemer

foundation

winds

build

storm

rock

Redeemer

build

Christ

remember

winds

sure

foundation

remember

sure

winds

storm

Redeemer

foundation

Christ

build

rock

foundation

Christ

build

winds

rock

sure

remember

Redeemer

storm

Presidential Smile

President Howard W. Hunter

Hink Pink Think—the Sequel

1. sister blister 2. fiddle riddle 3. taken bacon 4. flashlight cash fight 5. wheel zeal 6. bug spray hug day