Fun Stop
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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

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    foundation

    sure

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    Redeemer

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    remember

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    Christ

    storm

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    Christ

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    Christ

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    Christ

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    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