St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, May, 1878, No. 7. eBook

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THE RIDDLE-BOX.

HOUR-GLASS PUZZLE.

The central letters, read downward, name a fashionable and beautiful pet.

1.  A large reptile. 2.  Idolizing. 3.  A foe. 4.  To stain. 5.  A consonant. 6.  A dandy. 7.  To baffle. 8.  Good news. 9.  Capable of being made better.

G.H.W.

BLANK APOCOPES.

In each of the following sentences, the second blank is to be filled with the first syllable of the word used in the first blank.

1.  From some ——­ we made a portion of our ——. 2.  The ——­ was extinguished when we made a ——­ for the door. 3.  On the second shelf of the ——­ you will find some ——. 4.  It was of a bright ——­ color, the ——­ that he had.

C.D.

EASY BEHEADINGS.

1.  Behead to strike, and leave what all must do. 2.  Behead what children like, and leave a man’s nickname. 3.  Behead two pronouns, and leave two other pronouns. 4.  Behead an article of furniture, and leave capable. 5.  Behead a color, and leave a writing material. 6.  Behead something belonging to flowers, and leave a coin. 7.  Behead a part of the head, and leave what comes from the clouds. 8.  Behead another color, and leave a kind of stove. 9.  Behead a sport, and leave a girl’s name. 10.  Behead a part of a ship, and leave a tree. 11.  Behead a kind of bird, and leave disturbance. 12.  Behead an article of food, and leave a kind of tree. 13.  Behead a table utensil, and leave a bird. 14.  Behead to frighten, and leave anxiety. 15.  Behead a toilet article, and leave to crowd.

A.D.L.  AND S.W.

EASY TRIPLE ACROSTIC.

The primals, read downward, name a bird; the centrals, an animal; the finals, an insect.

1.  Disentangling. 2.  Echo. 3.  A city in a Western State. 4.  Can’t be worse.

ESOR.

FRAME PUZZLE.

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Make the frame of four words of eight letters each, so that the letter A shall come at each of the four corners where the words intersect.  The words mean:  Sweet-smelling, to make a scale, a fillet, an ecclesiastic.

BESSIE AND HER COUSIN.

HIDDEN FRENCH SENTENCE.

Find in the following sentence the French words with which the Emperor Alexander of Russia once described St. Petersburg: 

Give him a good anvil, let him deal sound blows on the irons for the pier, repeated and strong, and the work will last.

B.

PICTORIAL ANAGRAM PROVERB PUZZLE.

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