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NOVEMBER 1, 2001



The Beartown Constable has extensive training in order to perform his important job. Keeping his mind alert is a priority. Below is another of many mental exercises he practices to be able to unravel whatever mystery that might present itself. Camoflaged in the following story are 24 toys,objects, or games associated with children's recreation and entertainment. Search for them within and between the words, and reading between the lines may be helpful! The first one is underlined to get you started.

First Things First

Jack's mom, Dolly Glover, was always on the ball where her son was concerned. She cared deeply about his welfare and giving him a proper education, constantly drumming into his head, "Carouse less and study more, don't let important things slide, plan every move before you jump, and always remember - books are your friends!"
Jack found it hard to mask his impatience with her prattle and dogma. They struck him as unnecessary, and he wished she'd stop lecturing him.
He was more at home with a hoop and, given a ball, could slam-dunk it every time. So sure was he of a pro career, in fact, that Jack didn't even intend or aspire to graduate.
When Dolly found out, the lines of battle were drawn. She grounded Jack until he finished college five years later and signed with the team of his choice.
A multimillionaire when he retired, Jack attributed his success to his mother. "She's the best friend and most worthy opponent I've ever had," he said, "and she never even got called for goal tending!"

Check the next issue of Beartown News for the answers.

LAST ISSUE'S SOLUTION is shown below. There were 18 fruits and vegetables hidden in the story.

Ordering a la carte

"It appears that my friend, Allen Tilton, has set a date for his one-man art show," Cornelia Green said, smiling at her handsome male secretary, "and nothing will appease him if I don't attend. So be a nice fellow and cancel my trip to San Antonio next week, Alex."
"That won't take
me long," he replied. "Anything else?"
"Yes. You escort me to the show, and in re
turn, I promote you to administrative assistant."
"You're very generous," Alex said, and as he studied her s
leek demeanor, anger washed over him. "But why would you promote me?"
"Because I don't socialize with mere secretaries!"
"I never figured you for such a snob," Alex shot back. "Now that I know what a wit
ch I've been working for, you can have your job back!"
"It ma
y amuse you to know that I'd hoped for this reaction," Cornelia smiled. "Now we can see each other without my having to worry about dating an employee!"
"Not in this lifetime," Alex said, "and not in Tilton's, either. Every time I see his so-called
art, I choke!"
A week later, Cornelia forgot all about Alex when the receptionist buzzed her on the intercom to say, "Your new secretary, B
rad is here ... will that be two for lunch?"

pear, lentil, date, corn, greens, pea, bean, onion, kale, melon, turnip, leek, orange, fig, chive, yam, artichoke, radish


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