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JUNE 1, 2001

A BEARTOWN MYSTERY

NOW YOU SEE IT

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 27 hidden words pertaining to creatures. 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.

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

It was his first agonizing day on the job, and the new entertainment director at the retirement center ate little during lunch.
"I'm afraid the kayak excursion will be entirely too strenuous for these senior citizens," he fretted to himself, pushing his plate aside while fishing for the asprin tin in his pocket. "And what if they're not terribly fond of scuba diving or water volleyball either?"
He swallowed hard, scowling as he realized there wasn't one land activity in which he could confidently supervise them unless, he thought suddenly, they liked bowling. Of course! The idea of bowling was perfectly brilliant - a great way to stay in shape and share a group activity, too!
But when the young director proposed they have a go at it, the seniors groused loudly. "Bowling is out of the question, you overbearing nuisance," declared one. "Training for the Olympic Decathlon demands quite enough of our time, thank you!"

Check the next issue of Beartown News for the answers.

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

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT

"I'm tired of the rattan furniture in this room, Oscar - let's try a new look," Rose said. "Perhaps a quaint country motif or a period look with fetching old accent pieces. Do you agree?"
"
No," Oscar replied. "I like what we've got."
"Wel
l, I'm extremely impressed by your open mind," Rose answered, her brow nastily arching. "I trust this means we can't even discuss it?"
"Why should we?" he shrugged. "You always
win every so-called discussion we have, anyway. And neither your intimidation nor anger is going to change my mind. Get my message?"
Rose resorted to her oldest trick: flattery. "I should be ni
cer, I see that now. But I hate all these big decisions. And you do have excellent taste."
"Well-l-l," Oscar capitulated. "Maybe I di
d overreact. Just do whatever you like. Your choice of decor always pleases me."
"Why, Oscar, you're the most romantic fo
ol I've ever known." Rose gushed, and immediately called her decorator.
red, tan. scarlet, rose, aqua, gold, green, lime, brown, rust, wine, orange, sage, cerise, teal, dove, coral, olive


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