Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler – February 2015

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If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you’ll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it’s a word game, sometimes it’s a riddle, sometimes it’s some other brain-teasing challenge — but it’s always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as “dzneynut” around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Around the middle of each month, James Shares the Magic in another way — by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

Here’s the answer key to the January Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler:

/ae/mb011615-key.pdf

I was pleasantly surprised to receive almost 200 correct responses to last month’s puzzle about Walt Disney quotes!

The bonus answer I was looking for was “The Disneyland Story.” Another possible answer was “What is Disneyland?”, but that was not the answer you got if you solved the puzzle to reveal the answer by noting the circled letters.

I was also impressed by the number of people that figured out the significance of the date (Oct. 27, 1954) of the first Disneyland television broadcast! My birthdate was indeed Oct. 28, 1954, but since it was one minute after midnight, I considered it occurring in the same evening. Maybe that’s where my strange obsession of Disney comes from?

The winner of a Lion King pin was Cristina S. of Sunnyvale, CA. Thanks to everyone for playing!

This month we are going to go back to a word search puzzle, but this will be the first in a series of puzzles examining extinct attractions at the various Disney Parks. The first park we will take a look at will be the Magic Kingdom.

Here’s the link to the new puzzle:

/ae/mb021615.pdf

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you’d like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, here’s what you should do: There’s no need to send me the completed puzzle; just list the first 10 unused letters, starting with the first row, IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 13, 2015. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-March.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks for playing!

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Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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2 Replies to “Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler – February 2015”

  1. Sorry Jillian, I didn’t mean to drive you crazy! I did make a mistake, since the Frontierland Station did not open until 1972. So, the correct answer of stations as of 1972 was ‘two’, which can be found in the puzzle. It did not affect the bonus answer I was asking for. So, thanks for keeping me straight!

  2. I believe there is a problem with the answer to #33, I have looked on numerous sites and know my answer is correct but it is definitely not in the crossword, unless you made it a different answer? Driving me crazy 🙂

    Deb Koma replies: Hi. Sorry, but the correct answer is definitely in the puzzle. Keep looking!