Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler: January 2014



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. The puzzles have some sort of Disney theme, of course, but will not be restricted to the Disney theme parks. The type of puzzle is up to James. Also up to him? The bestowing of a prize — a collectible Disney pin from his extensive collection.

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

Here’s the link to this month’s puzzle:


So… Think you know Disney inside and out? Put on your thinking cap!

This month we continue with our series of puzzles based on the most popular Disney animated characters. The next character is one of the so-called “Fab 5,” Donald Duck. (The others are Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Pluto!)

There is a word bank for this particular puzzle, but beware, not all of the words in the word bank are used.

The object is to have fun, of course, but if you want a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, arrange the letters that are circled in the puzzle to come up with the answer to the bonus question, which relates to the puzzle theme. Send your resulting answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to [email protected]. Send the bonus term or phrase no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on February 5, 2014. 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-February.



Here is the answer key to last month’s Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler:


The answer to the bonus clue was, of course, IllumiNations. During the holiday season, after the regular IllumiNations nighttime show is finished, Disney adds a special holiday tag, which includes narration by Walter Cronkite, “Let There Be Peace on Earth” sung by the Boys Choir of Harlem, and “Peace on Earth,” spoken in the different languages of the World Showcase. There are so many fireworks in the finale of this segment, that you have no problem hearing and feeling them in your chest! It is quite moving and not to be missed.

The winner of this month’s random drawing from 91 correct responses was Doris B., of Vienna, ME, who will receive a Disney collectible pin.

Thanks so much for playing, and Happy New Year!

P.S. We are quickly coming up on our first anniversary of running these puzzles — can you believe it? James would love to hear some feedback, or any ideas for themes you’d like to a see covered. Drop James a line at [email protected].

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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: January 2014”

  1. where do I find the answers to the puzzle Disney 101

    DebK replies: Anna, that puzzle ran in our
    AllEars newsletter. The answer will run in the next bits and bites issue of the newsletter, which is scheduled for next Tuesday, February 25. Hope you sent your entry into James — you have until February 20! 🙂

  2. When I hit the link for the mid-month Mousey Mindboggler I get a message that “File is damaged and cannot be repaired”, Local\EWH-2348-1.

    This occured trying the link through both last weeks and this weeks All Ears newsletter, as well as independently.

    Can this be corrected? Has anyone else experienced this problem?

    DebK replies: Rodney, I’m not getting that error and no one else has reported it. Do you have a PDF reader installed? What browser are you using? Please email me directly and we’ll try to figure this out. [email protected]