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Front Page - Friday, December 26, 2014

Brainbuster – Make your brain tingle!

The Christmas and New Years holidays always have everyone rushing and hurrying through everything. It seems like there just isn’t enough time to sit and enjoy anything.

Here’s a quick puzzle I hope you’ll find time during a break to sit and enjoy. As the old adage goes, it’s short and sweet! Happy New Year!

1. The 1982 Liberty Bowl was the final game for which legendary coach? Lou Holtz; Bear Bryant; Tom Osborne; Knute Rockne.

2. What encrusts the desert floor of Death Valley? Gypsum; coal; salt; sand.

3. The country once called Siam is now known as what? Viet Nam; Syria; Thailand; Malaysia.

4. What was the stage name of English-born comedian Leslie Downes? Ethel Barrymore; Bob Hope; Charlie Chapman; Harold “Go-Getter” Lloyd.

5. What’s the best selling board game of all time? Trivial Pursuit; Monopoly; Scrabble; Twister.

6. What’s the first sense to be fully developed? Taste; smell; sight; hearing.

7. In the West, it’s tradition that the bride carries or wears something blue. What does blue represent in this case? Love; commitment; peace; new life.

8. What color supposedly has the effect of counter-acting physical fatigue? Blue; green; red; yellow.

9. Which group of words best describes a haberdasher? Someone who survives by stealing from others; someone who bakes gourmet bread and pastries; a shoe shiner; a men’s clothing and accessory salesman.

10. Cindy Jackson, who has the world record for most plastic surgeries (27), is trying to achieve what? The face of Demi Moore; Leonardo da Vinci’s theory of the perfect face; the face of Cleopatra; eternal youth.

ANSWERS: 1. Bear Bryant. 2. Salt. 3. Thailand 4. Bob Hope 5. Monopoly. 6. Hearing. 7. Love. 8. Red. 9. A men’s clothing and accessory salesman. 10. Leonardo da Vinci’s theory of the perfect face.