PRIZE WEEK PUZ­ZLE

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1. SCENT not scene. SCENT is a strong an­swer. “An­i­mals” wouldn’t re­act to scenes; rather, it’s “strange” sur­round­ings or events that would cause “an ad­verse re­ac­tion.”

5. AS­SURED not as­sumed. If the “pro­moter” has ma­nip­u­lated the sit­u­a­tion so as to AS­SURE a win, he would in­deed be shocked when his team ends up los­ing. If he has as­sumed his team would win and then it doesn’t, he may or may not be shocked, de­pend­ing on how im­por­tant the out­come was to him.

10. YELL not bell. The rou­tine ring­ing of a school bell sev­eral times a day makes it il­log­i­cal to think stu­dent would be eas­ily star­tled by one. A “loud” YELL, how­ever, might be un­nerv­ing.

12. LEND not land. To LEND “money” has a di­rect link to as­sist­ing “a wor­thy cause” since busi­nesses are of­ten asked to con­trib­ute to char­i­ties. Sim­ply land­ing (i.e., ob­tain­ing) the “money” has no tie what­so­ever to as­sist­ing “a wor­thy cause.”

15. OAR not bar. Since a bar could sim­ply be a small rod or a hol­low pole, for in­stance, it’s un­likely that car­ry­ing it would an­noy the “girl­friend” as much as a big, awk­ward OAR.

16. RINGS not rinks. “Types of” RINGS worn to com­mem­o­rate an ath­lete’s skills fits the clue word “at­trac­tive” well. It’s not usu­ally a rink’s at­trac­tive­ness that’s con­sid­ered of value, since most rinks are stan­dard­ized in looks; rather, it’s how well equipped and main­tained they are.

18. SAW­ING not sav­ing. It is at a par­tic­u­lar mo­ment “when she stopped” SAW­ING that a sense of “re­lief” would be felt. Usu­ally, there is no def­i­nite mo­ment in time when a per­son stops sav­ing money or for a col­lec­tion.

19. RAPID not va­pid. RAPID is a good an­swer. Since va­pid means un­in­ter­est­ing, “bored” makes va­pid su­per­flu­ous. DOWN

2. CAS­TLE not cat­tle. A CAS­TLE might be “func­tion­ing” in the sense that it’s a tourist at­trac­tion, but one doesn’t re­fer to liv­ing be­ings (i.e., cat­tle) as “func­tion­ing,” since the ac­tual state of be­ing is a “func­tion­ing” one.

3. FULL not dull. Since a lengthy pe­riod of time such as a “year” is usu­ally filled with highs and lows, and a ref­er­ence to FULL can en­com­pass both the ex­cit­ing and the dull times, FULL is an apt choice.

4. TEAS not team. Many am­a­teur teams are “weak” when first start­ing out, and their sup­port­ers are of­ten will­ing to wait for the team to grow in ex­pe­ri­ence be­fore com­plain­ing. “Weak” TEAS can cer­tainly cause com­plaints.

6. SKILL not skull. Why stress a skull, in par­tic­u­lar, when there are many other im­por­tant parts of the body? SKILL makes a bet­ter choice.

7. TAIL not toil. If the “two” kids were toil­ing “a lot” and pos­si­bly in pain, there’d prob­a­bly be no ques­tion that the “su­per­vi­sor” would ad­vise them “to quit”; it wouldn’t be a mat­ter of con­sid­er­ing it. TAIL is a bet­ter an­swer.

9. FLOPS not flips. Whereas a flip is of­ten per­formed quickly and qui­etly, the sound of a FLOP (e.g., a thud) and the sight of a “clown” fall­ing might well be star­tling enough to cause a child to “wail.”

11. LIAR not Lear. Many would agree that there is, in­deed, “some­thing” “pa­thetic about” the Shake­spearean char­ac­ter King Lear. But “there can be some­thing” “pa­thetic about” a LIAR.

14. SCARED not spared. SCARED is apt. Spared is too vague since there’s no in­di­ca­tion as to what they’re be­ing spared from.

16. ROAR not roam. ROAR is best. Roam­ing “li­ons” are usu­ally se­cre­tive in their be­hav­ior so that the “gazelles” might be unaware of them and have no rea­son to “take off.”

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