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The Mousy Mindboggler



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® newsletter, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Every month, James also 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!

James writes:

Here is the solution to the last crossword puzzle.


We only received 23 correct responses this month. The child actor in "Treasure Island," Bobby Driscoll, won the Academy Award for Outstanding Juvenile Actor of 1949 for his work in "So Dear to My Heart." He had previously starred in "Song of the South." After he outgrew children's roles, he fell on bad times, became destitute, and died of a drug overdose, a pauper and unknown, at the age of 31 in New York.

The winner of a Stitch pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Victoria O. of Bernardsville, NJ. Congratulations!

If you missed it last month, that’s OK, because here’s another chance.


We will continue this month down the long path of examining Disney's extensive list of live-action films. Next in line is the highly popular "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," based on the book by the same name by Jules Verne. This film had the distinction of being the first to be produced at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. I understand the giant water tank is still there, under the floor of one of the soundstages. We had the pleasure of eating lunch on this soundstage as part of an Adventures by Disney Backstage Magic tour, which I highly recommend!

The object of this puzzle is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer 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 5, 2017. 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 sometime in 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, everyone!

The previous post in this blog was That’s Not Poutine!.

The next post in this blog is The Castaway Cay 5-kilometer run ... and some unfinished business.

Comments (1)

Stefanie Vandiver:

The link doesn't work:(

DEB KOMA REPLIES: Sorry about that, Stefanie. Try it now, it should be OK. Thanks for letting us know.

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