THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER
We owe our readers an apology!
As you know if you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, each month 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.
A few days ago, however, we inadvertently published the crossword puzzle meant for the newsletter in this blog. Oops!
For those of you waiting for the solution to last month's crossword, and anticipating this month's, here are the correct puzzles.
And for those of you who already sent in entries for the crossword that ran mistakenly last week, never fear! Your entries will still be considered for the drawing for the Disney collectible pin!
We are so sorry for the confusion, and appreciate your understanding.
Here is the solution to the last crossword puzzle.
We only received 37 correct responses, but all of you knew that the organ found in the ballroom scene of the Haunted Mansion attraction in Disneyland Park in Anaheim is the actual pipe organ prop (minus the pipes!) played by James Mason as Captain Nemo in the film, “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” The exact same organ can be found in WDW’s version of the Haunted Mansion, but it is a replica, as are all of the other Haunted Mansion organs around the world.
The winner of a Donald Duck pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was George M. of Shelton, CT. Congratulations, George!
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 combination film called, “Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier,” which included three highly successful television shows about a frontiersman from Tennessee who almost single-handedly put a coonskin cap on every red-blooded American boy’s head. What would Disney do with their unexpected goldmine in popularity? There wasn’t much they could do, because in an unusual lapse in forethought, the main character had been killed off at the Alamo at the end of the third episode!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 15, 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 April.
As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at email@example.com.
Thanks for playing, everyone!
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