Washington Office of Football Services. Go WOOFS!
I thought the fruit “Letter Fun” was a pretty good puzzle. Thanks, Uncle Art.
Looks like a Japanese woodblock print
Planet Richard catches up with Earth and our seasons align.
“Hawk” works too.
These comments remind me of a joke from my childhood, not often heard these days and with good reason. “What’s leather made from?” “Hide.” “What?” “Hide. Hide! A cow’s outside!” “Don’t be silly. I’m not afraid of cows!” Meanwhile, I’m off to visit that fine GoComics feature “Uncle Art’s Funland” to steal some ideas for the contest.
There’s a scientific body that sets the “official” English names of birds, and officially it’s “Canada geese.”
A minion, a lick-spittle, an obsequious flunky
It’s how letters were arranged on the keyboards of old linotype machines. If the operator wanted to leave a placeholder, he would run a finger down the keyboard to produce this sequence. Sometimes the placeholder never got replaced and appeared in print by mistake. The sequence also reflects, roughly, how commonly the letters appear in English — that is, e is most common, t next, and so on.
Lindens are close relatives of the basswood trees you find in the eastern US. Basswoods are occasionally planted as shade trees along city streets. When they bloom, the flowers are popular with bees, and some people call them bee trees.