Bird Brain Teasers: Puzzles, Games & Avian Trivia

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Storey Publishing, Sep 24, 2008 - Nature - 324 pages
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Why does the Blue Grouse migrate north in the winter? Why did Lewis Carroll use a dodo bird to represent himself in "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"? What are the bird names that appear most often as crossword clues?
Birdwatchers and puzzle fans alike will delight in "Bird Brainteasers," a fresh collection of puzzles, games, and avian amusements by noted puzzle creator Patrick Merrell. This book is packed with bird-themed crosswords, visual puzzles, and the first-ever Birdoku challenges. Interspersed throughout are fascinating and amusing bird facts, trivia, and lore, drawn from everything from music and literature to popular culture.
Packaged is a small format and highly illustrated with a unique combination of historical and cultural images, "Bird Brainteasers" is the perfect gift for any bird lover. Put down the binoculars and pick up a pencil!
 

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Contents

BRAINTEASERS PREFACE
6
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE TWEET CROSSING
12
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER TWEET CROSSING
14
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE FOR THE BIRDS
20
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER FOR THE BIRDS
22
BRAINTEASERS In Trees
23
BRAINTEASERS Dodo Drawings
24
BRAINTEASERS Bird Is the Word
26
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER TWELVE DAYS
174
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE LIKE SOME
180
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER LIKE SOME
182
BRAINTEASERS All the Worlds a Bathtub
184
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE PLUS A TO Z
188
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER PLUS A TO Z
190
BRAINTEASERS Autumn Birds
191
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE BILL ME
196

BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE SCRAMBLED EGGS
28
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER SCRAMBLED EGGS
30
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE BIRD WATCHING
36
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER BIRD WATCHING
38
BRAINTEASERS Pretty in Pink
43
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE HHs
44
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER HHs
46
BRAINTEASERS MARK TWAIN 18351910
48
BRAINTEASERS Birds Watch Birds
50
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE BIRDOKU 1
52
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER BIRDOKU 1
54
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE HEAD SCRATCHERS 1
60
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER HEAD SCRATCHERS 1
62
BRAINTEASERS TV Quotes
64
BRAINTEASERS From the Sears Roebuck Catalogue
66
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE BIRDS ON A WIRE
68
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER BIRDS ON A WIRE
70
BRAINTEASERS Sing Like a Bird
74
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE DOWN TIME
76
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER DOWN TIME
78
BRAINTEASERS The Brum and the Oologist
80
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE HEAD TO TAIL
84
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER HEAD TO TAIL
86
BRAINTEASERS Egg Sizes
88
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE FOWL DEFINITIONS
92
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER FOWL DEFINITIONS
94
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE GREEN EGGS NO HAM
100
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER GREEN EGGS NO HAM
102
BRAINTEASERS THE BIRDS OF AMERICA
105
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE FEATHERED FRIENDS
108
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER FEATHERED FRIENDS
110
BRAINTEASERS Be Cassowary
112
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE FLOCKS
116
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE FLEDGLINGS
117
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER FLOCKS
118
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE CHAIN LETTERS
124
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER CHAIN LETTERS
126
BRAINTEASERS Peeping Hot
129
BRAINTEASERS Chinas Pests
130
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE FLYING INSTRUCTIONS
132
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER FLYING INSTRUCTIONS
134
BRAINTEASERS White House Pets
136
BRAINTEASERS AN OSTRICHS
138
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE ONE AT A TIME
140
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER ONE AT A TIME
142
BRAINTEASERS Cheep Money
144
BRAINTEASERS JM BARRIE 18601937
146
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE BEFORE BIRDS
148
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER BEFORE BIRDS
150
BRAINTEASERS Emu Trivia
153
BRAINTEASERS Mozarts Bird
154
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE AVIAN SHORTHAND
156
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER AVIAN SHORTHAND
158
BRAINTEASERS NASA and Birds
162
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE HEAD SCRATCHERS 2
164
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER HEAD SCRATCHERS 2
166
BRAINTEASERS Not Much A foot
168
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE TWELVE DAYS
172
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER BILL ME
198
BRAINTEASERS The Birds
200
BRAINTEASERS CHIMNEY SWIFTS
203
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE QUIP TIME
204
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER QUIP TIME
206
BRAINTEASERS 10 Bird Jokes
208
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE BIRDOKU 2
212
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER BIRDOKU 2
214
BRAINTEASERS Audubon the Hunter
218
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE ODD BIRDS
220
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER ODD BIRDS
222
BRAINTEASERS The Novice Birder
224
BRAINTEASERS The Seasoned Birder
225
BRAINTEASERS Passenger Pigeons
227
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE REAL NAMES
228
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE FAKE NAMES
229
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER REAL NAMES
230
BRAINTEASERS Its Official
232
BRAINTEASERS Get a Grip
234
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE NO WALKING
236
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER NO WALKING
238
BRAINTEASERS Flapping Extremes
240
BRAINTEASERS Wingspan Extremes
241
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE A LOT AND NOT
244
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER A LOT AND NOT
246
BRAINTEASERS EMU
247
BRAINTEASERS DOES THE EARLY BIRD GET THE WORM?
248
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE BOBS BIRD BARN
252
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER BOBS BIRD BARN
254
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE STUMPERS
260
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER STUMPERS
262
BRAINTEASERS Formations
267
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE HEAD SCRATCHERS 3
268
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER HEAD SCRATCHERS 3
270
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE BBs
276
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER BBs
278
BRAINTEASERS Meadowfinch
281
BRAINTEASERS WHATS IN A NAME?
282
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE GREEN EGGS AGAIN
284
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER GREEN EGGS AGAIN
286
BRAINTEASERS Bully for Birds
289
BRAINTEASERS Revenge of the Thanksgiving Turkey
290
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE BIRDOKU 3
292
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER BIRDOKU 3
294
BRAINTEASERS Tower Ravens
296
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE MINUS A TO Z
300
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER MINUS A TO Z
302
BRAINTEASERS Bird Migration
304
BRAINTEASERS EMILY DICKINSON 183086
306
BRAINTEASERS PUZZLE AFTER BIRDS
308
BRAINTEASERS ANSWER AFTER BIRDS
310
BRAINTEASERS Jonathan Livingston Seagull
312
BRAINTEASERS A Final Thought
316
BRAINTEASERS BONUS Birdgo
318
BRAINTEASERS GAME
319
BRAINTEASERS THE AUTHOR
321
BRAINTEASERS CREDITS
322
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Patrick Merrell is a cartoonist, puzzle maker, and author whose work has appeared in hundreds of publications. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times crossword, the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and the World Puzzle Championship. His other books include Bird Brainteasers and Coffee Time (with Helene Hovanec).

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