This week’s questions:
- How many bonus squares are there on an original Scrabble game board?
- In what TV show was Broadway superstar Mary Martin’s son shot by Hollywood superstar Bing Crosby’s daughter?
- When it comes to weather, what is the SWEAT index?
- What is the real name of the Cookie Monster on TV’s Sesame Street?
- Where in its body does a camel store water–which it can drink 20 gallons at a time?
This week’s answers:
- 61. There are 24 light-blue double-letter squares; 17 pink double-word squares; 12 dark-blue triple-letter squares; and 8 red triple-word squares.
- Dallas, in 1980. On the show (1978-91), Martin’s son Larry Hagman portrayed unscrupulous Texas oil magnate J. R. Ewing, and Crosby’s daughter, Mary Crosby, portrayed his scheming sister-in-law/mistress Kristin Shepard.
- It’s an acronym for Severe Weather Threat Index, a formula devised by the Air Force that uses instability, wind shear, and wind speeds to predict the potential for severe storms.
- Sid. He made the revelation in a 2004 episode in which he recalls that Sid was his name before he tasted his first cookie.
- In its bloodstream. The hump is used for storing fat, not water.
Source: Workman Publishing/”Page-A-Day”