Two different kinds of mice make up the word Men, which, of course, refers to the classic novel "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck.
Since I was on vacation, and didn't have an easy way to upload a new puzzle, I ran this one for two weeks. Thinking that some people may wonder why the puzzle wasn't changed, I wanted to let everyone know the I would return with a new one. So I made a puzzle out of the famous movie phrase: "I'll be back."
Was this week to be a record or not? That was my question. I was hoping that I would have a record number of winners or at least entries this week, but it turned out that was not to be.
We did get 4 winners, with one person admitting he overheard the answer. Thank you Taylor for your honesty, but since there are no real prizes I guess it doesn't mater.
The hint last week was that the answer might be good advice for when you are traveling this summer. The picture is of the Parthenon in Rome, "Quando" means "When" and "fai" is "do" in Italian. Putting that altogether, the sage advice is "When in Rome, do as the Romans do."
Two weeks with no winners. This puzzle was really hard. So, my thought process was like this: On the left side, all of the multiplication or TIMES problems were correct. It couldn't get any better. In fact, you could say "It was the best of times." Do I need to explain the right side?
The famous literary quote is from "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. In fact, that whole first paragraph has some good "What in the World" puzzles hiding in it.
There were many incorrect guesses last week such as "A penny for your thoughts" (Good, but no thought bubbles) "Money Talks" (Too broad. This is more specific). So I have decided to put this one back in the "Ready To Use" folder for another day. Meanwhile, keep the comments coming here. Maybe someone will actually get it right.
What in the World
Linguistic Illusions to challenge adults and children.