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Message 1 of 1 , May 30, 2004
WOSSNAME May 2004 -- PART 2 OF 4 (continued)
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6) THIS MONTH'S PUZZLE: THE AMAZING MAURICE
AND HIS EDUCATED RODENTS
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Answer the questions and put the letter indicated into
the spot shown. Read the letters backwards and
discover who Spider is.
(Note: all spellings are from the 2001 HarperCollins edition.)
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Example: Pratchett's first name -- 1st letter:
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1. Head female rat (first name, 3rd letter)
2. Head of the Watch in Bad Blintz (last name, 9th letter)
3. Mayor's daughter (first name, 4th letter)
4. A clockwork rat (name, 5th letter)
5. Owner of Jacko the terrier (second name, 3rd letter)
6. Head male rat (name, 2nd letter)
7. The tap-dancing rat (name, 3rd letter)
8. The little female rat who writes things down (name, 2nd letter)
9. The younger piper (first name, 5th letter)
10. The rat who wears toolbelts (name, 5th letter)

__/__/__/__/__/__/__/__/__/__/ =
1*/ 2*/ 3*/4*/ 5*/6*/7*/8*/9*/10/

Puzzle solution will appear next month.

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SOLUTION TO LAST MONTH'S PUZZLE: THE LAST HERO
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1. The Uncompassionate, killed by Boy Willie
(name, 1st letter) NING = N
2. God of wine and things on sticks (name, 2nd letter)
BIBULOUS = I
3. The Soul Sucker (name, 8th letter) prayed to by Evil Harry Dread
(second name, 5th letter) OLK-KALATH = T
4. Goddess of the afternoon (name, 1st letter)
SESSIFET = S
5. The Crocodile-Headed God (name, 2nd letter)
ERROR - SHOULD BE 5TH LETTER
OFFLER = E
6. God of the winds (name, 1st letter)
FLATULUS = F
7. God of certain mushrooms, and also of great ideas you
forgot to write down and can't remember (name, 1st letter)
ERROR - SHOULD BE 6TH LETTER
TOPAXI = I
8. God in charge of paperclips, unnecessary paperwork, etc.
(name, 1st letter) NUGGAN = N
9. Goddess of squashed animals (name 1st letter)
ANIGER = A
10. Immortal bringer of fire (name, 1st letter)
MAZDA = M
11. Goddess of the sea, apple pie, certain types of ice cream, and
short lengths of string (name, 8th letter)
LIBERTINA = N
12. Goddess of saunas, snow and small theatrical performances
(name, 1st letter) URIKA = U
13. The Goddess Who Must Not be Named (title, 3rd letter)

N_/I_/T_/S_/E_/F_/I_/N_/A_/M_/N_/U/D/ = Where the gods are
1*/ 2*/ 3*/4*/ 5*/6*/7*/8*/9*/10/11/12/13/ = DUNMANIFESTIN
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CORRECTION OF MARCH PUZZLE: THIEF OF TIME

6. Chief acolyte to the abbot (3rd letter of name)
CLODPOOL
7. Apprentice to the Eternally Surprised (4th letter of name)
RINPO
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To the Editor:

are interchanged -- Clodpool was Wen's befuddled
follower, Rinpo was whacked with the rubber yak.

Other than that, Wossname was as usual a heap o' fun.

-- Mrs Cake, waving a happy hello
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6. Chief acolyte to the abbot (3rd letter of name)
RINPO = N
7. Apprentice to the Eternally Surprised (4th letter of name)
CLODPOOL = D

/Y /A /D /S /E/ N /D /E /W = Day the world will end
/ 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6/ 7/ 8/ 9/ = WEDNESDAY

No great harm was done here, since the puzzle itself
was OK, just the answers got switched -- and besides,
the world is going to end on Wednesday, anyhow. <):-)

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7) DW THEME BANDS

To the Editor:

the Creator of DW?

-- Lias Bluestone

To the Editor:

The Quantum Butterflies
Pointless Albatross
The Sammies
Cohen The Barbarian And His Silver Horde
Rat On A Stick
Wow-wow Sauce
Lu-Tze and The Sweepers
Swamp Dragon
Dibbler's Pie
Vetinari and the Mimes

Anyone else want to try?

-- Drusilla D'Afanguin

To the Editor:

The Muntab Question
Johnny Hates Klatch
The Morphic Street Conspiracy
Rincewind's Hat
The Bumper Fun Grimoire
1,000 Elephants

Dwarf Bands:

Gold
The Rat Eaters
Stone of Scone
Small Deposits of Calcified Quartz in the Head
Kid Granite, with a Small Seam of Shale
Lawn Ornaments

Troll Bands:

The Lotsa Seasons
Many's A Crowd
Pyrite and the Rockbangers

Other:

Wizzard
Dean and the Senior Wrangler
The Musician's Guild (later found in much pain, especially the ring-in
piccolo player)
Death of Music
The Morris Men
A'Tuin and the Four Elephants
The Fifth Elephant
Kelda 'n' da t'ousand Mac Feegle

All I can think of for now at least.

-- ConMan
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8) VETINARI IN JINGO

To the Editor;

An interesting essay on why Vetinari acts the way he does in Jingo:
http://www.ealasaid.com/fan/vetinari/musings-jingo.html

--The Snow Queen

To the Editor:

No offense to anyone concerned, but, who cares?
What is this incessant need to overanalyze books and
stories searching for "hidden" meanings as to why
characters do things.

It really is one of my pet peeves. You either like the
book or you don't and you have your reasons for that.
People searching for and imposing drug culture,
homosexuality and antiwar sentiments on the Lord of
the Rings is a perfect example. The author refuted
them all, but people are still fixated with pointing
out where they *think* it is.

Although tongue in cheek, my earlier post really said
it all. Vetinari did what he did because Mr Pratchett
wrote those words. Ta-dah! Pretty simple really isn't
it?

The Discworld is a fictional place with made-up
characters. If Vetinari does something "out of
character" he does it because the author made him do
it, nothing more sinister than that really. The
character himself didn't have dark ulterior motives,
because well, he doesn't exist except in our
imaginations and on the page.
Anyway, soapbox is now free.

-- SuperDan DtU, Dread Scribe of the Postvital,
President of the BU Super Heroes Association.
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9) LOST MUNTAB

To the Editor:

(as in "Where the hells is Muntab?")

Where, on the Discworld Mappe, do you think the Chalk
might be?

I won't make any prejudicial comments, but Steven and I
were thinking about it and poring over the Mappe the
other night, and we have a few ideas...

-- Drusilla D'Afanguin

To the Editor:

My guess would be on the Sto Plains - nearer the mountains than
any of the cities.

-- Paul

(Editor: This is rather cryptic, I'm afraid. Who -- or what -- is Muntab?
Which book is it from? Alas, like many of our readers, I have not
memorized every word, and can't find it. Nor is it mentioned in any
of the Discworld Companion books. Anyone care to hazard a guess?)
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10) PIERS ANTHONY

To the Editor:

be as funny as Anthony if you like those bad puns, and
are reading the book without reference to the outside
world, and aren't really looking for a deep and
meaningful read but just a quickie. But we don't,
aren't and are, so we like Pratchett more!

-- Maiyuran Arumugam

(Editor: In defense of Piers Anthony, I have read the
entire series at least twice, and he rarely messes
up the continuity. Some of the puns are pretty
awful, but others are quite amusing. As for "looking
for a deep and meaningful read," like what? Perhaps
some of us are looking for another Charles Dickens
or William Shakespeare, and they may find one in
in Pratchett, but many readers ARE just looking for
a "quickie." Is this a crime?)
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11) KFL NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

The KFL's Spanish-speaking section is rapidly approaching the
1,000 member mark, if it hasn't reached it yet. "Soul Music"
(same title in Spanish, after some thinking in which fans were
involved) is about to hit the shelves in June. The editors already
have the translation of "Eric" in their hands, ready to fill a nearly
historic gap in the series. It'll have to be an unillustrated
version (for marketing reasons, I suppose) and will become
available in January 2005. "Interesting Times" is scheduled
for July 2005, so the Spanish KFL proudly announces that 2005
will be the "Incompetent Wizzard Year". Timun Más (another
company publishing the Master's works) will re-release the
Bromeliad Trilogy in paperback. Oh, and we'll be having a
of July, but the details will have to wait a bit. There will
be a Karaoke Filk Contest. I froze with fear when I read that.

-- Manu
editor
El Puercoespín
mavide @...
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