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THE JilDDI/EES' LEAGUE. PASTIMES FOR PLEASURE AND PROFIT. RULES OF Tills COMPETITION. 1. This department to be open to all readers 01 the "Weekly Mail." 2. Contributions of riddles and solutions are soli- cited. A ^tatemsnt by the contributor to vlie elieet that the work is original will be accepted. A'la.jjiaiiisni, when detected, will be publicly exposed. 3. One side of the paper only to be writ ten on. 4. A nom-de-pkime may te vsed, but in all eases the prize-winners' real names must be published. 5. Thfl sum of 38. bd. to be given each week for the best pet of correct solutions. Three prize books to be also given each week to solvers The sum of 5s. to be given to the solver who makes the best record in answering the riddles each month. Tlie sum of 10s. to be given to the riddler who niakeg the highest soore in solving the riddles each quarter. The winner of a weekly prize is ineligible to will the current monthly competition, but can qualify for the quarterly prive, which, in its turn, cannot be gained by the winner of a monthly competition unless two clear mcnths have elapsed from the dale of the previous victory. Should any of the competitions end in a tie, the prize will be awaiued by ballot. 6. All answers to the riddles printed in this column to be received within six days of publication. Answers received after that time has expired cannot be con- sideied amongst those competing for prizes. 7. The Riddle Editor's decision to be considered final wid irrevocable, and no appeal from his judg- ment can be entertained. 8. All letters to be addressed — ltlDDljE EDITOR, •WEEKLY MAIL," CARDIFF. MYSTIC BUDGET.—No. 38. CHARADE, No. 1. (Formed en a word, each syllable of which is a word.) My fir.-i I is a colour thati, bright, P'raps the brightest of all that we see; My second's the seat of sweet passion, And all other passions that be. My whole is a songster so prim, Tho' his note ie .subdued and low, Pray you listen to hear his soft note, When next to the country you. go. E. ETTAR, Haddington. CHARADE, No. 2. (Formed on a word. each syllable of which is a word.) He's not so black a& painted, His Majesty below; » At least, so people say, Who must be "in the know." But I'll second all I'm worth That even, if 'tis so, My first at certain feeasons, Black as ebony will show. My whole you'll find a risky 9-0 That's very much in force Amount excited gamblers Who collect on every course; If luck should ifo against them, Others' pain should be their loss* Why' they vanish from the throng', With sad feelings of remorse. A. M. ADAMS, Claydon Hill. LETTER CHARADE, No. 3. My first is in lemon, but not in peach I My next is in willow, but not in beooh; My third is in Evelyn, but not in Maud, My fourth ia in Reginald, not in Claud; My fifth is in butterfly, not in bee, Sixth is in elephant, also in flea; My seventh's in Ballantyne, not in Verne, Eighth's in Heligoland, not in Pit-cairn; Ninth's in Sebastopol, not in Berlin, Tenth is in Ottawa, not in I ekm My whole was a poet, well known i* hir* n&iwc ? 'Tis wreathed with a garland of purest fame. LOY ALLINA, London. NUMERICAL PUZZLE, No. 4. My whole, composed of eleven letters, is a cabalistic word, formerly used as a charm against diseases. My 9, 11, 3, 7 is a poet; my 1, 7, 6, is a girl's name; my 2, 10, 4, 7 is a 8ma,ll nail; my 5- 6, 7 is a .sneak and my 2, 11, 10 is a rod. ROSY, London. CHARADE, No. 5. (Formed on a word, each syllable of which is a word.) Within a calm, sequester'd first, Two trim-built trawlers lay When first of hound at Luna's orb Foretold the end of day. Unspoko the skipper of the "Jane," "Secoind. thou thief accurst. Thy roguish crew hath stolen my third While laying in my first." Then quickly seizing on my whole, He swore, rhnd: come the worst, His third tlioy should return, or he Would sink them in mv first. J. BRAYSHAW, London. LOGOG-RIPH, No. 6. (A word which may be subjected to a number of processes, but wh,:01\ leave* a perfect word after each operation.) BAtad a dwelling, and you will An English river see; Atra.in beheaded, I will prove Of service, you'll agree; Curtail me now, just for a change, I mean both vou and me. HOLLY BERRIES, Whitland. DIAMOND, No. 7. 1. A letter. 2. A Hebrew measure. 3. A gam. 4. Linen. 5. A gem. 6. A liquid. 7. A letter. E. L. PIGG-OTT, Wantage, WORD SQUARE, No. 8. 1. A metal. 2. Tart of a tool. 3. A disease. 4. An act. ALFRED MILLER, London. PRIZES FOR RIDDLERS. The sum of 3s. 6d. will be given for the best get of solutions to the atiove riddles received on or before June 28. A prize book will also be given to the three senders of solutions next in order of merit. The sum of 5s. will be given for the beat soore in solving the riddles during the month of June. The sum of 10s. will be given to the solver scoring the highest aggregate number of solu- tions for the quarter ending June 29. ANSWERS TO MYSTIC BUDGET, No. 36. No. 1. Wiiit-eim-tide. No. 2. Dog, wpe, cat, lion, stag, panther, gazelle, otter, zebra. No. 3. Man-age. No. 4. Fail-fare. No. 5. Jasmine. No. 6. Mormyrus. No. 7. Wheat-ear. Answers to Mystic Budget No. 36 were leceived from the, following riddleraE. Wilson, T>allowgill (7); Max, Bristol (7); Mare, London (6); Cork, East Ham (T); Novice, Ea/rlswood (6); Hosy, London (6); C-ath- eart, London (6); Stonehenge, London (&); Geo. J. BcW, South (Josforth (7); Charley's Aunt, Vimhco (7); Scniab, Derlw (6); H. S. Cook, .x>we^tof^ (1 Bremble, Newport (6): J. F. Perrett, Bnstol 7 Yeidem, London .'6); H. Chapp.n, >ottingh«m (7), Heron, De Crespi^nv l'ark (6); Eliza Adams, f'lurn- stead (6>; A. M. Adams, Claydon Hi!l (7); Bcata Gvnter, Colctwator (6); Primrose, Tomn«lm (1), Peel B»th (6): Nellie TUontpson, Bracknell (5), I. Sanders. Gundon (5); Loyullina, Lftiidon (6); Tom Pierce Cowling, London (6); PwJnte. Che.tenl.am (7) Ala Sv anscoiribc (7) Barclay Tcdd, J-Almhuri-'U 7 Emma, London (7); John Rattee. London ,6) J Bravehaw. T^ondon (6); Bam >o_v, Romford (7; Pericles, Bristol (7); Miss Gertie Bidgood I-ondon (5) Linseed, Newport (6): Tita, London (b). Mos.s Rose, Windsor (7); Nellie. Brussels (6); Crystal Palace Upper Norwood (6); Spark, London >oi; K .T Mills, London (6); Mozart, Ivondon (5); A. J I)uncan, Lonaon (5); Newton, Bristol (7): B. C. Favershim (5)", Magnolia, Ca^fclcbelhngham (6), Haeel, London (7); Edith L. Piggott, Wantage (p); Osher Baker, i/.ndon (6); Anxiotis, Greenwich ;b), Morrlauds, CastlelTellingham (6); Sirrom, London (b); Eugei.e, Caftlebellinghami (6): G. -M. Dulcken. l.-on- <)on (5): Mark Poole, London (6); Mignon, L«»r-l°n (6): Brusher. London (7); Dirnrny, London (b); lyke. Ct-rdiff (7); Ann Teak, Nottingham (7); O. B»o, London (6). The cash prize of 3s. 6d. was won, on a ♦n'-Ot, oy Mr. NEWTON HINDER ("Newton"), 47a, Glouoester- road, Harfieid, Bristol. The book prizes were won, on a ballot, by "MOSS ROSE." Windsor; Mr. W. J. BEHKETT (" Pericles"), Crown, Rigll- strfft, Market, Bristol and "CHAHTJOY'S AUNT," I.ondon. On receipt of the real names end addresses Of moss Jirw" and "Chartevfs Aunt" I Viill send to Mich a handsome prize volume.

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