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Adventures of the puzzle squad.

OUTER BANKS, NORTH CAROLINA

MARCH

72[degrees]

Come join us as we ride the ferry over to the Outer Banks islands. We'll be looking for wild ponies and pirate ships. Maybe we'll even see some surfers.

Can you find these things:

* Life preserver

* Binoculars

* Flashlight

* Sandal

* Radio

* Picnic basket

* Kite

* Surfboard

HANG ON THERE!

Ernest is helping this man do something unusual. Connect the dots to see what he's doing.

NAME THAT SPORT

Hidden in the grass on the dunes are colored letters. Match the letters to their colors below. You'll find out the name of the sport this man is enjoying.

WHO'S WATCHING WHOM?

C.K. is counting ducks. She knows that there are twenty-five different kinds of them on the Outer Banks. How many do you see on these pages? How many are missing?

TAILSPIN

Dugan's kite is swirling off into the sunset. Its tail is trying to say something to him, but Dugan can't see all the letters. Guess what the tail is saying. Hint: Try using vowels.

--w--s--m--, d--d--

WILD HORSES

These ponies may look tame, but Beth and Anita know that they are wild. No one is allowed to touch or feed them. Circle the wild pony that does not look like the others.

RIDDLE ME A RIDE

What famous brothers took man's first successful airplane flight near the Outer Banks town of Kitty Hawk?

SAILORS BEWARE!

Beth knows that many ships wreck in this area because of the strong winds, waves, and storms. Trace the letters with a pencil. You'll find out what sailors call this part of the sea.

SHIPSHAPE, NOT!

Anita is disgusted by the shape this ship is in. Cross out all the junk that the sailors would not have had on their ship.

NOTE IN A BOTTLE

Dugan is puzzled by this silly note. Help him figure out what the note says.

LIGHT THE WAY

Ernest knows that the Cape Hatteras Light is the tallest and most famous lighthouse in the United States' But he can't guess how tall it is. Find the hidden numbers in this picture and add them up to find the answer.

CRISSCROSS CROSSWORD

C.K. has done enough exploring for the day. Can you figure out this crossword puzzle with her?

[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED]

Illustrated by Nancy Holiday

Hang on There:

The man is hang gliding.

Name That Sport:

Hang Gliding

Who's Watching Whom?:

Ten kinds of duck are shown, fifteen are missing.

Tailspin:

AWESOME, DUDE

Wild Horses:

Second pony from top is missing his tail.

Riddle Me a Ride:

the Wright brothers

Sailors Beware:

Graveyard of the Atlantic

Note in a Bottle:

Fish like to be free. Stop fishing and eat seaweed for snacks.

Light the Way:

223 feet
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Author:Partington, Maria
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Date:Jul 1, 2007
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