Merry Quizmas, Peeps!

Can you unwrap the brainteaser we’ve tucked under your tree?  One smart and lucky reader will win a Cute Overload Page-A-Day Calendar in time for 2009 — the rest of you get underwear.  Send your answers to competishe [at] cutelabs [dot] com today!

( G ) Where in California will you find Avalon?
( E ) Who doesn’t belong on this list (and why)? Jane Fonda, Eartha Kitt, Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor

Hah!  Just the number I wanted!

( H ) A ceramic cat with one raised paw is considered lucky in what country?
( AL ) What comic strip character has a cat named Hot Dog?

The pieces must be moved with absolute precision!

( SN ) In 2007, "Cinnamon" became the first cat to make what scientific contribution?
( SL ) What board game features a boot, a bathtub, and a bowling ball?

It calls for a steady hand, a practiced eye ...


  1. Entries must be received by 9 PM PST, Tuesday, December 23, 2008.
  2. That email address, once again, is: competishe [at] cutelabs [dot] com
  3. One entry per person, please.
  4. One winning entry will be selected at random from correct entries.
  5. Contest open to all except employees of CuteLabs, their immediate families and that one loudmouth at the office party who wouldn’t stop photocopying his you-know-what.
  6. Entries will be judged by NTMTOM, who knows if you’ve been bad or good.

Your "Tikkus" is quite a playa, Rosemary W.

[As always, the comments are closed so folks don’t post all the answers, ahem… – Ed.]