Solution to Dec. 4 Cipher: <Zoroaster, Zarathustra, Zartosht> → take out all repeating instances of letters → <Zartosheu> → anagrams to → <azure shot> → <the second word, shot> → <SHOT = Society for the History of Technology> → <they award the Dexter Prize> → <Dexter’s Laboratory> → <Cartoon Network>
“Overhead the albatross
Hangs motionless upon the air.”
“All that you buy,
beg, borrow or steal.”
“But in the end it’s only round and round.
Haven’t you heard it’s a battle or words
The poster bearer cried.”
let hers and album count:
“If I were a train, I’d be late.”
But only for a girl named Fate.
Gotta keep your feet, keep your feet on the ground.
Talking won’t help you any.
“And if you sit don’t make a sound”
don’t quote words, count them:
But rote learning tells Aunt Em city lights
to lie awake at night.
“She’ll be selling plastic flowers on a Sunday afternoon.”
Her baskets full of secrets,
nothing holding them down.
Water-logged in the river,
holding sad clown tears.
“In the lazy water meadow I lay me down.”
Solution on page 10.