A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2012

Border Challenge in Erin, Ephraim’s Sales of Bitterroot Balm and Walking to Bolton

March 21, 2012 | | Back Issues | Departments | In Every Issue | Leisure | Puzzles | Spring 2012

The Puzzles:

Download a printable version of Ken Weber’s puzzles from the Spring 2012 edition of In The Hills.

The Answers:

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About the Author More by Ken Weber

Caledon writer Ken Weber’s best-selling Five Minute Mysteries series is published in 22 languages. Ken wrote 103 Historic Hills columns for In The Hills over more than 25 years, capping his pen in 2022.



  1. On your Puzzling Conclusion, page 94 in the Border Challenge in Erin question C asks how many U.S. states can you name whose land mass’s touches the border with Canada. Your answer says New York does not touch. If you look on a map the northern part of New York state east of Cornwall, Ontario reaches until Interstate # 87 for about 35 km land touching land.

    Caron Mailloux on May 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Reply

  2. I was delighted to see that Ken Weber had set a puzzle that I actually could solve – had the letter been signed “Elizabeth R” it would have been more problematic.

    However, in the Border Challenge in Erin, Newfoundland and Labrador was excluded from the possible answers as it wasn’t a province of Canada in 1924. Therefore, the state of Alaska should also be excluded because it wasn’t a state in 1924. It achieved that honor in 1959 followed by Hawaii in 1960. I’m not sure about the dates of “statehood” for the other 48 states, but I’m old enough to remember both of these events.

    Steve Brown from Mulmur on Mar 26, 2012 at 7:12 am | Reply

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