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Thursday, February 13, 2003

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Pracht Korkenzieher

Solingen, Germany February 13, 1976 - Günther Pracht has applied for a patent on his latest invention which he claims as "A cork screw having a bell-shaped housing and a cork-screw blade which is secured at one of its ends to the closed end of the bell-shaped housing, the cork being able to be lifted out ot the bottle neck without reversing the turning direction of the cork-screw blade..."

Pracht's corkscrew will be manufactured by the August Reutershan Company which has been operating in Solingen since 1964.

Wirtz, Virginia, February 13, 2003 - Editor's note: The Pracht corkscrew is currently manufactured by Sieger GmbH in Germany. The name of the company was changed from Reutershan to Sieger in 1991. The corkscrew is marketed as the Model Sieger 600 and is produced in a variety of colors and leather coverings.


Puzzled? Here are five clues and five scrambled answers (in italics) - can you unscramble them?:

  1. Goes on and on: Nameplate Purger
  2. For the bar: Retailers Copy
  3. What we love: Cross Wreck
  4. 1948 Rack: Stroke Mark
  5. Slip, turn, pull inventor: Mechanic Lovers

Yesterday's clues / answers:

  1. An old corkscrew: Cute Lobster = Bottlescrue
  2. Bubbling over: Map Change = Champagne
  3. In the news: Washy Derelict = The Daily Screw
  4. Famous walking stick: Unclean Tamer = Luterman Cane (see:
  5. Prohibition: Finest Lord = Old Snifter

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