1.94. A writer with an audience of millions insisted
that he was never to be interrupted while writing. After the day when he
actually was interrupted, he never wrote again. (JM, originally from
How Come — Again?)
1.94 answer: He was a skywriter whose plane crashed into another
1.94a. Variant wording: A seated woman is writing a letter. She dies
because there’s a thunderstorm outside. (SP, from The Next Book of
1.94a answer: Same. I really like this version; I may even replace the
older puzzle statement with this one.
1.94b. Variant: A woman is in a Q when there is a flash of lightning and
she dies. (SP original?)
1.94b answer: “Q” sounds like “queue,” suggesting she’s standing in line
rather than writing the letter Q.