• If you’re stuck without a ruler or tape measure, a jarful of pennies could be used as an acceptable, if inconvenient, substitute. A stack of 197 U.S. pennies measures a hair over one foot.

Alabama-born author Harper Lee based the character Dill Harris in her novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” on her childhood friend, who became a famous writer. That friend was:

A) Truman Capote

B) Tennessee Williams

C) Stephen King

D) John Grisham

Wednesday’s answer: Hyde Park, N.Y., is the home of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, which offers degrees in cooking and baking.

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