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# Puzzle 1 What is represented by this BrainBat?

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[Ref: ZQXE] Copyrighted. Answer: Back to the future. Puzzle 2 Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central G and no letter can be used twice, however, the letters do not have to be connected. Proper nouns are not allowed, however, plurals are. There is at least one nine letter word. Excellent: 24 words. Good: 18 words. Average: 15 words.

[Ref: ZHCT] © Kevin Stone Answer: Common words: age, allege, angel, angle, cage, CHALLENGE, change, clang, eagle, gal, gale, gall, gel, gene, glance, glean, glee, glen, hag, hang, lag, leg, legal, nag. All words: ag, age, agee, agene, aglee, allege, angel, angle, cage, CHALLENGE, chang, change, clag, clang, eagle, egal, encage, eng, gae, gaen, gal, gale, gall, gan, gane, gee, gel, gen, gene, ghee, glace, glance, glean, glee, glen, hag, hang, lag, lang, leg, legal, nag. Puzzle 3 What is represented by this BrainBat? ONCE 12:01

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Answer: Once upon a time. Puzzle 4 Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central K and no letter can be used twice, however, the letters do not have to be connected. Proper nouns are not allowed, however, plurals are. There is at least one nine letter word. Excellent: 34 words. Good: 22 words. Average: 18 words.

[Ref: ZDRZ] © Kevin Stone Answer: Common words: click, clicks, clock, clocks, CLOCKWISE, cockle, cockles, coke, cokes, elk, elks, ilk, kilo, kilos, lick, licks, like, likes, lock, locks, sick, sickle, silk, skew, ski, slick, sock, wick, wicks, wok, woke, woks. All words: click, clicks, clock, clocks, CLOCKWISE, cockle, cockles, coke, cokes, cowlick, cowlicks, elk, elks, ick, ilk, ilks, kilo, kilos, koel, koels, koi, kos, lek, leks, lick, licks, like, likes, lock, locks, oke, okes, sick, sickle, sicko, sike, silk, skew, ski, slick, sock, soke, wick, wicks, wok, woke, woks. Puzzle 5 Using eight eights and addition only, can you make 1000?

[Ref: ZPFG] Answer: 888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1000.

Puzzle 6 Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central H and no letter can be used twice. The letters do not have to be connected. Proper nouns are not allowed, however, plurals are. There is at least one nine letter word. Excellent: 51 words. Good: 35 words. Average: 25 words.

[Ref: ZTSG] © Kevin Stone Answer: Common words: afresh, ash, fish, FISHERMAN, fresh, hairs, ham, hams, hare, harem, harems, hares, has, he, hear, hears, heir, heirs, hem, hems, hen, hens, her, hernia, hernias, hers, hi, him, hire, hires, his, marsh, mash, masher, mesh, mishear, rash, sham, shame, share, she, sheaf, shear, shim, shin, shine, shiner, shire, shrine. All words: afresh, ah, ahem, arshin, ash, ashen, ashier, ashmen, eh, famish, fash, feh, fehs, fish, fisher, FISHERMAN, fresh, freshman, ha, hae, haem, haemin, haemins, haems, haen, haes, hafis, hair, hairs, ham, hame, hames, hams, hanse, hare, harem, harems, hares, harm, harmin, harmine, harmines, harmins, harms, has, he, hear, hears, heir, heirs, hem, hemin, hemins, hems, hen, hens, her, herm, herma, hermai, herms, hern, hernia, hernias, herns, hers, hes, hi, hie, hies, him, hin, hins, hire, hires, his, hisn, hm, ihram, ihrams, inmesh, marish, marsh, mash, masher, mashie, menhir, menhirs, mesh, mishear, nah, rah, rash, resh, rhea, rheas, sh, sha, shairn, sham, shame, share, sharif, sharn, she, shea, sheaf, shear, sherif, shier, shim, shin, shine, shiner, shire, shmear, shri, shrine, sinh. Puzzle 7 Can you place the numbers 1 to 8 into the following grid. No two consecutive numbers can be directly next to each other either horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

[Ref: ZUHP] Answer: The following is one answer, all other answers are a reflection or rotation of this.

Puzzle 8 During the recent BrainBashers cipher convention, a Morse code contest took place. The contest consisted of a Morse code transmission where the spaces between the letters and words were missing. Can you find the ten animals?

Puzzle 9 Starting in the bottom left corner and moving either up or right. one square at a time. Good luck! [Ref: ZKCX] © Kevin Stone Answer: Rabbit Squirrel Donkey Elephant Cat Weasel Zebra Aardvark Mouse Dog. BrainBashers has provided you with a listing of the Morse code characters. adding up the numbers along the way. .Luckily. what is the largest sum which can be made once you have reached the top right corner? [Ref: ZNGR] © Kevin Stone Answer: 37.

amin. admirer. aimer. made. Proper nouns are not allowed. denim. dam. mere. armed. mid. remained. marine. maiden. named. ami. demean. ream. dream. name. emend. mend. amine. however. minder. derma. minder. em. mediae. maid. man. daimen. am. me. The letters do not have to be connected. amid. men. denim. remand. mariner. aim. mien. anime. All words: adeem. amend. mid. aimed. mire. dime. main. mad. menad. inarm. mi. aim. mined. ameer. dimer. mir. ermine. mar. arm. mair. Good: 48 words. dreamer. mare. dreamier. aimed. aidmen. am. remind. median. maned. amen. mae. plurals are. med. mine. admirer. reminder. mender. ma. meaner. meanie. mean. amender. name. edema. admen. mina. mind. namer. inarmed. emir. mired. amie. mean. Excellent: 63 words. marine. There is at least one nine letter word. Average: 35 words. me. married. eme. mine. deem. amide. merer. miner. mead. meaner. remain. dame. renamed. mad. dram. mend. rim. mane. main. maid. madre. mind. dime. made. meander. armer. mire. man. median. marred. meed. maiden. men. dreamier. derm. dam. nema. mined. mane. ermine. arm. [Ref: ZAIT] © Kevin Stone Answer: Common words: admire. amid. neem. how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central M and no letter can be used twice. married. airmen. dim. . dram. amen. miner. rename. airmen. idem. meander. deem. media. admire. armed. mare. dreamer. amend. amir. ram. dame. deme. medina. dream. media. dim. nam. named. marred. minae.Puzzle 10 Using the BrainTracker grid below. REMAINDER. ermined. mariner.

Meeting friends after work allows executives to network effectively. The eggs were boxed thirteen instead of a dozen in each baker's delivery box. remand. rimer. ream. The attendance at the local football match exceeded last weeks by many thousands. Puzzle 11 Hidden in each of the sentences are the numbers 1 to 10 in words. reedman. reamer. It's always worth looking after your friends. 7 . even if they've upset you. 5 .We need to waterproof our boots to make sure we don't get wet. A number might appear in more than one sentence.' contains the number 1: 'My parents told me to never cross the road without looking. reremind. Having salmon every day for lunch gets a little boring after a while. remend. remained. Even heavyweight boxers like using soft tissues when they have a cold. REMAINDER.' The robins love hiding amongst the smooth reeds. remade. 1 . reman. rearm.Even heavyweight boxers like using soft tissues when they have a cold. 9 . I veered sharply to the left.The orchestra sounded magnificent with the three virtuosi xylophonists. rem.The eggs were boxed thirteen instead of a dozen in each baker's delivery box. Meeting friends after work allows executives to network effectively. redream. To avoid the calf. rami. 10 . rim. We need to waterproof our boots to make sure we don't get wet.It's always worth looking after your friends. rime. renamed. ram. reminder.To avoid the calf. remind. 4 . remain. even if they've upset you.Having salmon every day for lunch gets a little boring after a while. rearmed. I veered sharply to the left. but there is only one way to find all ten numbers. reamed. ramee. ramie. The orchestra sounded magnificent with the three virtuosi xylophonists. Puzzle 12 . 8 . For example 'My parents told me to never cross the road without looking. rename. 6 . rimed. [Ref: ZWJD] © Kevin Stone Answer: 3 .The robins love hiding amongst the smooth reeds. 2 .The attendance at the local football match exceeded last weeks by many thousands.nim.

epees. Puzzle 13 Using the BrainTracker grid below. preset. pen. preset. pert. how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central P and no letter can be used twice. seep. per. REPENTERS. terpenes. preener. He of course did not ice the bottom of the cake. peters. Proper nouns are not allowed. pretense. prese. repent. spent. however. spree. perter. neep. terpene. [Ref: ZSWU] © Kevin Stone Answer: Common words: peer. pester. pet. in the shape of a perfect cube. . prester. penes.What is represented by this BrainBat? GLOOOOKD [Ref: ZHRO] © Kevin Stone Answer: Looking good. serpent. plurals are. the letters do not have to be connected. steep. REPRESENT. All words: epee. Puzzle 14 Michael made a cake. pretense. PRESENTER. prest. spent. present. preen. prees. LOOK in the word GOOD. serpent. pets. steepen. step. neeps. repenter. pens. steepen. sprent. seep. per. pent. tepee. pen. present. speer. rep. repenter. strep. pet. pest. pe. however. REPRESENT. repent. Excellent: 25 words. preener. There is at least one nine letter word. tepees. pent. The inside of the cake was sponge. penster. steep. pert. reps. peen. steeper. pensee. step. for 64 guests at a recent party. peter. peter. pest. Average: 13 words. pester. preen. peers. sept. steeper. repents. preeners. preens. peer. pes. pree. Good: 18 words. pesterer. spree. and he iced the cake with red icing. peens.

The manager suddenly remembers that the room rate is £25 and gives £5 to the bellboy to return to the people. Puzzle 15 Three people check into a hotel. making a total of 64 pieces of cake. totalling £27. A total of 24. however. they each received back £1.Michael cut each side of the cake into four equal pieces. totalling £29. Puzzle 16 Using the BrainTracker grid below. Of this £27. How many of the pieces of cake had at least 2 of their sides with icing? [Ref: ZPJN] © Kevin Stone Answer: 24. Good: 18 words. Excellent: 24 words. There is at least one nine letter word. £25 went to the manager for the room and £2 went to the bellboy. plurals are. They pay £30 to the manager and go to their room. On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that £5 would be difficult to share among three people so he pockets £2 and gives £1 to each person. . the letters do not have to be connected. Originally. Where is the missing £1? [Ref: ZVTU] Answer: We have to be careful what we are adding together. So they paid £9 each. Average: 14 words. how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central W and no letter can be used twice. The other three layers each have 4 pieces that have 2 sides with icing. Proper nouns are not allowed. The bellboy has £2. they paid £30. Each exactly the same size. however. There were 12 pieces on the top layer with at least 2 sides with icing. they now have only paid £27. Now each person paid £10 and got back £1.

wart. wet. weft. trawl. law. flaw. Letters allowed: C O L U M B U S. flew. wallet. water. column. fatwa. WATERFALL. flatware. waft. CUBE. wet. welt. wert. we. twae. wafer. aware. PLUM. waft. welt. wallet. well. Answer: D U C K M P U L O S E T E L B A Across: DUCK. trawl. tew. war. walla. wall. weal. tawer.[Ref: ZHFN] © Kevin Stone Answer: Common words: aware. wafer. we. ware. law. [Ref: ZWPU] © Alan Stillson and Frank Longo. Each letter is only used once. taw. and no letter is repeated in the rows/cols/blocks. wear. wat. raw. TALK . twa. BALE Down : DOME. WATERFALL. war. ware. awe. awl. wale. well. weft. few. PLUS. flaw. All words: aw. wafter. awa. water. few. TOES. waler. and 2x2 block has letters (in any order) that form a common word. wae. awl. wear. wart. wall. raw. awe. flew. Puzzle 17 D P E T E L A • • • Place letters into the grid such that every row.

Puzzle 19 Using the BrainTracker grid below. Proper nouns are not allowed. if you only move up or right. LUCK. however. however.Boxes : DUMP. Excellent: 47 words. Puzzle 18 Starting with the 6 in the bottom left corner. how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central M and no letter can be used twice. Good: 35 words. what is the highest total you can make. SOLE. . using the mathematical signs on the way? [Ref: ZWYX] © Kevin Stone Answer: 13. Average: 25 words. BEAT Note : Other anagrams of these words are OK as long as they don't change the answer grid. the letters do not have to be connected. plurals are. There is at least one nine letter word.

smote. theism. gnomes. Puzzle 20 Each of these words can have the same letter placed at the beginning and the end to form a new word. met. genom. gemots. nims. me. shim. mien. mine. mites. ohm. item. home. gems. most. eonism. hemin. migs. meting. moths. homes. em. hems. homes. stem. omens. mogs. him. monish. home. mon. mis. ism. men. homing. tome. mho. gnomes. omit. mog. omen. gismo. omit. smite. omits. semi. What are the new words? EVE ABLE CARVE AS ON ODE ELUDE APE ATE ROD . gem. mite. omits. homines. moth. mite. mig. mote. tomes. mitogen. some. meson. monist. somite. emits. smog. oms. hem. moist. months. nim. mints. meno. gnomish. meth. mights. hems. mi. toms. mons. moisten. theming. metis. miens. mines. time. might. shmo. month. om. nome. ohms. mints. met. moths. monte. mots. mist. All words: egoism. them. gem. smit. SOMETHING. mint. meshing. gems. ohms. months. moste. moist. noms. ems. month. mhos. mestino. emoting. mesh. inmesh. genoms. mos. items. mot. mint. some. nom. mise. me. monie. stem. stime. motes. hm. men. miso. homing. hemins. meshing. smith. inmost. moth. omens. times. sentimo. sim. mist. them. montes. homiest. might. mines. emit. monies. mitogens. meths. item. gemot. ohm. SOMETHING. him. hem. gnome. tom. mites. moisten. omen. emits. mesh. mongst. times. mine. egotism. mo. most. time.[Ref: ZVIX] © Kevin Stone Answer: Common words: emit. nomes. gnomist. gnome. For example LIT becomes ELITE by adding an E at both ends. items.

a quarter. Each coin was a little battered and had a piece missing.[Ref: ZKDH] © Kevin Stone Answer: L + EVE + L = LEVEL T + ABLE + T = TABLET S + CARVE + S = SCARVES E + AS + E = EASE G + ON + G = GONG M + ODE + M = MODEM D + ELUDE + D = DELUDED L + APE + L = LAPEL D + ATE + D = DATED E + ROD + E = ERODE Puzzle 21 A woman had three old coins . .Based on a puzzle by Henry Ernest Dudeney. Answer: 7÷27 of each coin was missing.a silver dollar. Puzzle 22 What is represented by this BrainBat? C CAVE [Ref: ZSDS] © Kevin Stone Answer: Concave [C on CAVE] or Undersea Cave [under C CAVE]. The original value of the three coins was 100 + 25 + 10 = 135. [Ref: ZQJS] © Kevin Stone . QED. and a dime. What fraction of each was missing if the value of the remaining bits of coins was now exactly one dollar in total? For this puzzle it can be assumed that ½ of a coin is worth ½ of its value. and the new value was 100. So 35÷135 of the original value has been removed and 35÷135 = 7÷27. She found that exactly the same fraction had broken away from each coin.

Good: 6 words. Answer: .Puzzle 23 Using the BrainTracker grid below. quieten. Average: 5 words. Excellent: 7 words. quinte. quite. plurals are. [Ref: ZGEB] Submitted by Adailton J. quite. the letters do not have to be connected. quint. equip. There is at least one nine letter word. quiet. quiet. queen. however. piquet. quieten. quit. Puzzle 24 Using the digits 1 to 9. EQUIPMENT. quip. EQUIPMENT. The second number is twice the first. create three 3-digit numbers. quin. The third number is three times the first. quit. Proper nouns are not allowed. however. queen. pique. All words: equine. how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central Q and no letter can be used twice. [Ref: ZFEH] © Kevin Stone Answer: Common words: equip. Chiaradia.

Excellent: 24 words. lochan. Puzzle 26 In the illustration we have a sketch of Sir Edwyn de Tudor going to rescue his lady-love. hance. chalone. loach. The letters do not have to be connected. hem. nacho. Proper nouns are not allowed.Puzzle 25 Using the BrainTracker grid below. echo. almeh. CHAMELEON. oh. heel. mach. oh. macho. achene. ohm. hon. ah. ho. chao. eche. halo. hale. hale. echelon. All words: ache. echelon. Good: 19 words. home. mocha. macho. manhole. hence. heal. plurals are. Sir Edwyn calculated that if he rode fifteen miles an hour he would arrive at the castle an hour too soon. hae. how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central H and no letter can be used twice. heal. manche. home. leach. ham. leech. haen. hen. helm. haem. mohel. chelae. hen. enhalo. Average: 14 words. helo. There is at least one nine letter word. ho. ahem. each. each. chon. hone. ham. hao. ha. ha. chela. he. echo. mache. hole. heme. hm. loch. the fair Isabella. leech. ohm. nah. hence. CHAMELEON. hame. however. mahoe. cham. eh. lech. hole. hone. [Ref: ZUWN] © Kevin Stone Answer: Common words: ache. noh. halo. chemo. hemal. leach. who was held a captive by a neighbouring wicked baron. ah. halm. helm. hem. mho. manhole. while if he rode ten . mach. holm. loch. mocha. he. heel.

the time appointed.D ÷ 15 = 2 Multiply throughout by 30: . Above is the answer given in the book.an hour too late. Answer: The distance must have been sixty miles. it was of the first importance that he should arrive at the exact time appointed. he would reach the castle of the wicked baron exactly at five o'clock . he would arrive at four o'clock . and the time of the tryst was five o'clock. therefore Time2 . If Sir Edwyn left at noon and rode 15 miles an hour. The puzzle is to discover exactly how far Sir Edwyn de Tudor had to ride.Time1 = 2 D ÷ 10 . we have: Travelling at 15 mph: Time1 = D ÷ 15 Travelling at 10 mph: Time2 = D ÷ 10 (an hour too late) (an hour too soon) The time gap between these two times is 2 hours. Now. in order that the rescue that he had planned should be a success. If he rode 10 miles an hour. when the captive lady would be taking her afternoon tea. But if he went at 12 miles an hour.miles an hour he would get there just an hour too late. and below is a method of finding the answer. If we call the distance to the castle.an hour too soon. [Ref: ZBVT] Sir Edwyn De Tudor. D and using the fact that Time = Distance ÷ Speed. Amusements In Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney (1917). he would arrive at six o'clock .

put. pale. dip. tape. place. plait. cupid. clip. pal. pale. paced. pleat. alp. pail. leap. epical. clipt. plate. pal. paled. caped.2D = 60 D = 60 miles. pet. pad. [Ref: ZNPB] © Kevin Stone Answer: Common words: adept. pa. cape. pea. pate. epic. placid. elapid. All words: adept. pit. lepta. pated. pact. paid. however. dupe. culpae. tulip. plea. pedal. Puzzle 27 What is represented by this BrainBat? EST EST EST EST [Ref: ZIMX] © Kevin Stone Answer: Forest. pact. pud. pea. teacup. pace. pied. clap. letup. There is at least one nine letter word. pi. pate. epic. dip. cape. pie. apt. . clept. aplite. peal. taped. palet. paced. depict. clapt. epact. padle. dup. padi. paid. pat. apt. petal. cup. taupe. Average: 38 words. piled. pail. lip. tip. dipt. depict. plied. cap. DUPLICATE. Proper nouns are not allowed. clap. duple. clupeid. peat. update. cup. tap. pac. Puzzle 28 Using the BrainTracker grid below. aped. plurals are. pita. plated. pica. Good: 50 words. leapt. the letters do not have to be connected. tepid. clip. pile. how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central P and no letter can be used twice.3D . pa. pled. dupe. cupid. culpa. [Four EST]. plead. ape. aliped. pat. DUPLICATE. up. Excellent: 70 words. lap. caput. plaid. plaice. cap. lap. leap. placed. QED. however. caplet. alp. ape. pad. pe. lept. cep. lip. dap. pelt. pace. cupel. leapt.

plied. tap. placet. pita. placid. puli. pile. pleiad. plaited. pie. plutei. pia. pical. picul. tip. Puzzle 29 Complete the fifth circle with the correct dots. plat. pud. [Ref: ZDMN] © Kevin Stone Answer: At each stage. pelt. ped. tup. tape. pit. plait. plicated. pec. pet. peat. pieta. petal. pul. pi. a new dot starts at the top. put. up. Puzzle 31 D K P .peal. plead. pice. piu. piled. plicate. tulip. pica. plaid. and then goes either clockwise. pial. place. pic. plaice. plate. pudic. pleat. plated. pedal. pied. pilau. taped. puce. teacup. tepa. plea. or counter-clockwise. pilea. plie. tepid. update. placed. pled. plaudit. taliped. uplit. plicae. peculia. taupe. Puzzle 30 What is represented by this BrainBat? ENO ERAUQS OT [Ref: ZUVB] © Kevin Stone Answer: Back to square one. plica. tepal.

32 and 15 respectively. How many revolutions must the largest cog make before each of the cogs is back in its starting position? [Ref: ZTFU] © Kevin Stone . Puzzle 32 I have a machine which has four cog wheels in constant mesh. TOES. and 2x2 block has letters (in any order) that form a common word. Answer: D U C K M P U L O S E T E L B A Across: DUCK. Each letter is only used once. and no letter is repeated in the rows/cols/blocks. [Ref: ZWPU] © Alan Stillson and Frank Longo. BEAT Note : Other anagrams of these words are OK as long as they don't change the answer grid. PLUM. The largest cog has 168 teeth and the others have 49. SOLE. BALE Down : DOME. TALK Boxes : DUMP. PLUS. CUBE.E T E L A • • • Place letters into the grid such that every row. LUCK. Letters allowed: C O L U M B U S. column.

If we break each wheel into its prime factors.Answer: 140 revolutions. if you only move up or right. using the mathematical signs on the way? [Ref: ZWYX] © Kevin Stone Answer: 13. Puzzle 33 Starting with the 6 in the bottom left corner. . what is the highest total you can make. QED. we get: 168= 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 7 49 = 7 x 7 32 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 15 = 3 x 5 So revolutions x 168 --------------------------------2x2x2x2x2x3x5x7x7 revolutions x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 7 --------------------------------2x2x2x2x2x3x5x7x7 revolutions ------------2x2x5x7 revolutions ------------140 Which means revolutions = 140.

how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central M and no letter can be used twice. OPAL PAST SPIN MELT WREN SWAB MESS FIND AGED SHED STAY Puzzle 35 Using the BrainTracker grid below. you can make another valid word. Can you change each word such that the second letters will reveal an eleven letter word when read downwards. .Puzzle 34 By changing the second letter of each word below. Therefore. OVAL POST SKIN MALT WHEN SLAB MISS FUND APED SPED SWAY [Ref: ZLRW] © Kevin Stone Answer: Paperweight. however. what now reads VOKAHLIUPPW will be a real word. the letters do not have to be connected.

men. gems. moth. nom. sim. miens. times. mines. plurals are. him. hems. eonism. mint. shmo. omen. homes. gemots. noms. moste. somite. into the grid. stem. might. . gnomish. meshing. gnomist. gems. however. smote. homes.Proper nouns are not allowed. ohms. mots. meno. inmesh. mints. monte. most. meting. ohm. metis. mons. gemot. smith. moisten. mon. gnome. some. mist. montes. mestino. mights. gnomes. tomes. meshing. omit. moist. Good: 35 words. monie. oms. home. genoms. meths. sentimo. ism. mine. item. moths. item. toms. mites. gismo. emits. monist. home. smog. mis. mise. omits. hems. omens. mos. months. miso. homiest. items. homing. mine. omens. homines. mho. mitogen. om. tome. ems. hm. ohms. gnomes. met. mesh. mog. months. mite. might. mot. omits. hem. month. theism. him. SOMETHING. motes. Puzzle 36 Place the digits 1 to 8. men. moth. moisten. hemins. hem. them. most. met. mitogens. mogs. emits. me. [Ref: ZVIX] © Kevin Stone Answer: Common words: emit. The numbers you can see are the totals for the surrounding numbers. SOMETHING. egotism. hemin. some. omit. me. theming. omen. homing. moist. tom. mesh. nome. nim. genom. mig. migs. Average: 25 words. time. meth. em. month. mongst. emoting. mhos. nomes. them. gem. items. mites. mite. stime. mint. inmost. ohm. mien. emit. mo. meson. nims. times. All words: egoism. moths. stem. mist. monies. mote. gem. mints. shim. mines. monish. Excellent: 47 words. smit. gnome. semi. There is at least one nine letter word. smite. time. mi.

[Ref: ZILN] © Kevin Stone Answer: .

What are the new words? EVE ABLE CARVE AS ON ODE ELUDE APE ATE ROD [Ref: ZKDH] © Kevin Stone Answer: L + EVE + L = LEVEL T + ABLE + T = TABLET .Puzzle 37 Each of these words can have the same letter placed at the beginning and the end to form a new word. For example LIT becomes ELITE by adding an E at both ends.

Puzzle 40 Using the BrainTracker grid below. [Ref: ZQJS] © Kevin Stone . What fraction of each was missing if the value of the remaining bits of coins was now exactly one dollar in total? For this puzzle it can be assumed that ½ of a coin is worth ½ of its value. The original value of the three coins was 100 + 25 + 10 = 135. Each coin was a little battered and had a piece missing. .a silver dollar. Puzzle 39 What is represented by this BrainBat? C CAVE [Ref: ZSDS] © Kevin Stone Answer: Concave [C on CAVE] or Undersea Cave [under C CAVE]. Answer: 7÷27 of each coin was missing. QED. a quarter. and the new value was 100.S + CARVE + S = SCARVES E + AS + E = EASE G + ON + G = GONG M + ODE + M = MODEM D + ELUDE + D = DELUDED L + APE + L = LAPEL D + ATE + D = DATED E + ROD + E = ERODE Puzzle 38 A woman had three old coins . and a dime. the letters do not have to be connected. however. She found that exactly the same fraction had broken away from each coin. So 35÷135 of the original value has been removed and 35÷135 = 7÷27. how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central Q and no letter can be used twice.Based on a puzzle by Henry Ernest Dudeney.

Puzzle 41 Can you fill the thermometers with mercury. quip. queen. quite. There is at least one nine letter word. plurals are. Excellent: 7 words. EQUIPMENT. quit. quin. Good: 6 words. Mercury always starts filling from the bottom of a thermometer and not every thermometer has to contain mercury. The third number is three times the first. quieten. Average: 5 words.com for more Thermometer Puzzles. quinte. queen. quieten. such that the numbers outside the grid indicate how many cells in each row and column contain mercury. The second number is twice the first. EQUIPMENT. quit. pique. quiet. equip. [Ref: ZVFT] © Johan de Ruiter Visit www. All words: equine. quite. however. piquet. .Proper nouns are not allowed.puzzlepicnic. create three 3-digit numbers. quiet. quint. [Ref: ZFEH] © Kevin Stone Answer: Common words: equip. Answer: Puzzle 42 Using the digits 1 to 9.

Answer: Puzzle 43 Can you find anagrams of the following words? ASPIRATE ALARMING BLEATING DECIMATE CREATIVE CHEATING DOWNLOAD GRADIENT ALTITUDE GENERATE [Ref: ZJYZ] © Kevin Stone Answer: Parasite.[Ref: ZGEB] Submitted by Adailton J. tangible. treading. Puzzle 44 What is represented by this BrainBat? Dr Dr . teaching. reactive. Chiaradia. marginal. woodland. latitude. teenager. medicate.

how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central H and no letter can be used twice. CHAMELEON. halo. The puzzle is to discover exactly how far Sir Edwyn de Tudor had to ride. hao. helm. hole. mocha. mho. haen. and the time of the tryst was five o'clock. halm. Proper nouns are not allowed. . ah. nacho. chao. echo. chemo. achene. chon. it was of the first importance that he should arrive at the exact time appointed. manhole. mach. lech. the fair Isabella. heel. mache. hence. leech. hem. loch. mohel. chela. macho. All words: ache. hon. ham. hemal. holm. however. hale. noh. hole. loach. Average: 14 words. heme. hone. ah. Puzzle 46 In the illustration we have a sketch of Sir Edwyn de Tudor going to rescue his lady-love. cham. leach. hen. leach. ha. each. enhalo. he. he. Puzzle 45 Using the BrainTracker grid below. manhole. chalone. in order that the rescue that he had planned should be a success. each. Good: 19 words. echelon. ho. chelae. hale. haem. oh. hame. hance. when the captive lady would be taking her afternoon tea. Excellent: 24 words. ahem. ohm. CHAMELEON. eche. manche. plurals are. heel. leech. hm. The letters do not have to be connected. echo. home. mach. Now. home.[Ref: ZJBU] Answer: A paradox: a pair of Docs. heal. ha. ohm. oh. There is at least one nine letter word. while if he rode ten miles an hour he would get there just an hour too late. ho. hem. hone. macho. almeh. ham. hence. mocha. hae. halo. who was held a captive by a neighbouring wicked baron. helo. nah. helm. lochan. mahoe. Sir Edwyn calculated that if he rode fifteen miles an hour he would arrive at the castle an hour too soon. eh. loch. heal. echelon. [Ref: ZUWN] © Kevin Stone Answer: Common words: ache. hen.

D ÷ 15 = 2 Multiply throughout by 30: 3D . Answer: The distance must have been sixty miles. he would reach the castle of the wicked baron exactly at five o'clock . therefore Time2 . But if he went at 12 miles an hour. D and using the fact that Time = Distance ÷ Speed. and below is a method of finding the answer.the time appointed. Amusements In Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney (1917). he would arrive at four o'clock . he would arrive at six o'clock .an hour too soon. . If Sir Edwyn left at noon and rode 15 miles an hour. QED. Above is the answer given in the book.Time1 = 2 D ÷ 10 .2D = 60 D = 60 miles. If he rode 10 miles an hour. If we call the distance to the castle.an hour too late. we have: Travelling at 15 mph: Time1 = D ÷ 15 Travelling at 10 mph: Time2 = D ÷ 10 (an hour too late) (an hour too soon) The time gap between these two times is 2 hours.[Ref: ZBVT] Sir Edwyn De Tudor.

To deduce the answer directly from the question. These chunks have been mixed up. no chunk is used twice and all chunks are used.+ .+ . Wednesday. we can multiply throughout by 12. sometimes.Puzzle 47 Below. eiderdown. Can you determine what the 10 words are? som one dbr pen rtm ber nes ent ive eph eti ens mes off eak eid sep win erd tel day ter wed tem aft apa own car ern oon [Ref: ZVLW] © Kevin Stone Answer: Windbreak.75 = 0.1.25. afternoon. * * * * . offensive.25 = 0. which confirms that 3 is correct.= 3 2 4 12 1 .25 0. telephone..5 + 0.= - . Checking that 3 works: 3 3 3 3 . Puzzle 48 What value of * makes the following correct: [Ref: ZWPF] © Kevin Stone Answer: 3.. September. 10 nine letter words have been broken into chunks of three letters... carpenter. apartment.

6* + 3* = 1* 12 . Puzzle 49 What is represented by this BrainBat? EST EST EST EST [Ref: ZIMX] © Kevin Stone Answer: Forest. Good: 50 words. [Ref: ZNPB] © Kevin Stone .* 2 4 12 to give: 12 .3* = 1* 12 = 4* 3=* As required. Average: 38 words. however. Excellent: 70 words. plurals are. Proper nouns are not allowed. however. There is at least one nine letter word. how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central P and no letter can be used twice. Puzzle 50 Using the BrainTracker grid below. the letters do not have to be connected. [Four EST].

Answer: Common words: adept. pale. epic. pie. pec. apt. pad. apt. pat. pilau. petal. pleat. and which triangle has the closest area to the doughnut shape on the left? The drawings are to scale. cap. pice. cupid. ape. duple. Puzzle 52 Which square. as well as working the actual areas out. pal. uplit. piled. plicate. tulip. place. DUPLICATE.5. pedal. up. puli. update. pate. plicated. pud. placet. clap. placid. tepid. aliped. plica. petal. paced. clept. pia. dipt. plaudit. put. culpa. pa. pi. plate. plied. pet. pita. taliped. epact. letup. peal. puce. tepal. DUPLICATE. pied. paled. pale. aplite. pical. paid. plaice. pial. plaice. plate. plead. pud. teacup. peculia. pilea. picul. cape. lip. pated. aped. dupe. pile. pica. plaid. cup. cape. dip. leapt. caput. dupe. plaited. lap. pi. pul. cupid. leap. plead. put. pled. alp. pac. pe. clap. pet. pica. pita. tap. plat. plea. epical. leap. placid. clapt. pelt. tip. tip. padi. plated. pad. . ped. clipt. All words: adept. cupel. pace. plied. pied. tup. pudic. pieta. lept. plea. tepid. pie. tape. taupe. palet. dap. lip. pit. lap. tulip. pedal. teacup. culpae. update. pail. depict. clip. pile. lepta. padle. epic. pa. cep. pea. caplet. tape. cup. tepa. peal. leapt. taped. clupeid. so you might be able to judge it. pled. pal. placed. plutei. which circle. pic. place. up. plait. peat. piled. taupe. peat. plicae. taped. pace. pleat. pat. cap. alp. plaid. plie. pact. dup. pail. piu. paid. paced. depict. pelt. tap. plated. pit. plait. [Ref: ZKRC] © Kevin Stone Answer: Circle: 3. clip. elapid. placed. caped. pleiad. pate. pea. pact. dip. ape.

The triangle with side 4.61 (** closest match). therefore the radius is 2. The triangle with side 3.3 has an area of Sqrt(3) x 4. Doughnut The area of a circle is π x Radius2.752 = 9.5 has a radius of 1. The triangle with side 4.1 has a radius of 1.1 has an area of 3.7 x 4. Square The area of a square is Side x Side.7. The square with side 3.55.95. Using Pythagoras' theorem it can be shown that the area of an equilateral triangle is Sqrt(3) x Base2 ÷ 4.9 has an area of 3.1 x 3. The square with side 3. The circle with diameter 3.42. The square with side 3.3 x 4.π = 3π ≈ 9. Circle The area of a circle is π x Radius2.01.55 and an area of π x 1.552 = 7. and the area is π x 12 = π. Therefore the shaded area is 4π .9 has a radius of 1.Square: 3. Triangle: 4.75 and an area of π x 1.9 = 15.59. The circle with diameter 3.9 x 3.7 has an area of Sqrt(3) x 4.9 has an area of Sqrt(3) x 3.1. .1 = 9.3 ÷ 4 = 8. The circle with diameter 3.21. Triangle The area of a triangle is ½ x Base x Height. therefore the radius is 1.95 and an area of π x 1. and the area is π x 22 = 4π.952 = 11.62 (** closest match).5 = 12. The larger circle has diameter = 4.7 ÷ 4 = 9.5 has an area of 3.57 (** closest match).9 x 3.5 x 3. The smaller circle has diameter = 2.25.9 ÷ 4 = 6.

azure.Puzzle 53 Using all of the letters A to Z. quote. scurvy. fox. plurals are. Puzzle 54 What is represented by this BrainBat? ENO ERAUQS OT [Ref: ZUVB] © Kevin Stone Answer: Back to square one. menace. however. swaps. edgy. skill. each once only. however. Puzzle 55 Using the BrainTracker grid below. hills. Proper nouns are not allowed. Average: 15 words. bad. Good: 21 words. There is at least one nine letter word. ferry. buddy. complete these words: *e*el b*d s*i*l swa** fo* *er*y a*ur* *u*dy *uo*e *e*a*e ed** sc*r*y l*p **lls [Ref: ZKQL] © Kevin Stone Answer: Jewel. how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central P and no letter can be used twice. Excellent: 30 words. . lop. the letters do not have to be connected.

pert. imp. tripe. prime. epimer. pet. temp. pier. pet. premier. pe. retemper. peer. pie. PERIMETER. rip. prier. preemie. imp. PERIMETER. epee. prime.[Ref: ZIYJ] © Kevin Stone Answer: Common words: empire. or counter-clockwise. emptier. pi. riper. ripe. tip. tempi. Puzzle 51 Complete the fifth circle with the correct dots. permit. and then goes either clockwise. premie. premier. tripe. premeet. riper. prier. temperer. temper. prim. pier. pit. temper. primer. a new dot starts at the top. pree. preterm. prim. tip. trip. rep. ripe. rip. epimere. per. pert. temp. tepee. pie. trip. [Ref: ZDMN] © Kevin Stone Answer: At each stage. premiere. pretrim. peter. primer. permit. peerie. peer. perter. emptier. perm. per. peter. premiere. perm. pit. peri. . pi. All words: empire.

Well. isn't it? And how old are you.com for more Thermometer Puzzles. Papa?" ." Tommy: "Shall I ever be half as old as you. our three ages add up to exactly seventy years. Papa?" Papa: "Just six times as old as you. [Ref: ZZKV] © Johan de Ruiter Visit www. my son. Tommy. Mamma?" Mamma: "Let me think.puzzlepicnic." Tommy: "That's a lot.Puzzle 56 Can you fill the thermometers with mercury. Mercury always starts filling from the bottom of a thermometer and not every thermometer has to contain mercury. such that the numbers outside the grid indicate how many cells in each row and column contain mercury. Answer: Puzzle 57 Tommy: "How old are you.

" Now. these make seventy years. Answer: The age of Mamma must have been 29 years 2 months. Amusements In Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney (1917). Added together.." Mamma: "Supposing. 5 years 10 months. and supposing Mamma had forgot all about it. Tommy. and when that happens our three ages will add up to exactly twice as much as to-day. darling. we talk about bed. Papa." Tommy: "And supposing I was born before you. The answer above is taken from the original book.Papa: "Yes. Tommy. That of Papa. You'll have a headache. and that of the child. and supposing. Mamma M and Papa P we can see that: "our three ages add up to exactly seventy years" leads to T + M + P = 70 (1) "Just six times as old as you" leads to P = 6 x T (2) In an unknown number of years (Y) "Shall I ever be half as old as you" leads to: P + Y = 2 x (T + Y) (3) and "our three ages will add up to exactly twice as much as to-day" leads to: . after 23 years 4 months have elapsed. 35 years. here is another version of the answer: If we call Tommy T. Tommy. if Tommy had been some years older he might have calculated the exact ages of his parents from the information they had given him. and. their united ages will amount to 140 years. Can you find out the exact age of Mamma? [Ref: ZPYU] Mamma's Age. and Tommy will be just half the age of his father. Come along. and hadn't been at home when I came.. The father is six times the age of the son.

.420 .70 12 x M = 350 M = 350÷12 So: Tommy = 70÷12 = 5.(T + Y) + (M + Y) + (P + Y) = 140 which can be written as T + M + P + 3Y = 140 (4) We can see from (4) and (1) that 3Y = 70 so Y = 70 ÷ 3 (5) Using (2) and (5) in (3) we have P + Y = 2 x (T + Y) 6 x T + 70÷3 = 2 x (T + 70÷3) 4 x T = 70÷3 T = 70÷12 (6) We can now use (6) in (2) to see that: P=6xT P = 6 x 70÷12 P = 70÷2 And using the values for T and P in (1) we have: T + M + P = 70 70÷12 + M + 70÷2 = 70 Multiply throughout by 12 to give: 70 + 12 x M + 420 = 840 12 x M = 840 .83333 = 5 years 10 months.

from each word. maroon.E = SCARLET WEIGHT .K = AMBER CALMER .V = INDIGO ARCHERY . cherry.U = VIOLET EMBARK . amber. lemon.Papa = 70÷2 = 35 = 35 years.S = LEMON VOIDING . QED.G = WHITE OUTLIVE . white.Y = GREEN DOORMAN .L = CREAM SOLEMN . Puzzle 58 Below are ten words. violet.1666 = 29 years 2 months. Mamma = 350÷12 = 29.A = CHERRY Puzzle 59 Fred can eat 27 chocolates in a hour.D = MAROON CLEAREST . cream. and Kelly can eat 7 chocolates in 20 minutes. ENERGY . indigo. scarlet. ENERGY DOORMAN CLEAREST WEIGHT OUTLIVE EMBARK CALMER SOLEMN VOIDING ARCHERY [Ref: ZIRD] © Kevin Stone Answer: Green. remove a single letter and rearrange the remaining letters to find ten new words which are related to each other. Alice can eat 2 chocolates in 10 minutes. How long will it take them to share and eat a large box of 120 chocolates whilst watching a movie? [Ref: ZGBB] © Kevin Stone .

Excellent: 39 words. ah. niche. rhea. churr. inarch. inch. reach. churner. chi. archer. hire. chin. ruche. chair. chin. hin. hue. hi. HURRICANE. chare. arch. rich. churn. chirr. unhair. enrich. hae. heir. Therefore 120 chocolates would take 120 ÷ 60 = 2 hours. chain. plurals are. ah. hi. hue. hernia. raunch. arch. chair. chine. charr. and Kelly eats 21. hen. rancher. he. archer. RAUNCHIER. chia. her. richer. uh. There is at least one nine letter word. hen. QED. china. however. hare. chain. hirer. charier. each. churn. ranch. chirre. [Ref: ZZZF] © Kevin Stone Answer: Common words: ache. hirer. inch. heir.Answer: 2 hours. richen. nuchae. A total of 60 chocolates. achier. Proper nouns are not allowed. All words: ache. how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central H and no letter can be used twice. churner. hear. niche. hance. eh. ranch. Fred eats 27 chocolates. hernia. the letters do not have to be connected. chi. urchin. each. In one hour. Average: 18 words. hie. ha. nah. HURRICANE. char. haen. urchin. Puzzle 60 Using the BrainTracker grid below. huic. her. however. cahier. archine. he. . hern. Good: 25 words. hire. hair. uh. richer. ha. china. reach. rhea. rah. chaine. hair. eh. hear. ich. enrich. nucha. hare. hic. Alice eats 12. char. rancher. rich.