Thursday, August 31, 2006

I am a number

I am a number with the following properties:

1. If I am not a multiple of 4, then I am between 60 and 69.
2. If I am a multiple of 3, I am between 50 and 59.
3. If I am not a multiple of 6, I am between 70 and 79.

What number am I?

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

I'm lost

I live on Sunset Boulevard, where there are 6 houses on my side of the block. The house numbers are consecutive even numbers. The sum of all 6 house numbers is 8790. You don't know which block I live on, and it's a long street, but I will tell you that I live in the lowest number on my side of the block. What's my address?

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Frank leaves home. When he tries to return, a man wearing a mask blocks his path.

1.) What is Frank doing?
2.) What is the masked man's occupation?
3.) Where is Frank's "safe place?"

Monday, August 28, 2006

Have a headache, yet?

If the puzzle you solved before you solved the puzzle you solved after you solved the puzzle you solved before you solved this one, was harder than the puzzle you solved after you solved the puzzle you solved before you solved this one, was the puzzle you solved before you solved this one harder than this one?

Friday, August 25, 2006

Truth teller

Melissa and Jessica were working on the computer along with their friends Sandy and Nicole. Suddenly, I heard a crash and then lots of shouts. I rushed in to find out what was going on, finding the computer monitor on the ground, surrounded with broken glass! Sandy and Jessica spoke almost at the same time:

Jessica saying, "It wasn't me!"
Sandy saying, "It was Nicole!"
Melissa yelled, "No, it was Sandy!"
With a pretty straight face Nicole said, "Sandy's a liar."

Only one of them was telling the truth, so who knocked over the monitor?

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Are you a square?

Solve each clue below. The answers will form a word square.

Example of a word square:

1. Pansy genus
2. Charged column type
3. Beginning
4. Lord
5. Performed

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Spare change?

Mary had a coin purse with fifty coins, totaling exactly $1.00. Unfortunately, while counting her change, she dropped one coin. What is the probability that it was a penny?

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


Bill, Ken, and Mark are, not necessarily in this order, a quarterback, a receiver, and a kicker. The kicker, who is the shortest of the three, is a bachelor. Bill, who is Ken's father-in-law, is taller than the receiver.

Who plays in which position?

Monday, August 21, 2006

Translation, please?


Hint 1: Quote is from Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hint 2: Quote is from -LQDIZ SQDTX JGJLRXF

Friday, August 18, 2006

Three at a time

Each group has three words that are spelled the same, except for one letter (each group describes a different set of words). Example: king, ring, wing.

1a) a military rank
1b) a landed estate
1c) an elected official

2a) to turn upside down
2b) to cover completely
2c) to create for the first time

3a) a sticky substance
3b) jewel
3c) slang for "leg"

4a) to abuse verbally
4b) to make a new version
4c) to restore to life

Thursday, August 17, 2006

How hot is it?

The Celsius scale is derived from the Fahrenheit scale by making a linear adjustment. The Celsius scale was created to make the freezing point of water 0 and the boiling point 100 degrees Celsius, as Fahrenheit measures these two points at 32 and 212 degrees respectively.

There is one point the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales have in common. What is it?

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

All in the family

I have three sisters, and all of us are mothers. My sister Kay has two nephews and three nieces. My sister Jane has one nephew and three nieces. My sister Belle has one nephew and five nieces. I have one daughter. How many nephews and nieces do I have?

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Monday, August 14, 2006

Rarely still

I am mother and father, but never birth or nurse. I'm rarely still, but I never wander. What am I?

Friday, August 11, 2006

This is tricky

Add up these ten numbers without a calculator:

Spoilers below!!!

Hint: there's a trick to this...

Hint2: Notice anything funny about this series of numbers?

Hint3: You can answer this question using the seventh number in the series.

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Are you going nuts?

1. Big country in South America.
2. A pod is my pad.
3. This came down in Germany.
4. Confection ingredient.
5. Sneaking a look-on.
6. Gorillas show dominance by beating this.
7. May be found in the company of a witch.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Twin Errors

Six sets of twins ( a boy and a girl in every case) made several errors in their history and geography examinations; and it was noted that every girl made precisely the same number of errors as her brother in the two subjects. Name each pair of siblings and their surname and work out how many mistakes each made in their history and geography examination papers.

1. The boy ( not Luke ) whose sister is Louella made more history errors than Sammy.
2. George did better in history than the boy surnamed O'Connell, who made either one more or one less geography error than the twins surnamed Dean.
3. Anne made either one more or one less geography error than Louella.
4. The twins who made 11 geography errors didn't make exactly 11 history errors.
5. David and his sister made either one more or one less mistake in the history exam than the twins who made 14 geography errors.
6 Edward and his sister did worse at history than the pair who made 15 geography errors. Edward made one more error in the geography exam than Luke.
7. The McCall twins didn't make one less history mistake than the Vole twins
8. Susan ( who made seven history errors ) made one less geography error than the girl who made one less history error than Anne.
9. The twins surnamed Waters made one more history mistake than the twins surnamed Seal, who made more geography errors than the McCall twins.
10. Gail made one more geography error than the girl who made one more history error than Louella.
11. Martin made either one more or one less geography error than his best friend and his sister, who made more history mistakes than Diane.
12. Wendy and her brother ( who didn't make a total of eight history mistakes ) didn't make as many errors in geography as George and his sister.

Brothers are - David, Edward, George, Luke, Martin & Sammy.
Sisters are - Anne, Diane, Gail, Louella, Susan & Wendy.
Surnames are- Dean, McCall, O'Connell, Seal, Vole & Waters.
Geography errors are - 10, 11, 12, 14, 15 & 16.
History errors are 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 & 12.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Equal treatment

Can you move two digits so as to make this a true statement?

6145 - 1 = 6143

BTW, I can't believe how much traffic I'm getting from people looking to answer the leap frog puzzle. Who would have thought this many people would have as much trouble as I did doing this puzzle?

Monday, August 07, 2006

Some days are easier... this is not one of them

What is represented by this rebus?

sun rock rock *rock*

And can you decipher this?


A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Q

Friday, August 04, 2006

Get all emotional

What emotion is an anagram of a homonym of an antonym of a homonym of an anagram of wolf?

Thursday, August 03, 2006

School supplies

1. One who secretly keeps watch on another or others + A small rounded portion of bread + Not yes, but __ + 20th letter of the alphabet + A printed or written literary work
2. A fenced enclosure for animals + Window ____s
3. To withdraw from a game of poker in defeat + Err...
4. Pigment + 4th letter in the alphabet + A fenced enclosure for animals + Window ____s
5. Unsoiled + 24th letter in the alphabet
6. To tie or secure + Err...
7. Spherical object + A sharp or tapered end + What you hit when you bowl
8. Tigger's best friend + Lyr
9. Not fastened + Singular for what falls from trees in Autumn + To give money to in return for goods or services + To, for, or by each; for every
10. Common greeting + Something a lamp gives off + Err...

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Run faster!

In a 10 kilometer race, Alex beat Bob by 20 meters and Carl by 40 meters. If Bob and Carl were to run a 10 kilometer race, and Bob gave Carl a 20-meter head start, who would probably win?

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


Five couples are going on honeymoons to five different places where they will participate in five different activities. Determine the first and last names of each couple, where they went honeymooning and what activity they participated in.

1. Ethan, who is not married to Chrissy, admired the photos of Spain that Jacob Brown showed to him.
2. Matthew, whose last name is not Emerson, enjoyed Portugal.
3. The couple who went sightseeing did so in the Dominican Republic.
4. Sharon had heard lovely things about the Dominican, but decided to go to Spain.
5. Matthew and Tina are not married nor are Janna and Ethan.
6. Ethan didn't go stargazing.
7. The five couples are represented by the Peters, Cuba, Chrissy, Bradley and sailing.
8. Jacob, who isn't a Howe, felt a little seasick during his activity.
9. Patrick, who isn't married to Tina, wished he'd gone sightseeing like Bradley Green, but instead he ended up going shopping.
10. The scuba diving couple didn't do so in Cuba.
11. Bradley and Josie had a great time on their honeymoon.
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