## Wednesday, February 28, 2007

### Arrange the numbers

Rearrange the following numbers so that no two consecutive numbers are next to each other horizontally, diagonally, or vertically. The shape needs to stay the same, just not the order of numbers.

1
2 3 4
5 6 7
8

Note that the 1 should be above the 3, and the 8 is just below the 6. So the top position held by the number 1 is affecting 2 (diagonal, consecutive) adversely, but not 3 (vertical, but not consecutive) and 4 (diagonal, but not consecutive).

## Tuesday, February 27, 2007

### Letters in the Middle

Find the letters that fit in the middle of each pair of words to create two new words, one front-ended, the other back-ended. Note that the missing letters do not have to be a word in themselves, as they have in the past.

Example: Ever - _ _ _ _ _ - Horn

Ri _ _ _ satile
Al _ _ _ oury
Mo _ _ _ ergo
Unaw _ _ _ na
A _ _ _ _ ounce
Fel _ _ _ ly

## Monday, February 26, 2007

### Four Corners

Place four coins at the four corners of a square. Each side of the square is 8 inches long, as measured from the center of the coins. Can you move two coins so that you have a new square so that each side of the square is slightly longer than 5 1/2 inches?

## Friday, February 23, 2007

### Magic Square Time

A magic square occurs when each horizontal, vertical and diagonal row of three totals the same. Your job today is to figure out the following square:

T T S
E T S
E F F

The letters represent the first letter in the number. For instance, T could stand for two, three, ten and so on...

## Thursday, February 22, 2007

### No batteries needed

None of these require batteries or electronics. What are they?
1) A solar powered clothes drier.
2) A hand-held word processor.
3) It is a portable arcade. A hand-held amusement resource with no cartridges or batteries. Access games of speed, dexterity, memory, cunning. Produce magical effects or construct lofty towers. Some games can increase your income.

## Wednesday, February 21, 2007

### Back to the Rebus

Update: I'm having issues with spacing. Ignore the ... wherever they occur, please.

1)
na
..........fish
na

2)
ur
ur
ur
.......ur
ur

3)
10
10 2 10
10

4)
barbershop
barbershop
barbershop
barbershop

## Tuesday, February 20, 2007

### Theme Songs

Let's bring back some memories.

1. "Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale / A tale of a fateful trip."
2. "Here's the story / Of a lovely lady / Who's bringing up three very lovely girls."
3. "I'll bet we've been together for a million years. / And I'll bet we'll be together for a million more. / It's like I started breathing on the nite we kissed, / And I can't remember what I ever did before."
4. "Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got; / Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot. / Wouldn't you like to get away?"
5. "Boy, the way Glenn Miller played / Songs that made the hit parade / Guys like us we had it made. / Those were the days."
6. "Got a call from an old friend we used to be real close. / Said he couldn't go on the American way. / Closed the shop, sold the house / Bought a ticket to the West Coast / Now he gives them a stand-up routine in L.A."
7. "All this energy callin' me back where it comes from / It's such a crude attitude, it's back where it belongs."
8. "What ever happened to predictability? / The milkman, the paperboy, evening TV. / How did I get to livin' here? / Somebody tell me, please."
9. "What would you do if I sang out of tune? / Would you stand up and walk out on me? / Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song / I will try not to sing out of key."
10. "I know my parents love me, / Stand behind me come what may. / I know now that I'm ready, / Because I finally heard them say..."

## Monday, February 19, 2007

### Face the Facts

Which of the following presidents: James Madison, Martin Van Buren, John Tyler, Franklin Pierce, Woodrow Wilson, or Ronald Reagan belong in the grouping below.

Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt

## Friday, February 16, 2007

### Rhymes

The answer to these clues comes in a rhyming pair. For instance:
1. Moby Dick fan letter

2. Stream cove
3. Medieval soldier competition
4. Extra couple
5. Metal drain plug

## Thursday, February 15, 2007

### A little bit easier

What do the following words have in common?

Assess
Banana
Dresser
Grammar
Potato
Revive
Uneven
Voodoo

## Wednesday, February 14, 2007

### Words in Common

Here are some words that belong; BY, LO, but neither HIGH nor LOW do.

GRIT, GIRT AND TRIG all fit in. SO does HOVELS, but not SHOVEL.
VOLE fits, but LOVE does not.

Have I given you enough clues? Can you tell me which of the following belongs? Only one!

WIZARD, MAGICIAN, MEDIUM or MAGIC?

## Tuesday, February 13, 2007

### Double Down

All of the following words end in double letters. Can you fill in the rest?

1) L'il Abner's creator (2 words) _ _ _ _ P P
2) Giant Slugger (2 words) _ _ _ _ T T
3) Broadcast Journalist (2 words) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ D D
4) Star of the Avenger (2 words) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ G G
5) Packer's Quarterback (2 words) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ R R

## Monday, February 12, 2007

### Are you a pedestrian?

Drivers of four different vehicles lined up behind one another at a red light, completely unaware of the amusement they created for pedestrians passing by. Each vehicle sported a different sticker on its rear bumper, and each driver could read only the message on the vehicle directly in front. Can you deduce each vehicle's place in line, model type, and humorous bumper message?

1. A large truck (which wasn't first in line) spewed black exhaust somewhere in front of the vehicle whose bumper read MURPHY WAS AN OPTIMIST.
2. A sports car with blaring rock music was somewhere in front of the vehicle whose bumper warned RADIO ACTIVE.
3. None of the drivers could read the parcel-laden vehicle's sticker which chortled I GOT MALLED!
4. A van was ahead of the station wagon but behind the vehicle whose bumper proclaimed TEAR ALONG DOTTED LINE!

## Friday, February 09, 2007

### Rebus Riddles

What do the following represent?

1)
m1llion

2)

L
+O
___
SS

3)
ME1111ONEONE

4)
E E
A A
R R
T T
H H

5)
IFLAND IFIFC

Hopefully, the spacing comes out when this gets published, but I'm not promising anything.

## Thursday, February 08, 2007

### Triple the Relationships

Can you find the related words? Example:
sharp thumb tie... A related word to all three would be tack.
1. bell iron tender
2. key wall precious
3. man order air
4. bath up gum
5. plan show walker
6. key wall precious
7. base snow dance

## Wednesday, February 07, 2007

### A little math magic

Today I'm going to perform a little magic for you. All you have to do is pick any four digit number (2005, 5212, 3850, etc...) and perform the following. Once you've done it, go ahead and look at the answer section to find your final number.

First choose a four digit number where the digits are not all the same (that is not 1111, 2222,…). Then rearrange the digits to get the largest and smallest numbers these digits can make. Finally, subtract the smallest number from the largest to get a new number, and carry on repeating the operation for each new number.

For example, start with the number 2005. The maximum number you can make is 5200 and the minimum number is 0025. Take 2500 - 0025 and you get 5175. Repeat this for 5175 and you take the max: 7551 and subtract the minimum and you get 5994. Repeat until you get the same number.

Example 2: Number: 5748
8754 - 4578 = 1174
7411 - 1147 = 6264
... Keep repeating ...

Get it? OK. So, go ahead and pick your four digit number and see what you end up with.

## Tuesday, February 06, 2007

### Missing Letters

Two letters have been removed, replaced by two sets of asterisks. Can you figure out which two letters to use in each word? You use the same two letters within each word, but use a different set of letters for each word.

Example: **chorm** Answer: an - anchorman.

1. **joym**t
2. **iqu**te
3. **ip**ape
4. **s**cere
5. **p**zard

## Monday, February 05, 2007

### This one is hard

Select a word from the group below that would follow the series.

Cod, super, code, agree, fir, _____?

GROUP
1) Tramp
2) Old
3) Scar
4) Ruin
5) Team
6) Fang

## Friday, February 02, 2007

### Oak Street

Six people live in six houses along Oak Street that runs East/West. Can you determine the color of each house and in which house each person lives in, plus the order they are located from West to East?

House colors: gray, white, blue, red, brown, yellow
There are 3 women: Lily, Doreen, Kayla,
And there are 3 men: Brian, Dirk, Tom

1. Dirk lives in the house farthest to the East.

2. Neither the brown or white house is at either end.

3. Lily lives west of Doreen, Tom and Brian.

4. The red house is located at the far West end.

5. Girls live in both of the houses located in the center of the street.

6. Boys live in the white and yellow houses but a girl lives in the brown.

7. The gray house is just west of the brown house, which is just west of the yellow house.

8. Kayla has just two people that live east of her; Dirk and Brian.

9. The white house is located toward the west end of the street.

## Thursday, February 01, 2007

### Palindromic event... Is that a real word?

There was a very significant palindromic event that took place a five years ago in February in many other parts of the world, but not in the United States. This event occurred at two minutes after eight on the evening of the 20th. Can you figure out what this palindromic event was?
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