Friday, September 30, 2011

Old Time Riddle of Rings

A hoard of rings am I,
but no fit gift for a bride;
I await a sword's kiss.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Shoulder a Gargantuan Wooden Rail

1. Perambulate in moccasins, and shoulder a gargantuan wooden rail. 2. Allow somnolent quadrupeds that are homo sapien's greatest comrades to remain reclining. 3. Lack of what is required is the matriarch of inspiration. 4. A maximum amount of purposeful activity and a minimum amount of disport and dalliance cause Jack to become a dim-witted, stagnant dunce of the male species. 5. That which is acquired without difficulty is dispersed with equal facility. 6. It is more desirable to arrive in the medium of time which constitutes a later than desirable hour or date than not to arrive at all.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Say What?

He who locks himself into the arms of Morpheus promptly at eventide, and starts the day before it is officially announced by the rising sun, excels in physical fitness, increases his economic assets and celebrates with remarkable efficiency. What common phrase is hidden in the complicated sentence above?

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Night Calls

The sun bakes them, the hand breaks them, the foot treads on them, and the mouth tastes them. What are they?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Logic Master Party

I go to a party with my wife. When we get there, four other couples arrive at the same time. We all know each other, so we all greet each other. A greeting can be a handshake, a kiss, a hug, or whatever. When everyone is done I ask everyone how many times they shook another person's hand. All answers I get are different. Given that nobody greets their own spouse, how many hands did my wife shake?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Travel Over Cobblestone or Gravel

Used left or right, I get to travel, over cobblestone or gravel. Used up, I vie for sweet success, used down, I cause men great duress. What am I?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Is it Possible

Find a 5 digit number, as big as possible, that when you multiply it by a single digit number, you get a six digit number, in which all digits are identical.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Three Darts in One Hemisphere

You throw three darts onto the surface of a globe, each from a randomly chosen direction. What is the probability that all three darts are in one hemisphere?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Bit More Complicated

You have 55 matches arranged in some number of piles of different sizes. You now do the following operation: pick one match from each pile, and form a new pile. You repeat this ad infinitum. What is the steady state? Is it unique? By steady state I mean the number of piles will remain unchanged or you create an unending loop.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Six Digits

You have a number that consists of 6 different digits. This number multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 yields, in all cases, a new 6-digit number, which, in all cases, is a permutation of the original 6 different digits. What's the number?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Create Twenty-Four

Create the number 24 using (all of) 1, 3, 4, and 6. You may add, subtract, multiply, and divide. Parentheses are free. You must use each digit only once. Note that you may not "glue" digits together. (14 - 6) * 3 is not a solution. 13 * 4 * 6 is not a solution either (powers not allowed).

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Feels Like Punctuation is Missing

Two friends mr and mr saw see one day mr see saw sea and mr saw didn't see sea see saw sea and jumped in sea saw didn't see sea but jumped in in sea See saw saw in sea and saw saw see in sea. see saw?

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Eight Lab Rats Work on Their Logic

Eight lab rats (Nolan, Shorty, Spike, Evelyn, Herman, Dottie, Ruth, and George) are dispersed among an arrangement of ten boxes as represented above by the letters A to J. The boxes connect vertically and horizontally, but not diagonally. Eight boxes each have one rat, and two boxes are vacant. From the clues given, determine where each rat is and which boxes are vacant.

1. Herman is in the same horizontal row as either or both vacant boxes.
2. Shorty connects with Ruth.
3. Nolan connects with a vacant box but not with Dottie.
4. Shorty connects with a vacant box.
5. Evelyn is not in B or I but does connect with Spike.
6. Nolan has a corner box.
7. A vacant box connects only with George and Evelyn.
8. Dottie is in G.

 Found this one at Crad Kilodney.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Leads All in Victory

My first is foremost legaly. My second circles outwardly. My third leads all in victory. My fourth twice ends a nominee. What am I?
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