After the recent BrainBashers snail racing contest, the four contestants were congratulating each other.
Only one snail wore the same number as the position it finished in.
Adrian's snail wasn't painted yellow nor blue.
Andy's snail beat Avery's snail, whereas Alex's snail beat the snail who wore 1.
The snail painted green, Alex's, came second and the snail painted blue wore number 4.
The snail who wore 3, which was painted red, beat the snail who came in third.
Avery's snail wore number 1.
Can you work out whose snail finished where, its number and the colour it was painted?
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Hint: Avery's snail was painted yellow.
Answer: # Owner Wore Colour
1 Adrian 3 red
2 Alex 2 green
3 Andy 4 blue
4 Avery 1 yellow
Using all of the letters A to Z, each once only, complete these common words:
[Puzzle Code = ZVZH] Copyright © Kevin Stone
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Hint: One of the words is FOCUS.
ban* >> bank
*a*i*et >> cabinet
*aiz* >> maize
s**th >> sixth
na*e* >> navel
*eco* >> decoy
*ocu* >> focus
*la*e >> glaze
**nk >> junk
f*x >> fox
be**re >> beware
e*ui* >> equip
ot*er >> otter
wis* >> wish
*oast >> roast
I recently travelled from my home town to a distant music concert, on a pedal tricycle of all things! My wonderful, three wheeled tricycle.
I knew that the epic 2,345 mile trip would wreak havoc on the tyres, but luckily I took along 4 spares!
Instead of waiting for any single tyre to fail, I decided that I would rotate the tyres evenly, making sure that by the end of the trip all seven tyres had travelled exactly the same distance.
What was the distance that each tyre travelled?
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Hint: How many tyre miles were travelled?
Answer: 1,005 miles.
A total of 2,345 miles were travelled and at any one time, three tyres were on the tricycle.
Therefore 3 x 2,345 = 7,035 tyre miles were travelled, which was shared equally by the 7 tyres.
And 7,035 ÷7 = 1,005.
Which number, when written as a word, makes this true:
Cleverly, there are exactly ==?== E's in this sentence.
[Puzzle Code = ZEPE] Copyright © Kevin Stone
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Hint: Does ONE work, does TWO work? How many E's are there already?
"Cleverly, there are exactly twelve E's in this sentence."