ENT + ERTAINM + ENT = ENTERTAINMENT
RED + ISCOVE + RED = REDISCOVERED
ING + ROW + ING = INGROWING
ANT + IOXID + ANT = ANTIOXIDANT
MIC + ROCOS + MIC = MICROCOSMIC
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central P and no letter can be used twice, however, the letters do not have to be connected. Proper nouns are not allowed, however, plurals are. Can you find the nine letter word?
Your objective is to place some diagonal 'mirrors' into the grid.
If a ray of light is shone in to the grid from each of the letters, and allowed to bounce off the internal diagonal mirrors, each will exit the grid at the twin of the letter that it entered the grid. For example, a ray entering at either letter D will bounce off some mirrors and exit the grid at the other letter D.
Each row and each column will contain exactly two of the diagonal mirrors.
Last weekend I travelled to my sister's house in Glasgow, around 250 miles away. I started on Saturday morning at 7am, traffic was heavy in places, and at times I was stationary. I arrived sometime after lunch.
On Sunday, it was time to make my way home, over exactly the same route. I left my sister's at exactly the same time, 7am, however, this time I came straight home without any travel delays, arriving home just before lunch.
How likely is it that I was at exactly the same point at exactly the same time on both days?
[Ref: ZGAI] Copyrighted.
Hint: It's more likely than you might first think.
It's certain that I was in exactly the same place at exactly the same time on both trips.
This is perhaps easiest to see by asking my twin brother to make the return journey from Glasgow at the same time as I leave home on my way to Glasgow, on Saturday at 7am.
At some point during Saturday we will meet, and therefore be at the same place at the same time. The fact I did the return journey the following day does not change this.
What is represented by this BrainBat?
Hint: Say what you see.
Answer: Octopi, which is one of the plurals of the word Octopus, the others being Octopuses and Octopodes.
Below are six animals that have been split. Take a set of three letters from the left column, and a set of three letters from the right column and merge them together again, without changing the order of the letters in each half. Matching sets will not necessarily be on the same row.
For example WMB + OAT and OAT + WMB both equal WOMBAT as the order of the letters OAT, and WMB remain the same. For another example, RABBIT could become RBT + ABI.