Customer services at BrainBashers headquarters received the following letter recently. Luckily our top puzzle solvers were able to determine the meaning and help Mrs Middins. Can you work it out what her problem was?
ld lk cmlan ab h f m .
hs ls aa n k ccl.
As can s, hs ls a mssng fm hs dcmn.
ld b v gafl f cld cc hs blm fhh.
[Ref: ZLEL] © Kevin Stone
Hint: What letters are missing?
The letter was written on a typewriter which has a problem with the top row of letters - they did not print. The letter should have read:
I would like to complain about the top row of my typewriter.
These letters appear not to work correctly.
As you can see, these letters are missing from this document.
I would be very grateful if you could correct this problem forthwith.
What letter is missing from this sequence:
A A A A ==?== A A A A A A
Note: the answer is not A.
[Ref: ZZNC] © Kevin Stone
Hint: Think of an alternative alphabet.
From epsiloN, last letters of the Greek alphabet, alpha, beta, gamma, delta, epsilon, zeta, eta, theta, iota, kappa, lambda, mu.
What is represented by this BrainBat?
P U R P O S E S
[Ref: ZZPV] © Kevin Stone
Answer: Crossed purposes or dual purposes.
Each of these words can be split in half, and two letters can be placed in the middle to create a new six letter word.
For example BEND can be split into BE and ND, YO can be placed in the middle to create BE + YO + ND = BEYOND.
The four added pairs of letters, in order, spell an 8-letter word - what is that word?
[Ref: ZZQO] © Kevin Stone
Hint: The 8-letter word begins with the letter G.
LEND >> LE +
GE + ND = LEGEND
LIAR >> LI + NE + AR = LINEAR
THAT >> TH + RO + AT = THROAT
COIN >> CO + US + IN = COUSIN