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Puzzle 1
What letter comes next in this sequence:
Z X C V B N ==?==
[Ref: ZNLY]
Hint: The answer is in front of you.
Answer: M.
From the bottom row of a keyboard.
Puzzle 2
You have two ropes.
Each takes exactly 60 minutes to burn.
They are made of different material so even though they take the same amount of time to burn, they burn at separate rates.
In addition, each rope burns inconsistently.
How do you measure out exactly 45 minutes?
[Ref: ZVGA]
Hint: Does burning the ropes one at a time work?
Answer:
Take one rope and burn it at both ends.
At the same time, burn one end of the other rope.
When the first rope finishes burning, light the other end of the remaining rope.
When it burns out, that's 45 minutes.
Puzzle 3
Below you will find 10 wellknown seven letter words, with only their endings remaining. Can you determine the words?
....rem
....oct
....pso
....dma
....edo
....rre
....sfy
....ott
....hma
....dpa
[Ref: ZXZJ] © Kevin Stone
Hint: These are the first letters of the words: T, C, C, G, T, B, S, B, D, G.
Answer: Theorem, concoct, calypso, grandma, torpedo, bizarre, satisfy, boycott, drachma, grandpa.
Puzzle 4
What is represented by this BrainBat?
WHEATHER
[Ref: ZKNH]
Puzzle 5
How many legs does an elephant have if you call its trunk a leg?
[Ref: ZGRR]
Hint: Can a trunk ever be a leg?
Answer: Four.
Calling a trunk a leg does not make it a leg.


