Random Puzzles
Puzzle 1
In each of these 5 words, can you change the underlined letter to produce 5 new words.
The new letters spell a fruit.
DATE
NUT
LIME
PEACH
PEAR
[Ref: ZAJG] © Kevin Stone
Hint: The last letter should be N.
Answer: Lemon. LATE
NET
MIME
POACH
NEAR
Puzzle 2
In my dining room I have a triangular table which has sides of 62, 37 and 24 inches.
I also have some napkins which measure 6 inches square, can you determine how many napkins I need to totally cover the table?
[Ref: ZENS]
Hint: What is the area of a triangle? Does this help?
Answer: None.
This table cannot exist as the longest side is longer than the two smaller sides combined.
Puzzle 3
Using the letters EEEENNNNPPSS complete this grid. The grid reads the same across as down.
[Ref: ZZDY] © Kevin Stone
Answer: The words are open, pane, ends, nest.
Puzzle 4
What number comes next in the sequence:
13 17 31 37 71 73 79 97 ==?==
[Ref: ZUKE] © Kevin Stone
Hint: A very tricky puzzle involving prime numbers.
Answer: 101.
These are prime numbers, which, when reversed, are also prime.
Puzzle 5
What word is the same backwards and upside down?
[Ref: ZJWM]
Hint: Which letters look the same upside down and backwards?


