This famous river has a number of cities along its course. What is its name?
[Ref: ZYVT] © Lloyd King Lloyd has created an excellent book of lateral puzzles.
Hint: The answer is in front of you.
Mississippi: the diagram is actually the word "mississippi" on its side.
In this picture you can see 6 coins in the shape of a cross. Moving just ONE coin, can you form 2 lines, each with 4 coins?
Hint: Try moving the bottom coin.
Simply move the bottom coin on top of the middle one.
After the recent BrainBashers annual marathon, the judges were comparing notes to determine who finished where. From their notes, can you help them to reconstruct the final result?
Matthew Merryman beat Tom Trent and Jimmy James.
Peter Piper beat Jimmy James, Tom Trent and Alan Ardman.
Zach Zebra lost to Peter Piper.
Graham Goodfellow beat Tom Trent
Zach Zebra beat Frank Flintbone.
Graham Goodfellow lost to Frank Flintbone and Peter Piper.
Tom Trent beat Brian Brick.
Alan Ardman beat Zach Zebra, Kevin Kingfisher and Graham Goodfellow.
Kevin Kingfisher lost to Graham Goodfellow and Matthew Merryman.
Brian Brick beat Kevin Kingfisher.
Matthew Merryman lost to Alan Ardman and Zach Zebra.
Frank Flintbone beat Tom Trent, Matthew Merryman and Brian Brick.
Tom Trent lost to Jimmy James and Alan Ardman.
Jimmy James beat Graham Goodfellow and Brian Brick.
[Ref: ZSXK] © Kevin Stone
Hint: Peter Piper came first.
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central
W 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?
Excellent: 44 words. Good: 32 words. Average: 24 words.
[Ref: ZXZV] © Kevin Stone
Hint: Every word must contain the central letter.
dew, drew, ewe, ewer, hew, hewed, pew, phew, sew, sewed, sewer, shrew, shrewd, spew, spewed, spewer, swede, sweep, swipe, swiped, we, wed, weed, weep, weird, were, where, whip, whir, whisper, WHISPERED, wide, wider, wipe, wiped, wiper, wire, wired, wise, wiser, wish, wished, wisher, wisp.
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