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Puzzle 397

After visiting my Great Aunt Anne, I travelled home in her old jalopy. The car was old and battered, it had a leak from the petrol tank, and I was stuck in second gear.

This meant that I could only travel along at a steady 30 miles per hour and managed a paltry 20 miles per gallon of fuel.

At the start of the journey I had placed exactly 10 gallons of fuel into the tank. I knew though, that the fuel tank lost fuel at the rate of half a gallon per hour.

Just as I arrived home, the car stopped because it had run out of fuel and I had only just made it.

How far was it from my Great Aunt's to my home?

[Ref: ZQDR] © Kevin Stone

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Puzzle 398

Below, 10 nine letter words have been broken into chunks of three letters.

These chunks have been mixed up, no chunk is used twice and all chunks are used.

Can you determine what the 10 words are?

hol rec ant imp fer con
man dif ice pol acq htn
ort myt new air sag duc
dec lig kch ogy ing tan
uit ent gle tal tor ent

[Ref: ZYJU] © Kevin Stone

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Puzzle 399

A rope swing hangs vertically down so that the end is 12 inches from the ground, and 48 inches from the tree.

If the swing is pulled across so that it touches the tree, it is 20 inches from the ground.

How long is the rope?

[Ref: ZYJB] © Elliott Line
This puzzle appeared in Mensa's EnigmaSig (198.24) and is used with permission.

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Puzzle 400

• Place letters into the grid such that every row, column, and 2x2 block has letters (in any order) that form a common word.
• Each letter is only used once, and no letter is repeated in the rows/cols/blocks.
• Letters allowed: C O L U M B U S.

[Ref: ZWPU] © Alan Stillson and Frank Longo.

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