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 Puzzle 405 The BrainBashers Dictionary of Proverbs is running out of memory. Below are four well known proverbs with their vowels missing and the remaining letters are grouped in fours. dntb tthh ndth tfds y trth wllt bslw nchs ngbt slwr nchn gng thnk frst ndth nspk [Ref: ZNIT] © Kevin Stone  Hint: The first words of the proverbs are Do, Truth, Be, Think. Answer: Do not bite the hand that feeds you. Truth will out. Be slow in choosing, but slower in changing. Think first and then speak. Puzzle 406 An ant has six legs, a spider has eight legs and a mouse has four legs. In my zoo, I recently counted 612 legs which came from an equal number of each of these animals. Can you identify how many animals there are in my zoo? [Ref: ZPEQ] © Kevin Stone  Hint: Remember that there are an equal number of each animal. Answer: 102 animals: 34 of each. As there are the same number of each animal, for every ant, spider and mouse we have 18 legs. 612 ÷ 18 = 34 of each animal. Which gives a total of 34 x 3 = 102 animals. Puzzle 407 These words can all have a letter added and then be rearranged to make a new 5-letter word, e.g. noun union NOUN + I = UNION. The 7 added letters are an anagram of a 7-letter word. What is the 7-letter word, and what are the new words? MAIL EXIT GOSH CITY NEWT DENY MINI [Ref: ZQUH] © Kevin Stone  Hint: MINI + M = MINIM Answer: Chemist.MAIL + C = CLAIM EXIT + S = EXIST GOSH + T = GHOST CITY + H = ITCHY NEWT + I = TWINE DENY + E = NEEDY MINI + M = MINIM And the letters CSTHIEM spell CHEMIST. Puzzle 408 What is represented by this BrainBat? lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies [Ref: ZVQT]   Hint: Say what you see. Answer: A pack of lies.