Below are ten words which have been split in half.
The first column has all of the starts and the second column has all of the ends.
Can you pair the letters and remake the ten common words?
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Hint: One of the words is GONE.
BO + ND = BOND
BR + EW = BREW
FO + AM = FOAM
GO + NE = GONE
HO + PE = HOPE
JO + KE = JOKE
LE + AF = LEAF
LO + AF = LOAF
LO + IN = LOIN
SO + RE = SORE
Moving up or right, what is the highest total you can make, using the mathematical signs along the way?
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During a recent trip to Scotland, I filled my petrol tank to the top, a total of 10 gallons.
I travelled at 60 mph up the motorway and I knew that I could average 40 miles per gallon.
However, the moment I started, my petrol tank developed a leak and four hours later I ground to a halt having run out of petrol.
How much petrol had I lost through the leak?
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Hint: How far did I travel?
Answer: I had lost 4 gallons in total.
I travelled at 60mph for 4 hours, which is 240 miles. At 40 miles per gallon this used 6 gallons, which meant the remaining 4 gallons were lost.
Below are seven countries, whose letters have been scrambled.
Once you have unscrambled the letters, the first letters of each of the countries can then be scrambled to make another country.
Can you find this country?
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Hint: One of the answers is YEMEN.
AEHIIOPT = Ethiopia
CEEEGR = Greece
AAAACDGMRS = Madagascar
ANORWY = Norway
AAIMNOR = Romania
EEMNY = Yemen
A + E + G + M + N + R + Y = Germany.
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central
I 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: 8 words. Good: 6 words. Average: 5 words.
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Hint: Every word must contain the central letter.
EXCESSIVE, excise, ice, sieve, six, vice, vie, xi.
cis, ecesis, EXCESSIVE, excise, excises, ice, ices, is, sei, seis, seise, si, sic, sice, sices, sics, sieve, sieves, sis, six, sixes, vice, vices, vie, vies, vis, vise, vises, xi, xis.