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 Puzzle 617 Billy was on holiday last year on the island of Delzzup. Delzzup is a really peculiar shape for an island, it's rectangular, 20 miles long and only 15 feet wide, and totally covered in trees! It has two tiny villages on it Start and End, unfortunately, a fire has begun at Start and is travelling toward End at around 1 mile per hour. There is also a wind which is blowing towards End at around 2 miles per hour. Now, Billy, who is at End, has no way of getting off the island, he cannot pass through the fire, he cannot put the fire out and there is no one to help him. How can he save himself? [Ref: ZWGC] Hint: The solution involves lighting a second fire. Answer: The simplest method is to light a new fire about 1 mile from End. This fire will burn toward End (because of the wind) and when it reaches End, it will go out. Billy can then go to End, knowing that the main fire cannot reach him as his smaller fire has already burned all of the trees down. Puzzle 618 During the recent BrainBashers cipher convention, a Morse code contest took place. The contest consisted of a Morse code transmission where the spaces between the letters and words were missing. Can you find the ten girl's names? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Luckily, BrainBashers has provided you with a listing of the Morse code characters: [Ref: ZWOI] © Kevin Stone Hint: Answer: 1. Samantha 2. Jennifer 3. Jessica 4. Elizabeth 5. Hannah 6. Michelle 7. Julia 8. Grace 9. Angela 10. Monica. Puzzle 619 Trade Convention #1Messrs Butcher, Baker, Carpenter and Plumber are currently attending an annual convention. No-one is currently, nor ever has been in the same profession as their name and no-one has had the same profession twice. Charles has never been a carpenter and Mr Butcher is now a plumber. Dave used to be a butcher, whereas Mr Brian Baker never has. Mr Plumber is not called Eddie and Mr Carpenter did not used to be a butcher. Can you determine the full names of each of the attendees, along with their current and previous profession? [Ref: ZNOJ] © Kevin Stone Hint: Eddie has never been a butcher. Answer:                   Current   Previous Brian Baker       Carpenter Plumber Charles Carpenter Butcher   Baker Dave Plumber      Baker     Butcher Eddie Butcher     Plumber   Carpenter Puzzle 620 What is represented by this BrainBat? [Ref: ZQJA] Hint: Say what you see. Answer: Red hot.