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Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 69

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Pre-Olympic Rehearsal

At last month's rehearsal, four top athletes competed in two qualifying 400 metre races.

As the results were expected to be mislaid, various notes were taken to ensure the accuracy of the overall placings:

No-one finished both races in the same position.
In both races Sam beat the runner whose surname was Donald.
Blake Curtail came third in the second race and Pat came last in the first race.
In the second race the athlete whose surname was Arnold won, and the athlete whose surname was Bowler came last.
In the first race, Blake beat Jamie, but Jamie beat Sam.

Can you determine who finished where in each of the races?

[Ref: ZGBD] © Kevin Stone

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Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 70

Puzzle IconBelow are thirteen words, each of which has had two letters removed.

The remaining letters are in the correct order.

Between them, the thirteen words have had the letters A-Z removed, each once only.

Can you find the original words?

BAG
DED
DIA
UOA
IDE
OEL
UMS
PYY
GOU
NAL
CRA
UMB
DTY

[Ref: ZTNI] © Kevin Stone

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Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 71

Puzzle IconWhich country has been hidden in the paragraph below:

The local habitat around a railway track can be very interesting. For example, supporting the track is a sleeper, under which you can find the lesser spotted great weevil.

[Ref: ZMBD] © Kevin Stone

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Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 72

In the illustration we have a sketch of Sir Edwyn de Tudor going to rescue his love, who was held a captive by a neighbouring wicked baron.

Sir Edwyn calculated that if he rode at fifteen miles an hour he would arrive at the castle an hour too soon, while if he rode at ten miles an hour he would get there just an hour too late.

Now, it was of the first importance that he should arrive at the exact time appointed, in order that the rescue that he had planned should be a success, and the time of the tryst was five o'clock, when the captive would be taking afternoon tea.

The puzzle is to discover exactly how far Sir Edwyn de Tudor had to ride.

Sir Edwyn de Tudor

[Ref: ZBVT] Sir Edwyn De Tudor. From Amusements In Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney (1917).

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