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Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 793

Below are ten everyday words, each of which has had some letters removed. The letters removed form either a boy's or a girl's name. For example, if the word was PAN***IME, the answer might be pantomime. Can you determine the original words..?

DEMI****
***PLE
ABSOR***T
HE***CHE
SC****R
****IONAIRE
BREAK***CE
MONOG***
*****INCENSE
S***LY

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[Ref: ZQRJ] © Kevin Stone 



Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 794

If you give each letter of a word into its alphabetical position, you can then add these digits, or you can multiply them.

For example CART = 3, 1, 18, 20.

Adding gives 42 and multiplying gives 1080.

Can you find a word which has the same total whether you add them or multiply them?

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[Ref: ZVIU] © Kevin Stone 



Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 795

What is represented by this BrainBat?

T T T
U I U
L P L
I T I
P O P
S E S

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Difficulty: HardPuzzle 796

The beginning of a well known book has been encrypted below. Each letter of the alphabet has been replaced by another using a simple substitution technique. For example, A may always be represented by G, etc. Can you name the book?

F tqd relw fw czs jsql 1632, fw czs xfcj eu Jelk, eu q neey uqmfpj, czebnz wec eu czqc xebwclj, mj uqczsl rsfwn q uelsfnwsl eu Rlsmsw, tze dsccpsy ufldc qc Zbpp. Zs nec q neey sdcqcs rj mslxzqwyfds, qwy psqofwn euu zfd clqys, pfosy qucsltqlyd qc Jelk, ulem tzswxs zs zqy mqllfsy mj meczsl, tzeds lspqcfewd tsls wqmsy Lerfwdew, q oslj neey uqmfpj fw czqc xebwclj, qwy ulem tzem F tqd xqppsy Lerfwdew Klsbcvwqsl; rbc, rj czs bdbqp xellbhcfew eu telyd fw Swnpqwy, ts qls wet xqppsy - wqj ts xqpp ebldsposd qwy tlfcs ebl wqms - Xlbdes; qwy de mj xemhqwfewd qptqjd xqppsy ms.

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[Ref: ZBCP] © Kevin Stone 


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