Puzzle 81 Can you find the sum of the second column? [Ref: ZNWN] © Kevin Stone Direct Link: www.brainbashers.com?ZNWN Hint: # is worth 3. Answer: 14. You don't have to find the value of every symbol! The rows add up to 80. Therefore the columns must also add to 80. 24 + ? + 17 + 25 = 80. ? = 14. @ = 7, & = 4, \$ = 8, # = 3, £ = 5. Puzzle 82 Can you find the hidden country in the following paragraph: After many years studying in the field of astrophysics, the boffin landed a plum job with the National Space Agency, where they became a leading figure in the area of quasars. [Ref: ZSAT] © Kevin Stone Direct Link: www.brainbashers.com?ZSAT Hint: The country begins with the letter F. Answer: Finland. After many years studying in the field of astrophysics, the boffin landed a plum job with the National Space Agency, where they became a leading figure in the area of quasars. Puzzle 83 Which one of these letters is the odd one out? [Ref: ZZQF] © Kevin Stone Direct Link: www.brainbashers.com?ZZQF Hint: These are Greek letters. Answer: (theta): the rest of the letters sound similar: xi, chi, theta, psi, pi, phi. Puzzle 84 Which of the four black shapes is identical to the red one? There may be more than one which is exactly the same. [Ref: ZBQS] © Robert A. Hartmann. Direct Link: www.brainbashers.com?ZBQS Hint: Try and rotate them around in your head, and watch out for mirror images. Answer: B.