Below you will find some well known eight-letter words, with only their endings remaining. Can you determine the words?
[Ref: ZUMS] © Kevin Stone
Hint: The first letters of the words are: E, S, P, C, I, A, P, A
.....YEE = EMPLOYEE
.....EGY = STRATEGY
.....IGM = PARADIGM
.....LSE = CONVULSE
.....COM = INTERCOM
.....BET = ALPHABET
.....LEL = PARALLEL
.....DEE = ATTENDEE
Place an arrow in each empty square. Every arrow can go horizontally or vertically and points to at least one square with a number. The numbers indicate the total number of arrows that point to them.
[Ref: ZQZE] © Johan de Ruiter Visit www.puzzlepicnic.com for more Arrow Puzzles.
Hint: 2 arrows point to the right, and the others point to the left.
A car travels at a speed of 64mph and its fuel consumption is 28 mpg.
It has a 11 gallon tank which was full when it started but at that very moment began to leak fuel.
After 112 miles the car stops with a completely empty tank.
How many gallons per hour was it losing?
[Ref: ZJAI] © Kevin Stone
Hint: How long did the journey take, and how much fuel did it use?
Answer: 4 gallons per hour.
Remember that Time = Distance ÷ Speed.
The car travels 112 miles, which uses 112 miles ÷ 28 mpg = 4 gallons of fuel. This leaves 7 gallons.
The car took 112 miles ÷ 64 mph = 1.75 hours (1 hour 45 mins) to travel the 112 miles, which means the 7 gallons were lost in 1 hour 45 mins.
Therefore the car was losing the fuel at a rate of 7 gallons ÷ 1.75 hours = 4 gallons per hour. QED.
Which of the seven black shapes is identical to the red one? There may be more than one which is exactly the same.
[Ref: ZDYR] © Robert A. Hartmann.
Hint: Try and rotate them around in your head, and watch out for mirror images.
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central
O 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: 29 words. Good: 24 words. Average: 19 words.
[Ref: ZGOR] © Kevin Stone
Hint: Every word must contain the central letter.
gloom, gloomy, go, goo, got, hog, holy, hoot, hot, log, logo, loo, loom, loot, lot, moo, moot, moth, MYTHOLOGY, oh, ohm, ooh, to, tog, tom, too, tool, toy.
glom, gloom, gloomy, go, goo, got, ho, hog, holm, holt, holy, homy, hooly, hoot, hooty, hot, hotly, hoy, lo, log, logo, logy, loo, loom, loot, lot, loth, mho, mo, mog, mol, molt, molto, moly, moo, mool, moot, mot, moth, mothy, myology, MYTHOLOGY, oh, ohm, oho, ology, om, ooh, oot, oy, tho, thymol, to, tog, tom, too, tool, toom, toy, toyo, yo, yogh, yom.