Below are thirteen 5 lettered, everyday words, each of which has had two of its letters removed.
In total these 26 letters are A-Z.
The remaining letters in each word are in the correct order. There are no words which are spelled differently based upon location (favour/favor, etc) and there are no plurals.
Can you determine the original words?
[Ref: ZIJL] © Kevin Stone
Hint: W goes with A. X goes with N. Y goes with H.
AAE >> AMAZE
AVE >> BRAVE
UIE >> QUIET
GON >> WAGON
POT >> PIVOT
VIE >> VIXEN
ACT >> YACHT
MET >> COMET
BEP >> BLEEP
UGE >> JUDGE
LAN >> FLANK
RAE >> GRAPE
BON >> BONUS
At the local model boat club, four friends were talking about their boats.
There were a total of eight boats, two in each colour, red, green, blue and yellow. Each friend owned two boats and no friend had two boats of the same colour.
Alan didn't have a yellow boat.
Brian didn't have a red boat, but did have a green one.
One of the friends had a yellow boat and a blue boat.
Another friend had a green boat and a blue boat.
Charles had a yellow boat.
Darren had a blue boat, but didn't have a green one.
Can you work out which friend had which coloured boats?
[Ref: ZIXB] © Kevin Stone
Hint: Darren had a yellow boat.
Alan had a red boat and a green boat.
Brian had a green boat and a blue boat.
Charles had a yellow boat and a red boat.
Darren had a blue boat and a yellow boat.
Can you find a number such that...
...its double is fourteen more than its quarter?
[Ref: ZZMR] © Kevin Stone
Hint: The number is less than 20.
We need a number such that:
2 x Number = 14 + 1 x Number
Multiply throughout by 4 to give:
8 x Number = 56 + Number
7 x Number = 56
So Number = 8.
These five words are connected somehow, which word is missing?
albatross, approved, bingo, furtive, pedalled, zebra
[Ref: ZWJI] © Kevin Stone
Hint: The words are linked by their letters.
The initial letters spell ORANGE and the last letters spell INDIGO.