What is represented by this BrainBat?
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The following words have had their vowels removed, can you find the missing animals?
[Ref: ZIZW] © Kevin Stone
Hint: One of words is ANTELOPE.
Aardvark, reindeer, porcupine, rhinoceros, squirrel, ocelot (or colt), ferret, skunk, donkey, antelope.
During the recent BrainBashers cipher convention, a binary code contest took place.
The contest consisted of a binary code transmission where the spaces between the letters were missing and there was no punctuation.
Each letter of the alphabet was translated into its binary equivalent based on its position in the alphabet:
a=1, b=10, c=11, d=100, e=101, f=110, g=111, h=1000, i=1001, j=1010, k=1011, l=1100, m=1101, n=1110, o=1111, p=10000, q=10001, r=10010, s=10011, t=10100, u=10101, v=10110, w=10111, x=11000, y=11001, z=11010.
What is the answer to the question being asked?
[Ref: ZYMX] © Kevin Stone
Hint: The first words are: As this is.
"As this is a very difficult puzzle, I thought it would help if I asked a simple question: What is one plus one?"
Can you circle exactly four of these numbers such that the total is twelve?
Hint: A little lateral thinking might be required.
Turn the grid upside down:
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central
G and no letter can be used twice. The letters do not have to be connected. Proper nouns are not allowed, however, plurals are. Can you find the nine letter word?
Excellent: 109 words. Good: 80 words. Average: 50 words.
[Ref: ZEDM] © Kevin Stone
Hint: Every word must contain the central letter.
aegis, age, agent, ague, anger, angriest, angst, argent, argue, auger, easing, eating, erasing, gain, gainer, gait, gaiter, gantries, garnet, gas, gate, gaunt, gear, genius, gent, genus, get, giant, girt, gist, gnat, gnu, grain, granite, grant, grate, gratis, great, grin, grist, grit, grunt, guest, guinea, guise, guitar, gun, gust, gut, ingest, nag, rag, rage, rang, range, rating, regain, reign, resign, resting, rig, ring, rug, ruing, rung, rusting, sag, sage, sang, searing, seating, sign, SIGNATURE, signer, signet, sing, singe, singer, snag, snug, stag, stage, stager, staring, sting, stinger, strange, string, strung, stung, sugar, suing, sung, surge, tag, tang, tangier, tearing, teasing, tiger, ting, tinge, tug, urge, urgent, usage, using.
aegis, ag, age, ageist, agent, agents, ager, agers, ages, agin, agist, ague, agues, aigret, aigrets, anger, angers, angriest, angst, argent, argents, argue, argues, argus, astringe, auger, augers, augite, augites, earing, earings, easing, easting, eating, eatings, egis, eng, engirt, engs, erasing, erg, ergs, gae, gaen, gaes, gain, gainer, gainers, gains, gainst, gait, gaiter, gaiters, gaits, gan, gane, ganister, gantries, gar, garnet, garnets, garni, gars, gas, gast, gaster, gastrin, gat, gate, gates, gats, gaun, gaunt, gaunter, GAUNTRIES, gaur, gaurs, gear, gears, gen, genius, gens, gent, gents, genu, genua, genus, gest, get, geta, getas, gets, giant, giants, gie, gien, gies, girn, girns, girt, girts, gist, gnar, gnars, gnat, gnats, gnu, gnus, grain, grains, gran, granite, granites, grans, grant, grants, grat, grate, grates, gratin, gratine, gratins, gratis, great, greats, grin, grins, grist, grit, grits, grue, grues, grunt, grunts, guan, guans, guar, guars, guest, guinea, guineas, guise, guitar, guitars, gun, gunite, gunites, guns, gurnet, gurnets, gust, gustier, gut, guts, gutsier, ingate, ingates, ingest, ingesta, ingrate, ingrates, nag, nags, negus, rag, rage, rages, ragi, ragis, rags, rang, range, ranges, rangiest, rasing, rating, ratings, reagin, reagins, reg, regain, regains, regina, reginas, regius, regna, regs, reign, reigns, renig, renigs, resign, resting, retag, retags, reusing, rig, rigs, ring, rings, rug, ruga, rugae, rugate, rugs, ruing, rung, rungs, rusting, sag, sage, sager, sagier, sang, sanger, sarge, sating, sauger, sauteing, seagirt, searing, seating, seg, segni, sengi, sering, seringa, sign, SIGNATURE, signer, signet, sing, singe, singer, snag, snug, stag, stage, stager, stagier, staig, stang, staring, sting, stinger, strang, strange, string, strung, stung, sugar, suing, sung, surge, tag, tags, tang, tangier, tangs, targe, targes, taring, tearing, teasing, teg, tegs, tegua, teguas, terga, tiger, tigers, ting, tinge, tinges, tings, tragi, tragus, triage, triages, trig, trigs, trueing, trug, trugs, truing, tug, tugs, tung, tungs, ungirt, unitage, unitages, unrig, unrigs, urge, urgent, urges, usage, using.