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Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 977

Puzzle IconIn the town of Biddulph, 7% of all telephone subscribers are ex-directory.

If you pick 500 people at random from the telephone directory, how many will have ex-directory numbers?

[Ref: ZUVW]

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Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 978

Find three common nine letter words that can be formed on an upside-down calculator.

Assuming you have one of the old-fashioned calculators that can show 9 digits!

What is the longest word which could be formed?

[Ref: ZAVC] © Kevin Stone

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Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 979

Can you calculate (clue!) which word is the odd one out:

giggle, soil, bells, gobble, gosh, hole, blesses, coil

[Ref: ZYLJ] © Kevin Stone

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Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 980

Puzzle IconAs a test of intelligence, BrainBashers academy sits two candidates in closed room.

The invigilator has three stickers, two white and one black.

Upon each of their foreheads he places a sticker at random, so that neither candidate can see their own sticker.

The candidate who identifies their own sticker first will be allowed entry into BrainBashers academy.

After a few minutes, one of the candidates figured he had a white sticker. How?

[Ref: ZPAX]

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