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Puzzle 1486

I once cashed a cheque at the bank. I had spent £1.06 before I realised the bank clerk had made a mistake. He had transposed the pounds with the pence. I now had exactly 8 times the value of the original cheque. What was the original cheque's value?

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[Ref: ZZLK] © Kevin Stone 



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Puzzle 1487

You have the misfortune to own an unreliable clock. This one loses exactly 8 minutes every hour. It is now showing 4:15pm and you know that is was correct at midnight, when you set it. The clock stopped one hour ago, what is the correct time now?

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Puzzle 1488

In a football collective, the winnings amounted to £1,475.

There were more than 30 people in the syndicate but fewer than 100.

Each won exactly the same number of pounds and no pence were involved. How much did each win?

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Puzzle 1489

What number comes next in this sequence:

1 2 6 24 120 ==?==

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Puzzle 1490

A slight inclination of the cranium is as adequate as a spasmodic movement of one optic to an equine quadruped utterly devoid of any visionary capacity. Translate.

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