How many squares, of any size, can you find on this chess board that do not contain a Rook?
[Ref: ZYLQ] © Kevin Stone
Hint: How many 1x1 squares are there?
There are 116 squares without a rook.
1x1: 61 squares.
2x2: 37 squares.
3x3: 15 squares.
4x4: 3 squares.
Can you find the hidden country in the following paragraph:
Welsh horses are my favourite animal. Tapir, llama, marmoset and elephant closely follow. I don't care much for English rabbits nor ocelot, adders, goldfish and spaniels.
[Ref: ZNDX] © Kevin Stone
Hint: The country begins with the letter M.
Welsh horses are my favourite ani pir, llama, marmoset and elephant closely follow. I don't care much for English rabbits nor ocelot, adders, goldfish and spaniels. mal. Ta
Can you complete the grid without forming a 3-In-A-Row of the same colour.
Each row and column has an equal number of Blue and White squares.
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[Ref: ZYEA] © Kevin Stone
Hint: Remember that you can't have three White or Blue squares together in a row or column.
Last week, I travelled from London to Stoke.
On the first day I travelled one half of the distance.
On day two, I travelled one third of the remaining distance.
On day three, I travelled three quarters of the remaining distance.
Yesterday I travelled one half of the remaining distance.
I now have 5 miles left to travel.
How far is it from Stoke to London in total?
[Ref: ZRBH] © Kevin Stone
Hint: Try working backwards.
Answer: 120 miles.
On the first day I travelled 60 miles, leaving 60 miles. On day two I travelled 20 miles, leaving 40 miles On day three I travelled 30 miles, leaving 10 miles. Yesterday I travelled 5 miles, leaving 5 miles. QED.
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central
M 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: 63 words. Good: 48 words. Average: 35 words.
[Ref: ZAIT] © Kevin Stone
Hint: Every word must contain the central letter.
admire, admirer, aim, aimed, airmen, am, amen, amend, amid, arm, armed, dam, dame, deem, denim, dim, dime, dram, dream, dreamer, dreamier, ermine, mad, made, maid, maiden, main, man, mane, mare, marine, mariner, marred, married, me, mean, meander, meaner, media, median, men, mend, mid, mind, minder, mine, mined, miner, mire, name, named, ram, ream, remain, REMAINDER, remained, remand, remind, reminder, rename, renamed, rim.
adeem, admen, admire, admirer, aidmen, aim, aimed, aimer, airmen, am, ameer, amen, amend, amender, ami, amid, amide, amie, amin, amine, amir, anime, arm, armed, armer, daimen, dam, dame, deem, deme, demean, denim, derm, derma, dim, dime, dimer, dram, dream, dreamer, dreamier, edema, em, eme, emend, emir, ermine, ermined, idem, inarm, inarmed, ma, mad, made, madre, mae, maid, maiden, main, mair, man, mane, maned, mar, mare, marine, mariner, marred, married, me, mead, mean, meander, meaner, meanie, med, media, mediae, median, medina, meed, men, menad, mend, mender, mere, merer, mi, mid, mien, mina, minae, mind, minder, mine, mined, miner, mir, mire, mired, nam, name, named, namer, neem, nema, nim, ram, ramee, rami, ramie, ream, reamed, reamer, rearm, rearmed, redream, reedman, rem, remade, remain, REMAINDER, remained, reman, remand, remend, remind, reminder, rename, renamed, reremind, rim, rime, rimed, rimer.