The recent BrainBashers annual marathon has just taken place. The judges have given up keeping a track of who won, as the results go missing each year. Using the following spectators' notes, can you determine who finished where?
Terry Tipton finished after Lisa Limperton and Betty Brent, but before Michael Miller.
Paul Peterson finished before David Dartford and Lisa Limperton.
Simone Stevens finished after Paul Peterson and before Jane Jacks and Helen Hall.
Kenny Kirkpatrick finished after Paul Peterson, Michael Miller and Terry Tipton.
Lisa Limperton finished after Betty Brent and David Dartford, but before Jane Jacks and Michael Miller.
Michael Miller finished after Simone Stevens and Betty Brent.
Betty Brent finished before Jane Jacks, Michael Miller and Paul Peterson.
David Dartford finished before Kenny Kirkpatrick and Terry Tipton, but after Simone Stevens.
Jane Jacks finished before Kenny Kirkpatrick, Terry Tipton and Michael Miller, but after Paul Peterson and David Dartford.
Helen Hall finished before Michael Miller but after Lisa Limperton, Jane Jacks and Terry Tipton.
ENERGY - Y = GREEN
DOORMAN - D = MAROON
CLEAREST - E = SCARLET
WEIGHT - G = WHITE
OUTLIVE - U = VIOLET
EMBARK - K = AMBER
CALMER - L = CREAM
SOLEMN - S = LEMON
VOIDING - V = INDIGO
ARCHERY - A = CHERRY
What is represented by this BrainBat?
Hint: Say what you see.
Answer: Bad weather.
My friend, Alex, struggles a little. I recently asked him to buy me some ribbon for my daughter's pretty pink bonnet.
He went to the haberdashery shop for the required length but accidentally interchanged the feet and inches.
When I measured the resulting ribbon I only had 5÷8 of the length I required.
I asked for 7 feet, 4 inches and my friend brought me 4 feet, 7 inches.
If we label what I asked for as A feet and B inches, which is (12 x A + B) inches, then I actually received B feet and A inches, which is (12 x B + A) inches. Which means that:
(5 ÷ 8) x (12 x A + B) = (12 x B + A)
A = (91 ÷ 52) x B
As B is the number of inches, it can only be between 1 and 12 and must give A as a whole number of feet. B = 4 is the only possible value, which means that A = 7. So I originally asked for 7 feet, 4 inches. QED.
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central D and no letter can be used twice, however, the letters do not have to be connected. Proper nouns are not allowed, however, plurals are. Can you find the nine letter word?