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Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 1197

I once cashed a cheque at the bank. I had spent £4.49 before I realised the bank clerk had made a mistake. He had transposed the pounds with the pence. I now had exactly 5 times the value of the original cheque. What was the original cheque's value?

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Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 1198

A number that can be written in capital letters made up of straight lines only - for instance, 9 - is called a straight number. If the value is equal to the number of lines that comprise it, it is called straight and true or 'orthonymic'. Can you find one? NINE has 11 straight lines.

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Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 1199

I have a jar of sweets. 114 red, 35 blue, 67 green and 9 yellow.

What chance do I have of picking a yellow one with my eyes shut?

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Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 1200

The year 1999 is special, using the numbers 1, 9, 9 and 9, in that order, make the number 89. You may use brackets and any standard mathematics operation such as the square root, +, -, * and /. For example, 26 = -1 + 9 + 9 + 9.

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