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Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 1201

A weightless and perfectly flexible rope is hung over a weightless, frictionless pulley attached to the roof of a building.

At one end is a weight which exactly counterbalances a monkey at the other end.

If the monkey begins to climb, what will happen to the weight - will it remain stationary, will it rise or will it fall?

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[Ref: ZSXS]  



Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 1202

Find a word that begins with R and with the addition of the letter A gives another word that sounds the same?

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[Ref: ZVUB] © Kevin Stone 



Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 1203

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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[Ref: ZZZN] © Kevin Stone 



Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 1204

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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