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Puzzle 1516

My grandfather was X years old in the year X squared. In which year was he born?

For example if he was 33 years old in the year 1089 AD (= 33 x 33), he would have been born in 1056 AD - but then of course he would currently be nearly a thousand years old! You can safely assume that none of my family had children when they were very, very old, and I'm not too old myself.

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Puzzle 1517

A mother recently arranged a children's party and had 187 sweets to give out equally to the children.

Each child had more than one sweet and there were more children than there were sweets per child.

How many sweets did each child end up with?

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[Ref: ZEXD] © Kevin Stone 



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Puzzle 1518

You have the misfortune to own an unreliable clock. This one loses exactly 30 minutes every hour. It is now showing 4.00am and you know that is was correct at midnight, when you set it. The clock stopped five hours ago, what is the correct time now?

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[Ref: ZRLR] © Kevin Stone 



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Puzzle 1519

What number comes next in this sequence:

1 2 2 4 8 11 33 37 148 ==?==

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Puzzle 1520

Can you find three words which contain two consecutive i's.

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[Ref: ZVKU] © Kevin Stone 


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