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 Puzzle 1249 I fill a glass half full of juice and another glass twice the size, one-third full of juice. Then I top up each glass with water and empty the contents of both glasses into a tumbler. Now, how much of the mixture is juice and how much water? [Ref: ZYKS] Hint: Imagine the smaller glass holds 6 units (ounces, litres, etc) Answer: Juice = 7/18 and water = 11/18. As we're talking about halves and thirds, it's easiest to break down the glasses into anything that is divisible by 2 and 3, such as 6 units for the size of the smaller glass, the larger glass is therefore 12 units. The first glass (size 6) contains 3 units of juice and 3 units of water. The second glass (size 12) contains 4 units of juice and 8 units of water. Once combined the tumbler (size 18) will therefore contain 7 units of juice and 11 units of water. Puzzle 1250 The beginning of a well known book has been encrypted below. Each letter of the alphabet has been replaced by another using a simple substitution technique. For example, A may always be represented by G, etc. Can you name the book? Qcykle vcd olco: wm algip viwb. Wblyl id pm omjaw vbcwltly camjw wbcw. Wbl ylgidwly mh bid ajyick vcd digplo ae wbl rklygeqcp, wbl rklyn, wbl jpolywcnly, cpo wbl rbilh qmjyply. Drymmgl digplo iw. Cpo Drymmgl'd pcql vcd gmmo jsmp 'Rbcpgl, hmy cpewbipg bl rbmdl wm sjw bid bcpo wm. [Ref: ZPTI] © Kevin Stone Hint: E has been represented by L. Answer: A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. The piece of text is from the original book and should read: Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. a has been represented by c. b has been represented by a. c has been represented by r. d has been represented by o. e has been represented by l. f has been represented by h. g has been represented by g. h has been represented by b. i has been represented by i. j has been represented by f. k has been represented by n. l has been represented by k. m has been represented by q. n has been represented by p. o has been represented by m. p has been represented by s. q has been represented by x. r has been represented by y. s has been represented by d. t has been represented by w. u has been represented by j. v has been represented by t. w has been represented by v. x has been represented by z. y has been represented by e. z has been represented by u. Puzzle 1251 What is represented by this BrainBat? IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS [Ref: ZRNT] Hint: Say what you see. Answer: Tennis. 10 is. Puzzle 1252 Name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. [Ref: ZSNI] Hint: What day is it today? Answer: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow! Note: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day isn't correct as Boxing Day isn't always the day following Christmas Day.