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Puzzle 1397

Below is a map of the BrainBashers detention facility. There are 9 guards, A-I, who are in charge of a particular number of cells. The guards only guard cells which they can see in a continuous straight line, either horizontally or vertically, and each cell is only protected by one guard. The numbers represent how many cells each guard is charge of, they are of course in charge of the cell they are currently in. Can you work out which guards are in charge of which cells.

 A-7 B-7 C-5 D-1 E-5 F-3 G-6 H-3 I-12

Puzzle 1398

Santa is getting ready - sorting presents, filling sacks and working out his route to make sure he can deliver all his wonderful presents. The trouble is, every year just before Christmas, the reindeer have nothing to do and mostly stand around getting rather bored. They are always asking if they can help but there's nothing they can do until Santa's ready to go.

This year, Santa is prepared for them and he's set them a little challenge to help keep them busy. He's given them the following problem:

Five children from five different families living in five different counties of England have asked for a different gift each. From the clues, the reindeer have to work out who's who, where each child lives and what present each has asked for. The first reindeer to solve the problem gets an extra portion of Christmas pudding on Christmas Day!

1. Neither Cliff, nor Jennifer Feather (who does not live in Yorkshire), lives in Kent.

2. Young Crawford, who is neither Sarah nor Cliff, asked for the pony (a gift that Santa would have particular difficulty getting down the Crawford family's chimney!).

3. Young Rowlands is neither the child who lives in Yorkshire nor the child who has asked for a bicycle.

4. The gift due for delivery to Cornwall, which is not for the child surnamed Rowlands, is a computer.

5. Liz, who has asked for the painting set, is not from Kent. Her surname is not Jamison.

6. The child who lives in Essex has asked for a guitar. Alan lives in Cumbria.

Children's first names : Alan, Cliff, Jennifer, Liz, Sarah
Children's last names  : Crawford, Feather, Jamison, Northey, Rowlands
Counties               : Cornwall, Cumbria, Essex, Kent, Yorkshire
Presents               : Bicycle, Computer, Guitar, Painting Set, Pony

Puzzle 1399

1.  Why do birds fly south for the winter?
2.  What always comes at the end of Christmas Day?
3.  What could you find at the North Pole that has teeth but can not chew?
4.  What does Santa give a 600 lb. gorilla for Christmas?
5.  Can you spell "hard water" only using three letters?
6.  In which month does Santa Claus eat the least?
7.  What should you do if a reindeer eats your pencil?
8.  At the North Pole you cannot take a picture of an elf with a red shirt. Why not?
9.  What do you call a blind reindeer?
10. What kind of water never freezes?
11. What do you call a reindeer with three eyes?
12. What do reindeer have that no other animals on earth have?

[Ref: ZTEW]

Puzzle 1400

What is represented by this BrainBat?

EINSTEIN
EDISON
NEWTON

[Ref: ZTPM]