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The manager suddenly remembers that the room rate is £25 and gives £5 to the bellboy to return to the people.

On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that £5 would be difficult to share among three people so he pockets £2 and gives £1 to each person.

Now each person paid £10 and got back £1.

So they paid £9 each, totalling £27. The bellboy has £2, totalling £29.

Where is the missing £1?

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Hint: Be careful of what you're adding.

Answer:
We have to be careful what we are adding together.

Originally, they paid £30, they each received back £1, they now have only paid £27.
Of this £27, £25 went to the manager for the room and £2 went to the bellboy.

Puzzle 187

Using eight eights and addition only, can you make 1000?

[Ref: ZPFG]

Hint: You can join 8s together to make numbers such as 88.

Answer: 888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1000.

Puzzle 188

How many 3-letter words can you find in this list of letters.

The letters of each word appear horizontally and together, and in normal reading order.

Across: NEAR, BOWS, TREK, ZAPS
Down : BANK, SPAR, ZERO, STEW
Boxes : BANS, WORE, PARK, ZEST
Note : Other anagrams of these words are OK as long as they don't change the answer grid.

Puzzle 190

Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central C and no letter can be used twice, however, the letters do not have to be connected. Proper nouns are not allowed, however, plurals are. Can you find the nine letter word?

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