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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?

[Ref: ZVTU]

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 158

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 159

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.

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