Puzzle 196

What is represented by this BrainBat?

T N O R F O T

[Ref: ZXNN] Copyrighted.

Puzzle 197

Which of the six black shapes is identical to the red one? There may be more than one that is exactly the same.

[Ref: ZNMV] © Robert A. Hartmann.

Hint: Try and rotate them around in your head, and watch out for mirror images.

Puzzle 198

Below are five book titles.
Each title has had the spaces replaced with extra letters, plus extra letters at the end.
The number of extra letters added equals the length of the previous word. Punctuation has then been added.
For example:
BOOK TITLE >> BOOK****TITLE***** >> BOO, KNIGHT. IT LEAPT UP!
Can you find the titles?

ROME OR OSLO? ANDREW, JULIE, TO VISIT.
WARM TOO FEW, THE SUBWORLD SNEEZES
AN I MALE? MYSELF, ARM, AND I?
GO NEXT, GO! WITHOUT OTHER I DWINDLE. GO!
WATER. SHIP, BOAT. STORM! DOWN SINK!
BRAVERY IN A NEW AGE, WORLD'S HOPE.

[Ref: ZZEC] © Kevin Stone

Hint: Try removing the spaces and punctuation.

Answer: ROME OR OSLO? ANDREW, JULIE, TO VISIT.
ROMEO ROSLO AND REW JULIET OVISIT
> ROMEO AND JULIET
WARM TOO FEW, THE SUBWORLD SNEEZES
WAR MTO OF EW THE SUB WORLDS NEEZES
> WAR OF THE WORLDS
AN I MALE? MYSELF, ARM, AND I?
ANIMAL EMYSEL FARM ANDI
> ANIMAL FARM
GO NEXT, GO! WITHOUT OTHER I DWINDLE. GO!
GONE XTGO WITH OUTO THE RID WIND LEGO
> GONE WITH THE WIND
WATER. SHIP, BOAT. STORM! DOWN SINK!
WATERSHIP BOATSTORM DOWN SINK
> WATERSHIP DOWN
BRAVERY IN A NEW AGE, WORLD'S HOPE.
BRAVE RYINA NEW AGE WORLD SHOPE
> BRAVE NEW WORLD

Puzzle 199

If you roll two normal 6-sided dice, the probability of rolling a total of 7 is 1/6.
What would the probability of rolling a total of 7 be if both dice were 7-sided instead?
How about a 8-sided dice? 9-sided? 10-sided?

[Ref: ZBMA] © Kevin Stone

Hint: How many possible ways are there to make 7?

Answer: 6/49.

There are 49 possible combinations when rolling two 7-sided dice.

There are still six ways of making a total of 7, therefore the probability is 6/49.

In each scenario, there are still only six ways of making a total of 7, the only thing that changes is the number of possible combinations.

7-sided > 6/49
8-sided > 6/64
9-sided > 6/81
10-sided > 6/100

Puzzle 200

Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central F 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?
Excellent: 12 words. Good: 10 words. Average: 9 words.

[Ref: ZXCT] © Kevin Stone

Hint: Every word must contain the central letter.

Answer: Blindfold.
Common words:
BLINDFOLD , fib, fill, fin, find, fob, foil, fold, fond, if, info, of.
All words:
bifold, BLINDFOLD , fib, fid, fido, fil, fill, fillo, filo, fin, find, fino, fob, foil, foin, fold, fon, fond, if, info, infold, of.