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Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 165

CalculatorDaft Dave has been hired to paint the house numbers on a recently completed housing estate.

There are one hundred houses and therefore Dave has to paint all of the numbers from 1 to 100.

How many times will Dave have to paint the number nine?

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[Ref: ZRBN] © Express Newspapers [Author: Kevin Stone] 



Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 166

BrainImagine a bottle recycling skip, empty other than one lonely bottle.

Every hour, on the hour, people come and put bottles into the skip.

The first hour, at Noon, one person came and put a bottle in.

One hour later, two people placed a bottle each into the skip.

An hour later four people placed a bottle each into the skip.

This doubling of people continued until 11pm, when the skip was finally full.

When was the skip exactly half full?

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[Ref: ZFKX]  



Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 167

BrainHere is snippet of section D of the curious multiple-choice entrance exam into the exclusive BrainBashers puzzle club.

Q1. Which is the first question where c) is the correct answer?
a) Q3
b) Q4
c) Q1
d) Q2

Q2. Which is the first question where a) is the correct answer?

a) Q4
b) Q2
c) Q3
d) Q1

Q3. Which is the first question where d) is the correct answer?

a) Q1
b) Q2
c) Q4
d) Q3

Q4. Which is the first question where b) is the correct answer?

a) Q2
b) Q4
c) Q3
d) Q1

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[Ref: ZVXI] © Kevin Stone 



Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 168

DictionaryThese 4-letter words can each have a letter added and then be rearranged to make a new 5-letter word.

The letters added spell a 9-letter word.

HERB
BANG
KEEN
SUIT
QUAD
WHEY
CELL
TOIL
WILD

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[Ref: ZCDD] © Kevin Stone 


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