Puzzle 206

Place a horizontal or a vertical line into every blank square.
Each number tells you the total length of the lines connected to that square.

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Hint: Start by looking at the 6 and 4 on the top row.

Answer:

Puzzle 207

Using the letters AAAAEERRRRTT complete this grid. The grid reads the same across as down.

[Ref: ZRPG] © Kevin Stone

Hint: One of the words is AREA.

Answer: The words are star, tare, area, reap.

Puzzle 208

My bath has two taps and a plug hole - and a leak!
The cold tap on its own fills the bath in 20 minutes, the hot one in 30 minutes.
The plug hole can drain the bath in 16 minutes with the taps off.
The leak would empty a full bath in 2 hours.
How long will the bath take to fill if I leave both taps on with the plug left out?

[Ref: ZVUO] © Kevin Stone

Hint: How many baths could be filled in 24 hours?

Answer: 80 minutes.
In 24 hours:
- the cold tap could fill 72 baths
- the hot tap could fill 48 baths
- the plug could drain 90 baths
- the leak could drain 12 baths
Therefore, in 24 hours, we have 72 + 48 - 90 - 12 baths full = 18 baths.
Therefore each bath would take 80 minutes to fill.

Puzzle 209

What comes next in this sequence:

fawn bear lion mole ==?==

Select from: seal duck stag vole wolf.

[Ref: ZQSQ] © Kevin Stone

Hint: Don't look at the first letters.

Answer: Duck.
The second letters of each word are the vowels in alphabetical order, fA wn, bE ar, lI on, mO le, dU ck.

Puzzle 210

Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central P 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: 22 words. Good: 18 words. Average: 15 words.

[Ref: ZTOL] © Kevin Stone

Hint: Every word must contain the central letter.

Answer: Autograph.
Common words:
apart, AUTOGRAPH , gap, graph, group, harp, hop, opt, par, part, pat, path, port, pot, pour, pout, put, rap, tap, top, trap, up.
All words:
apart, aport, apt, atap, atop, AUTOGRAPH , gap, gorp, graph, group, hap, harp, hop, hup, op, opah, opt, ouph, pa, pah, par, para, pargo, part, pat, path, phat, phot, pht, phut, poh, port, pot, pour, pout, prahu, prao, prat, prau, pro, proa, prog, pruta, prutah, pug, pugh, pur, put, ragtop, rap, rapt, roup, tap, tapa, tarp, thorp, top, toph, trap, trop, tup, up, upo.