Can you complete the grid such that every row and column contains the digits 1 to 6.
All squares that are connected contain the same digit.
[Ref: ZBQB] © Johan de Ruiter Visit www.puzzlepicnic.com for more Staircases Puzzles.
Hint: Start with the three connected squares that contain the third column on the bottom row.
These words can all have a letter added and then be rearranged to make a new 5-letter word, e.g. noun union NOUN + I = UNION.
The 7 added letters are an anagram of a 7-letter word. What is the 7-letter word, and what are the new words?
[Ref: ZQUH] © Kevin Stone
MAIL + C =
EXIT + S = EXI ST
GOSH + T = GHOS T
CITY + H = ITC HY
NEWT + I = TW INE
DENY + E = N EEDY
MINI + M = MINI M
And the letters CSTHIEM spell CHEMIST.
Can you find the sum of the second column?
[Ref: ZNWN] © Kevin Stone
You don't have to find the value of every symbol. The rows add up to 80, and this will be the sum of every symbol in the grid. 23 + 18 + 24 + 15 = 80.
Therefore the columns must also add to 80, making the missing column 14. 24 + 14 + 17 + 25 = 80.
@ = 7, & = 4, $ = 8, # = 3, £ = 5.
What is represented by this BrainBat?
P U R P O S E S
[Ref: ZZPV] © Kevin Stone
Answer: Crossed purposes or dual purposes.
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: 70 words. Good: 50 words. Average: 40 words.
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Hint: Every word must contain the central letter.
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