During the recent BrainBashers cipher convention, a binary code contest took place.
The contest consisted of a binary code transmission where the spaces between the letters were missing and there was no punctuation.
Each letter of the alphabet was translated into its binary equivalent based on its position in the alphabet:
a: 1 b: 10 c: 11 d: 100 e: 101
f: 110 g: 111 h: 1000 i: 1001 j: 1010
k: 1011 l: 1100 m: 1101 n: 1110 o: 1111
p: 10000 q: 10001 r: 10010 s: 10011 t: 10100
u: 10101 v: 10110 w: 10111 x: 11000 y: 11001
Can you find 10 countries?
[Ref: ZGZM] © Kevin Stone
Hint: The first letters of the countries are J, W, P, F, C, M, Z, T, P, M.
Japan, Wales, Poland, France, Chile, Morocco, Zambia, Taiwan, Panama, Mongolia.
Below you will find 15 well-known five letter words, with only their endings remaining. Can you determine the words?
[Ref: ZXAN] © Kevin Stone
Hint: Five of the missing first letters are R, S, P, Q and L.
..PAY >> REPAY
..LAD >> SALAD
..IOR >> PRIOR
..EUE >> QUEUE
..RVA >> LARVA
..DAY >> TODAY
..VOC >> HAVOC
..YSS >> ABYSS
..GUN >> BEGUN
..PTY >> EMPTY
..TIL >> UNTIL
..CAY >> DECAY
..UKE >> FLUKE
..UZE >> GAUZE
..NOE >> CANOE
A local school teacher wanted to share 703 sweets equally between the pupils, if there were more than 20 pupils, how many sweets did each receive?
[Ref: ZYUS] © Kevin Stone
Hint: What numbers divide into 703?
19 sweets for the 37 pupils.
What is represented by this BrainBat?
heart heart heart
[Ref: ZNIH] Copyrighted.
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central
D and no letter can be used twice. The letters do not have to be connected. Proper nouns are not allowed, however, plurals are. Can you find the nine letter word?
Excellent: 62 words. Good: 38 words. Average: 25 words.
[Ref: ZDPM] © Kevin Stone
Hint: Every word must contain the central letter.
dare, dares, dart, darts, date, dates, day, days, dear, dearest, dears, deer, desert, deter, deters, dray, drays, dry, dye, dyer, dyers, dyes, eared, eased, erased, eyed, rated, read, reads, ready, red, reds, reed, reeds, rested, sad, seared, seated, sedate, seed, seedy, stared, stayed, stead, steady, steed, strayed, tad, tads, tardy, tared, teared, teased, trade, trades, tread, treads, yard, yards, yeasted, YESTERDAY.
ad, ads, aedes, dare, dares, dart, darts, date, dater, daters, dates, day, days, de, dear, dearest, dears, deary, dee, deer, deers, dees, deet, deets, derat, derate, derates, derats, deray, derays, dere, desert, deter, deters, dey, deys, dray, drays, dree, drees, drest, dry, dryest, drys, dye, dyer, dyers, dyes, eared, eased, ed, erased, estrayed, eyed, rad, rads, rased, rated, rayed, read, reads, ready, red, redate, redates, rede, redes, reds, redye, redyes, reed, reeds, reedy, reseda, rested, sad, sade, sard, sated, seared, seated, sedate, sedater, seder, seed, seedy, sered, stade, stared, stayed, stead, steady, steed, strayed, styed, tad, tads, tardy, tared, teared, teased, ted, teds, teed, trad, trade, trades, tread, treads, treed, tsade, tyred, yard, yards, yeasted, YESTERDAY.