What is the smallest integer, which, when multiplied by 2 gives a number consisting of only 8's?
[Ref: ZNJR] © Kevin Stone
Hint: Remember that you're after the smallest one that works.
Since 4 x 2 = 8, and it's the smallest possible answer.
Can you place a common 4-letter word into each of the brackets to create two longer words, for example:
Question - COOK [....] CASE
Answer - COOK [BOOK] CASE
The word BOOK creates the words COOKBOOK and BOOKCASE.
DRIFT [....] WIND
HOME [....] BENCH
FOOT [....] MOTHER
JUNK [....] STICK
MOTH [....] ROOM
QUARTER [....] GROUND
SPACE [....] YARD
WILD [....] BOAT
YOUR [....] LESS
BACK [....] FIGHTER
[Ref: ZNDY] © Kevin Stone
Hint: Another example: SHORT [HAND] SHAKE.
DRIFT [WOOD] WIND
HOME [WORK] BENCH
FOOT [STEP] MOTHER
JUNK [YARD] STICK
MOTH [BALL] ROOM
QUARTER [BACK] GROUND
SPACE [SHIP] YARD
WILD [LIFE] BOAT
YOUR [SELF] LESS
BACK [FIRE] FIGHTER
Customer services at BrainBashers headquarters received the following letter recently.
Luckily our top puzzle solvers were able to determine the meaning and help Mrs Middins.
Can you work it out what her problem was?
[Ref: ZDDT] © Kevin Stone
Hint: Which letters are missing?
The letter was written on a typewriter which has a problem with the middle row of letters - they print spaces instead. The letter should have read:
I recently visited one of your outlets to buy one of your typewriters. However, as you can see I am having a small problem.
The middle row of the keyboard appears to be faulty.
I would be very grateful if you could despatch a replacement by return post. Failing this, could you please send an engineer to resolve this problem as a matter of urgency.
What is represented by this BrainBat?
FIZZ FIZZ FIZZ FIZZ FIZZ FIZZ
[Ref: ZDCI] © Kevin Stone
Fizz x 6.
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central
Y 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: 24 words. Good: 19 words. Average: 14 words.
[Ref: ZLZB] © Kevin Stone
Hint: Every word must contain the central letter.
ahoy, airy, bay, BIOGRAPHY, boy, bray, by, gory, gray, gyro, hairy, harpy, hay, pay, pray, pry, ray, ropy, yap, yip, yoga, yogi.
aby, ahoy, airy, ay, bay, BIOGRAPHY, bogy, boy, boyar, bray, by, gaby, gapy, goby, gory, grapy, gray, gripy, gyri, gyro, hairy, harpy, hay, hoagy, hoary, hoy, hoya, hyp, hypo, orby, oy, pay, payor, pogy, porgy, pray, pry, pya, ray, ropy, rya, ya, yagi, yah, yap, yar, yip, yo, yob, yoga, yogh, yogi.