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
What is represented by this BrainBat?
FIZZ FIZZ FIZZ FIZZ FIZZ FIZZ
[Ref: ZDCI] © Kevin Stone
Fizz x 6.
A local fisherman caught a large trawler load of haddock.
He decided to donate some of his fish to the local community, 1,672 people in all.
To each person over 50 he gave 16 fish and to each person under 50 he gave 96 fish.
Only 3/4 of the over 50s collected their haddock and only 1/8 of the under 50s collected their fish.
How many fish did the fisherman distribute it total?
[Ref: ZIAG] © Kevin Stone
Hint: Try a random number of over 50s to see what happens.
Answer: 20,064 fish.
As only 3/4 of the over 50s claimed 16 fish, this averages out to 12 fish each.
Similarly only 1/8 of the under 50s claimed 96 fish, this again averages out to be 12 fish each.
Therefore the total number of fish was 1,672 x 12 = 20,064.
It doesn't matter how many over/under 50s there are.
SAFE + STAY + SOON + SKIP = STOP
PINK + PORE + PUSH + PLOT = ==?==
[Ref: ZFHQ] © Kevin Stone
Hint: Where do the letters of STOP occur in SAFE, STAY, SOON, SKIP?
Using the first letter of the first word, second letter of the second word, etc.