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Hint: How many clock-minutes pass for each real hour?

Answer: 10.20pm.

Since the clock is gaining 12 minutes every hour, for every real hour that has passed, the clock will show 72 minutes.

Since the clock shows 10.00pm, we know that 22 x 60 = 1320 clock minutes have passed. 1320 ÷ 72 x 60 = 1100.

This therefore equals 1100 real minutes and hence 18 hours 20 minutes = 6:20pm.

The clock stopped 4 hours ago, therefore the time must now be 10.20pm. QED.

Puzzle 392

What is represented by this BrainBat?

erutuf eht ot

[Ref: ZQXE] Copyrighted.

Hint: Say what you see.

Answer: Back to the future.

Puzzle 393

The map below shows the street locations of a city. Position three police officers such that the entire length of every street can be seen by at least one officer.

Below are thirteen 5 lettered words, each of which has had two of its letters removed. In total these 26 letters are A-Z. The remaining letters in each word are in the correct order. There are no words which are spelled differently based upon location (favour/favor, etc). Can you determine the original words?

CLH
COH
DIR
REA
INE
OKR
AOR
UAL
REE
TOE
SAM
YAT
EBA

CLH + OT >> CLOTH
COH + UG >> COUGH
DIR + AY >> DIARY
REA + FK >> FREAK
INE + DX >> INDEX
OKR + JE >> JOKER
AOR + MN >> MANOR
UAL + QI >> QUAIL
REE + BL >> REBEL
TOE + SV >> STOVE
SAM + WP >> SWAMP
YAT + CH >> YACHT
EBA + ZR >> ZEBRA

Puzzle 395

Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central B 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?

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