After a recent marathon, the following was noted.
Alan finished after Simon.
Ian finished after Kevin.
Simon finished after Brian.
Kevin finished before Alan.
Brian finished after Kevin.
Brian finished before Alan.
Simon finished before Ian.
Alan finished before Ian.
Who finished where?
[Ref: ZPOC] © Kevin Stone
Kevin, Brian, Simon, Alan then Ian.
Which word is the odd one out?
nivek nomis nevets niarda semaj nala
[Ref: ZAHH] © Kevin Stone
Hint: Look at the puzzle backwards.
nivek >> kevin
nomis >> simon
nevets >> steven
niarda >> adrain
semaj >> james
nala >> alan
niarda is Adrain reversed (i.e. it's not Adrian), all of the other words are proper names reversed.
I want to travel 1,000 miles on an adult tricycle and I have two spare tyres.
However, I want to use all five tyres equally and have an equal mileage on each of the five tyres by the end of the trip.
Of course I can only use three tyres at a time, so I will have to change tyres during the trip.
At the end of the trip how many miles will each tyre have been used?
Hint: How many tyre miles have been travelled?
Answer: 600 miles.
A total of 1,000 miles have been travelled and at any one time, three tyres are travelling. Therefore 3,000 tyre miles have been travelled, which is shared equally by the 5 tyres. QED.
What is represented by this BrainBat?
D D D D
[Ref: ZNNA] © Kevin Stone
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central
O 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: 20 words. Good: 16 words. Average: 14 words.
[Ref: ZBRU] © Kevin Stone
Hint: Every word must contain the central letter.
floor, flop, fool, FOOLPROOF, for, fro, lo, loo, loop, lop, of, off, op, or, polo, pool, poor, pro, proof, roof.
floor, flop, fool, FOOLPROOF, fop, for, fro, lo, loo, loof, loop, lop, of, off, op, or, orlop, pol, polo, pool, poor, pro, prof, proof, rolf, roof.