Using all of the letters A to Z, each once only, complete these common words:
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Hint: One of the words is FOCUS.
ban* >> bank
*a*i*et >> cabinet
*aiz* >> maize
s**th >> sixth
na*e* >> navel
*eco* >> decoy
*ocu* >> focus
*la*e >> glaze
**nk >> junk
f*x >> fox
be**re >> beware
e*ui* >> equip
ot*er >> otter
wis* >> wish
*oast >> roast
I recently travelled from my home town to a distant music concert, on a pedal tricycle of all things! My wonderful, three wheeled tricycle.
I knew that the epic 2,345 mile trip would wreak havoc on the tyres, but luckily I took along 4 spares!
Instead of waiting for any single tyre to fail, I decided that I would rotate the tyres evenly, making sure that by the end of the trip all seven tyres had travelled exactly the same distance.
What was the distance that each tyre travelled?
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Hint: How many tyre miles were travelled?
Answer: 1,005 miles.
A total of 2,345 miles were travelled and at any one time, three tyres were on the tricycle.
Therefore 3 x 2,345 = 7,035 tyre miles were travelled, which was shared equally by the 7 tyres.
And 7,035 ÷7 = 1,005.
Below are thirteen 5 lettered, everyday 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) and there are no plurals.
Can you determine the original words?
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Hint: W goes with A. X goes with N. Y goes with H.
AAE >> AMAZE
AVE >> BRAVE
UIE >> QUIET
GON >> WAGON
POT >> PIVOT
VIE >> VIXEN
ACT >> YACHT
MET >> COMET
BEP >> BLEEP
UGE >> JUDGE
LAN >> FLANK
RAE >> GRAPE
BON >> BONUS
At the local model boat club, four friends were talking about their boats.
There were a total of eight boats, two in each colour, red, green, blue and yellow. Each friend owned two boats and no friend had two boats of the same colour.
Alan didn't have a yellow boat.
Brian didn't have a red boat, but did have a green one.
One of the friends had a yellow boat and a blue boat.
Another friend had a green boat and a blue boat.
Charles had a yellow boat.
Darren had a blue boat, but didn't have a green one.
Can you work out which friend had which coloured boats?
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Hint: Darren had a yellow boat.
Alan had a red boat and a green boat.
Brian had a green boat and a blue boat.
Charles had a yellow boat and a red boat.
Darren had a blue boat and a yellow boat.