At the local mid-summers fayre, four ladies are planning to delight the visitors with their speciality cakes. Mrs Archer will make a chocolate cake. Neither Mrs Bowness, Louise nor Kay Cook propose to make a vanilla cake. Julie, who is not Mrs Dancer, will make coffee. Mary will not make a plain one. You need to find their full names and who plans to make which cake.
Answer: Louise Archer will make the chocolate cake.
Julie Bowness will make the coffee cake.
Kay Cook will make the plain cake.
Mary Dancer will make the vanilla cake.
Yesterday I went for a long bicycle ride around the local lakes. As the ride was quite long, I rode in various stages. In the first stage I rode half of the overall distance. Stage two saw half of the remaining distance plus 35 metres covered. Stage three covered three-quarters of the remaining distance. Stage four completed half of the remaining distance plus 75 metres. Stage five completed the journey with a final burst of 150 metres. How far did I cycle in total?
Stage 5's clue tells us that there were 150m left. So the distance left at the start of Stage 4 must have been:
Dist4 = Dist4 + 75 + 150
Which simplifies to give Dist4 = 450m.
Stage 3's clue tells us that 450m was one quarter of the remaining distance, so Dist3 = 1800m.
Stage 2's clue tells us that the distance at the start of Stage 2 was:
Dist2 = Dist2 + 35 + 1800
Which simplifies to give Dist2 = 3670m.
Stage 1's clue tells us that 3670m was half the overall distance, which means the entire ride was 7340m QED.
Below is a grid which should contain animals. The missing letters for a particular column are listed at the top of that column. Can you 'drop' the missing letters in and complete the grid? Each animal begins with a different letter of the alphabet.
Using only horizontal and vertical lines, connect every number to its pair (i.e. 1 goes to 1, 2 goes to 2, etc). The lines must not cross each other. This puzzle is not interactive, but can be printed off and solved.
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central D 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?