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Difficulty: Medium4 Star RatingPuzzle 401

A cricketer's average in his first 18 innings was 16.5 runs.

After a further 8 innings, his average had increased to 32.5 runs.

What was his average for the last 8 innings?

Note: you don't need any cricket skills to solve this puzzle, nor do you need to know what an innings consists of.

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[Ref: ZTGR]  



Difficulty: Medium4 Star RatingPuzzle 402

During the recent BrainBashers cipher convention, a binary code contest took place.

The contest consisted of a binary code transmission where the spaces between the letters were missing and there was no punctuation.

Each letter of the alphabet was translated into its binary equivalent based on its position in the alphabet.

a=1         b=10        c=11        d=100
e=101       f=110       g=111       h=1000
i=1001      j=1010      k=1011      l=1100
m=1101      n=1110      o=1111      p=10000
q=10001     r=10010     s=10011     t=10100
u=10101     v=10110     w=10111     x=11000
y=11001     z=11010

Can you find 10 boy's names?

11010010111101011

10101110110110011

101011001111111110

100111010010110110101

1001101101001100

100001011010010110010

11100010010100110011

1010111111110

10111011011010011110

1010010100111110

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[Ref: ZQNG] © Kevin Stone 



Difficulty: Medium4 Star RatingPuzzle 403

During the recent Dezzlup Cup, the first four horses did well do finish ahead of the opposition. After Dinner was not last and the horse wearing blue was not third. Bitter Twist was before the horse in green. Dare Devil came first. Bitter Twist finished before After Dinner. Catch Me wore red but Bitter Twist did not wear yellow. Can you determine where each horse finished and the colours they wore?

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[Ref: ZARJ] © Kevin Stone 



Difficulty: Easy4 Star RatingPuzzle 404

  • Place letters into the grid such that every row, column, and 2x2 block has letters (in any order) that form a common word.
  • Each letter is only used once, and no letter is repeated in the rows/cols/blocks.
  • Letters allowed: S H O W E R S.

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[Ref: ZVAR] © Alan Stillson and Frank Longo. 



Difficulty: Easy4 Star RatingPuzzle 405

Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central T 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: 61 words. Good: 45 words. Average: 35 words.

A

Y

R

O

T

M

N

O

S

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[Ref: ZJPK] © Kevin Stone 


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