By changing the second letter of each word below, you can make another valid word.
Can you change each word such that the second letters will reveal an eleven letter word when read downwards.
Therefore, what now reads VOKAHLIUPPW will be a real word.
[Ref: ZLRW] © Kevin Stone
Place the digits 1 to 8, into the grid. The numbers you can see are the totals for the surrounding numbers.
[Ref: ZILN] © Kevin Stone
Hint: There is only one way to make the middle 25.
A woman had three old coins - a silver dollar, a quarter, and a dime. Each coin was a little battered and had a piece missing. She found that exactly the same fraction had broken away from each coin.
What fraction of each was missing if the value of the remaining bits of coins was now exactly one dollar in total?
For this puzzle it can be assumed that ½ of a coin is worth ½ of its value.
[Ref: ZQJS] Based on a puzzle by Henry Ernest Dudeney.
Hint: A dollar is 100 cents, a quarter is 25 cents and a dime is 10 cents.
Answer: 7÷27 of each coin was missing.
The original value of the three coins was 100 + 25 + 10 = 135, and the new value was 100. So 35÷135 of the original value has been removed and 35÷135 = 7÷27. QED.
What is represented by this BrainBat?
[Ref: ZSDS] © Kevin Stone
Concave [C on CAVE]
Undersea Cave [under C CAVE].
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central
G 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: 24 words. Good: 18 words. Average: 15 words.
[Ref: ZHCT] © Kevin Stone
Hint: Every word must contain the central letter.
age, allege, angel, angle, cage, CHALLENGE, change, clang, eagle, gal, gale, gall, gel, gene, glance, glean, glee, glen, hag, hang, lag, leg, legal, nag.
ag, age, agee, agene, aglee, allege, angel, angle, cage, CHALLENGE, chang, change, clag, clang, eagle, egal, encage, eng, gae, gaen, gal, gale, gall, gan, gane, gee, gel, gen, gene, ghee, glace, glance, glean, glee, glen, hag, hang, lag, lang, leg, legal, nag.