During the recent BrainBashers school sports day, four girls were competing in the 400 metres hurdles. Official figures mysteriously went missing just after the event, however, various spectators could remember the following information. Josie was never suspected though!
1. Jane won and wore red.
2. The girl wearing number 1 came third.
3. Julie beat the girl in yellow, but wasn't wearing number 2.
4. Only one girl finished in the same position as the number she wore, but she didn't wear red.
5. Jackie beat the girl wearing number 3 and Josie wore yellow.
6. The girl in green wore number 2.
7. A spectator remembered one girl wore blue, but couldn't remember anything else about her.
Can you determine the positions the girls finished in, along with the numbers and colours they wore?
# Name Wore Colour
1 Jane 4 red
2 Jackie 2 green
3 Julie 1 blue
4 Josie 3 yellow
Julie wasn't wearing 2 (clue 3) so wasn't wearing green (clue 6), Jane was wearing red (clue 1) and Josie wore yellow (clue 5), hence Julie wore blue, leaving Jackie wearing green wearing 2 (clue 6). As Jackie wore 2, she didn't come 3rd (clue 2), and Jane came first (clue 1), which means that Jackie must have come 2nd in order to beat the girl wearing 3 (clue 5). We now know Jane won and Jackie was 2nd, therefore Julie must have come 3rd in order to beat the girl in yellow (clue 3), leaving Josie in last place. As Jackie came second and she beat the girl wearing 3 (clue 5), the girl wearing 3 must have come 4th (therefore Josie) as the girl wearing 1 came 3rd (clue 2). Julie (who is 3rd) wore 1 (clue 2), leaving Jane wearing 4. QED.
Can you list 100 valid words within 100 seconds? However they MUST NOT contain the letters A, B, C or D?
Hint: There is a very simple short cut that involves something you probably use most days.
A very quick and easy answer is just to count from 0 to 99. None of these numbers contains A, B, C or D.
HERB + T becomes BERTH
BANG + E becomes BEGAN
KEEN + L becomes KNEEL
SUIT + E becomes SUITE
QUAD + S becomes SQUAD
WHEY + C becomes CHEWY
CELL + O becomes CELLO
TOIL + P becomes PILOT
WILD + E becomes WIELD
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 (unless it appears 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?