Place the words below into pairs. You will then have 5 lots of eight letters, each of which is an anagram of another word. What are the original 5 words?
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Hint: PALE goes with TONE. VILE goes with JUNE. PEER goes with DATE.
Antelope = pale + tone.
Juvenile = vile + june.
Repeated = peer + date.
Snowball = snob + wall.
Estimate = time + seat.
Below you will see six glasses. Three of these glasses contain orange. Moving only ONE glass, can you arrange the glasses such that those containing the orange are together?
Answer: Simply take the second glass and pour the orange into the fifth glass.
My BrainBashers electronic world atlas has developed a fault, I did a listing of miles from England to particular countries and here is the result:
Spain 14,000 miles
Fiji 12,000 miles
Germany 18,000 miles
Brazil 16,000 miles
India 16,000 miles
How far away did it list Iceland as?
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Answer: 20,000: each vowel is worth 4,000 miles and each consonant is worth 2,000.
I have a drawer full of socks. There are 40 socks of each colour, brown and grey, evenly mixed.
In the morning, when it is very dark, I need to pull out a pair of socks of the same colour.
How many must I pull out of the drawer to ensure that I have at least one pair of matching socks?
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Hint: The answer is a lot less than 40.
Answer: Three socks.
Whichever I pull out first, the second will either match, or I will have one of each, ready for the third sock.
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central
F and no letter can be used twice. The letters do not have to be connected. Proper nouns are not allowed, however, plurals are. Can you find the nine letter word?
Excellent: 33 words. Good: 26 words. Average: 21 words.
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Hint: Every word must contain the central letter.
afoot, aft, after, AFTERNOON, fan, far, fare, fat, fate, fear, feat, fen, fern, feta, foe, font, foot, footer, for, fore, fort, forte, frat, fret, fro, front, oaf, of, oft, often, raft, roof.
afoot, afore, aft, after, AFTERNOON, arf, ef, eft, fa, fan, fane, fanner, fano, fanon, far, fare, faro, fat, fate, fear, feat, fen, fer, fern, fet, feta, fetor, foe, foetor, fon, font, foot, footer, for, fora, fore, fort, forte, frae, frat, frena, fret, fro, froe, front, fronton, nonfat, oaf, of, oft, often, ofter, raft, ref, reft, roof, tref.