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: D O G D A Y S.
[Ref: ZKAZ] © Alan Stillson and Frank Longo.
Hint: Column 4's contains a D.
Across: CADS, YOLK, DATE, PIGS
Down : GLAD, STAY, COPE, SKID
Boxes : LADY, SOCK, STAG, PIED
Note : Other anagrams of these words are OK as long as they don't change the answer grid.
During the recent BrainBashers football competition, 5 schools were competing.
Each school played each other once, with 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points if they lost.
Here are the final points after all of the matches:
How many points did Fulton end the season with?
[Ref: ZBIL] © Kevin Stone
Hint: How many games took place?
There were 5 teams in the league, therefore there were a total of possible 10 games. Each game distributed 2 points to the two teams.
Therefore, there were a total of 20 points available to the league, the results shown add to 17, leaving the remaining 3 to Fulton.
What is represented by this BrainBat?
[Ref: ZUNM] © Kevin Stone
Hint: These items are more common than you think.
Two friends were driving from their home to Manchester, Kevin drove the first 90 miles, and Daniel took over the remainder of the journey.
On the way back, Kevin drove to begin with, and Daniel took over for the last 100 miles.
Who drove the most?
[Ref: ZIMH] © Kevin Stone
Hint: It doesn't matter how far it was to Manchester.
On the way there Kevin drove 90 miles, and on the way back drove the (total distance - 100 miles).
On the way Daniel drove the (total distance - 90 miles), and on the way back drove 100 miles.
So Kevin drove 90 + total - 100 = total - 10.
And Daniel drove total - 90 + 100 = total + 10.
So Daniel drove 20 miles more than Kevin. QED.
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central
O 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: 68 words. Good: 50 words. Average: 38 words.
[Ref: ZSRY] © Kevin Stone
Hint: Every word must contain the central letter.
ego, enrol, eon, ergo, giro, glories, go, gone, goner, gore, groin, ignore, insole, ion, iron, ironies, legion, lesion, lingo, lion, log, loin, lone, loner, long, longer, lore, lose, loser, losing, no, noise, noisier, nor, nose, nosier, ogle, ogler, ogre, oil, oiler, oilier, oiling, on, one, or, ore, orgies, origin, region, religion, RELIGIONS, roe, role, rose, senior, silo, sirloin, slog, snore, so, soil, soiling, sol, sole, son, song, sore.
ego, egos, elision, eloign, eloigns, eloin, eloins, enol, enols, enrol, enrols, eon, eons, eosin, ergo, eringo, eringos, eros, genro, genros, giro, giron, girons, giros, glories, go, goer, goers, goes, gone, goner, goners, gor, gore, gores, gorse, grison, groin, groins, ignore, ignores, inro, insole, ion, ionise, ions, iron, irone, irones, ironies, irons, isoline, legion, legions, leno, lenos, lesion, ligroin, ligroine, LIGROINES, ligroins, lingo, lingoes, lino, linos, lion, lionise, lioniser, lions, lo, log, loge, loges, logier, logs, loin, loins, lone, loner, loners, long, longe, longer, longers, longes, longies, longs, lore, lores, lories, loris, lorn, lose, loser, losing, nerol, neroli, nerolis, nerols, no, noel, noels, noes, nog, nogs, noil, noils, noir, noirs, noise, noisier, nor, nori, noris, nos, nose, nosier, oe, oes, ogle, ogler, oglers, ogles, ogre, ogres, oil, oiler, oilers, oilier, oiling, oils, ole, olein, oleins, oles, on, one, ones, ons, or, ore, ores, orgies, oriel, oriels, origin, origins, orle, orles, ornis, ors, os, ose, osier, region, regions, religion, RELIGIONS, reoil, reoiling, reoils, resoling, roe, roes, roil, roiling, roils, role, roles, rose, rosin, rosing, segno, sego, seignior, senior, senor, sigloi, signior, signor, signore, signori, silo, siloing, sirloin, sloe, slog, snog, snore, so, soigne, soil, soiling, sol, sole, solei, soli, soling, son, sone, song, sore, sorel, sori, soring, sorn.