On my local railway track there is a tunnel which is 5 miles long.
A train, which was 440 yards long, entered the tunnel at a speed of 50 miles per hour.
How long did it take for the whole of the train to pass completely through the tunnel?
Hint: There are 1,760 yards in a mile.
Answer: 6 minutes and 18 seconds.
The train has to effectively travel 5.25 miles at 50 mph. Time = Dist ÷ Speed = 5.25 ÷ 50 = 0.105 hours = 6.3 minutes = 6 minutes 18 seconds. QED.
Below are ten words which have been split in half.
The first column has all of the starts and the second column has all of the ends.
Can you pair the letters and remake the ten words?
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Hint: One of the words is GONE.
Bond, brew, foam, gone, hope, joke, leaf, loaf, loin, sore.
This famous river has a number of cities along its course. What is its name?
[Ref: ZYVT] © Lloyd King Lloyd has created an excellent book of lateral puzzles.
Mississippi: the diagram is actually the word "mississippi" on its side.
Which word does not belong with the others:
dgo act ehors ceffio elrttu ekmnoy
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This is an anagram of office, the others are animals (dog, cat, horse, turtle, monkey).
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central
C 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: 19 words. Good: 17 words. Average: 14 words.
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Hint: Every word must contain the central letter.
cent, cite, coin, con, cone, content, CONTINENT, cot, ice, icon, innocent, nice, notice, octet, once, tic, tonic.
cent, cento, cine, cion, cite, coin, con, cone, coni, conin, conine, conn, conte, content, CONTINENT, cot, cote, etic, ice, icon, innocent, nice, nocent, noetic, notice, octet, once, ontic, otic, tic, tinct, tonetic, tonic.