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Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 333

Puzzle IconMy friend, Alex, struggles a little. I recently asked him to buy me some ribbon for my daughter's pretty pink bonnet.

He went to the haberdashery shop for the required length but accidentally swapped the feet and inches.

When I measured the resulting ribbon I only had 5÷8 of the length I required.

How much ribbon did I originally ask for?

Remember that there are 12 inches in each foot.

[Ref: ZHFJ] © Kevin Stone

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Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 334

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Elevator Mishap

Six men, whose names are Fred Alberts, Larry Smith, Brian Martin, Marty Jones, Bill Edison, and John Fox were in an elevator together.

Suddenly, the lights went out. When the lights came back on, Fred Alberts' wallet was missing.

Detectives have investigated. They have questioned the suspects, the witnesses, and people who know the suspects. They have collected physical evidence (hair samples, fibre samples, etc.) from the crime scene. They have collected 14 clues, but have not been able to solve the crime.

Therefore, they have called in the world's greatest detective, YOU. You must now examine the clues and solve the crime.

No two suspects have the same weight, colour shoes, colour umbrella, colour car, or hair colour.
The suspect who owns a purple car was wearing tan shoes.
The suspect who weighs 180 pounds owns a green car.
Brian Martin owns a green car.
The suspect who owns a black car was wearing blue shoes.
The suspect who weighs 150 pounds was wearing tan shoes.
Marty Jones was carrying a purple umbrella.
John Fox has red hair.
Larry Smith weighs 210 pounds.
The suspect who weighs 190 pounds was wearing blue shoes.
The suspect who was carrying a red umbrella is not the one who was wearing black shoes.
The thief owns a black car.
The suspect who owns a white car is not the one who weighs 170 pounds.
Bill Edison was wearing brown shoes.
The suspect who weighs 190 pounds is not the one who has red hair.

[Ref: ZGSB] © David Leithauser.

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Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 335

Puzzle IconBy 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 AWPYRNUCEPA will be a real word.

BAKE
SWAP
OPAL
DYED
ARKS
SNOW
LUMP
ACES
MELT
SPUN
RANT

[Ref: ZJNF] © Kevin Stone

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Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 336

Puzzle IconAs I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives.
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits.
Kits, cats, sacks and wives,
How many were going to St. Ives?

[Ref: ZNKT]

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