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Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 33

Puzzle IconWhich country has been hidden in the paragraph below:

The local habitat around a railway track can be very interesting. For example, supporting the track is a sleeper, under which you can find the lesser spotted great weevil.

[Ref: ZMBD] © Kevin Stone

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Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 34

In the illustration we have a sketch of Sir Edwyn de Tudor going to rescue his love, who was held a captive by a neighbouring wicked baron.

Sir Edwyn calculated that if he rode at fifteen miles an hour he would arrive at the castle an hour too soon, while if he rode at ten miles an hour he would get there just an hour too late.

Now, it was of the first importance that he should arrive at the exact time appointed, in order that the rescue that he had planned should be a success, and the time of the tryst was five o'clock, when the captive would be taking afternoon tea.

The puzzle is to discover exactly how far Sir Edwyn de Tudor had to ride.

Sir Edwyn de Tudor

[Ref: ZBVT] Sir Edwyn De Tudor. From Amusements In Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney (1917).

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Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 35

Which of the six black shapes is identical to the red one?

There may be more than one that is exactly the same.

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[Ref: ZNMV] © Robert A. Hartmann.

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Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 36

Training Stars #2

The second group of trainee astronauts are all sitting around the table, waiting to start their first day of training.

From the clues given below, can work out where everyone sits?

Note: Seat 1 is next to Seat 2 and Seat 8, etc. Seat 5 is across from Seat 1, and Seat 7 is across from Seat 3, etc. Seat 2 is a higher seat number that Seat 1, etc.

Puzzle Table

1. Harvey has a higher seat number than Jennie.
2. Peter is across from Harvey.
3. Neither Joyce nor Lia is in seat 8.
4. Rick is across from Kenny, and Rick is also next to Joyce.
5. Lia is next to Kenny.
6. Jennie is at Seat 4 and next to Harvey.
7. Peter is next to Lia.
8. Mark has the remaining seat.

[Ref: ZVBY] © Randall Fine

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