Downhill Mountain Bike Race
At the recent BrainBashers downhill mountain bike race, four entrants entered the challenging slalom event.
Alan came first.
The entrant wearing number 2 wore red, whereas John didn't wear yellow.
The loser wore blue and Steve wore number 1.
Kev beat Steve and the person who came second wore number 3.
The entrant in yellow beat the entrant in green.
Only one of the entrants wore the same number as their final position.
Can you determine who finished where, the number and colour they wore?
[Ref: ZNLA] © Kevin Stone
Answer: Pos Name Wore Colour
1 Alan 2 red
2 Kev 3 yellow
3 Steve 1 green
4 John 4 blue
Many years ago, a cruise liner sank in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The survivors luckily landed on a remote desert island.
There was enough food for the 135 people to last four weeks.
Nine days later a rescue ship appeared, unluckily this ship also sank, leaving an additional 36 people stranded on the island to now share the original rationed food.
The food obviously had to be re-rationed, everyone was now on three-quarters of the original ration, so how many days in total would the food last, from the day of the original sinking?
[Ref: ZJLO] © Kevin Stone
Hint: How many rations did they start with?
Answer: 29 days.
Originally there was enough food for 135 people for 28 days, which totals 3780 rations.
After 9 days, 1215 rations had been eaten.
Therefore there were now 2565 rations left for 171 people, which would last for another 20 days at three-quarter rations per person = (2565 ÷ (3 ÷ 4)) / 171.
Which is 29 days in total from the original sinking.
Add lines to this grid and create five areas that each have 4 letters, to spell five 4-letter words.
[Ref: ZTAB] © Elliott Line This puzzle appeared in Mensa's EnigmaSig (195.13) and is used with permission.
Hint: One of the words is PALM.
Trip, Trio, Open, Pale and Palm.
After the recent BrainBashers snail racing contest, the four contestants were congratulating each other.
Only one snail wore the same number as the position it finished in.
Alfred's snail wasn't painted yellow nor blue, and the snail who wore 3, which was painted red, beat the snail who came in third.
Arthur's snail beat Anne's snail, whereas Alice's snail beat the snail who wore 1.
The snail painted green, Alice's, came second and the snail painted blue wore number 4.
Anne's snail wore number 1.
Can you work out who's snail finished where, its number and the colour it was painted?
[Ref: ZINR] © Kevin Stone
Hint: Anne's snail was painted yellow.
Answer: # Owner Wore Colour
1 Alfred 3 red
2 Alice 2 green
3 Arthur 4 blue
4 Anne 1 yellow