Random Puzzles

Puzzle 33

Can you find the hidden country in the following paragraph:

There are many standard credit cards in modern use today, for example ACCESS, VISA, and AMEX. I counted at least 17 different ones on TV in a one hour period.

Puzzle 34

Mr and Mrs Stone have three daughters and each daughter has two brothers.

How many children do Mr and Mrs Stone have?

Puzzle 35

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?

Puzzle 36

• 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: S C H O O L.

[Ref: ZIZV] © Alan Stillson and Frank Longo.