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 Puzzle 389 What is represented by this BrainBat? VESTPRIVATEIGATOR [Ref: ZZXL]   Hint: Say what you see. Answer: Private Investigator: [private IN vestigator]. Puzzle 390 At a recent bowling match, two games were played. Kev beat Stuart in both games, also Richard beat John in both games. The winner in game 1 came second in game 2. Richard won game 2 and John beat Stuart in game 1. No player got the same placing twice. Can you determine who finished where in each game? [Ref: ZZPN] © Kevin Stone  Hint: Stuart didn't come first in either game. Answer: Name     #1  #2 Kev      1   2 Richard  2   1 John     3   4 Stuart   4   3 Puzzle 391 Unluckily, last week I lost my measuring tape. It was unlucky as I had to measure Daniel's toy box. Luckily though I could remember that the top had an area of 720 square inches, the side was 800 square inches and the end was 360 square inches. What were the true dimensions of the toy box? [Ref: ZWSK] © Kevin Stone  Hint: A little algebra might help. Answer: Width=40, height=20, depth=18. If we call the height H, the width W and the depth D we have:   H x W = 800             (so H = 800 ÷ W)         (1)    W x D = 720             (so W = 720 ÷ D)         (2)    H x D = 360             (so H = 360 ÷ D)         (3) Using (1) and (3) we have:    800   360    --- = ---     W     D    800 x D = 360 x W Using (2):    800 x D = 360 x 720                    ---                     D    800 x D2 = 259,200    D2 = 324    D = 18 Using (2), W = 40. Using (1), H = 20. QED. Puzzle 392 Add one Z to the following word to form another valid English word: LEG You may change the order of the letters. [Ref: ZEWS] © Kevin Stone  Hint: Add one Z - literally. Answer: Lozenge. one Z + LEG = ONE Z LEG = ONEZLEG > LOZENGE.

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