# Brain Teasers and Puzzles

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## Puzzle 1

Pre-Championship Rehearsal - Logic Puzzles

At last month's rehearsal, four top athletes competed in two 400-metre qualifiers.

As the results were expected to be mislaid, various notes were taken to ensure the accuracy of the overall placings:

No one finished both races in the same position.
In both races, Sam beat the runner whose surname was Watson.
Billie Taylor came third in the second race, and Pat came last in the first race.
In the second race, the athlete whose surname was Arnold won, and the athlete whose surname was Bowler came last.
In the first race, Billie beat Jamie, but Jamie beat Sam.
Can you determine who finished where in each of the races?

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## Puzzle 2

Here we have a rectangular room, measuring 30 feet by 12 feet, and 12 feet high.

There is a spider in the middle of one of the end walls, 1 foot from the ceiling (A).

There is a fly in the middle of the opposite wall, 1 foot from the floor (B).

What is the shortest distance that the spider must crawl in order to reach the fly?

The Spider and the Fly – The Canterbury Puzzles, Henry Ernest Dudeney

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## Puzzle 3

Below you will find 15 well-known six-letter words, with only their endings remaining.

Can you find the words?
---cil ---hid ---nze ---ese ---lug ---som ---uxe ---uum ---arm ---amo ---rby ---ink ---sai ---too ---fen

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## Puzzle 4

Which 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.