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Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central Q and no letter can be used twice. The letters do not have to be connected. Proper nouns are not allowed, however, plurals are. Can you find the nine letter word?

Can you find the hidden country in the following sentence:

Ignorant of the grave danger, man yearns to discover the origins of life itself by looking for unknown life forms deep below the surface of our vast oceans.

Ignorant of the grave danger, man yearns to discover the origins of life itself by looking for unknown life forms deep below the surface of our vast oceans.

Puzzle 3

What is the next number in this sequence:

1 12 1 1 1 2 1 3 ==?==

[Ref: ZJIS]

Hint: Think of a clock.

Answer: 1.

The figures represent the number of times a clock would strike if it were to strike every half hour starting from 11:30.

Puzzle 4

At a picnic recently I noticed that James liked chocolate but didn't like jelly.

They did not like food that started with the same letter as their name.

Puzzle 5

If I give you seven apples, you will then have five times as many as I would then have, however, if you give me seven apples, we will then both have the same number of apples. How many apples do I currently have?

We can easily work this out with a little algebra. I have A apples and you have B apples, then

5 x (A - 7) = B + 7 [1]

A + 7 = B - 7 [2]

From [1] we have:

5A - 35 = B + 7
5A = B + 42 [3]

From [2] we have:

A + 14 = B [4]

We can then use [4] in [3] to give:

5A = (A + 14) + 42
5A = A + 56
4A = 56
A = 14

Which gives B = 28 (by [4]). QED.

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