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Puzzle 1

The BrainBashers safe has a rather unusual control panel.

In order to open the safe you have to press every single button once only, in the correct sequence, ending on the button marked E.

Each button clearly states which button to press next, for example, 2U means move up 2 buttons and 3R means move right 3 buttons.

Can you determine which button you must start with?

6D

6D

1R

1R

1R

1R

1D

2D

1D

1U

2L

1R

2D

2L

2U

4R

1U

3R

2D

5L

2L

1R

3U

1U

2D

E

2D

3L

3U

1L

1U

2L

2D

2L

1L

1R

3R

1U

3U

2U

1D

2U

1U

2R

1U

5U

2L

1R

2U

Puzzle Copyright © Kevin Stone

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Puzzle 2

Below you can find 8 words which have had their beginnings and endings removed. In each case, the same two letters can be found at the beginning and the end. For example REspiRE.

..QUI..
..YLI..
..TAT..
..GIB..
..LIV..
..RMI..
..IFI..
..ALG..

Puzzle Copyright © Kevin Stone

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Puzzle 3

Complete this grid with the digits 1 to 6 to make the sum correct.

Perform each mathematical operation in the order shown, from left to right, e.g. 1 + 2 x 3 is treated as (1 + 2) x 3 = 9.

Note: there is no ÷ 1, and at no point is a decimal or fraction used.

Puzzle Grid

Puzzle Copyright © Kevin Stone

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Puzzle 4

Alex's Dogs - Logic Puzzles

Alex is a keen dog admirer and over the years has had a number of dogs.

Alex has had an Alsatian, a Dalmatian, a Poodle and a Great Dane, but not necessarily in that order.

Alex had Jamie first. The Dalmatian was an adored pet before the Great Dane. Sammy, the Alsatian, was the second dog Alex loved. Whitney was housed before the Poodle and Jimmy was not a Great Dane.

Can you tell each of the dogs' name and the order in which Alex had them?

Puzzle Copyright © Kevin Stone

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