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Difficulty: Medium

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Puzzle 1

BrainAt the recent spring fete, four keen gardeners were displaying their fine roses.

In total there were four colours and each rose appeared in two colours.

From the clues below can you tell who had which colour roses?

  • Mr Green had a yellow rose.
  • Mr Yellow did not have a red one.
  • Mr Red had a blue rose but not a green one.
  • Mr Blue did not have a yellow one.
  • One person with a red rose also had a green one.
  • One person with a yellow rose also had a blue one.
  • One of the persons with a green rose had no red.
  • Neither of the persons with a yellow rose had a green one.
  • No person has two roses of the same colour.
  • No two persons had the same two colour roses and their names provide no clues.

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[Ref: ZROR] © Kevin Stone 



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Puzzle 2

This famous river has a number of cities along its course. What is its name?

River

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[Ref: ZYVT] © Lloyd King
Lloyd has created an excellent book of lateral puzzles.
 



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Puzzle 3

In this picture you can see 6 coins in the shape of a cross. Moving just ONE coin, can you form 2 lines, each with 4 coins?

Coins

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[Ref: ZQFY]  



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Puzzle 4

RunningAfter the recent BrainBashers annual marathon, the judges were comparing notes to determine who finished where. From their notes, can you help them to reconstruct the final result?

  • Matthew Merryman beat Tom Trent and Jimmy James.
  • Peter Piper beat Jimmy James, Tom Trent and Alan Ardman.
  • Zach Zebra lost to Peter Piper.
  • Graham Goodfellow beat Tom Trent
  • Zach Zebra beat Frank Flintbone.
  • Graham Goodfellow lost to Frank Flintbone and Peter Piper.
  • Tom Trent beat Brian Brick.
  • Alan Ardman beat Zach Zebra, Kevin Kingfisher and Graham Goodfellow.
  • Kevin Kingfisher lost to Graham Goodfellow and Matthew Merryman.
  • Brian Brick beat Kevin Kingfisher.
  • Matthew Merryman lost to Alan Ardman and Zach Zebra.
  • Frank Flintbone beat Tom Trent, Matthew Merryman and Brian Brick.
  • Tom Trent lost to Jimmy James and Alan Ardman.
  • Jimmy James beat Graham Goodfellow and Brian Brick.

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[Ref: ZSXK] © Kevin Stone 



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Puzzle 5

BrainHere is snippet of section A of the curious multiple-choice entrance exam into the exclusive BrainBashers puzzle club.

1. The first question with B as the correct answer is:

A. 1
B. 4
C. 3
D. 2

2. The answer to Question 4 is:

A. D
B. A
C. B
D. C

3. The answer to Question 1 is:

A. D
B. C
C. B
D. A

4. The number of questions which have D as the correct answer is:

A. 3
B. 2
C. 1
D. 0

5. The number of questions which have B as the correct answer is:
A. 0
B. 2
C. 3
D. 1

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[Ref: ZYOT] © Kevin Stone 


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