# Random Puzzles

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## Puzzle 5

Imagine a bottle recycling skip, empty other than one lonely bottle.

Every hour, on the hour, people come and put bottles into the skip.

The first hour, at Noon, one person came and put a bottle in.

One hour later, two people placed a bottle each into the skip.

An hour later four people placed a bottle each into the skip.

This doubling of people continued until 11pm, when the skip was finally full.

When was the skip exactly half full?

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## Puzzle 6

My 6, 7, 3 is a tear to a newspaper.
My 5, 4, 1 is damper than moist.
My 1, 7, 6, 4 makes you weary blowing it up.
My 5, 7, 6, 9 helps electricity to flow.
My 8, 10, 2 is an attempt at this puzzle.

My whole might have been used to create this puzzle.

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## Puzzle 7

Chess Tournament - Logic Puzzles

The results of a recent Chess tournament between five close rivals is described below:

Dale finished before Alex. Emery finished after Bailey. Alex finished before Chris. Emery finished after Dale. Bailey finished before Alex. Dale finished after Bailey. Chris finished before Emery.
Who finished where?

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## Puzzle 8

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

Can you determine the words?
....nst
....nip
....fth
....rno
....dox
....sil
....nac
....iem
....arb
....ior
....bey
....van
....ipt
....dth
....nox