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Puzzle 101

After the local BrainBashers Derby, some friends were telling everyone who had won. Unfortunately, the friends were having problems with their memories and in the course of the evening they changed their minds a number of times. In summary they made the following statements:

Alan said:
Steve Short won on Quick Cloud.
Tim Tiny won on Morning Sunset.
Dave Diddy won on Quick Cloud.

Brian said:
Simon Small won on Blue Paws.
Dave Diddy won on Quick Cloud.
Steve Short won on Morning Sunset.

Charles said:
Tim Tiny won on Blue Paws.
Simon Small won on Blue Paws.
Simon Small won on Morning Sunset.

Derek said:
Tim Tiny won on Quick Cloud.
Dave Diddy won on Morning Sunset.
Simon Small won on Blue Paws.

However, none of the statements were fully true. In fact, only six of the statements were exactly half true (i.e. either the person won, or the horse did), the rest were false. Can you determine who won and which horse they were riding?

Puzzle 102

At the local BrainBashers Sunday School meeting, the teacher brought in some puppies.

There were 20 more children than puppies.

In the corner of the room, within the ant's nest, the number of ants was 10 times the number of children.

In total, including the teacher, the children, the puppies and the ants, there were 1440 legs in the room.

How many children attended?

Puzzle 103

Below are thirteen 5 lettered words, each of which has had two of its letters removed.

In total these 26 letters are A-Z. The remaining letters in each word are in the correct order.

There are no words which are spelled differently based upon location (favour/favor, etc).

Can you determine the original words?

_AI_E
S_UA_
_E_EL
_O_ED
_NA_E
FOG__
C__MP
B__JO
_R_IT
_RE_T
_AV_N
MU__C
MOU__

Puzzle 104

Remove seven letters from this grid to leave two numbers.

S F E V E
I N L V E
T E T F E
R O S U R

Puzzle 105

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

Excellent: 16 words. Good: 12 words. Average: 8 words.