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1. What is the number that is one-fifth of one-half of one-third of one-fourth of one-half of 1,200?

2. Find a word for a part of the body, then place an “R” in front of it to make a word that means “back.”

3. Find the five-digit number in which the first digit is one less than the second, the second is one less than the third, the third is one less than the fourth and the fourth is one less than the fifth. The sum of all digits is 15.

4. A reasonable suggestion is coiled in the grid below. To spell it out, start with one letter and move to an adjacent letter in any direction. (Hint: Start with a “B.”)

X | E | T | O | M | W | B |

P | E | N | N | E | O | O |

T | C | S | O | Y | R | R |

I | T | E | N | L | Y | F |

B | A | O | S | S | E | R |

C | D | H | S | I | P | O |

K | E | T | I | M | A | M |

5. Unscramble the 25 letters below to make a five-word sentence that ends many fairy tales.

A A D E E E E E F H H I I L L P P R R T T V V Y Y

6. Debby hit the jackpot on the machine in Atlantic City, but there was something odd about the payoff. It was $85 but contained the same number of dimes, quarters and half dollars. How many of each?

7. What three words, formed from different arrangements of the same five letters, can be used to complete the sentence below?

When the very young honeymooners arrive at their hotel, they ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ at the ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ posted and the bride breaks into ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ because she knows they don’t have enough money.

8. An interesting question is written below in a simple substitution code. Decipher the code and find the question.

VNTKC XNT BZKK Z BQNRR

ADSVDDM Z BDMSHODCD ZMC

Z OZQQNS Z VZKJHD-SZKJHD

9. Each of the definitions below can be made by a palindrome.

Dried Grasses __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ skin eruption

Parts of ships __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ smooth

10. The following puzzle consists of one word that can be split into two words.

One word: symbol of a particular country

Two words: fake music

11. Find the four-digit number in which the last digit is one-half of the third, the third is one-half of the second and the second is one-half of the first. The sum of all digits is 15.

12. Find a word for the sound of the bell, then change one letter to find a word that means “to make music.”

13. What one three-letter word can be added in the blanks below to make a word in each case?

__ __ __ STAN

__ __ __ LET

__ __ __ TURE

14. An interesting statement is coiled in the grid below. To spell it out, start with one letter and move to an adjacent letter in any one direction. (Hint: Start with an “F.” One null.)

E | D | O | N | A | R | S | C |

R | S | T | L | I | F | N | A |

U | G | I | E | L | I | G | U |

F | I | B | U | T | X | R | E |

15. What musical era do composers Vivaldi and Handel characterize?

16. Fill in each blank below with a word that has the same meaning as the words on either side.

Business _____ exchange

Kitchen equipment ______ a large grazing area

Undergrowth _____ a scrubbing tool

17. Make your way from SICK to WELL in only seven steps, changing one letter at a time to make a common English word at each step.

SICK

__ __ __ __

__ __ __ __

__ __ __ __

__ __ __ __

__ __ __ __

__ __ __ __

WELL

18. James is now one-sixth as old as Jim. In four years, he will be three-eighths Jim’s age. In eight years, he will be one-half Jim’s age. How old are they now? (Hint: one is not a teenager.)

19. Find the number that best completes the sequence below.

100, ?, 101, 98, 102, 99, 103

20. The letters in the expression, “WATER’S IN ALL THESE” can be rearranged to form the three-word definition for this phrase. What is it?

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