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1. The brief sentence coiled below contains a moral. There is also one null letter. Each letter is used once and only once.

2. A famous Shakespeare quotation has been put into a fancy language below. Can you put it back into its original form?

It is an absolute necessity for me to obtain an equine quadruped; indeed, it is so essential that I will abandon my royal domain in return.

3. Can you READ a BOOK in only four steps, with a common English word at each step, changing one letter at time?

READ

__ __ __ __

__ __ __ __

__ __ __ __

BOOK

4. An eight-letter word appears in the box below. Find it by beginning with the correct letter and moving clockwise or counterclockwise around the box, using each letter only once.

5. How many words can you make from the letters CEEIPR, using all the letters each time?

6. All the vowels have been removed from a popular proverb and the remaining letters broken up into groups of four (with three nulls). Replace the vowels to read the proverb.

LLTH TGLT TRSS NTGL DXXX

7. First unscramble the letters in each word below, then unscramble the word order to figure out the “quote.”

Queen Elizabeth the First:

RPULEP OT YORLA YM DSSERHRAIER

YM NTSAW DRE HTIS WLAUF IAHR

TBU I TNWA YLALRE YDE

8. Fill in each blank below with a word that fits the definition at the left and, when read backwards, fits the definition on the right.

Skin eruptions ___________ Dried grass

Wicked ___________ To exist

A political unit ___________ To sketch

Part of a staircase___________ Cats for example

9. If one-fourth of 100 is 36; what is one-tenth of 250?

10. If six puzzle solvers can solve 12 puzzles in 12 minutes, how long will it take one puzzle solver to solve 60 puzzles?

11. What number is one-third of one-fourth of one-tenth of 6,000?

12. Complete the word square below by inserting the nine letters into the grid, one per square, to create the same words reading across and down.

AA

EE

NN

PP

T

13. Jeff and John were out in the desert with only one glass of water between them and no means of measuring or second glass to pour into. How could they divide the water exactly evenly assuming the glass is a cylinder shape?

14. Suzanne has three times as many brothers as she has sisters, but her brother James has the same number of sisters as brothers. How many boys and girls are in the family?

15. All the following words contain the letter JUN somewhere. (Those letters may in fact appear more than once.) Using the definitions, fill in the words.

A lower professorial rank, also an addition to: __ __ J U N __ __

A person not legally an adult: J U __ __ N __ __ __

A kind of berry or shrub: J U N __ __ __ __

A diary, a record of daily events: J __ U __ N __ __

16. Go from FAIL to PASS in only four steps, changing on letter at a time and making a common English word at each step.

FAIL

__ __ __ __

__ __ __ __

__ __ __ __

PASS

17. Ryan is going to have a barbecue at his house. He spends half of what he has plus $5 for steak. He spends half of what is left plus $5 on fruits for a salad, half of what is left plus $2 for paper plates and the remaining $3 on ice cream. How much did he start out with?

18. The same eight letters, if rearranged, will make two common English words that will complete the following sentence.

The mailman was grumbling about the heavy load at one house. “That person must be on every list in the country, judging by the amount of mail addressed to _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.” Nonetheless, all the mail was _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ through the slot in the front door.

19. What is the highest four-digit number, containing no zeros, in which the first digit is one-quarter of the third digit, the second digit is three times the first digit, and the third and the last digits are the same?

20. What three letters can be placed in the blanks below to make five different words?

__ __ __ TAKE

__ __ __ CHIEF

__ __ __ LAY

__ __ __ PLACE

__ __ __ SING

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