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« on: 25/11/2008 13:22:25 »
and I'm not talking willies - which reminds me of a joke about gay ghosts, but I digress.....

Here is a question from the MENSA puzzle site. An easy one to begin with!


Rearrange the following letters to form two seven-letter words.

 
E   E   M   P   R   S   U


What are they?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 25/11/2008 14:09:52 »
Supreme and presume
 

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« Reply #2 on: 25/11/2008 14:21:27 »
See? Told you it was easy. Ok next one....

On each row place two letters that can be attached to the beginning of the given word to form a longer word. When completed the added letters will give a word reading downwards.

_ _ bow
_ _ hoes
_ _ eat
_ _ ward
_ _ on

What is the word?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 25/11/2008 14:42:31 »
will wait for someone else to have a go, but I have worked it out - begins with E ends in C
 

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« Reply #4 on: 25/11/2008 14:43:43 »
love word games and i am bored, so this is good, wont be able to logic or maths ones
 

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« Reply #5 on: 25/11/2008 17:52:51 »
enchiladas!!  ;D

(OK, I may have invented a few words on the way to that answer)
 

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« Reply #6 on: 26/11/2008 07:48:08 »
will wait for someone else to have a go, but I have worked it out - begins with E ends in C


yes indeed! Will wait a little too......
 

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« Reply #7 on: 26/11/2008 08:48:09 »
EL EC TR ON IC
 

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« Reply #8 on: 26/11/2008 09:00:31 »
 Well played, Don ;D and KW04!

Here is the next.....

What number should replace the question mark?
 

 
9    18    11
5    15    8
12    48    ?

 

 

 

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« Reply #9 on: 26/11/2008 09:40:57 »
 

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« Reply #10 on: 26/11/2008 09:44:15 »
EL EC TR ON IC

I knew that

That's because you're a smart rodent. Do you know the last one? Shouldn't cause too much gnawing of pencils.....

Don has it BTW....
 

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« Reply #11 on: 26/11/2008 10:00:54 »
41
 

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« Reply #12 on: 26/11/2008 10:09:33 »
41

Possible. But it could also be 24 - my last 9 batting scores in cricket!  ;D
 

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« Reply #13 on: 26/11/2008 10:27:02 »
41

Ah, yes, it could be this too! The answer from MENSA is 16.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 26/11/2008 10:27:42 »
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Possible. But it could also be 24 - my last 9 batting scores in cricket!  ;D

in total? Several ducks in there, then?
 

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« Reply #15 on: 26/11/2008 10:31:21 »
If H + N = 6,

M V = 2

and E + K = 7,

what does Z L = ?
 
 

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« Reply #16 on: 26/11/2008 10:40:44 »
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Possible. But it could also be 24 - my last 9 batting scores in cricket!  ;D

in total? Several ducks in there, then?

No. The scores were 9, 18, 11, 5, 15, 8, 12,48, 24 (I may be stretching the truth somewhat here). But, in all honesty, here's a coincidence for you; my highest score in cricket & my highest break in snooker are the same - 68.
 

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« Reply #17 on: 26/11/2008 10:46:30 »
DB has the correct answer! (On the second attempt ;))
 

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« Reply #18 on: 26/11/2008 10:48:27 »
My first attempt was wrong because I made a silly error (+ rather than -). I got the reason right, though  [^]
 

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« Reply #19 on: 26/11/2008 10:58:32 »
Yes, got it.

Took far too long, looking too deep, the answer is too simple, so easily missed.

Z - L = 1
 

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« Reply #20 on: 26/11/2008 11:02:04 »
Am I a member yet dentstudent? I've got them all right so far.

I must be kleever
 

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« Reply #21 on: 26/11/2008 11:03:40 »
So how many half centuries have you scored Doctor Beaver? Where you a bowler? Tail-ender maybe?
 

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« Reply #22 on: 26/11/2008 11:18:31 »
Am I a member yet dentstudent? I've got them all right so far.

I must be kleever

as kleever as the beaver?
 

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« Reply #23 on: 26/11/2008 11:38:57 »
I was an opening bowler. Started as a tail-ender but ended up at no 7. I'm not sure how many half centuries, but not that many. I was not the most subtle of batsmen  :D
 

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« Reply #24 on: 26/11/2008 11:40:30 »
41

Ah, yes, it could be this too! The answer from MENSA is 16.

My answer would have been 41 too, why is it 16?
 

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