MIND TRAP CHALLENGE ANSWERS

Answer #1

You would be Jason's son. The easiest way to solve this problem is to substitute me for the phrase my son's father (since my son's father is me). The statement would then read: If Jason's son is me, what relationship am I to Jason?

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No one : (

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Answer #2

1 $50 bill
1 $5  bill
4 $2  bills
50 + 5 + 8 = 63

First correct answer submitted by:
Vi711

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Answer #3

Tower. Tower and all the words in group A can be preceeded by the word water.

First correct answer submitted by:
Once Again Vi711

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Answer #4

Mrs. Shady slept on a waterbed. Her assailant used the scissors to cut the bed open and drown her. (GROAN!)

First correct answer submitted by:
No One
(heehee who would have guessed?)

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Answer #5

At that moment, the time and day could be written as: 12:34, 5/6/78

First correct answer submitted by:
SonofJorEl

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Answer #6

37 days. At the end of day one the worm would be at the one meter mark. At the end of the 35th day the worm would be at the 35 meter mark. On the 36th day the worm travels from 35 meters to 39 meters but slips back to 36 meters at the end of the 36th day. On the 37th day, the worm travels up four meters from the 36th meter and is consequently out of the hole.

First correct answer submitted by:
SonofInchWorm (LOL)

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Answer #7

Eight. She makes seven cigarettes from the 49 ends, and then she is able to make one more from the seven she has just smoked.

First correct answer submitted by:
SonofBrainiac
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Answer #8

Four Kilometers. When Justin reaches the top of the hill, he will have walked 3 kilometers, and his dog will be half-way up, or a kilometer and a half. Justin then turns around and walks back, but his dog continues walking up the hill until they meet. They will meet at the 2 kilometer point. The dog will turn around at this point and follow Justin down the hill completing the four kilometer stroll.

First correct answer submitted by:
SonofJorEl

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Answer #9

Nine rungs will be above the water. As the tide rises, so too will the ship and the ladder.

First correct answer submitted by:
Vi711
Go Vi!

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Answer #10

$45. The pricing scheme Gloria Goodbody devised consists of charging $5 for each letter required to spell the item.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #11

There are four daughters and three sons.

First correct answer submitted by:
SonofJorEl

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Answer #12

She said her name was the same as her mother's. Dan's friend is not a man, but the mother of the little girl, Susan.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #13

Six. Since we know that they have 12 children, and only nine common to them both, we can deduce that they came into the marriage with three children each.

First correct answer submitted by:
The Mysterious Margot

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Answer #14

It was Mr. Terminus' clear intention to give his son twice as much as his wife, or his daughter half as much as his wife. Therefore, the son would get 4/7, the mother, 2/7, and the daughter, 1/7.

First correct answer submitted by:
The Amazing SonofJorEl

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Answer #15

The word is ""Queue", which is pronounces Q.

First correct answer submitted by:
SonofJorEl

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Answer #16

The correct answer is (A). The X in the first (far left) column goes down one position each time before it starts again at the top; the X in the second column goes up one position each time; the X in the second horizontal row moves left one position each time.

First correct answer submitted by:
SonofJorEl

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Answer #17

The man was a baseball player. The two masked men were the umpire and the other team's catcher.

First correct answer submitted by:
SonofJorEl

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Answer #18

First you select a fruit from the box marked CHERRIES AND BANANAS. If it was a banana you selected, you know that the box could only contain bananas. If it was a cherry, you know the box would only contain cherries since each box is incorrectly marked. If, for example, a banana was selected, you would mark that box BANANAS and switch the other two incorrect labels around. Now all three would be correctly labeled.

First correct answer submitted by:
SonfJorEl

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Answer #19

Twenty seven. If eight were left, it would represent 2/3rds of the amount Jack found. Therefore, Lance left 12, and if 12 represented 2/3rds of the amount Lance found, then he found 18. Since 18 represents 2/3rds of the original amount, there must have been 27 originally.

First correct answer submitted by:
Blitzen

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Answer #20

There are seven pigs and eight peacocks.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #21

The next letter is N for November.

First correct answer submitted by:
Blitzen

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Answer #22

Since all three men raised their hands, the winner knew that there could only be two possibilities. There had to be two blue and one red mark, or three blue marks. If there was a red mark on any forehead, the two men with the blue marks would each see a red and a blue mark and know immediately that his had to be a blue mark since all three raised their hands. The smartest man deduced that since nobody answered immediately all three marks must be blue.

First correct answer submitted by:
Blitzen was first to say all 3 were blue, but no one actually came up with the correct reasoning. (That better? LOL)

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Answer #23

Tuesday. Thursday and Friday the market is closed. Saturday the doctor's office is closed. It is evident he cashed his check because he had more money in the evening than he did when he left in the morning. He got paid on Thursday and went to town on the following Tuesday when the bank, doctor's office and the market were all open.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #24

An ear of corn.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #25

The letter E (the most common letter in the english language), does not appear in the paragraph.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #26

Fifteen. Every Tuesday Mrs. Pyle receives seven pair of underwear and also leaves seven for Hardy to wash. That equals fourteen, plus the pair she is wearing.

First correct answer submitted by:
Sinsear

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Answer #27

You would have to wait 90 minutes between 12:15 and 1:45. Once you heard seven single chimes, you would know that the next chime would be two chimes for 2 o'clock.

First correct answer submitted by:
SonofJorEl

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Answer #28

Zero. Since one of the numbers in the series will be (X-X), which is zero, the entire product will result in an answer of zero, because anything multiplied by zero equals zero.

First correct answer submitted by:
SonofJorEl

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Answer #29

BAG fits most easily with the words in group A because all of these words can begin with the word sand.

First correct answer submitted by:
Ray

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Answer #30

A notable doctor had no table and therefore, was not able to operate.

First correct answer submitted by:
Ray

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Answer #31

Suzie is 12.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #32

The total is two.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #33

Cousin does not belong since all the others refer to a specific sex.

First correct answer submitted by:
SonofJorEl

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Answer #34

Windows.

First correct answer submitted by:
SonofJorEl

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Answer #35

Two hours. Sandy can complete 1/3 of the job in one hour and Claude can complete 1/6 of he job in one hour; therefore, together they can complete 1/3 plus 1/6 or half the job in one hour. Consequently, the entire job can be completed in just two hours.

First correct answer submitted by:
RoommateOfSon

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Answer #36

There are 4 four-footed animals, 2 two-footed animals and 5 snakes.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #37

The next two letters are N and T. These are the next two letters in the alphabet composed only of straight lines.

First correct answer submitted by:
BaneOfJorEl

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Answer #38

Nine years.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #39

It was only a coin.

First correct answer submitted by:
SonofJorEl

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Answer #40

Surprizingly enough, the thick glass is more likely to crack since glass is a poor conductor of heat. In a thin glass, the heat passes more quickly from the glass into the surrounding air, causing the glass to expand equally. When hot water is poured into a thick glass, the inner surface expands, but the outer surface does not. It is this extreme stress on the glass that causes it to crack. (Your science lesson for the day. lol)

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #41

Charles drove 20 kilometers more than Ari. This question seems to lack sufficient information needed to solve it, however you can set the distance of the trip at any length, and the difference will always be 20 kilometers.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #42

Since none of the men are wearing the color of suit that corresponds to their names, and Mr. Red was replying to the man in the blue suit, it had to be Mr. Green to whom he replied. we then know that Mr. Green is wearing a blue suit. Therefore, Mr. Red is wearing a green suit and Mr. Blue is wearing a red suit.

First correct answer submitted by:
Vi711

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Answer #43

Outside back.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #44

Thursday.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #45

(A) 14. When spelled out, each number in the series is longer than the previous number by one letter.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #46

Thirty. The trick is to work backwards. On his fourth and final sale he sells half of his remainder plus one more, leaving him with zero. Therefore we know that he sold one plus one more on the fourth sale. On the third sale he sold half of six, plus one more which left him with two for the fourth sale. On the second sale he sold half of 14 plus one more which left him with six for the third sale. Therefore, on the first sale he sold half of 30 plus one more which left him wit 14 for the second sale.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #47

Too wise you are,
Too wise you be;
I see you are,
Too wise for me.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #48

I ought not to owe for I ate nothing.

First correct answer submitted by:
No one : (

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Answer #49

Never. Every second cycle their right feet will go forward together, but never their left.

First correct answer submitted by:
Ray

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Answer #50

The letters should be rearranged as follows:
one word

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #51

King Tut was born in 20 B.C. There were 120 years between the birth of King Eros and the death of King Tut, but since their ages amounted to only 100 years, there must have been 20 years when neither existed. This would be the period between the death of King Eros, 40 B.C., and the birth of King Tut, 20 B.C.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #52

Nine. When Granny Smith leaves Montreal, there are four trains on the way and a fifth train just starting out. Granny will meet all of these. Also, another train will start when she has gone 1/5 of the distance, another at 2/5, another at 3/5, another at 4/5. When she reaches Toronto, a train will be at the point of starting. If we consider that she does not meet this one on the way, or meet the one that arrived at Montreal as she left, she will have met nine trains all together.

First correct answer submitted by:
SonofJorEl

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Answer #53

'E' for eight. The letters are the initials of the written numbers, one, two, three, etc.

First correct answer submitted by:
SonofJorEl

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Answer #54

Fourteen dollars. Since Pete makes no extra profit on the second container, he must be selling it at cost. The difference between $19 and $33 is $14.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #55

24 kilograms. We are trying to determine the total weight of three halves. Since one block weighs eight kilograms plus half a block, we know that one block, or two halves, weighs 16 kilograms. Therefore, a block and a half, or three halves, would weigh 8 X 3, or 24 kilograms.

First correct answer submitted by:
SonofJorEl

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Answer #56

Therein: the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere.

First correct answer submitted by:
SonofJorEl

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Answer #57

The fairest way is for Gino to take seven pizzas and Gweedo to take one. Gino picked 15 baskets and Gweedo picked nine. After dividing the 24 baskets evenly, Gino had given away seven and Gweedo had given away only one.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #58

The players were professional musicians.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #59

Fifteen. The question is worded to make it confusing. Instead of considering how three can be a third of six, simply figure what three is one third of, which is nine. By using the same sort of reasoning, you know that half of twenty is ten and therefore ten is one third of thirty. Consequently, if three is one third of six, fifteen must be half of twenty.

First correct answer submitted by:
Bane and SonofJorEl

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Answer #60

Ten meters. When a right angle is inscribed in a circle, its hypotenuse is the circle's diameter. The square of the hypotenuse equals the sum of the squares of the sides. Therefore: 6 X 6 = 36, 8 X 8 = 64, and 34 + 64 = 100. The square root of 100 is 10.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #61

The statement that Fossil made was: "You will boil me in hot water." The natives are faced with a dilemma. If they boil him in water, that would make his statement true, which means he should have been fried in oil. They can only fry him in oil if he makes a true statement, but if they do, it would make his final statement false. The natives had no way out of their situation so they were forced to set Fossil free.

First correct answer submitted by:
BaneofJorEl

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Answer #62

One hundred. By working backwards, the answer becomes very easy. Nine-tenths of a thousand is nine hundred and eight-ninths of nine hundred is eight hundred etc., all the way down to the final answer of one hundred.

First correct answer submitted by:
SonofJorEl

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Answer #63

Pete lost money. He bought one boat for $5000 and sold it for $6000. The other boat he bought for $7500 and sold for $6000. He originally shelled out $12,500, but on resale, brought in only $12,000.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #64

Three. Since a man and a half eat a cake and a half in a minute and a half, then twice as many men can eat twice as many cakes in the same time. This means that three men can eat three cakes in a minute and a half, or that one man can eat one cake in a minute and a half. In 30 minutes, one man can eat 30 cakes divided by one and a half, which is 20 cakes; therefore, it would take 30 minutes for three men to eat 60 cakes.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #65

Six hundred. We know that 5%, or 30 of the men are wearing one earring. Of the other 95%, or 570, we know that half are wearing two earrings and the other half none. This is the same as if they all wore one.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #66

The statement was made on January the first and Suzie's birthday is on December 31st. Therefore Suzie was nine the day before yesterday, (December 30) she was ten yesterday (December 31) and later on this year she will be 11. Therefore it stands to reason that next year she will be 12.

First correct answer submitted by:
Ray

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Answer #67

Using a ruler, measure the height of the liquid in the bottle. Then invert the bottle and measure the air space in the cylindrical part of the bottle. These two measurements added together give you the height of a cylinder that has the same volume as the bottle. Now by dividing the height of the liquid into the total height of the imaginary cylinder, you obtain the percentage of the bottle that is filled with the liquid.

First correct answer submitted by:
Bane and SonofJorEL

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Answer #68

Carl will lose again. In the second race, Ben started ten meters back. By the time Carl reaches the 90 meter mark, Ben will have caught up to them. Therefore, the final ten meters will belong to the faster of the two. Since Ben Is faster than Carl, he will win the final 10 meters and of course the race.

First correct answer submitted by:
SonofJorEl

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Answer #69

Dee Septor can use a carton that is three inches shorter than the pole and put it in the carton diagonally.

First correct answer submitted by:
SonofJorEl

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Answer #70

Ham and eggs are healthy for you.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #71

Neither, they would be tied. Buck took 189 shots and hit the target 63 times, giving him 1/3 in hits. Sam shot 150 arrows and hit the target 50 times, also giving him 1/3 hits.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #72

Eight.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #73

The answer is (B). The two speeds cannot be averaged to 15 khp since it took twice as long to climb the hill as it did to descend. For example, if the hill measures 20 kilometers from top to bottom they would travel 40 kilometers in three hours. 40 divided by 3 eqauls approximately 13.33.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #74

Both answers were the same. If the man and woman are both visitors, they would both answer yes. If they are both natives, they will still answer the queston with a yes. If one is a native and the other a visitor, they will both answer no.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #75

Farah realized she would only need to cut the third link. By making this one cut, she would have a single link, a double link, and a length with four links. By trading back and forth she would be able to increase her payment by one link each day.

First correct answer submitted by:
SonofJorEl

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Answer #76

25 kilometers. Since they are traveling at a combined speed of 25 kilometers per minute toward each other, they will be 25 kilometers apart one minute before they meet.

First correct answer submitted by:
????

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Answer #77

Shady said that on impact, Saul was thrown back against the rear door. On impact, he would have been thrown forward. Consequently, Shadow became suspicious of the fatal blow to the back of Saul's head.

First correct answer submitted by:
Ray

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Answer #78

Eighteen kilometers. Since he is riding three times as fast as he can walk, three quarters of his time must be spent walking. Since he rode for two hours, travelling 18 kilometers, and walked for six hours, traveling at three kph, he made the round trip in eight hours.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #79

Nine. Let's al the people involved A, Aw, B, Bw, C, Cw.

Example:

1. C & Cw cross
2. C returns
3. Aw & Bw cross
4. Aw returns
5. A & Aw cross
6. A returns
7. A & B cross
8. B returns
9. B & C cross

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #80

The trip will take longer than 40 minutes. The canoe will travel two kph slower upstream, but will travel 2 kph faster downstream. However, the trip will take longer than 40 minutes because the canoe will be slowed down for a longer period of time going upstream than the time that it gains going downstream.

First correct answer submitted by:
Ray

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Answer #81

Mrs. Payload was carrying seven parcels and Mr. Payload was carrying five.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #82

Sue: The names of each pair contain each of the five vowels once.

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Scout21

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Answer #83

A C E G
L N P I
J O M K
H F D B

First correct answer submitted by:
Scout21

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Answer #84

Dickinson is the only one who knows only one of the others. His first name must be Dave.
Bob is neither Dickinson nor Brown. Not knowing Brown, he cannot be Adams nor Carter, so Bob is Emerson.
The first names of the friends at lunch are Alex, Chip, and Elmer. Alex knows Chip and Elmer. Knowing only two friends, he does not know Bob Emerson or Dave Dickinson.
Bob Emerson knows three friends. They are Chip, Dave Dickinson, and Elmer.
Dave Dickinson, knowing only one friend, does not know Chip or Elmer.
Alex and Brown are the only ones to know only two friends. They are the same person: Alex Brown.
Adams' first name is Elmer and Carter's is Chip.
The full names are Elmer Adams, Alex Brown, Chip Carter, Dave Dickinson, and Bob Emerson.

First correct answer submitted by:
Jimon

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Answer #85

Since the word contains no E or G (as in LEG), the only good letter in ERG is R. Then the good letter of SIR is R, which is the third letter of the desired word. I and L are not in the desired word, so the good letter of AIL is A. The A is not the first letter of the desired word, so it must be the second. The good letter of SIC is C, which must begin the desired word: CAR.

First correct answer submitted by:
SonofJorEl

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Answer #86

Starting from the center the letters ABC are written repeatedly along an outward spiral.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #87

Elizabeth's husband is not Henry. He cannot be Roger or Peter, who are not dancing, so Elizabeth is married to Louis.
Likewise, Henry's wife is not Elizabeth or Anne or Mary. Henry is married to Jeanne.
Peter's wife is Mary.
Roger's wife is Anne.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #88

GERMANE: change one letter in each word to get a country (CHINA, FRANCE, SPAIN, CHILE, CUBA, PERU, GERMANY).

First correct answer submitted by:
No One : (

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Answer #89

Each number is the sum of three numbers: above, above left, and left. The missing number is 63.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #90

$81, left from the original $100.

First correct answer submitted by:
Blitzen

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Answer #91

Since GUSTO and LIGHT have no good letters, the only good letter in BUILT is B, which begins the desired word. One good letter in BUGLE is B and the other is E (out of place).
The good letters in ADULT are A and D, so the good letter in DYING is D. Y is false, like S, T, and O, so the only good letter in STORY is R, at the correct place. The desired word has the form B..RD, therefore, it is BEARD.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #92

Lily likes unknown authors. She only likes words with silent letters.

First correct answer submitted by:
Lanzelot

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Answer #93

First correct answer submitted by:
SonofJorEl

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Answer #94

Birds of a feather flock together.

First correct answer submitted by:
Scout21

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Answer #95

1349. If the second number is three times the first, and the last is three times the second, then the last has to be 9. It's easy to work backwards from there.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #96

You have 24 coins of each kind.

First correct answer submitted by:
Jimon

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Answer #97

SMART

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #98

All that glitters is not gold.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot

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Answer #99

SKYROCKET, OCTOPUS, MOCK TURTLE

First correct answer submitted by:
Ray

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Answer #100

Jennifer is 15, in a system that awards five for each syllable.

First correct answer submitted by:
Margot


Lily's Mind Trap Challenge

SCOREBOARD

    Margot      43
    SonofJorEl  27
    Ray          7
    BaneofJorEl  5
    Blitzen      4
    Vi711        4
    Scout21      3
    Jimon        2
    Lanzelot     1
    Sinsear      1
    Unanswered   5
    

The total is more than 100 because I gave Son and Bane both credit for answers they got together.


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