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# Puzzles

### Questions

2. If RAGU is Paraguay or Nicaragua, and RAN is France, what is:
(a) GLAD, (b) OAT, (c) HUT, (d) HAIL, and (e) LAW

3. How many holes does this T-shirt have?

4. May, July and October all have 31 days, but which of these months is the longest?

5. A book on a shelf is the fourth book from the right and the sixth from the left. How many books are there on this shelf?

6. What do the letter 'T' and an island have in common?

7. Which two letters are missing from this tongue twister?
H    LL    A  H LL  ON TH    A  HOR

8. Which of the folowing is the odd one out:
(a) H&Y, (b) C&Y, (c) F&Y, and (d) S&Y

9. How many pets does Mary have in total if all except two are cats, all except two are dogs, and all except two are hamsters?

10. The day before two days after the day before tomorrow is Saturday. What day is it today?

11. You might write this at the bottom of a 12 inch long piece of paper?

12. A purse contains £8.03.
It is made up of 4 different denominations of coins, the largest being 50p.
There is exactly the same number of each coin.
How many of each coin is there and what are their values?

13. Which of the following numbers is the odd one out?
761  633  744  642  826  413

14. In which word do the first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four signify a great man, and the whole word, a great woman?

15. A full glass of water weighs 200 grams. The same glass half-filled with water weighs 120 grams. What is the weight of the glass?

#### Solutions

2. (a) Bangladesh, (b) Croatia, (c) Bhutan, (d) Thailand, and (e) Malawi
3. 8 (the neck, 2 sleeves, bottom, and 4 holes in the middle (two in the back and two in the front because we can see the background pattern through them))
4. October (the clocks go back in October, meaning this month has an extra hour)
5. Nine
6. They're both in the middle of water
7. S and E. (She sells sea shells on the the sea shore)
8. (c)F&Y - all the rest make words if you replace the '&' with 'and' - HANDY, CANDY, and SANDY. FANDY is not a word.
9. Three in total. One of each.
10. Friday
11. Footnote
12. 11 of each of 1p, 2p, 20p and 50p coins.
13. 744. In all the other numbers the first digit minus the second digit gives the third digit.
14. Heroine... HE, HER, HERO, HEROINE
15. 40 grams

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