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Word/ phrase Puzzles

Work out the  answers to the following clues – a brain tickler

1  Three Dimensions? Be quiet you big monkey!!..........................

2  It is small in time?!!...................................................

3  The Company met a space object?!!  …..................

4  Copper and Zinc makes money!! ….......................

5  Serving no purpose, me and you, a pole minus!!  ….................

6  Often done, me and you, not me with a friend!!  …......................

7  England – no, more Eng + ish?  …...........................

8  Needs a wash, a blackened feature in the mines!! ….................

9  With these, hang your clothes up on a golf course?!!......

10  The centre of life?!! ….................................................

11  Opposite to rain coming down, but a cause!! ….....

12   Spend a little less money on this soft wool!! ….........

13  A colourful shade when I am put into an explosive!! …...

14  A mixed up master could find himself in water!!  …......

15  A monetary gain, sounds like a preacher!!  …....................

16  Add up the trees, many in Europe!!  …...........................

17  Regulate the amount of beer!!  …..................................

18  You may over turn us with hat measurements!! ….........

19   Money after the third musical act?!! ….............................


Word / phrase Puzzles

1   Wooed them; played for England before I've eaten!! …..

2  Reprimanded after getting the correct sign…..................

3  Stuart wrote to you and I, very impressive!!...................

4  A house where you can get a genuine drink!!  ….............

5  A curve, deceive one can be found in Cheddar!!.................

6  Beautiful, Cheddar attraction for you and I!!   ….............

7  Take time off for a quick meal!!  …..................................

8  Rather than this rodent I'd rather eat pig with you and yearn!!                                                                                              
9  Outstanding event, the moon shines bright at night!!  ….

10  Baffled, I am way out of my ground!?    ….......................

11  Examine this, which way? Come on let's overtake!!.......

12  Forgive,  equal to a university teacher!!  ….....................

13  Make smooth and shiny in Poland?! …................................

14  Pretend to jog for practice!! …...................................

15  Person made an effort three times with hesitation!!.............

16  You are wrong, it was a girl that was abducted!!  ….......

17  When bad tempered  you spear a Dog or cat ?!! …........

18  Uncontrolled skid, a white ball to cut up the green!!....

19  Bull fighter – Select an entrance to a house!!...............


No.2 Quiz on Bowls

1        In a knockout tournament, on arrival your opposition is playing a preliminary round. Can you practice on the green?.....

2        Can you use different bowls during practice?.............

3        During a match in play, can you walk along a neighbouring rink whilst an opponent is on the mat?

4        When can you legally gain possession of the rink?

5        What can you do if you have possession of the mat but an opponent is still standing in front of you?

6        What would you do if a delivered wood hits the jack in the ditch? …...................................................................................

7        What would you do if a delivered wood lands on a toucher in the ditch? …..................................................................................

8        What happens when a wood is delivered before the previous bowl has come to a stop? …........................................

9        Where must you stand when not delivering a wood?.......

10      What happens if a player measures before the process of deciding the no. of shots scored starts; woods still to be played?
         
11      What happens if a wood is displaced during measuring?...

12      What can you do if a bowl at rest on your rink is at risk of being hit by another wood from a neighbouring rink? …..........

13      If a delivered jack (1) hits one of your own players, or (2) it hits an opponent, what happens? ….........................................

14      Can you stick one bowl marking on top of another if you find it difficult to remove the old one? …...................

15      On your wood there is a World Bowls Stamp. What does the number represent? …................................................................

16      Would a jack's weight be any different for a grass and a synthetic green, indoor or outdoor?

17      If you are playing with a partially sighted player are you able to help him/her in all aspects of the game?

18      What would use use to measure a jack on the green and a bowl in the ditch? …......................................................................

19      If  when about to mark a toucher set at an angle you realise that it would fall, what should you do?

20      Name the 8 occasions when a jack can be deemed dead.


Quiz on Bowls

1        What is the minimum distance a delivered wood can travel legally up the rink.........................................

2        What is the minimum distance from the front of the mat a rebounded jack can travel back on the rink and not be   deemed dead? …......................................

3        If a player plays out of turn and disturbs the head, what options does the opposition have?........................

4        After delivering their first wood, when can a player in a singles game walk up to the head? ….......

5        After delivering their first wood, when can the lead & the 2nd player in a fours game walk up to the head? ….......

 6        What happens when a wood, a non toucher, rebounds onto the rink after contact with the face of the bank? What would happen if the wood touches the jack or Toucher in the ditch before coming back onto the rink? ….............

7        What happens when the jack, at rest on the rink, is driven against the face of the bank and rebounds back onto the rink of play? …..............................

8        The opponents have placed the mat inside the 2M distance, when are you able to query this and replace the mat on the 2M line?  …........................................

9        What is the legal position of your foot when delivering the wood? ….............................................

10      If in the process of measuring, a player at the other end shouts that he/she still has a wood to bowl, what should happen? …...............................................................................

 11      You want to play to a short jack but the delivery does not reach the 23M mark, the opposition then delivers the jack    into the ditch. What should happen and what can you do?... …....................

12.     If a wood is on an angle ready to fall, how long do you have before being able to wedge it? ….......................................

13      In a match, how long can you wait for a player to arrive?

14      How long can you legally leave the green for?

15      If a delivered wood hits an opponent and has disturbed the head, what  can you do?.....

16      Can you stand in front of the jack as your team member plays? If so for how long?

17      If  the jack goes into the ditch what must you do? …..

18      Are you legally allowed to carry your wood up to the Head? …...........................

19      What do you do if the jack in the ditch is moved by 1. a Toucher and 2. a non toucher.

20      What is meant by the expression Jack level or Jack high?


Are you a word detective?

Your ability as a word sleuth is put to the test in this game.
On each line below are three clues to a familiar word: a rhyme for the word: what it means spelt backwards: and a word with which it makes a phrase.
For example, a word answering all three in No. 1 would be Star.

                                    

  It Rhymes with      Spelt backwards       It makes a               Answer
                               it means                phrase with   

1   Char                   Deserts a cause          Shooting                …...........

2   Reap                   Removes the skin        Tight                    …...........

3  Shrug                  Swallow hard             Spark                   …...........

4  Gnaw                   Skin Blemishes          Last                      …...........

5  Sieve                     Moral wrong             Well                     …...........

6  Sons                     Comfortable, cozy     Great                   …...........

7  Leap                     Look at furtively       House                   …...........

8  Chart                  Capture, snare            Company             …...........

9  Perhaps                Strong pole                The knuckles       …...........

10  Revel                  Existed                       Poor                     …...........

11 Pen                      Money remaining      Green Bottles       …...........

12  Cart                    Transport                  Dresser                 …...........

13  Cools                 Sailing boat                Football               …...........

14  Flaps                  Canned meat             Google                 …...........


Numbers Game
Place the following numbers in any order with a + or – or x or divide to give the number stated (Total).

                   Numbers            4       5       10     14     16

                   Total
1                   4

2                   7

3                  10

4                   11

5                   14

6                   24

7                   54

8                   56

9                   130

10                 180

Second mathematical problem
Work out the following mathematical sum using numbers 1 to 9, each letter being a different number. When completed, add up the numbers for DANGER to give the required answer.

                     C R O S S
                     R O A D S


Twisters

The four words defined in each group are composed of the same letters used the same number of times but in different arrangements.

For example:
serf  = slave         
valleys = vales     
washes or bathes = laves
healing ointment = salve

The following 10 twisters must be answered in their entirety.

1      A small rock...............                         6 .   Felines...............................
        Brief messages............                               Begone! Get Out!...............
        First stage of disease.............                   Persons in a play..............
        Pitches of music..........                              Divisions in a Drama.........

2      Sends payment..............                     7.    Chronological Measure...........
        Bishops head dress (plural) …..........     Tiny object or person..............
        Earns, deserves …................                     Short newspaper article.........
        A title of respect....................                     To issue; send forth...............

3     A tiff, a quarrel....................         8.     Makes a clear profit............
      Gone by …...........................                A number (plural) …..........
      Faucets; spigots …..............                Dispatched  ….....................
      Small piece of butter ….....                 Birds home...................

4    Oil rich seeds..............                 9.     Concentrated look …..........
      Extra one  …......................                   Fixed prices …...................
      Asparagus stem...............                     Signs of distress …............
      Harvests a crop ….........                      Took again …...................

5    Rules …......................                 10.     A pointed peg …................
     To quit formally …............                    Accepts,  selects.................
     An endorser ….................                      Large cut of meat..............


Name the tree from the cryptic clues given

1   Can be found in the centre of the hand!!  ….........................................

2  Of a greater age?         ….......................................................................

3  Ill again and again       …......................................................................

4  Mother pig (but it's a male) any after        ….......................................

5  Sounds like the tree is saying that you trimmed our leaves off!! ….......
                                                                              
6  The result is when the thin mist left!! ….................................................

7  To miss someone so much!! …..............................................................

8  I'm alright with a bit added!!  ….............................................................

9  I wouldn't but this flower might!! ….......................................................

10  A town in Ireland  …...........................................................................

11  A line up with an ending  …................................................................

12  Char with a j l middle end!! …...........................................................

13  Found on the shore?!!  ….....................................................................

14  Sounds like a period that Eric wants to go on!!.....................................

15  Crustacean with a tug!!  …...................................................................

16  If 15 doesn't work, tell mother to have a go!!.........................................

17  The remains on bonfire night!! ….........................................................

18  Raced and got mixed up!!  …...............................................................

19  William is on the ground!!  ….............................................................


 

Name Fish from the cryptic clues given

1  Cash  on delivery        ….............................................................

2  A roosting bar   ….......................................................................

3  elkcits!!             ….......................................................................

4  Wallow helplessly!!    …............................................................

5  What a spot to be in!!  …...........................................................

6  Laugh before Ken enters initially! …..........................................

7  A common heather!!   ….............................................................

8  A type of beer?!          …...............................................................

9  Sounds as though it is not well!!      …..........................................

10  Complain continually!!       ….....................................................

11  Press lightly!   ….............................................................................

12  Dance on a blade!?    ….................................................................

13  Had a whiff of it!!     ….................................................................

14  Someone who loses self control!!  …............................................

15  Bottom of a shoe?!    …................................................................

16  A mixed up “prain” end up with a laugh!!         …........................

17  A follower with sheets of paper!!  …............................................

18  Tea?!!             …...........................................................................

19  A swindler!!    …...........................................................................


Name Fruit or vegetable from the cryptic clues given

1  On an electrically charged particle!! …................................

2  Big in New York!!      …...............................................................

3  Fir + Fruit??      ….........................................................................

4  A job for the plumber? …..............................................................

5  European National?!   …..............................................................

6  A prisoner export backs onto a crystalline rock!! ….....................

7  The Speaker has one!! …..............................................................

8  Love apple?      …..........................................................................

9  A Capital begins to grow?    …......................................................

10  Equal cut!       …..........................................................................

11  An upset run in a rubbish dump!!  …...........................................

12  Taxi with its length of life?! ….....................................................

13  Filmed in Bernard Cornwall's next book.
     Sharpe's Marathon!!? …................................................................

14  Spoil the line!!          …..............................................................

15  Two; but a dog has four!!    …....................................................

16  LBW – band in front of the stumps!!      …...................................

17  A moving oil slick?   …...................................................................

18  Auto decay      ….............................................................................

19  Granny can be found in a bleat!!   …...............................................


Determine the familiar words or sayings from the cryptic clues given

1  Right  Right  Right  Right.........................................

2  Ronoad             …......................................................

3  E_try                …......................................................

4  Mud   Mu ?? (the head moves)        …..........................

5  1,0o0 n0,0e00   …............................................................

6 Yes to see?!!      …...........................................................

7 Age   Age   A  g  e   Age  Age!!       …................................

8  NMEEEE          …..............................................................

9  Fal  ling             …...............................................................

10 Unwashed x 12 …................................................................

11  Symphon?       …...................................................................

12  123 safety456  …...................................................................

13  Horroomtel Moroomtel   Inn??     ….....................................

14  4K                  …....................................................................

15  AML   AL??    ….......................................................................

16  TEEXAMRM!!        …..............................................................

17  CAJUSTSE              ….............................................................

18  S8FURLONGS         ….............................................................

19  HODRUSE               …................................................................


(Hope you watch TV)  Countdown – Numbers Game
Multiply, divide, subtract, add numbers given to equate the total

1  Total 620                  Numbers  75  6  7  4  5  8

2  Total 66                    Numbers  100  25  1  3  4  9

3  Total  604                 Numbers  50  10  6  4  8  2

4  Total  160                 Numbers  75  6  5  8  7  1

5  Total  784                 Numbers  100  4  9  8  1  2 

6  Total  198                 Numbers  75  8  3  6  7  4

7  Total  581                 Numbers  50  10  8  7  3  6

8  Total  522                 Numbers  75  1  2  3  4  8

9  Total 388                  Numbers  25  8  9  6  3  2

10  Total  362               Numbers  50  25  9  8  2  7

Determine the maximum length of the words from the letters given

11      d r  o  i   p  b  h  a  c       …...................................................

12      t   r  n  a  a  s  u  t  o       …....................................................

13     d  s  o  i  b  d  e  a  r         …...................................................

14     t  s  i   e  o  d  l  a  c          ….......................................................

15    t  m  e  r  w  h  a  o  r        ….....................................................

16    m  t  e  e  e  r  n  a  u        …........................................................

17    h  i  t    a  b  e  a  b  l         ….........................................................


 

Determine the name of the bird from the cryptic clues given

1  Colourful part of an animals foreleg   -----------------------

2 Complain pettily …...................................... -

3 Very Quick ….............................................  -

4 A piece of a long narrow hilltop …..............  -

5 An angry William …...................................  -

6 Playing an instrument on the beach!! ….........  -

7 Early morning without an end follows the target at Bowls  -

8 A noise of a bee sounds difficult!! …...................  -

9 Not day in a very strong wind …....................... -

10 What athletes can be seen doing after a very long run?! ….... -

11 Pass down the throat?!! …............................  -

12 Steal with a back end florin!! ….............................  -

13 Behave in a mischievous way in the upper atmosphere!! …  -

14 A socialist election process?!! ….....................  -

15 A chess piece! …..............................................  -

16 A lady in the navy? …...........................................  -

17 A flour source on a listening device!! …................ -

18 An argument after a fight at home!! ….................-

19 A machine found in the docks ….......................  -

Name More birds from the cryptic clues given

1.  Not him on the job?!!  …..................................................................

2  Do a circle at the North Poll!1  ….................................................

3  A spider with a web!!  …...........................................................

4  Someone who likes jumping into the swimming pool!!  ….........

5  I'm sorry I didn't do it. The head was not there!  …......................

6  The Labour Party at the beginning of the campaign?   ….............

7  Sound like fuel to drive through strong winds and rain!! …................

8  Ship's speed! .................................................

9  Letter in the alphabet...............................................

10  My sister is a relative ! …..............................................................

11  A James Bond movie!!  …..............................................................

12  Talk angrily to the North ….......................................................

13  A payment to cross the meadow !! …............................................

14  Hay and straw food in church?!! …..........................................

15  Maybe an oak with a hard seed with it!! …..............................

16  A flaming body in the sky with  heather attached! ….....

17  Gflamo??  …............................................................................

18  A loud cry of pain its head was decapitated!!  …......................

19  A monarch out with a rod and line!! ….........................................

20  Do not lose whilst talking!!    …........................................


Determine the UK town or city from the cryptic clues given

1 The learner jumps on Donald?!! …....................  

2 The main body of a ship …................................ 

3 One feeds ships into here to dock? ….................... 

4 Take the castrated bull on the river bed crossing! …... 

5 A human organ on a small area of water!! …............ 

6 This vehicle has an abbreviated differential!! …....... 

7 Sounds as though the master cook is in the meadow!! …. 

8 Manchester United v. Manchester City? …............... 

9 Perhaps a modern Windsor !! …................................ 

10 A street: alright when it goes to the East!! …................

11 A game like Snooker?!! …..............................................

12 A tree hit by a bullet? …..................................... 

13 In cricket, a bowl fired at the crease without hesitation!!  

14 To inter? …...........................................................

15 Guides by going in front!! ….............................. 

16 A small bay, a Northern attempt added!! …........... 

17 Cob on water? …...........................................................

18 Amorous name for girlfriend carries a load on her back!!....

19 A question of make; a Fiesta? ….............................. 

20 Sounds as though it was a past diner!! …................ 


Determine the Countries of the World from anagrams given

1 aeidlnrStwz......................................

2 Aaaifghnnst …...............................         

3  aaioCrt............................................. 

4  eeechllSsy …....................................     

5 aeioubqMmz   …..............................   

6  aadnRw …........................................ 

7  Aaaeibjnz ….....................................     

8  eouubgLmrx …................................          

9  AaaaiiubdrS  …............................... 

10 aeedhlNnrst ….................................       

11 aaeBdghlns   …................................    

12  aaaacdgMrs …...............................      

13 aaaeuGlmt …....................................            

14 aaEodllrSv  …................................. 

15 aaaiiuMnrt …................................... 

16  aaaeeiiooBdHgnnnrsvz ….............. 

17 aEiiohpt …........................................     

18  aeIiodnns  …..................................... 

19   aaahKknstz …................................            


Determine the Worldwide town or city from the cryptic clues given

1  Wander about!.............................................................................

2  A trot before being interred!!......................................................

3 Do sprouts come from here? …...................................................

4  A hill where ships are loaded!! …................................................

5  Gamblers are unhappy going here!! …..........................................

6  A lost rib is mixed up!!..................................................................

7  A learner; “you” reverse the negative ….........................................

8  You may have to extract water from these …...................................

9  to have one of these!! …...................................................................

10  The apple centre went on by!!..........................................................

11 An ancient  amateur radio operator.....................................................

12  Buy a drink here in ex Sri Lanka why miss a?!.....................................

13  Dispose of after going insane!! …......................................................

14  I am able with an introduction from the East.......................................

15  EFG are after and above!!  …............................................................

16  Tell mother to purchase!? …...............................................................

17  Found on the beach, that is , Proceed!!    ….........................................

18  The conflict was seen!! …................................................................

19  She sang “Don't you remember” with help!! …......................….....

20 The White House in Morocco?!!  ….....................................................

21  The ball is coming- Look out ….........................................................



Here is a letter from a school boy to his father with the usual complaints about the food. But this young man is so concerned about his stomach that he has hidden the names of 45 edible item in the text. The first (Jam) appears in the name of the school. Find the rest. There is also a bird (edible?) and three drinks to find too – to wash down the midnight feast.

                                                St. James' Hall, 
                                                Ottervale.
                                                Monday
Dear Dad,

I've already arrived at school. I've rapidly decided it's one of the tougher kind. The house master has some boys terrified and I find the grub utterly foul. I'm eating it, but with real effort. I am being roused sharp at eight every morning when a teacher rings a bell. Lessons start at nine.

I sort of feel very fed up that we can't pick lessons. Yesterday, reading in German got me screaming mad ( from despair I mean, not anger). In English though, the master is so  lenient, and such a waffler, that we waste time. Long for games.

Our request for a disco next week met with a refusal. Monday week Eric and young Bunter, whose father is a USA general, are going to America via Reykjavik by ship.

                                                        Love Richi

PS Parents can send hampers. I'm monstrous hungry and am so nervous about appearing in the school play.


A Really HARD ONE!!

Who owns the Zebra

This brain-teaser can be solved by combining deduction, analysis and sheer persistence. The essential facts are as follows.

 

1 There are five houses, each with a front door of a different colour, and inhabited by men of different nationalities, with different pets and drinks. Each man smokes a different kind of pipe tobacco.

2 The Englishman lives in the house with the red door.
3  The Spaniard owns the dog.
4  Coffee is drunk in the house with the green door.
5  The Ukrainian drinks tea.
6  The house with the green door is immediately to the right(your right) of the house with the ivory door
7  The Medium Cut smoker owns snails
8  Spun Cut is smoked in the house with the yellow door.
9  Milk is drunk in the middle house.
10  The Norwegian lives in the first house on the left.
11  The man who smokes Mixture lives in the house next to the man with the fox.
12  Spun Cut is smoked in the house next to the house where the horse is kept.
13  The Flake smoker drinks orange juice
14    The Japanese smokes Rough Cut.
15 The Norwegian lives next door to the house with the blue door.

Questions

1  Who Drinks Water?  …................................................

2 Who owns the Zebra? …................................................