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1. The same five letters can be arranged to complete the sentences below. Many people do not like snow, but children can have a different ___ ___ ___ ___ ___. Many enjoy the pleasure of making an ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ in the snow.
2. The following colloquial expression describes a person who is not quite up to par intellectually. Start at the correct letter and move one letter at a time in any direction to find the saying. (Hint: Start with an “I.”)
R – E – T – R – F – I
C – A – H – I – D – M
A – N – E – D – U – B
E – B – D – S – A – W
3. Sally went shopping for some new accessories. At the first store she spent one-quarter of what she had plus $5. At the next stop, she spent half of what she had plus $5. At the last stop she spent one-third of what she had plus $10, leaving her with $10 for lunch. How much did she start with?
4. The following puzzle consists of one word that can be split into two words: (a) One word – A cloth. (b) Two words – Plural of pieces of cloth or paper and attempt.
5. What is the five-digit number in which the first digit is twice the second, the third is half the fourth, the fifth is double the second and the sum of all is 21?
6. What word logically comes next in the following sequence?
cat bell miss bolt
a) came b) two c) run d) hope
7. Which of the following words is the “odd man out?”
SAIL TEAK WAND PANE
8. A palindrome is a word, phrase or sentence that reads the same backwards or forward. The following palindrome tells what you do when the tool you are using gets dirty. ___ A ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
9. What is the number that is one more than one-half of one-third of one-tenth of 12,000?
10. The same five letters can be rearranged to form two different words to fill the blanks in the sentence below.
“Don’t ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ,” she said. “I realize the painting is magnificent but it ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ more than that.
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1. Angle, angel
2. If dumb was dirt, he’d be an acre.
3. $100 [100 / 4 = 25 + 5, leaving 70 / 2 + 5 = 40, leaving 30 / 3 + 10, leaving $10 for lunch]
4. Tapestry; tapes, try
6. c) run (Each word contains one vowel in the usual order: a, e, i, o, u.)
7. PANE The other three are girls’ names: Lisa, Kate, Dawn.
8. Wash saw.
9. 201 (12,000 ÷ 10 = 1200 ÷ 3 = 400 ÷ 2 = 200 + 1)
10. stare, rates