151. Find the word that fits the first definition, then add an "R" in
front of it to make a new word that matches the second definition.
Place an "R" in front of a conjunction, and get a monetary unit.
Place an "R" in front of a writing liquid, and get a type of sports arena.
155. This is an Izaak Walton tale.
As the fish hung by it's tail,
The angler proudly had it weighed.
"Three-fourths of it's total," he then said,
"Plus three-fourths of three-fourths of a pound
Will give the whole, exact, not round."
How much did the fish weigh?
156. Of the 3 finalists in the bathing-beauty contest, Susan is older than the redhead, but younger than the hairdresser. Bernice is younger than the blonde, while Caroline is older than the brunette. The typist is the receptionist's younger sister. Can you give the hair coloring and profession of each girl in order of age?
157. Fill in each of the blanks below with a word that means the same as the words
on either side.
(intersect) __________ (annoyed)
(a twisted coil of wire) ___________ (season)
(considerate) ___________ (type)
158. You would really like to stay longer at the party, because you are having such a good time. Unfortunately, it's getting very late. You realize that if it were one hour later, it would be twice as long past midnight as it would be if it were only right now. When you start thinking like that, you've been up too long. What time is it now?
159. Two railway trains, one 400 feet long and the other 200 feet long, ran on parallel tracks. It was found that when they went in opposite directions, they passed each other if five seconds, but when they ran in the same direction, the faster train would pass the other in fifteen seconds. A curious passenger worked out the speed of each train from these facts. This, of course, assumes that both trains run at constant speeds. Can you work out the trains' speeds?
161. Each of the following words includes the letters MAR. Using the
definitions, fill in the words.
An unusual type of boat: _ _ _ _ M A R _ _
An Italian seafood: _ _ _ _ M A R _
A title of nobility: M A R _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
162. A traveler in the desert, meeting three nomads about to consume some camel's milk, asks whether they would share it with him for a price. They agree and pool the milk, the first contributing one pint more than the second, and the second contributing one pint more than the third. They share the milk equally. On leaving, the traveler gives them a sum of money. After some calculation, they decide that the first nomad should equitably get twice as much money as the second nomad. How much should the third nomad get?
165. There are several letters which are well known to occur doubled in many
words. Double L, double T, and double S are all pretty common. But can you find words containing the following doubled letters? You may use
very obscure answers, but our answers are all fairly common words that are still used today.
HH II KK UU VV WW