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.

and----rand; ink----rink.

152. If 3 salesmen can sell three stoves in seven minutes, how many stoves can six
salesmen sell in seventy minutes?

Six salesmen can sell 60 stoves in seventy minutes.

153. What statement is represented by the following?

STAND TAKE
MINE TAKING

I
U
2 MY

I understand you undertake to undermine my undertaking.

154. The equation 215 + 748 = 963 uses all the digits from 1 to 9 only once each.
There are many combinations of those numbers that will deliver the same result. Can you find 3 more?

218 + 745 = 963, 245 + 718 = 963, and 248 + 715 = 963 are some of the combinations. You may have found others.

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?

Two pounds 4 ounces (or 2-1/4 pounds or 36 ounces). Three-fourths of three-fourths of a pound is 9 ounces, so the fish weighed 9 ounces plus the remaining three-fourths of its weight. Or, 9 ounces is one-quarter of its weight.

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?

Caroline, the blonde hairdresser, is the oldest. Susan, the brunette receptionist, is next. And Bernice, the red-headed typist, is the youngest.

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?

In 5 seconds, both trains (together) go 600 feet, or 120 feet per second. In 15 seconds, the faster train gains 600 feet, or 40 feet per second. Add together the sum and difference of the rates obtained, and divide by 2. This gives 80 feet per second as the speed of the faster train (roughly 54-1/2 miles per hour), from which it is clear that 40 feet per second is the speed of the slower train (roughly 27-1/3 miles per hour).

160. In a math contest, Vera was not last. She beat Will and Xena.
Ylla was neither first nor last and beat Zoe. Will beat Xena, Xena beat Ylla. Who was last?

Zoe (Vera, Will, Xena, Ylla, Zoe).

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 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

CATAMARAN, CALAMARI, MARCHIONESS.

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?

The nomads contributed 5, 4, and 3 pints. Sharing the 12 among four people gives each of them 3 pints. The third nomad therefore drank his entire contribution, and so should not get paid anything.

163. What phrase is represented by the figure below?

TIME

YOUR TEN FINGERS

164. As far as we can tell, only one word can be anagrammed from SPRINGIEST. What is it?

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

Withhold, skiing, bookkeeper, vacuum, navvy, powwow.