166. What is the four-digit number (no zeros) in which the first digit is the
"lucky" number.

The second and third digits are the number of blackbirds in a pie, and the last digit completes the sentence, "My ____ and only." ( The sum of
all the digits is 14.)

7,421 or 7,241 if you said four and twenty.

167. January starts the really cold weather here in the Northeastern United
States.

Can you go from COLD to WARM on paper in only four steps? Change one letter each time, forming a new word each time.

C O L D

_ _ _ _

_ _ _ _

_ _ _ _

W A R M

Cold, Cord, Word, Ward, Warm. You may have an alternate solution that is also correct.

168. Here are a dozen names of countries and regions that have the letters
scrambled. How many of them can you unscramble?

a. chain b. enemy c. erect d. laity e. plane f. reign

g. rumba h. unsad i. analog j. serial
k. sprucy l. regalia

a. China b. Yemen c. Crete d. Italy e. Nepal f. Niger g. Burma h. Sudan i. Angola j. Israel k. Cyprus l. Algeria.

169. Sally has twice as many sisters as she has brothers. Her brother
Patrick has five more sisters than he has brothers. What is the least number of girls and boys in the immediate family that fits the above
configuration?

3 boys and 7 girls. Sally has six sisters and three brothers. Each brother has two brothers and seven sisters.

170. Your friend is color blind and, since he has four different colors of socks
in his drawer, he usually just pulls out two and usually ends up wearing a mismatched pair. He has blue, brown, black, and gray socks in the drawer
in the ratio of 8 blue to 6 brown, to 6 black, to 8 gray. How many socks would he have to pull out before he could be certain of having a matched pair?

No matter how many socks of a particular color there are, there are only 4 different colors in the drawer. Your friend must take out 5 socks, or one more than there are colors, before he can be guaranteed a matching pair.

171. A man left a legacy of $10,000 to three relatives and their wives.
Together, the wives received $3960. June received $100 more than Camille, and Martha received $100 more than June. Jack Smith was given just as much
as his wife, Horace Saunders got half as much again as his wife, and Terry Connors received twice as much as his wife. What was the first name of
each man's wife?

As it is evident that Camille, June and Martha received respectively $1220, $1320 and $1420, making the total of $3960 left to the three wives, if Jack Smith receives as much as his wife Camille, $1220; Horace Saunders half as much again as his wife June, $1980; and Terry Connors twice as much as his wife Martha, $2840, then we have correctly paired the married couples and accounted for exactly $10,000.

172. Pick the correct letters from the explanation below and you'll have a new
word. The answer will tell you if you are correct.

My first is in red, but not in head;

My second in high, but not in thy;

My third in grow, but not in blow;

My fourth in sigh, but not in sly;

My last in top, but not in drop.

173. Tony likes indigo, but not blue. He likes onions, but not turnips; he
likes forms but not shapes. According to the same logic rule does he like
tomatoes or avocados?

Tony likes tomatoes. He only likes words that start with prepositions.

174. Two grandmothers, with their two granddaughters;

Two husbands, with their two wives;

Two fathers, with their two daughters;

Two mothers, with their two sons;

Two maidens, with their two mothers;

Two sisters, with their two brothers;

Yet only six in all lie buried here;

All born legitimate, from incest clear.

This 16th century epitaph can be explained. How is everyone related?

If two widows each had a son, and each widow married the son of the other and then had a daughter by the marriage, all the relationships will be found to result.

175. Delilah likes carrots but not peas, potatoes but not lettuce, and peanuts not
pecans. Following the same logic, will she like radishes or cucumbers?

radishes. Delilah only likes food that grows under the earth.

176. The same 5 letters, rearranged to make two different words, can fill in the
blanks below. Complete the sentences.

"I had to fire that nincompoop," said the boss. "Our company _ _ _ _ _ somebody a lot less
_ _ _ _ _ ."

needs and dense are the missing words.

177. I just bought a new car and ask 3 friends to guess the color.

Michael: "My guess is that it is not black".

Vivian: "It must be either blue or silver".

Nancy: "I'm placing my bet on silver".

Me: "The color of the car is one of the 3 colors that you have mentioned, in addition, at least one of you is correct and at least one of you is
wrong".

What is the color of the car?

My car is not black because if it is black then everyone would be wrong. It is not silver either as then everyone would be correct. Therefore, my car is blue. Michael and Vivian are correct and Nancy is wrong.

178. Start with the word GROUSE. Delete one letter then rearrange the remaining letters to make a new word.
Now delete one letter from the new word and rearrange the remaining letters to make a new word. Keep doing this until only one letter is left. Now
that you've done that, start over again and use different words. Now repeat the exercise a third time, still using different words.

Grouse, rouge, ogre, ego, go ,o grouse, rouse, rose, roe, or, o grouse, roues, sour, sou, so, o.

179. Sheilah is now two-thirds of Sally's age. In six years, Sheilah will be
four-fifths of Sally's age. In 15 years, Sheilah will be seven-eighths as old as sister Sally. If they are both under the age of ten, how old are
they now?

Sheilah is 6, and Sally is 9.

180. If TEN = 20 - 5 - 14; and MEN = 13 - 5 - 14; what do WOMEN equal by the same logic?

WOMEN = 23 - 15 - 13 - 5 - 14. The numbers represent the position of each letter of the word in the alphabet: i.e., A = 1, B = 2, and so on.