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301. 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 body organ and go to the back.

Place an "R" in front of a type of poem and get an activity in the past tense.

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302. Of three sisters named April, May, and June, none is yet twenty-one.  April is now as old as June was fourteen years ago, and two-thirds of May's age.  May, on the other hand, will be June's age when May is twice as old as she is now plus two years.  Three years ago, May was as old as April is now.  How old are April, May, and June?

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303. Make a dent in your mental energy and complete the word below by filling in the missing letters.

H _ P _ _ B _ _ _ C

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304. Alison, Brenda, and Carla usually have lunch together.  When Alison was absent, the girl who walks to work went shopping with the secretary.  When Brenda was off sick, the girl who lives with her sister had lunch with the girl who drives her own car to work.  When Carla took a day off, the cashier and the girl who lives with her husband ( her own husband ) both had to work through their lunch breaks.  Recently, the girl who lives alone had an argument with the receptionist and with the girl who comes to work by bus.  If the secretary drives herself to work, who lives with whom, what are their jobs, and how do they get to work?

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305. A "Tom Swifty" is a pun based on Tom's extraordinary expressiveness:  "Hand me the eggbeater," said Tom stirringly.  A "Tom Swifty" punning sentence is encoded below.  All the vowels, including Y, have been removed , and the letters broken into groups of three.  Reconstitute the sentence.

THR     SNW     TRS     DTM     DRL

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306. A young man tried to elope with a princess, but the king found out and offered him a sporting chance.  The king would put two slips of paper in a box, one marked "Death," the other marked "Princess."  To decide his fate, the young man was to be blindfolded and choose one paper.  The young man found out that the king didn't want him to win the Princess and therefore intended to mark both papers "Death." He managed to win the princess despite this.  How?

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307. If it takes 6 florist's assistants 3 hours to pack 12 boxes of flowers, how fast can sixteen assistants pack 16 boxes?

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308. I am a word which is 8 letters long.
My 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th is an atmospheric condition.
My 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th supports a plant.
My 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th is to appropriate.
My 6th, 7th and 8th is a name.

What word am I?

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309. How well do you know film titles?  If we were to give you this sequence of vowels and blanks: _ _ E        _ _ I _ _, would you be able to fill in the missing consonants and come up with THE STING?  Try to figure out the following, all the films are from the 1970's.

1.    _ _ _ A _        _ O _ _
2.    _ E _ I _ E _ A _ _ E
3.    A        _ _ O _ _ _ O _ _        O _ A _ _ E
4.    _ O _ E _ I _ _        I _ _ E _ _ O
5.    _ I _ _ I _ _ _        _ O _ _ O Y
6.    _ A _ _ _ I _ _ E
7.    E _ A _ U E _ _ E
8.    _ _ E        _ O _ _ A _ _ E _
9.    _ A _ _        _ A _ _ O         I _        _ A _ I _
10.  _ I _ _ Y        _ A _ _ Y

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310. Find the word that fits the first definition, then add an "S" in front of it to make a new word that matches the second definition.

Place an "S" in front of a metal container, and get a word meaning to glance at.

Place an "S" in front of a pixie, and get a form of reference.

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311. Jim had a small baseball card collection.  All but 5 were sighed, all but 5 were rookie cards, and all but 5 were less than 10 years old.  What is the minimum number of cards he could have had?

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312. Make a dent in your mental energy and complete the word below by filling in the missing letters.

E _ T _ _ _ I _ S _  _ C _ _ _ _

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313. You have 2 ropes.  Each takes exactly 60 minutes to burn.  They are made of different materials so even though they take the same amount of time to burn, they burn at separate rates.  In addition, each rope burns inconsistently.  How do you measure out exactly 45 minutes?

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314. John likes apples, peaches, and pears.  He doesn't like cherries, lemons, or blueberries.  Does he like oranges?

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315. Bob, Sarah, Will, and Opal ran a race.  Sarah beat Opal.  Will beat Sarah.  Opal beat Bob.  They did not finish in boy/girl/boy/girl order.  In what order did they finish?

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