346. The same 5 letters can be arranged into 4
different words to fill in the blanks in the sentence to make (somewhat) good sense. What are the missing words?
The farmer with hundreds of _ _ _ _ _ , deeply _ _ _ _ _ about the amount of rainfall, and _ _ _ _ _ around with artificial watering systems when the ground is dry enough to _ _ _ _ _ him about the possibility of crop failure.
349. Two shaggy old dogs were walking down the street. Captain sits down and scratches his ear, then turns to Champ and growls, "If one of your fleas jumped onto me, we'd have the same number." Champ barks back, "But if one of yours jumped onto me, I'd have five times as many as you!" How many fleas are there on Champ?
352. Next week I am going to have lunch with my friend, visit the new art gallery, go to the Social Security office, and have my teeth checked at the dentist's. My friend cannot meet me on Wednesday, the Social Security office is closed weekends; the art gallery is closed Tuesday, Thursday, and weekends; and the dentist has office hours only on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. What day can I do everything I have planned?
356. Find a word that fits the first definition, then add a "W" in front
of it to make a new word that matches the second definition.
Place a "W" in front of an insect, and create a need or desire.
Place a "W" in front of a shelving system, and get a word meaning to stress or tear.
357. Katie the cook was in a predicament over a pie. The recipe called for baking it for exactly nine continuous minutes, but all she had in the way of clocks were two egg-timers. The first one measured a period of four minutes, and the second one seven minutes. If there are no graduations on the egg-timers, and sand cannot be removed or transferred from them, what is the quickest way that Katie can measure nine minutes with the two timers?
359. The conversation in a bar returned frequently to age. The four men
concerned considered their ages only in whole numbers of years. They found that:
a. Mr. Ashton is 10 years older than Brian.
b. Mr. Cox is 10 years older than Charlie.
c. Mr. Baldwin is 24 years old
d. David is the oldest of the four
e. The average age of the four is two years lower than the average age of Allen, Brian and David.
The discussion took quite a while, during which:
f. Mr. Cox drank more beer than Brian.
g. Charlie drank more beer than Mr. Denby.
h. Allen drank more beer than David.
i. Mr. Denby drank more beer than Mr. Ashton.
j. Mr. Baldwin drank more beer than Mr. Cox
Describe all four men, giving their first and last names, their ages, and the relative amounts of beer consumed during the discussion.