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361. A man decides to buy a nice horse.  He pays $60 for it, and he is very content with this strong animal.  After a year, the value of the horse has increased to $70 and he decides to sell the horse.  But already a few days later he regrets his decision to sell the beautiful horse, and he buys it again. Unfortunately he has to pay $80 to get it back, so he loses $10.  After another year of owning the horse, he finally decides to sell the horse for $90.  What is the overall profit the man makes?

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362. Which three letter word can be attached to the beginning of the following words to give six other words ?

rock
post
spread
time
evil
clothes

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363. Start with the number of the street in New York where you hear "those dancing feet," add the number of feet in a fathom and divide by the number of sides on one of a pair of dice.  What is the answer?

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364. How can you drop a raw egg 6 feet without breaking it?

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365. Take a word like POT, add the letter U, and you have POUT.  Described below are other pairs of works in which one becomes the other merely by the addition of a U. So, U can:

a.  make avenging deities out of small fish
b.  take a money holder and chase it
c.  pry with a lever into an elevation
d.  shade off into an academician
e.  make a bird out of a letter
f.  take a bony structure and make it lie flat
g.  turn a news medium into a poor thing
h.  go from satisfied to a fight
i.  perform as a pair
j.  change people into a list of food

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366. Charlie likes the taste of turnips but not squash, he enjoys lettuce but not broccoli, and he loves the taste of a pear but not that of a plum.  Following the same logic, will he like parsnips of celery?

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367. Rotating a real-life crop from RICE to CORN would be nearly impossible.  Here, it should only take five steps by changing one letter at a time to form the interim words.

R I C E
- - - -
- - - - 
- - - - 
- - - - 
CORN

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368. Can you come up with a common English word of 6 letters containing: (a) four E's;  (b) four O's;  (c) four S's.

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369. If three typists can type 9 pages in one and a half hours, how many pages can nine typists type in 3 hours?

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370. The following cryptogram has been done in a simple substitution cipher:  each number represents a letter, and the same number always represents the same letter.  What does it say?

14  26  23  26  14  22            24  6  9  18  22          24  26  15  15  22  23

  8  26  18  23         8  19  22           4  26  8         20  22  7  7  18  13  20         20  15  12  4  18  13  20          9  22  11  12  9  7  8        21 12  9    
    19  22  9         4  12  9  16.

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371. What are the two missing numbers in the series below?

_ _ 3 3 7 7 2 3 6 5

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372. What everyday English word is most often pronounced incorrectly, even by the brightest Harvard graduates?

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373. Homonyms are words that sound alike, though they are spelled differently.  (Example: to, two, too)  One pair of homonyms has meanings that are precisely opposite, and need not be stretched.  What are the two spellings of this homonym?

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374. If Mary has only one grandson, what relationship to her is her only son's daughter-in-law's husband?

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375. How many common English words can you make from the letters below, using all the letters only once in each word?

A  A  C  G  H  I  L  L  P  R  Y

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