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?
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?
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
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?
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
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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.
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?