406. Two men played five games of chess. Each won the same number of games
and lost the same number of games. There were no draws in any of the games. How could this be so?
407. During a week a travel agent has taken 32 bookings for
Tenerife, 30 for Majorca and 18 for Ibiza. How many bookings has it taken for Portugal?
408. The same four-letter word can be added to each of the following words to make a new word or a common phrase. What is the word?
BOUND, PROOF, TREE, LESS, BIRD
409. Distances to certain cities are written below. How far should it be to Cardiff?
Berlin 200 miles
Paris 300 miles
Rome 400 miles
Amsterdam 300 miles
Cardiff ? miles
410. If Mark, Jenn, Cathy, John, Brian and Ken like chocolate and Norman, Stan,
Tim, Ronan do not, does Peter like chocolate?
411. In what year did Christmas and New Year's fall in the same year?
412. Supply a digit for each letter so that the equation is correct. There is
only one set of digits that will work. A given letter always represents the same digit:
A B C D E
E D C B A
413. Make a dent in your mental energy and complete the word below by filling in
the missing letters.
_ _ P _ R _ L _ _
414. What is the five-digit number in which the last digit is the number of
"seas," the first digit is half of this last digit doubled, the second digit is the first digit subtracted from the last, the third digit is the sum of
the first and second, and the fourth digit is the sum of the first digit plus the third digit divided by two?
415. Find a 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 measure of distance, and get a facial expression.
Place an "S" in front of "need," and get "loose."
416. Another Palindrome:
What are the words that describe a horse specifically designed for a specific race?
D _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
417. Three business men Smith, Robinson, and Jones all live in the Leeds-Sheffield
district. Three railway men of similar names live in the same district. The business man Robinson and the guard live at Sheffield, the business man Jones
and the stoker live at Leeds, while the business man Smith and the railway engineer live half-way between Leeds and Sheffield. The guard's namesake earns
$10,000.00 per annum, and the engineer earns exactly one-third of the business man living nearest to him. Finally, the railway man Smith beats the stoker at
What is the engineer's name?
418. If you had a piece of paper that was 0.001 inch thick, how tall a pile would
it make if it was doubled fifty times?
419. Mary's husband's father-in-law is Mary's husband's brother's
brother-in-law, and Mary's sister-in-law is Mary's brother's stepmother. How did this happen?
420. The names of two girls are hidden in the sentence below. Can you find
them? ( the letters are in consecutive order. )
Can new ways be found to speed nations toward peace?