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421. Lies, Almost All Lies.  Here are ten numbered statements.  How many of them are true?

  1.  Exactly one of these statements is false.
  2.  Exactly two of these statements are false.
  3.  Exactly three of these statements are false.
  4.  Exactly four of these statements are false.
  5.  Exactly five of these statements are false.
  6.  Exactly six of these statements are false.
  7.  Exactly seven of these statements are false.
  8.  Exactly eight of these statements are false.
  9.  Exactly nine of these statements are false.
10.  Exactly ten of these statements are false.

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422. Fill in each of the blanks below with a word that means the same as the words on either side.

( transparent ) ________ ( evident )
( type of downpour ) _______ ( greet )

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423. A chain link is broken into six parts.  Four of these parts consist of three links apiece, one consists of two links, and one consists of only one link.  A jeweler wants forty cents to cut a link and sixty cents to weld a link.  What is the most economical way to put the chain back together?  How much will it cost?

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424. Here is a code for a well-known English word.  Can you  work out what it is?

E10100010001000UNI100ATXN

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425. The names of three American cities have been interlettered below.  Can you find them?

BTIORTSOHTYAOCNA

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426. What is the next number in this series:

1248  1632  6412  8256?

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427. My head and tail both equal are,
My middle slender as a bee.
Whether I stand on head or heel
Is quite the same to you or me.
But if my head should be cut off,
The matter's true, though passing strange
Directly I to nothing change.
What am I?

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428. Tom is older than Sue, and Sue is younger than Mary, who is older than Tom.  Who is the oldest of the three?

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429. In a foot race, Jack was neither first nor last.  Sam beat Bill, Tom, and Jack.  Sam was neither first nor last.  Joe beat Sam.  Who was first?

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430. Fill in each of the definitions then use the first letter of each word to form a seasonal word.

1.  Pronounced the same as a homonym for "to kill."  _ _ _ _ _ _
2.  Not at all (at no time).  _ _ _ _ _
3.  To be obligated.  _ _ _ 
4.  Male name or determination.  _ _ _ _

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431. Replace each letter with a number (the same number for each letter), to find a correct arithmetical solution.

    H A N G
    H A N G
    H A N G
G A N G S

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432. Sharon likes a palace but not a camp, ice but not cold and celery but not carrots.  Will she like, based on the same principle, cabbage or cereal?

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433. Six seamstresses could sew six seams in twenty minutes.  How many seamstresses would be needed to sew thirty-six seams in two hours?

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434. The following 12 letters can be anagrammed into a three-word toast with a nautical flavor.

A C D E H H H N O T T W

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435. There is a certain number whose third and fourth powers, taken together, exhibit all the digits from 0 to 9, each once and once only.  Can you work out what the number is?

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