526. A two-digit number, read from left to right, is 4.5 times as large as the
same number read from right to left. What is the number?

527. The first word of the following word square the words read the same down and
across has been filled in for you. Fill in the remaining words so that you use three E's; two each S, L 0. G, R, and A; and one T in total for the whole
square.

OGRE

G

R

E

528. If TEN = 20 - 5 - 14; and MEN = 13 - 5 - 14; what does WOMEN equal by the same
logic?

Women equal 23-15-13-5-14. The numbers represent the position of each letter of the word in the alphabet: i.e., A=1, B=2, and so on.

529. Karen, Sheena and Joe each won a prize at the Christmas party. Karen gave her chocolate to Sheena in exchange for her water
pistol. Karen then changed with Joe for the book. Then Sheena and Joe swapped prizes.

Who has which gift?

Joe now has the chocolate. Sheena now has the water pistol. Karen now has the book.

530. Pat went shopping for supplies for her wedding. She spent half of what
she had plus $2.00 on table favors at the party store. At the next store, she spent half of what she had left plus $4.00 for a charm for her maid of
honor. In the last store, she spent half of what was left plus $4.00 for stockings. At the end of her spree she was left with $4.00 to spend on
thank you cards. How much money did she start with?

$84. ($42+2 = $44, $40 left; $20 + $4 = $24, $16 left; $8 + $4 = $12, $4 left).

531. My husband and I can't seem to get our watches to work properly. His
consistently runs one minute per hour fast, and mine runs two minutes per hour slow. This morning we nearly missed a wedding because our watches were an hour
apart and we looked at the slower one. How many hours had elapsed since we set both of them properly?

532. Andy likes orange but not purple. He likes torches but not chandeliers. He
eats berries but not fruits. Following the same rules, does he like Byron or Keats?

Andy likes Byron. He only likes words whose first two letters make separate words--or, to, be, by.

533. One day a man decides to buy a talking parrot. So he goes to a
pet store. The owner tells the man he has one bird left, and that the bird will repeat any word it hears. So the man buys the bird and takes it home and starts
talking to it. But the bird never repeats a word. What's wrong?

The bird is deaf and therefore cannot repeat words that it does not hear.

534. The logic professor posted a notice on his class door: "Class is
canceled today on account of spring. We will meet again at 1:00 P.M. three days after two days before the day before tomorrow." What day does the class
meet?

The next day, or tomorrow.

535. If you reverse the digits of my age, you have the age of my son. A
year ago, I was twice his age. How old are we both now?

536. Can you name at least ten synonyms for the word "sad," all
of which start with the letter "d."

Desolate, dolorous, distraught, dismayed, dejected, despondent, downtrodden, downhearted, downcast, disconcerted, disphoric, disheartened, discouraged, dismal, depressed.

537. We put a spore in a test tube. Every hour the spore divides into three parts,
all the same size as the original part. If we put it in at 3 PM., at 9 PM. the tube will be completely full. At what time will the tube be one-third full?

At 8 PM. Each hour the volume triples, so it is one-third full one hour before it is full.

538. Try a Cryptogram for a little change.........

RGD VZR HM ODQEDBS BNMCHSHNM DWBDOS ENQ NMD SGHMF - RGD VZR CDZC.

----PTHMBX, "PTHMBX"

She was in perfect condition except for one thing-she was dead. ---Quincy, "Quincy".

539. Figure out the word concealed in the following poem. (First, second, etc.,
refer to letters of a word.) By selecting the right letter you will come up with an appropriate word.

My first is in silly but not in fool

My second in pupil but not in school

My third in read and also write

My fourth in glimpse and also light

My fifth in ten but not in three

My last in glad and also glee

My whole a season of the year

That's clue enough to solve it here.

540. Bill adored using telephones. One day, when the telephone wires were
down because of an electrical storm, he mailed a letter to a friend. It
said 2255 7666378. His friend, knowing Bill's fondness for telephones and
having the same model phone, soon got the message. Can you decode it?

Call soonest (the letters are on the number buttons).