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691. If you drove somewhere averaging 60 m.p.h. and you returned the same distance averaging 40 m.p.h., what would your average speed be?

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692. A plane was returning from the Olympic Games with five athletes who placed first through fifth in an event.  They made the following statements:

A: "I was not the last."
B: "C was third."
C: "A was behind F."
D: "F was second."
F: "D was not the first."

Can you determine the position of how the athletes finished, use your reasoning power to determine if each one is telling the truth or lying?

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693. Which of the following groups of letters is the odd man out?  The difference has nothing to do with vowels or consonants.

TTEN          EVCA          SEOUH          KNLNEE

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694. Each of the following letters has something in common.  What should the next letter be?

B   C   D   G   J   O   P   Q   R   ?

 1) T     2) S     3) V     4) W

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695. Another palindrome:

What would you call bumps on a variety of dried grass?

_   _   _   _   _              _   _   _   _   _

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696. Choose the correct letter from each clue in the rhyme below.  The four letters will spell the answer to the riddle.

My first is in game but not in play.
My second in lose but not in stay.
My third in like but not in high.
My last in drive but not in sigh
My whole is precious, very dear,
Valued by all----far and near.

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697. Find the six-digit number in which the first digit is the square of the second; the third and fourth are the sum of the first and second; and the fifth and sixth are the sum of the preceding four digits.

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698. In a recent contest, 45 participants were awarded $300,000 in prize money.  The money was divided into prizes of $4,000 and $8,000.  Each of the participants received one prize.  How many participants received the $4,000 prize and how many received the $8,000 amount?

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699. Determine the well-known fact, phrase, movie, song title, etc. represented in the following initial letters and numbers:

1.  5 F on a H ( I the T )
2.  A C has 9 L
3.  4 H of the A
4.  3 B M ( S H T R )

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700. How many different ways can seven people arrange themselves in a row of seven seats?

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701. Here's another "trickle-down" puzzle.  Remember to change one letter at a time.

SORT
_____
_____
_____
PACK

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702. Below is a message written in code.  See if you can untangle this mystery and decipher the message.  HINT:  QWERTYUIOP

O      KIDY      DP;BRF      YJOD      [IXX;R

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703. Take an "r" from a word for someone who finds fault and find a word that means "prank."

Take an "r" from a word meaning "fall hard or break" and find a word for money.

Take an "r" from a word for an obnoxious child and find a word for a piece of sports equipment.

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704. You may know that Thailand was known as Siam.  Do you know the former names for the countries below?

1.  Myanmar
2.  Sri Lanka
3.  Bangladesh
4.  Zimbabwe

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705. Work out the simple substitution cryptogram below to solve a problem.

18-21     2-12-6     4-26-13-7     7-12     16-13-12-4     4-19-26-7     7-12     23-12     4-18-7-19     15-18-7-7-15-22     20-9-22-22-13     14-12-13-8-7-22-9-8,     17-6-8-7     4-26-18-7     6-13-7-18-15     7-19-22-2     9-18-11-22-13.

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