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?
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.
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.
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?
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 )
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.
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.