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61. In the local flower shop, the florist uses his own logic to set his prices.  He charges 16 for a rose, 42 for a nasturtium, and 29 for a jonquil.  Using the same logic how much is a tulip?

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62. Can you determine the word that this verse describes?

My first is in fish but not in snail
My second in rabbit but not in tail
My third in up but not in down
My fourth in tiara but not in crown
My fifth in tree you plainly see
My whole a food for you and me

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63. Can you determine how this sequence of numbers is arranged?

 2       3       6       7       1       9       4       5       8

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64. In your pocket you have an equal amount of nickels, dimes and quarters.  The total is $4.40.  How many of each do you have?

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65. All of the vowels (A, E, I, O, and U, but not Y) have been removed from the following proverb, and the remaining letters broken into groups of 3 letters each.  Replace the vowels to find the proverb.

BRD     SFF     THR     FLC     KTG     THR

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66. Some words can be anagrammed into apt descriptions of themselves.  For instance, ENDEARMENTS is a word that applies to TENDER NAMES; VILLAINOUSNESS is obviously the word fitting AN EVIL SOUL'S SIN.  Can you work out the 6 listed below?

1.  Voices rant on
2.  A rope ends it
3.  Often sheds tears
4.  Apt is the cure
5.  Nine thumps
6.  Is not solaced

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67. Artie has 2 more brothers than he has sisters.  His sister Margo has four more brothers than she has sisters.  If there are fewer than 10 children in the immediate family how many boys and girls are there?

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68. What is the four-digit number in which the first digit is one-third the second, the third is the sum of the first and second and the last is three times the second?

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69. When written out solidly in upper case type and without a hyphen, the number TWENTYNINE is the only number---repeat the only number---that is very unusual and consists of ...what?  If TWENTY-NINE is written with the hyphen, there is a modification that must be made to ensure that it too possesses the property which the unhyphenated version has.  What is it?

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70. Can you figure out the palindrome that is a description of a very humorous prince, king, or other ruler?

_ _ _ _ _       _ _ _ _   

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71. If 6 winkles and 3 wonkles cost 15, and you can buy 9 wonkles and 3 winkles for the same 15, what will it cost to buy 100 wonkles?

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72. Two pieces of chain were found on a battlefield.  The chains were formed of circular links, all of the same size, made from metal half an inch thick.  One piece of chain was precisely 3 feet long.  The other piece was 22 inches.  Assuming that 1 piece of chain contained 6 links more than the other, how many links were there in each piece of chain?

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73. Start with the number of wheels on a unicycle, multiply by the number of sides of a pentagon then multiply by the number of cards in a bridge deck.  What's the answer?

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74. It's hard to go back to school after vacation, but you have to get to work sometime.  Go from FAIL to PASS in only four steps, changing one letter at a time and making a good English word at each step.

F     A     I     L
_     _     _     _
_     _     _     _
_     _     _     _
P    A     S     S

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75. A gentleman who died recently left just over $8000 to be divided between his widow, his five sons, and four daughters.  He stipulated that every son should receive three times as much as a daughter, and that every daughter should receive twice as much as their mother.  If the precise amount left by the man was $8000.07, how much did the widow receive?

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