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796. What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same seven letters, can be used to complete the sentence below?

The orator was not __________ to the mood of the crowd he was addressing and thus was __________ by hecklers frequently.

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797. A simple substitution code has been used to conceal a "quote."  Work out the code to decipher the original words.

King Tut:

J     UIJOL     OJDLOBNFT     BSF     WFSZ     EJTSFTQFDUGVM.

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798. A group of math students were making copies of some documents when the copy machine broke.  They fixed the machine, but noticed that the 100% button for reproducing copies was disabled.  The were left with these choices:

5%          7%          125%          200%

Can you help them make a copy at 100% in six steps, using at least three different buttons at least once?

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799. Take a word that means "work upwards," change one letter and find a word for a weather area.

Take a word that means "safe place," change one letter and find a word for a kind of bird.

Take a word for a piece of furniture, change one letter and find a set of linked pieces.

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800. There are four numbers that are equal to the sum of the cubes of their digits.  Below are three of them.  What is the missing equation?

153 = 1 cubed + 5 cubed + 3 cubed
370 = 3 cubed + 7 cubed + 0 cubed
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407 = 4 cubed + 0 cubed + 7 cubed

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801. What one three-letter word can be added to each group of letters below to make a new word?  A different word is used for each line.

1)  _________DLE          TOU_________
2)  H___________           __________NA
3)  __________TERY

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802. Here is an unusual paragraph.  Can you figure why a paragraph is so unusual?  See if you can guess why.

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803. There are 4 people that need to walk across a bridge in the middle of the night.  The bridge will only hold a maximum of 2 people at a time and each time the bridge is crossed a flashlight is needed to guide the way.  The 4 people only have 1 flashlight.  They are late for an appointment and all 4 people must be on the other side of the bridge in 17 minutes.  To make things even more difficult, each person has a different walking rate.  One person can cross the bridge in 1 minute, another person can cross the bridge in 2 minutes, another in 5 minutes and the last one in 10 minutes.  How do all 4 people get across the bridge in 17 minutes using 1 flashlight?

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804. A bridge spans a ravine that is a mile deep.  The bridge will only support a capacity of 150 pounds.  How does a man weighing 145 pounds, pick up 3 balls each weighing 2 pounds and get across the bridge?  If the man tries to carry the 3 balls across the bridge he will surely fall to his death ( 145 pounds + 6 pounds = 151 pounds ).  He manages to get the 3 balls and himself across the bridge in only 1 trip.  How?

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805. In what field or profession would you find the following terms?

caries           gutta-percha           eugenol          calculus

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806. Unscramble the letters below to name the author who said, "Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact."

TOE EGG OILER

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807. For Easter, the local candy store held a contest to judge the number of large Easter eggs in a bowl.  Bill guessed 35, Joe guessed 29, Ann guessed 28, Sam guessed 33 and Mike guessed 30.  One was correct.  One was off by 5, one by 1, one by 2 and one by 3.  Who was right?

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808. The following 23 letters can be anagrammed into a nine-word sentence that says I would prefer to be an unseen spectator.

A A B D E E E F H I I K L L L L N O O T T W Y

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809. Here's an alphametric, where each letter stands for a number between 0 and 9.  No word can begin with a letter that has 0 as a value.  What are the numbers?

PART
    x 4
TRAP

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810. The names of 9 people are hidden in the sentence below.  Can you find them?  (the letters are in consecutive order.)

There are many annual events noted in the calendar.

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