856. Take a word that means "quantity," remove one letter
and find a color.

Take a word that means "piece of cord," remove one letter and find a sharp sensation.

number, umber; string sting.

857. Quickly now, besides the words giggle, gaggle, and goggles,
can you think of another common word that has three G's?

Aggregate is one, there may be others.

858. What number divided into 311, 368, 444, and 672 will always
leave the same remainder?

859. What common four-letter word can be placed in front of each of
the words below to form new words?

bow

coat

drop

fall

spout

860. Insert +, -, x, and or parentheses between the digits to make
22,848. No operator between two numbers forms a multi-digit number ( 3 4 with no -, +, etc. becomes 34 ).

1 2 3 4 5 6 = 22,848

Here is one possibility: 12 x 34 x 56 = 22,848.

861. All the vowels (including "y") have been removed
from the following proverb. Can you read it?

B R D N T H H N D S W R T H T W N T H B S H

A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH.

862. Which of the words below fits with the following set 1, 2, 3,
or 4?

Hope

Mars

Delay

Light

1. Clear

2. Maps

3. Near

4. Cabinet

4. Cabinet (each word on the first line contains two adjacent letters in alphabetical order).

863. A knight in the Middles Ages is talking with a king. The
knight says, "if you give me five of your shields, I will have twice as many shields as you. If I give you two of my
shields, I will have one quarter as many shields as you." How many shields do the knight and the king each have to begin with?

864. Molly is buying some new fishing equipment at a sporting goods
store where there is a sale. Everything in the store is 25% off, and cash purchases receive another 25% off the sale price. What
will Molly pay in cash for fishing equipment with a pre-sale price of $100?

$56.25. Not $50. It works like this: 25% off $100 is $75. Now the second 25% is taken off the sales price; so 25% of $75 is $18.75. Subtract that from $75 and you get $56.25.

865. John gets to spend the rest of his math class time in the
library if he can solve the sequence below. Can you help him?

8, 61, 42, 23, 04, 84, ?

65. These are multiples of 8 with the digits reversed.

866. The names of three women are squashed together into one big
word:

PRJOBUAUERLLTIAAA

867. What letter comes next in the following sequence?

B C D G J O P Q R S ?

U. These are the capital letters ( in Roman type ) that are drawn with some curved lines.

868. James is now his mother's age if the digits are reversed. Only
a year ago, James was exactly one-half his mother's age. How old are they now?

James is 37, his mother is 73. A year ago he was 36 and she was 72.

869. Choose the correct letter from each clue in the rhyme below. When put in order, the four letters will spell the answer to the
riddle.

My first is in want but not in hand.

My second in whistle but not in band.

My third in Susan you'll surely see.

My fourth in hope and also he.

My whole is something we often make

On lighted candles on a cake.

_ _ _ _

870. What is the number that is one more than one-fifth of
one-third of one-half of one-tenth of 2,700?

10. (2,700 ÷ 10 = 270; ÷ 2 = 135; ÷ 3 = 45; ÷ 5 = 9; + 1 = 10).