78. Dwight had been playing cards with 3 of his friends. Thinking about the
game afterwards, he recalled these facts:
A. Ambrose and Bertram had better scores than the doctor
B. Ambrose first dealt to Bertram, then to Mr. Hooper, then to the accountant, and then to himself
C. In the last hand, Bertram dealt to the priest, to Mr. Hooper, to Clint, and then to himself
D. Mr. Eastwood went home before Clint did
E. The doctor had a better score than Mr. Grimm
F. Mr. Fuller went home before the priest
With these facts, sprinkled with a little logical deduction, you ought to be able to work out who was who. For example, what were the musician's first and last names?
80. After paying all your holiday bills, you're very short of cash. You have a total of $9.60 in your pocket. The money is composed of equal numbers of quarters, dimes, and nickels, but no other coins. How many of each of those three coins do you have?
81. A man went into his local bank to cash a check. In handing over the money, the girl behind the counter mistakenly gave him dollars for cents and cents for dollars. The man pocketed the money without even bothering to examine it. On the way home, he spent a nickel. He then found that he possessed exactly twice the amount for which his check had been made out. If he had no money in his pocket before going to the bank, can you determine the amount of the check?
83. Each of the following words except one can be rearranged to spell the name of
a person or city. Unscramble the words and find the one that cannot be unscrambled.
ANIMAL BUTCHERS PASTURE PANELS VIKING
84. Find the word that fits the first definition, then add a "T" in
front of it to make a new word that fits the second definition.
Place a "T" in front of a musical instrument and get a part of most rosebushes.
Place a "T" in front of gaining a victory and get one of a pair.
85. Take the word SPARKLING. Take away any one letter and leave a new word. Take away any one letter from the new word and leave another new word. Continue to remove letters and form a new word each time until you finish with just one letter. After each turn, you must not disturb the order of the remaining letters.
88. Ahoy, blow, chin, defy, erst, flux, gist, hint, imps, know,, lops, most. Apart from all having 4 letters, what do these 12 words have in common? Can you supply one five-letter word having the same property? How about a six-letter word?
89. Two runners are running as fast as they can. They averaged 6 miles per hour, and then had to rest. On the way back, they only averaged 4 miles per hour for the same distance. Not counting the resting time, what was their average speed?