1006. What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same seven letters,
complete the sentences below?
"What a handsome _______ - leather cover on that book," said the collector. "I buy books not for their look but for the pleasure of _______ them," replied
1007. Murray likes rhythms but not music, calendars but not datebooks, and
cucumbers but not pickles.
What do his preferences have in common?
1008. Tim received a letter from his only first cousin's mother's only
brother-in-law on either side of the family. Who was the letter from?
1009. A well-known saying appears below in high-flown language. Can you
restore it to its original form?
It is all but impossible---indeed, very difficult---to attempt to instruct a superannuated canine in the art of acquiring hithertofore unknown stunts or
1010. Fill in each of the blanks below with a word that means the same as the words
on either side.
(inconsequential) ________ (illumination)
(stooped) ________ (talent)
1011. Arlene has found a cut-rate florist's shop where she can buy 6 poinsettias
and 5 lilies for $61, or 5 poinsettias and 6 lilies for $60. How much will she have to pay for a dozen lilies?
1012. Fill in the blanks below to find four places to sit.
_ _ T _ E _
_ _ _ E _ _ O _ _
A _ _ _ H _ I _
_ O _ E _ E _ _
1013. It's palindrome time again.
After a night at the opera, what two observations about the lead singers did AVA include in her letter to EVE?
A _ _ _ _ _ _ A
T _ _ _ _ _ B _ _ _ _ _ T
1014. Edith is twice as old as Ethel. Six years ago, Edith was 4 times as old
as Ethel, and 8 years ago she was 10 times as old. How old are they both now?
1015. Each word below starts and ends with the same letters in the same order
(different letters for each word). Fill in the blanks and complete the words.
_ _ AT _ _
_ _ UCAT _ _
_ _ _ _ CAD _ _ _ _
1016. Use a letter from the group below to form a one-letter word. Then
combine that letter with another letter from the group to form a two-letter word, then combine those letters with another letter to form a three-letter
word; add in another letter to form a four-letter word, then another to form a five-letter word and finally the remaining letter to form a six-letter word.
C I T N R E
1017. If 25 elves can pack 150 gift boxes in 2 hours, how many elves are needed to
pack 210 gift boxes in 7 hours?
1018. What three-letter word can be placed before each of the words below to make
four new words?
1019. Evolution took millions of years, but you can turn FISH into FOWL in just
nine steps by changing one letter at a time to form the interim words.
1020. Start with the number of drummer's drumming, add the number of items in a
baker's dozen, multiply by the number of fingers on one hand and divide by the number of sides in a pentagram. What's your answer?