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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 the scholar.

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1007. Murray likes rhythms but not music, calendars but not datebooks, and cucumbers but not pickles.

What do his preferences have in common?

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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?

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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 activities.

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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)

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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?

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1012. Fill in the blanks below to find four places to sit.

_ _ T _ E _
_ _ _ E _ _ O _ _
A _ _ _ H _ I _
_ O _ E       _ E _ _

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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

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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?

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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 _ _ _ _

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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

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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?

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1018. What three-letter word can be placed before each of the words below to make four new words?

_______GO
_______BID
_______AGE
_______TUNE

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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.

FOWL
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FOWL

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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?

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