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1081. Take a word for a timekeeping device, change one letter and find a word that means "equal.?

Take a word for a Scottish design, change one letter and find a word that means "not elaborate."

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1082. Two slow moving trains are traveling towards each other.  One train runs from point A to point B at 19 miles an hour.  The other train runs from point B to point A at 21 miles per hour.  One hour before the trains pass each other, how far apart are they?

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1083. Which word best fits with the following set?

Apple     Melon     Plum     Pear     _____

1. Tomato     2.  Beans     3.  Spinach

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1084. Which is the odd man out?

3      11      17      7      15      29

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1085. In the farmyard are a number of sheep and hens.  There are twice as many hens as sheep, and if you add the total number of heads between them to the total number of legs, you get 187.  How many are there of each animal?

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1086. All of the vowels (including "Y") have been removed from the following famous person's name and quotation.  Can you read the name and the quote?

MRNTNTTLTTHMTCK

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1087. Two clocks register midnight at exactly the same time.  One clock loses a minute an hour while the other clock gains a minute a hour.  When will they again tell the same time?

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1088. What one five-letter word can be added to the blanks below to make a new word in each case?

_____hair
_____back
_____play
_____man

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1089. Punctuate the following sentence to make it correct:

Where John had had had Mary had had had had had had had been correct.

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1090. Twice eight are ten of us
And ten are only three
Eleven are six of us ---
Whatever can we be?

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1091. Messrs. Downs, Heath, Field, Forest, and Marsh, five elderly pigeon fanciers, were worried by the depredations of marauding cats owned by five not less elderly spinsters, and, hoping to get control of the cats, they married these ladies.  The scheme worked well for each of them so far as his own cat and pigeons were concerned; but it was not long before each cat had claimed a victim and each fancier had lost his favorite pigeon.  Mrs. Downs's cat killed the pigeon owned by the man who married the owner of the cat which killed Mr. Marsh's pigeon.  Mr. Downs's pigeon was killed by Mrs. Heath's cat.  Mr. Forest's pigeon was killed by the cat owned by the lady who married the man whose pigeon was killed by Mrs. Field's cat.  Who was the owner of the pigeon killed by Mrs. Forest's cat?

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1092. Reduce the word ACCEPT to the single letter A in 8 steps.  A step consists of either deleting a single letter to make a good English word, or substituting a single letter for another letter to create a new English word.  For example: 

CARE
CAR (deletion)
CAT (substitution)
AT (deletion)
A (deletion)

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1093. What is the number that is one more than one-fifth of one-third of one-half of one-tenth of 2,700?

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1094. In order to encourage his son to study arithmetic, a father agrees to pay his boy 8 cents for every problem correctly solved and to fine him 5 cents for each incorrect solution.  At the end of 26 problems, neither owes anything to the other.  How many problems did the boy solve correctly?

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1095. I am a three digit number.  My tens digit is five more than my ones digit.  My hundreds digit is eight less than my tens digit.  What am I?

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