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1141. Jane is now two-thirds Josie's age.  In four years, she will be three fourths Josie's age.  Four years ago, she was half Josie's age then.  How old are they now?

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1142. Do you know your royal titles?  Try this analogy of royal pairs:

Duke is to Duchess as Earl is to ________?

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1143. We know that 5 squared = 25.  Can you use the numbers 2 and 5 once and only once and any math sign or symbol to arrive at 25 a different way?

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1144. To what do the following words refer?

barb     rachis     web     down     calamus

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1145. Below is an analogy that is elementary for all, if you know what I mean.

Nickel is to 28 as Copper is to __?

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1146. Make your way from LATE to on TIME in only three steps, changing one letter at a time to make a good English word at each step.

LATE
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
TIME

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1147. What number comes next in this number sequence:

3, 8, 15, 24, 35, ?

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1148. The names of four people are hidden in the sentence below.  Can you find them?  (the letters are in consecutive order.)

Yes, but I'm not willing to lend one cent to him.

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1149. The beach resort held a contest to guess the number of beach balls in the net bag.  Alice guessed 20, Bill guessed 21, Charlie guessed 22, Dick guessed 17 and Ed guessed 16.  One was off by 4, one was off by 3, one by 1, one by 2 and one was correct.  How many beach balls were there?

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1150. Here's an analogy that will test your knowledge of shapes.

Basketball is to sphere as football is to _______?

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1151. The following definition requires some thought.  The explanation includes all the facts.  Ex: to study; twisted rope. Pore.  (the word "rope" twisted into "pore.")

Longing, arboreal style.

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1152. Using the numbers 1 through 9, how many three-digit palindromic numbers can you make?  A palindrome reads the same forward and backward.  Examples: 181, 545, 858.

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1153. One of us falls, and never breaks.  One of us breaks, but never falls.  What are we?

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1154. For being good, four children were each given two sweets.  Jack had an orange sweet.  The child who had a red one also had a blue one.  No child had two sweets of the same color.  The child who had a green sweet also had a red one.  Jim didn't have a red sweet and Joe had a green one.  James didn't have an orange one and Jack had no blue sweets.  Knowing that there were two sweets of each color, can you tell the colors of the sweets each child had?

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1155. The name of a country is hidden in each of the following sentences. Find the country.

1. If you are adventurous, you want a fast boat, but if you just want to be out on the water, a sloop or tug alike will do.

2. He lost the rally because he got lost on the way, not seeing a semi hidden marker.

3. He opened the window, and, with a loud buzz, air entered the room along with a wasp!

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