To Puzzle Index
When I visited the optician I could see all the letters on the chart, but one. But I soon realised that the letters on the chart all had the same properties. That's why I could make an educated guess at the smallest one which I couldn't make out.
Can you tell which letter I guessed?
Professor GijsjebertiX has an interesting calculation for you. Each of the letters opposite stands for a different digit (1234567890).
It's possible to make the subtraction correct! What is the three-digit number ABC?
Once there were two candlesticks, a long one and a short one. They were lit at exactly the same time. The long one was 12 cm long and the short one was 5 cm shorter. The short one burns twice as slow as the long one.
How long is the short one when it is as long as the long one?
I had been working all week to get a new puzzle page ready for publication on the Net. But when I looked on my desk the copy was nowhere to be found. I called the whole team together and asked each one of them if they had misplaced it. I knew each one had told one truth and one lie. And I knew for certain this time the butler didn't do it!
Who did it?Back
This is what they told me...
When scientists discovered the hollow carbon-60 molecule, they called it Buckminsterfullerene, because it reminded them of the geodesic domes designed by Buckminster. The surface of this ball is built of pentagons and hexagons, and it certainly looks like a football.
Can you tell how many pentagons and hexagons there are on the surface of the ball?
Before I really got to know my dear wife, on several occasions I sent her signs of my devotion. This is one of them. It's a picture in which you cannot see four trees.
Can you tell what I wrote?
If most of the Muldrufs and the Wallakkes contents are red, what is the largest possible (whole) number of green Slekkes in one Wallak?
A market trader received two batches of 30 melons from two different
suppliers, who were to pay him a commission after he had sold them on
the open market. Supplier A, however, wished his 30 melons sold at 3
for one pound, while Supplier B wanted his 30 sold at 2 for one pound.
Thus Supplier A would net 10 pounds and Supplier B would receive 15
pounds, a total of 25 pounds between the two.
This left the trader with a problem. If he put up the dearer melons first, he might have trouble starting any sales at all. On the other hand, if he started with the cheaper melons, obviously sales would stop once he switched to the dearer ones.
So he reasoned that he would mix the melons together and sell them at the rate of 5 melons for 2 pounds, which was equivalent to selling them at 3 for a pound and 2 for a pound. This he did, and he sold the melons very quickly. Unfortunately, and to his amazement, he netted only 24 pounds, and he had to rely on the readers of rec.puzzles to tell him what happened to the missing pound.
'Where's the best place to go for a pint?' asked the visitor to the village. He was standing in the High Street, one of the
only four streets in the village, all of which met at a crossroads at right angles.
'Well, there are only four pubs in the village, one in each street,' answered a local. ' To reach the Blue Boar from the Griffin you must turn left, but to reach the Dragon from the Red Lion you have to turn right.'
Bemused, the visitor entered three of the pubs, he arrived at the crossroads three times during the tour, turning left the first time, going straight across the second, and turning right the third time. He spent the night at the Blue Boar.
Which pub stands in the High Street?