Place letters into the grid such that every row, column, and 2x2 block has letters (in any order) that form a common word.
Each letter is only used once, and no letter is repeated in the rows/cols/blocks.
Letters allowed: W A R M T H.
[Ref: ZUII] © Alan Stillson and Frank Longo.
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Hint: Row 1's missing letter is A which makes Column 4 a little easier to think about.
Across: OVAL, WISH, TOMB, REAL
Down : VAST, BROW, LIME, HALO
Boxes : VOWS, HAIL, BRAT, MOLE
Note : Other anagrams of these words are OK as long as they don't change the answer grid.
A large fresh water reservoir has two types of drainage system. Small pipes and large pipes.
6 large pipes, on their own, can drain the reservoir in 12 hours.
6 small pipes, on their own, can drain the reservoir in 18 hours.
How long will 6 large pipes and 6 small pipes take to drain the reservoir?
[Ref: ZNEC] © Kevin Stone
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Hint: What would happen in 36 hours?
Answer: 7 hours and 12 minutes.
Firstly we find a time that both 12 hours and 18 hours would fit in to...
In 36 hours:
6 large pipes can drain 3 reservoirs.
6 small pipes can drain 2 reservoirs.
Therefore, together, 6 large and 6 small pipes can drain 5 reservoirs.
36 hours ÷ 5 = 7.2 hours.
7.2 hours = 7 hours and 12 minutes.
Take away eight of the matches below and leave one matchstick behind. There are no hidden matchsticks.
[Ref: ZMJP] © Lloyd King. Lloyd has created an excellent book of lateral puzzles
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Hint: You need to think a little laterally.
If you look very carefully, you will see that there are actually two matchsticks under the other seven so you can take away eight matchsticks and still leave one behind.
Using the clues from below can you find ten words.
Once you have placed the words into the correct order you will find that each word is different from the previous word by only one letter.
For example, DOG may be followed by DIG, etc.
in the back of the net
spiral of wire
not too hot
[Ref: ZJRZ] © Kevin Stone
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Hint: The first word is GOAL.
GOOD - not bad
WOOD - forest
WOOL - sock material
COOL - not too hot
COWL - hooded robe
COIL - spiral of wire
SOIL - earthy ground
FOIL - roasting metal
FOAL - baby horse
GOAL - in the back of the net.