Puzzle 401

Fred Smith bought a used car for £4,000 and sold it to Alice for £5,000.

Fred later bought it back for £6,000 and then resold it to Alan £7,000.

How much profit did Fred make?

Puzzle 402

Below you will find 15 well-known six letter words, with only their endings remaining. Can you determine the words?

...rix
...osy
...iff
...oze
...uum
...ryo
...nda
...nis
...tem
...pod
...reo
...hom
...gan
...amt
...gen

Puzzle 403

During the recent BrainBashers cipher convention, a binary code contest took place.

The contest consisted of a binary code transmission where the spaces between the letters were missing and there was no punctuation.

Each letter of the alphabet was translated into its binary equivalent based on its position in the alphabet. The resulting code was then blocked in groups of five digits.

a=1, b=10, c=11, d=100, e=101, f=110, g=111, h=1000, i=1001, j=1010, k=1011, l=1100, m=1101, n=1110, o=1111, p=10000, q=10001, r=10010, s=10011, t=10100, u=10101, v=10110, w=10111, x=11000, y=11001, z=11010

Can you find 10 boy's names?

11010 01011 11010 11

10101 11011 01100 11

10101 10011 11111 110

10011 10100 10110 11010 1

10011 01101 00110 0

10000 10110 10010 11001 0

11100 01001 01001 10011

10101 11111 110

10111 01101 10100 11110

10100 10100 11111 0

Puzzle 404

• 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: S H O W E R S.