I'm amazing 'cause I've got the force
To hold down a cow or a horse
As you've doubtlessly found,
I am always around,
And I'm constantly working, of course.
What am I?
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When complete, each of the seven rows will contain a common seven-letter word.
All of the words have the same third letter, and all of the words have the same fifth letter (and is not the same as the third letter).
The first column will give you the name of a famous poet.
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Hint: The first word starts with T.
The poet is T. S. Eliot.
Recently Michael had a party and because it was his birthday he wanted a mathematical cake.
He ordered a cake in the shape of a cube, and had it completely iced (but of course he didn't have the underneath iced because that just isn't very sensible).
Michael cut every side of the cake into three equal pieces, giving him 27 slices of cake.
Michael wanted to eat all of the pieces of cake that had exactly 2 sides with icing.
So, how many pieces did that leave for his guests?
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Hint: How many pieces on the top layer had two sides with icing?
Answer: 15 pieces.
On each layer there are 4 pieces with exactly two sides of icing.
Therefore Michael ate 12 pieces, leaving 15 for his guests.
Four friends were discussing their prize winning carp. There were four different colours: red, green, blue and yellow.
No lady has had the same colour fish twice.
The lady who currently has the green carp used to have a yellow one.
Betty, who is not Mrs Longheart currently has the blue fish.
Mrs Kipper who now has a yellow one, used to have a blue one.
Neither Mrs Ada Fishtail nor Mrs Jester, have ever owned a yellow fish.
Cybil is not Mrs Kipper.
Diane and Ada have never shared the same colour fish.
Can you determine their full names and colours of the fish the ladies have previously had and currently have?
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Hint: Ada now has a red carp.
Ada Fishtail Red Green
Betty Jester Blue Red
Cybil Longheart Green Yellow
Diane Kipper Yellow Blue