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Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 213

  • 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.

[Puzzle Code = ZLRY] Copyright © Elliott Line
This puzzle appeared in Mensa's EnigmaSig (194.01) and is used with permission.

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Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 214

Puzzle IconRecently Blake had a party and because it was their birthday they wanted a mathematical cake.

Blake ordered a cake in the shape of a cube, and had it completely iced (but of course they didn't ice the underneath because that just isn't very sensible).

Blake cut every side of the cake into three equal pieces, giving 27 slices of cake.

Blake wanted to eat all of the pieces of cake that had exactly 2 sides with icing.

So, how many pieces did that leave for the guests?

[Puzzle Code = ZTCM] Copyright © Kevin Stone

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Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 215

Puzzle IconFour 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?

[Puzzle Code = ZEGX] Copyright © Kevin Stone

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Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 216

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Musical Recital

At a musical recital five students (John, Kate, Larry, Mary and Nick) performed five musical pieces. Two by Bach, two by Mozart and one by Vivaldi. There were three violinists and two pianists. Each student performed only one piece, and played only one instrument. Find the order of the students, their respective instruments and the composer, with the following conditions:

1. The composers were not played consecutively. Vivaldi was played last and Mozart was played first.

2. There was one piano piece that was played between two violin pieces, and two violin pieces between the first and last piano piece.

3. There were no piano pieces by Mozart.

4. Kate played third.

5. John played a piece by Mozart, and was immediately followed by Nick, who played the piano.

6. Mary did not play a piece by Vivaldi.

[Puzzle Code = ZCSB] Copyright © Chris Joh

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