Puzzle 393

Due to rumours that there was a world shortage of chewing gum, everyone was stocking up on packs. By the time I'd got to the store, they had sold out!

However, there were two people at the till who had already bought 4 and 5 packs respectively and they kindly offered to share their packs with me.

After the sharing, we all had the same number of packs each and I paid them \$9 for my packs. How did they share the \$9 between them?

Puzzle 394

Which four vegetables have been merged together?

CAB SWE RPR EED OAA ETN

Puzzle 395

The BrainBashers safe has a rather unusual control panel.

In order to open the safe you have to press every single button once only, in the correct sequence, ending on the button marked E.

Each button clearly states which button to press next, for example, 2U means move up 2 buttons and 3R means move right 3 buttons.

 6R 4R 3D 2D 2L 2L 2D 2D 1U 4R 4D 3L 2L 2L 1U 1R 3R 3L 2U E 2D 1R 1U 3R 1D 2D 1L 3L 4U 1L 3U 2D 2U 3U 2D 1D 1U 1D 3L 2R 3L 2U 1R 1U 2U 2R 2U 1U 2L

Puzzle 396

I am compiling the BrainBashers world almanac and it now contains lots of pages.

I know that it takes 121 digits to print the page numbers in sequence.

How many numbered pages does the book have and how many times does the number 9 appear?