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Puzzle 1

After a local bank robbery, five suspects were being interviewed.

Below is a summary of their statements.

Police know that each of them told the truth in one of the statements and lied in the other.

From this information can you tell who committed the crime?

Blake said:
   It wasn't Chris
   It was Alex

Drew said:
   It was Chris
   It wasn't Alex

Chris said:
   It was Blake
   It wasn't Emery

Alex said:
   It was Emery
   It wasn't Blake

Emery said:
   It was Drew
   It was Alex

Puzzle Copyright © Kevin Stone

hint answer

Puzzle Code = ZQRF = www.brainbashers.com/ZQRF

Puzzle 2

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.

3 large pipes and 9 small pipes, at the same time, can drain the reservoir in 8 hours.

How long will 5 small pipes, on their own, take to drain the reservoir?

Puzzle Copyright © Kevin Stone

hint answer

Puzzle Code = ZHRT = www.brainbashers.com/ZHRT

Puzzle 3

Below are thirteen 5 lettered words, each of which has had two of its letters removed.

In total these 26 letters are A-Z. The remaining letters in each word are in the correct order.

There are no words which are spelled differently based upon location (favour/favor, etc).

Can you determine the original words?

-AI-E
S-UA-
-E-EL
-O-ED
-NA-E
FOG--
C--MP
B--JO
-R-IT
-RE-T
-AV-N
MU--C
MOU--

Puzzle Copyright © Kevin Stone

hint answer

Puzzle Code = ZEHJ = www.brainbashers.com/ZEHJ

Puzzle 4

The question is...

...somewhere in the grid.

W B H F S K F V J P Z
H S S H T J P P N W L
A F P W P N T D S W S
T R H S P L M V R G B
I D P B D W S N R T C
S R S F T D B K K F B
O M F R L Z F R K Y P
N J Z J S Z N M B J Q
E R Z F Q Z V G Y F V
P P F G F W Z W N R P
L B J V R J H F K T Z
U H F K Y F W J F S R
S S W C Q R Q Y H R S
O M W F P R Q J K H R
N M B W S K B J Y D Q
E T J Y P F D L R P F

Puzzle Copyright © Kevin Stone

hint answer

Puzzle Code = ZJLL = www.brainbashers.com/ZJLL

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