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Puzzle 1

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

The contest consisted of a Morse code transmission where the spaces between the letters and words were missing.

Can you find the ten animals?

  1. ..-.----..-
  2. ....---.-.....
  3. .--.-..-..---.--..
  4. -.....-..-...-..-.-..---
  5. -.-..---..-..
  6. .-....-.-.....-.
  7. .--..--.-......-.
  8. -.----.-.-...-
  9. --...-....-..-
  10. -....--..--...-.

Luckily, BrainBashers has provided you with a listing of the Morse code characters:

Morse Code Chart

Puzzle Copyright © Kevin Stone

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Puzzle 2

Elevator Mishap - Logic Puzzles

Six people, whose names are Fred Alberts, Larry Smith, Brian Martin, Marty Jones, Bill Edison, and John Fox were in an elevator together.

Suddenly, the lights went out. When the lights came back on, Fred Alberts' wallet was missing.

Detectives have investigated. They have questioned the suspects, the witnesses, and people who know the suspects. They have collected physical evidence (hair samples, fibre samples, etc.) from the crime scene. They have collected 14 clues, but have not been able to solve the crime.

Therefore, they have called in the world's greatest detective, YOU. You must now examine the clues and solve the crime.

No two suspects have the same weight, colour shoes, colour umbrella, colour car, or hair colour.
The suspect who owns a purple car was wearing tan shoes.
The suspect who weighs 180 pounds owns a green car.
The suspect who owns a black car was wearing blue shoes.
The suspect who weighs 150 pounds was wearing tan shoes.
Brian Martin owns a green car.
Marty Jones was carrying a purple umbrella.
John Fox has red hair.
Larry Smith weighs 210 pounds.
The suspect who weighs 190 pounds was wearing blue shoes.
The suspect who was carrying a red umbrella is not the one who was wearing black shoes.
The thief owns a black car.
The suspect who owns a white car is not the one who weighs 170 pounds.
Bill Edison was wearing brown shoes.
The suspect who weighs 190 pounds is not the one who has red hair.

Puzzle Copyright © David Leithauser

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Puzzle 3

Can you find the anagrams of the following words?

COAGULATE
CAVITATES
BACTERIAL
BALANCERS
HEADLAMPS
MILESTONE
TELEPHONY
DIGNIFIES
UNNOTICED

Puzzle Copyright © Kevin Stone

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Puzzle 4

At midnight at the start of Monday, January 1st, Professor Stone set two old-fashioned clocks to the correct time.

One clock gains one minute every hour and the other loses two minutes every hour.

1. When will the clocks next show the same time as each other?
2. When will the clocks both show the correct time?

Puzzle Copyright © Kevin Stone

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