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Puzzle 1

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.

Can you determine which button you must start with?

6D

6D

1R

1R

1R

1R

1D

2D

1D

1U

2L

1R

2D

2L

2U

4R

1U

3R

2D

5L

2L

1R

3U

1U

2D

E

2D

3L

3U

1L

1U

2L

2D

2L

1L

1R

3R

1U

3U

2U

1D

2U

1U

2R

1U

5U

2L

1R

2U

Puzzle Copyright © Kevin Stone

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Puzzle 2

Complete this grid with the digits 1 to 6 to make the sum correct.

Perform each mathematical operation in the order shown, from left to right, e.g. 1 + 2 x 3 is treated as (1 + 2) x 3 = 9.

Note: there is no ÷ 1, and at no point is a decimal or fraction used.

Puzzle Grid

Puzzle Copyright © Kevin Stone

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Puzzle 3

Which of the five black shapes is identical to the red one?

There may be more than one which is exactly the same.

Puzzle Image

Puzzle Copyright © Robert A. Hartmann

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Puzzle 4

Starting in the bottom left corner, what is the highest total you can make?

You are only allowed to move up or right, and you use the mathematical signs along the way.

Grid - Puzzle

Puzzle Copyright © Kevin Stone

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