     Hard Puzzles  Puzzle 1 What shape completes the bottom line? triangle pentagon square square hexagon hexagon square pentagon hexagon hexagon hexagon square triangle hexagon octagon octagon octagon octagon ==?== [Puzzle Code = ZGOE] Puzzle Copyright © Kevin Stone    Direct Link: www.brainbashers.com?ZGOE Hint: Consider the number of sides involved. Answer: Square. Square the first shape's sides and the remaining shapes add up to this number. E.g.    triangle pentagon square       >> 3x3 = 5 + 4    square hexagon hexagon square       >> 4x4 = 6 + 6 + 4 Therefore:    hexagon octagon octagon octagon octagon square       >> 6x6 = 8 + 8 + 8 + 8 + 4 Puzzle 2 Which one of these letters is the odd one out? [Puzzle Code = ZZQF] Puzzle Copyright © Kevin Stone    Direct Link: www.brainbashers.com?ZZQF Hint: These are Greek letters. Answer: (theta): the rest of the letters sound similar: xi, chi, theta, psi, pi, phi. Puzzle 3 These words can all have a letter added and then be rearranged to make a new 5-letter word. E.g. NOUN + I = UNION. If the 7 added letters are an anagram of CHEMIST, what are the new words? MAIL EXIT GOSH CITY NEWT DENY MINI [Puzzle Code = ZQUH] Puzzle Copyright © Kevin Stone    Direct Link: www.brainbashers.com?ZQUH Hint: MINI + M = MINIM Answer: MAIL + C = CLAIM EXIT + S = EXIST GOSH + T = GHOST CITY + H = ITCHY NEWT + I = TWINE DENY + E = NEEDY MINI + M = MINIM The letters CSTHIEM spell CHEMIST. Puzzle 4 Customer services at BrainBashers headquarters received the following letter recently. Luckily our top puzzle solvers were able to determine the meaning and help Sam Smith. Can you work it out what the problem was? D:a: K:v:n, : :::ld l:k: :: c:m:la:n ab::: :h: ::: ::: :f m: ::::::::::. :h:s: l:::::s d: n:: a:::a: :: b: :::k:ng c::::c:l:. As ::: can s::, :h:: a:: m:ss:ng f::m :h:s d:c:m:n:. : :::ld b: v::: g:a::f:l :f ::: c::ld c::::c: :h:s :::bl:m :mm:d:a::l:. K:nd ::ga:ds. Sam Sm::h. [Puzzle Code = ZLEL] Puzzle Copyright © Kevin Stone    Direct Link: www.brainbashers.com?ZLEL Hint: What letters are missing? Answer: The letter was written on a typewriter which has a problem with the top row of letters - they did not print correctly. The letter should have read: Dear Kevin, I would like to complain about the top row of my typewriter. These letters do not appear to be working correctly. As you can see, they are missing from this document. I would be very grateful if you could correct this problem immediately. Kind regards. Sam Smith.     