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 Puzzle 77 Below are ten words, from each word, remove a single letter and rearrange the remaining letters to find ten new words which are related to each other. ENERGY DOORMAN CLEAREST WEIGHT OUTLIVE EMBARK CALMER SOLEMN VOIDING ARCHERY [Puzzle Code = ZIRD] Copyright © Kevin Stone Direct Link: www.brainbashers.com?ZIRD Hint: Remove the Y from ENERGY and rearrange to make GREEN. Answer: Green, maroon, scarlet, white, violet, amber, cream, lemon, indigo, cherry. ENERGY    - Y = GREEN DOORMAN   - D = MAROON CLEAREST  - E = SCARLET WEIGHT    - G = WHITE OUTLIVE   - U = VIOLET EMBARK    - K = AMBER CALMER    - L = CREAM SOLEMN    - S = LEMON VOIDING   - V = INDIGO ARCHERY   - A = CHERRY Puzzle 78 During the recent BrainBashers football competition, 5 schools were competing. Each school played each other once, with 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points if they lost. Here are the final points after all of the matches: Longton     6 Fenton      5 Blurton     4 Hulton      2 Fulton      ==?== How many points did Fulton end the season with? [Puzzle Code = ZBIL] Copyright © Kevin Stone Direct Link: www.brainbashers.com?ZBIL Hint: How many games took place? Answer: 3. Since there were 5 teams in the league there were a total of 10 possible games (either way around):   Longton  vs  Fenton    Longton  vs  Blurton    Longton  vs  Hulton    Longton  vs  Fulton    Fenton   vs  Blurton    Fenton   vs  Hulton    Fenton   vs  Fulton    Blurton  vs  Hulton    Blurton  vs  Fulton    Hulton   vs  Fulton Since each game distributed 2 points to the two teams there were a total of 20 points available to the league. The results shown add to 17, leaving the remaining 3 to Fulton. Puzzle 79 Which three letters come next in this sequence: pes gua luj nuj yam rpa ==?== [Puzzle Code = ZVTQ] Copyright © Kevin Stone Direct Link: www.brainbashers.com?ZVTQ Hint: Do the words make sense when read another way? Answer: Ram. These are the first three letters of the months in reverse order. Therefore RAM are the first three letters of March. Puzzle 80 If a bottle weighs eight ounces plus half a bottle... ...what is the weight of a bottle and a half? [Puzzle Code = ZPSD] Copyright © Kevin Stone Direct Link: www.brainbashers.com?ZPSD Hint: Find the weight of the bottle first. Answer: 24 ounces. The bottle weighs 16 ounces. As a bottle weighs eight ounces plus half a bottle we can write this as:    B = 8 + ½B Take ½ from both sides to get:    ½B = 8 So B = 16, which means B + ½B = 24.

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