I was having trouble sleeping last night and I tossed and turned well into the night.
Our local town hall has a clock which strikes on the hour and also strikes just once on the half hour.
During one of my more awake moments I heard the clock strike once, but I could not tell what time it was.
Half an hour later it struck once again, but I still could not tell what time it was.
Finally, half an hour later it struck once again and I knew what the time was.
What time was it?
[Puzzle Code = ZEQH]
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Hint: When does the clock strike just once?
Answer: 1.30 in the morning.
The initial single strike was at 12.30.
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 decipher the sequence and find the well known proverb?
Luckily, BrainBashers has provided you with a listing of the Morse code characters:
Originally there was enough food for 135 people for 28 days, which totals 3780 rations.
After 9 days, 1215 rations had been eaten.
Therefore there were now 2565 rations left for 171 people, which would last for another 20 days at three-quarter rations per person = (2565 ÷ (3 ÷ 4)) / 171.
Which is 29 days in total from the original sinking.
Below are five phrases that have been tinkered with. Rearrange the words so that when they are read aloud they will sound very similar to the required phrase. For example "Ducks Sits Hound Fa Mill Ear" = "Does it sound familiar".
crows dose my off wind
cab chalk clicks fizz lie lye ox soft
a crowed fall jest lobe Rick oath yell
beef four heap luck Yule
dud rough wharf whorls
my crows off wind dose = Microsoft Windows
lie fizz lye cab ox soft chalk clicks = Life is like a box of chocolates
jest fall oath a yell lobe Rick crowed = Just follow the yellow brick road
luck beef four Yule heap = Look before you leap
wharf rough dud whorls = War of the Worlds