Daily Brainteaser

Discussion in 'Games Run By CPA Members' started by turgy22, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. turgy22 Nothing Special

    Decipher A Phrase Using Our Tricky Code Below:

    O - 2
    A - 5
    T + 3
    D + 6
    B + 4
    U + 5
    P + 2
    C - 2



    January 8th Answer:
    6 2 1 2 7 9. The only possible combinations for the first four digits that match the first three conditions are: 6212, 7321, 8432, and 9545. These last two can be eliminated since you create a two-digit number when you add their first and third digits. So the first five digits have to be either 62127 or 73219. We can eliminate 73219 since the sum of its fourth and fifth digits is too large.
    Congratulations to BigBlue and Rokapoke for getting it.
  2. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    Decipher A Phrase Using Our Tricky Code Below:

    O - 2
    A - 5
    T + 3
    D + 6
    B + 4
    U + 5
    P + 2
    C - 2



    January 9th Answer:

    NICE WORK.

    The "code" is the phrase "Decipher A Phrase Using Our Tricky Code Below" -- note the odd capitalization. So "O - 2" goes two letters to the left of the capital O, and so on.
  3. turgy22 Nothing Special

    January 10th - Animal Crackers
    Each "beastly" movie title below is abbreviated by showing only the first two letters of each word. The underlined words are animals. Only true movie buffs will be able to identify all of the titles.

    1. TH LI KI
    2. MA OF TH PE
    3. GR DA
    4. TH SQ AN TH WH
    5. TH TR AB CA & DO
    6. TH SH HO, DO TH?


    January 11th
    In each row, change the first letter of the two words to a different letter (the same letter for both) to form two new words. Write the new letter in the blank. These letters will form a word reading down.

    MACE ____ SLAG
    VISE ____ EELY
    BATH ____ EMIT
    LIFT ____ WAIT



    January 12th
    My watch loses six minutes every hour. I set my watch this morning at 7 A.M. using an accurate clock. Now, the time on my watch reads 1:45 P.M.

    What is the correct time?



    January 9th Answer:
    The answer is NICE WORK. Each expression such as D + 6 represents one of the capital letters in the puzzle's instructions and the shift required to reach the answer letter. For example, D + 6 means 6 letters forward from the D in Decipher, which s the letter E.
    Nice work, Rokapoke!
  4. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    January 10th - Animal Crackers

    1. Lion King
    2. March of the penguins
    3. Groundhog Day
    4. The Squid and the Whale
    5. The truth about cats and dogs
    6. They shoot horses, don't they


    January 11th

    MACE - F- SLAG
    VISE - R - EELY
    BATH - O - EMIT
    LIFT - G - WAIT



    January 12th
    What is the correct time?
    I don't feel good about this one, I feel like I am missing something and taking it to literally.
    At that time1:04:30pm, but right now the correct time is 10:20am
  5. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    I can only get the first two of Animal Crackers off the top of my head... :(
  6. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    January 10th - Animal Crackers
    Each "beastly" movie title below is abbreviated by showing only the first two letters of each word. The underlined words are animals. Only true movie buffs will be able to identify all of the titles.

    1. TH LI KI
    2. MA OF TH PE
    3. GR DA
    4. TH SQ AN TH WH
    5. TH TR AB CA & DO
    6. TH SH HO, DO TH?

    Answer:
    1. The Lion King
    2. Man of the People
    3. Groundhog Day (GREAT MOVIE!)
    4. The Squid and the Whale
    5. The Truth About Cats & Dogs
    6. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (Guessing here)
    -- I've written these answers without checking on imdb.com, so take them with a grain of salt.


    January 11th
    In each row, change the first letter of the two words to a different letter (the same letter for both) to form two new words. Write the new letter in the blank. These letters will form a word reading down.

    MACE ____ SLAG
    VISE ____ EELY
    BATH ____ EMIT
    LIFT ____ WAIT


    Answer:
    MACE __F__ SLAG
    VISE __R__ EELY
    BATH __O__ EMIT
    LIFT __G__ WAIT


    January 12th
    My watch loses six minutes every hour. I set my watch this morning at 7 A.M. using an accurate clock. Now, the time on my watch reads 1:45 P.M.

    What is the correct time?

    Answer:
    The correct time is 2:30 pm. The watch accounts for 90% of every hour; the time difference measured by the watch is 6 hours and 45 minutes, or 405 minutes. Dividing this by 0.90 gives the actual time difference of 450 minutes, or 7 hours 30 minutes. Thus, the actual time is 2:30pm.
  7. BigBlue Magic Jones

  8. turgy22 Nothing Special

    Five of the 50 U.S. states are each exactly six letters long. Fit each state's name in the proper row in the grid. (The third letter of each state is given.) When you're done, read down the indicated column to spell out the nickname of one of those states.


    _ _ _ V _ _ _
    _ _ _ _ _ A _ _ _
    _ _ E _ _ _
    _ _ _ _ _ _ W _ _ _
    _ _ N _ _ _




    January 10th Answers:
    1.The Lion King
    2.March of the Penguins
    3.Groundhog Day
    4.The Squid and the Whale
    5.The Truth About Cats & Dogs
    6.They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
    Congratulations, Mooseman, for getting all six correct! One title was missed each by Rokapoke (People aren't animals) and BigBlue (Squirrels can't swim).


    January 11th Answer:

    FROG

    Everyone got this right, so no one is special.


    January 12th Answer:

    2:30 P.M.

    Congratulations, Rokapoke, for getting this one correct, along with the correct math required to derive the answer.
  9. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    January 13

    Five of the 50 U.S. states are each exactly six letters long. Fit each state's name in the proper row in the grid. (The third letter of each state is given.) When you're done, read down the indicated column to spell out the nickname of one of those states.


    _ _ _ V _ _ _
    _ _ _ _ _ A _ _ _
    _ _ E _ _ _
    _ _ _ _ _ _ W _ _ _
    _ _ N _ _ _



    Answer:

    _NEVADA
    ___ALASKA
    OREGON
    ____HAWAII
    KANSAS


    The letters spell "ALOHA," the nickname of Hawaii.
  10. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    JANUARY 13TH
    Five of the 50 U.S. states are each exactly six letters long. Fit each state's name in the proper row in the grid. (The third letter of each state is given.) When you're done, read down the indicated column to spell out the nickname of one of those states.


    _ N E V AD A
    _ _ _ A L A S K A
    O R E G O N
    _ _ _ _ H A W A I I
    K A N S A S
  11. turgy22 Nothing Special

    A banquet hall contains only chairs and round tables, and has 10 chairs at every table. Each table has 8 legs and each chair has 4 legs. The total number of legs on all of the chairs and tables is 960. What is the maximum number of people that can be seated (one per chair) at a banquet in this hall?


    January 13th Answer:

    _ N E V A D A
    _ _ _ A L A S K A
    O R E G O N
    _ _ _ _ H A W A I I
    K A N S A S

    Rokapoke and Mooseman both got it right.
  12. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    January 14th Answer:
    960/48 (total # of legs)/(total # of legs per table w/10 chairs) =20
    20 (total # of tables) * 10 (chairs per table) = 200 max people that can be seated
  13. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    Well done, Moose.
  14. turgy22 Nothing Special

    Add the same letter (represented by a question mark) to the letters in each group below and then rearrange then to form a common English word for each group. What are the four words?

    Group 1: O E N ?
    Group 2: R E O ?
    Group 3: C I N I U C H ?
    Group 4: T E S ?



    January 14th Answer:

    200 people.

    Congratulations to Mooseman, who got it correct. You can check his answer for the math, as I don't feel like writing it all out.
  15. EricBess Active Member

    January 15th Answer:

    Group 1: ZONE
    Group 2: ZERO
    Group 3: ZUCCHINI
    Group 4: ZEST
  16. BigBlue Magic Jones

    Answer: (Incorrect - Way to go EB!)

    I'm going w/ C as ? (OK, try S)
    1) Once Eons
    2) Core Sore
    3)
    4) Sect Sets


  17. turgy22 Nothing Special

    Add one letter to the four letters at each "base" to form the word for a player on a Major League Baseball team. [As in, the name of the team, but not pluralized, like a player on the Mets would be a Met. This confused me at first. -Eric] Then take those added letters and add one more to form yet another team player.

    1st Base: V E R B
    2nd Base: E P D A
    3rd Base: L A Y R
    Home Plate: I R G E



    January 15th Answer:

    The missing letter is "Z": zucchini, zest, zero, zone.

    A big congratulations to EricBess for solving that one! For some reason, I couldn't get Dennis Kucinich's name out of my head for group 3.
  18. rokapoke Man Among Gods

  19. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    January 16th Answer:

    1st Base: V E R B + A = Brave
    2nd Base: E P D A + R = Padre
    3rd Base: L A Y R + O = Royal
    Home Plate: I R G E + T = Tiger
    A R O T + S = Astro
  20. BigBlue Magic Jones

    1st Base: V E R B
    2nd Base: E P D A
    3rd Base: L A Y R
    Home Plate: I R G E


    Answer:


    1) Brave (A)
    2) Padre (R)
    3) Royal (O)
    4) Tiger (T)

    Which gives you an Astro (S).

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