Daily Brainteaser

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

  1. turgy22 Nothing Special

    January 17th
    Solve this small crossword:

    _ _ 1 2 3
    _ _ _ _ _
    4 _ _ _ _
    5 _ _ _ _
    6 _ _ _ _

    Across
    1. Auto club service
    4. Boat's path
    5. Graceful horse
    6. Pig's digs

    Down
    1. Lemony
    2. "Sure!"
    3. Surfer's spot
    4. Used to be



    January 18th - Four of a Kind
    Complete the sentence by filling in the blanks with four words that each differ by one letter. The changed letter will be in the same position in each word, as in bake, bale, base, bane.

    The disco owner ________ confidently down the aisle as he ________ to set up the ________ light before the ________ of midnight.


    January 19th - Being Up-Front
    What one word can precede every word in each group to form a compound word, name, or familiar two-word phrase?

    1.________2.
    star______back
    dust______boy
    filling___trail
    record____jam
    coast_____mill



    January 16th Answer:

    1st Base: Brave
    2nd Base: Padre
    3rd Base: Royal
    Home Plate: Tiger
    Add an S to AROT get Astro.


    Good job, everyone who tried and got it correct.
  2. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    January 18th - Four of a Kind
    Complete the sentence by filling in the blanks with four words that each differ by one letter. The changed letter will be in the same position in each word, as in bake, bale, base, bane.

    ANSWER:
    The disco owner STRODE confidently down the aisle as he STROVE to set up the STROBE light before the STROKE of midnight.
  3. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    January 19th - Being Up-Front
    What one word can precede every word in each group to form a compound word, name, or familiar two-word phrase?

    1.________2.
    star______back
    dust______boy
    filling___trail
    record____jam
    coast_____mill


    ANSWERS:

    Group 1: GOLD
    Group 2: PAPER
  4. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    January 17th
    Solve this small crossword:

    _ _ 1 2 3
    _ _ _ _ _
    4 _ _ _ _
    5 _ _ _ _
    6 _ _ _ _

    Across
    1. Auto club service
    4. Boat's path
    5. Graceful horse
    6. Pig's digs

    Down
    1. Lemony
    2. "Sure!"
    3. Surfer's spot
    4. Used to be


    ANSWER:


    _ _ 1 2 3
    _ _ T O W
    4 W A K E
    5 A R A B
    6 S T Y



    ACROSS:
    1. Tow
    2. Wake
    3. Arab
    4. Sty

    DOWN:
    1. Tart
    2. Okay
    3. Web
    4. Was
  5. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    Did anyone notice that there is no 4-down in the puzzle? :D

    Good Job Rokapoke.
  6. turgy22 Nothing Special

    Yeah, there is. It's just really hard to translate the puzzle onto a message board. All the numbers would read as though they're in the closest box. Maybe next time, I'll just try scanning the page and loading it.
  7. turgy22 Nothing Special

    Put the same three-letter word in each of the blanks below to make a new word on either side.

    CARA______WARD
    SUB ______FARER
    HIGH______LAID



    January 17th Answer

    _ T O W
    W A K E
    A R A B
    S T Y


    January 18th Answer
    The disco owner STRODE confidently down the aisle as he STROVE to set up the STROBE light before the STROKE of midnight.

    January 19th Answer

    1. Gold
    2. Paper


    Congratulations to rokapoke for nailing all three!
  8. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Oooo, ooo, I can get this one!

    way
  9. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    Put the same three-letter word in each of the blanks below to make a new word on either side.

    CARA______WARD
    SUB ______FARER
    HIGH______LAID



    Answer
    WAY

    Good job beating me to the punch today, Spidey.
  10. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Only by 11 minutes... :)
  11. turgy22 Nothing Special

    There was a contest to count the number of tires in a dealer's window. Alex guessed 27, Bob guessed 26, Carl guessed 23, Dan guessed 20 and Ed guessed 25. One was off by 1, two were off by 2, one was off by 5 and one was correct. (Though they were all pretty stupid if they can't count that high.)

    What was the correct number of tires?


    January 20th Answer

    Way

    Way to go, Spiderman and rokapoke!
  12. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    January 21

    There was a contest to count the number of tires in a dealer's window. Alex guessed 27, Bob guessed 26, Carl guessed 23, Dan guessed 20 and Ed guessed 25. One was off by 1, two were off by 2, one was off by 5 and one was correct. (Though they were all pretty stupid if they can't count that high.)

    What was the correct number of tires?


    Answer:

    25 tires. Kinda easy. Or I'm really stupid.
  13. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    I can get this one too!

    Answer: 25
  14. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    January 21th Answer
    What was the correct number of tires?

    27-2=23+2=25 the number of tires
  15. turgy22 Nothing Special

    Sorry for the delay. The January 22nd puzzle involved a picture and I couldn't figure out how to translate it into text without losing any important information. Since I hadn't figured the puzzle out myself yet (still haven't, actually) I didn't know how important the details of the picture were. So today, I just scanned the picture and attached it to avoid any loss of relevant info.


    January 22nd - Bet Your Bottom Dollar
    A gambler sits down next to you and says, "I've arranged these standard dice based on a very simple alphabetic code to order a drink. If you can figure out what I've ordered, I'll buy you a drink. If not, you buy me mine." You say, "I'll take that bet." What's the drink and what's his system?

    See attachment for dice arrangement.


    January 23rd
    Complete the word square by inserting the nine letters into the grid, one per square, to create the same words reading across and down.

    I N F O
    N _ _ _
    F _ _ _
    O _ _ _


    Letters:
    E
    N N
    O O
    X X
    Y Y



    January 21st Answer:

    25

    Congratulations, Spiderman, rokapoke, and Mooseman. Yes, it was that easy.

    Attached Files:

  16. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    January 22nd - Bet Your Bottom Dollar
    A gambler sits down next to you and says, "I've arranged these standard dice based on a very simple alphabetic code to order a drink. If you can figure out what I've ordered, I'll buy you a drink. If not, you buy me mine." You say, "I'll take that bet." What's the drink and what's his system?

    Answer:

    His drink: Decaffeinated coffee.

    His system: The number on the "bottom" of each die corresponds to each letter. The first die shows a 6 on top; therefore, the number on the bottom is 1, corresponding to "A." The dice then spell out "A DECAF."
  17. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    January 23rd
    Complete the word square by inserting the nine letters into the grid, one per square, to create the same words reading across and down.

    I N F O
    N _ _ _
    F _ _ _
    O _ _ _


    Letters:
    E
    N N
    O O
    X X
    Y Y


    Answer:

    I N F O
    N E O N
    F O X Y
    O N Y X
  18. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Heh, and here I thought you were just taking your birthday off... :p
  19. DarthFerret Evil Sith Weasel

    This is the only one that I have bothered to really try and do....I am pretty sure I have it Right.

    Answer:

    I N F O
    N E O N
    F O X Y
    O N Y X
  20. EricBess Active Member

    Jan 22Yeah, that's what I got too, rokapoke. I saw the name of the puzzle after and it is a giveaway. I had actually figured it out already based on the first die being separated from the others, which would only make sence if...

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