Daily Brainteaser

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

  1. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    I hadn't even noticed...

    I hate puns.
  2. turgy22 Nothing Special

    January 24th
    Which of the four numbered words below could logically come next?

    CAME MERGE GENUINE NEAR ______
    1) FIGHT
    2) ARMED
    3) WENT
    4) ASKED



    January 25th - Body Language
    Fill in the blanks with a part of the body to form a common word.

    U N D E _ _ _ _ _ A B L E
    W H I _ _ _ _ G
    _ _ _ _ _ H
    C R I _ _ _ _ _ S S



    January 26th
    Mix the letters in each box below with another unspecified letter (the question marks) to create two different common nine-letter words.

    _______ _______
    |A|N|O| |C|L|O|
    |D|?|D| |D|?|E|
    |N|A|B| |E|L|P|



    January 22nd Answer:

    A decaf. The dice numbers correspond to their places in the alphabet, so 1 = A, 2 = B, and so on, up to 6 = F. However, converting the numbers to letters and reading the faces on the dice won't make any sense. But knowing that the opposite sides of a die total 7 (and considering the puzzle's title), you read the bottoms in order - 1, 4, 5, 3, 1, 6 - to get . . . a decaf.

    Good job, rokapoke!


    January 23rd Answer:

    I N F O
    N E O N
    F O X Y
    O N Y X

    Congratulations, rokapoke and DarthFerret!
  3. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    January 24th
    Which of the four numbered words below could logically come next?

    CAME MERGE GENUINE NEAR ______
    1) FIGHT
    2) ARMED
    3) WENT
    4) ASKED


    Answer:
    2) ARMED

    The last two letters of the previous word are the first two letters of the word.
  4. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    January 26th
    Mix the letters in each box below with another unspecified letter (the question marks) to create two different common nine-letter words.

    _______ _______
    |A|N|O| |C|L|O|
    |D|?|D| |D|?|E|
    |N|A|B| |E|L|P|


    The first half of the answer:
    ABANDONED
    I haven't yet figured out the second box...
  5. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    January 25th - Body Language
    Fill in the blanks with a part of the body to form a common word.

    U N D E _ _ _ _ _ A B L E
    W H I _ _ _ _ G
    _ _ _ _ _ H
    C R I _ _ _ _ _ S S


    Answer:


    undeLIVERable
    whiSKINg
    HEARTh
    criSPINEss
  6. turgy22 Nothing Special

    Oscar wants to mix 500 grams of peanuts with some cashews to create a nut mix that is 20% cashews. How many grams of cashews should Oscar add?


    January 24th Answer:

    ARMED. Each word in the sequence starts with the last two letters of the preceeding word.

    January 25th Answer:

    UNDELIVERABLE (liver)
    WHISKING (skin)
    HEARTH (heart)
    CRISPINESS (spine)


    January 26th Answer:

    Abandoned. The missing letter is "E."
    Compelled. The missing letter is "M."


    Congratulations, rokapoke, for getting two and a half.
  7. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    January 27

    Oscar wants to mix 500 grams of peanuts with some cashews to create a nut mix that is 20% cashews. How many grams of cashews should Oscar add?


    Answer:
    Oscar better mix in 125g of cashews.

    x/(x+500) = 0.2


    The better question is: why would anybody want to dilute their cashews with peanuts?
  8. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Mmm... honey roasted peanuts...
  9. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    Oscar wants to mix 500 grams of peanuts with some cashews to create a nut mix that is 20% cashews. How many grams of cashews should Oscar add?

    January 27th Answer:
    125 grams
    500 + 125 = 625 and 625 * .80 = 500



    Oscar is having people over that he really doesn't care that much for, so he's cutting the good nuts with cheaper ones......
  10. turgy22 Nothing Special

    Find the national capital hidden in each sentence.

    1. In Miami, Stan bullied us to quit our jobs.

    2. The actor on "Today" sipped the Dewar's awfully slowly.



    January 27th Answer:

    125 grams.

    Nice job, Mooseman and rokapoke.
  11. Mooseman Isengar Tussle


    January 28th Answer:

    1. IStanbul
    2. Warsaw
    Toronto is not a national capital... :)
  12. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    January 28

    Find the national capital hidden in each sentence.

    1. In Miami, Stan bullied us to quit our jobs.

    2. The actor on "Today" sipped the Dewar's awfully slowly.


    Answer:
    1. Istanbul (i, Stan bul), Turkey
    2. Warsaw (war's aw), Poland
  13. turgy22 Nothing Special

    Take the seven-letter last name of a famous cubist. Add one letter. Then rearrange the letters to form an eight-letter word that might describe an artist's studio with a high ceiling.


    January 28th Answers:

    1) Quito (quit our)
    2) Warsaw (Dewar's awfully)
    If you said Istanbul or Toronto, you got fooled. The capital of Turkey is Ankara and the capital of Canada is Ottowa.


    So no one got this one perfect, but props to Mooseman for finding one of the fake capitals.
  14. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    January 27

    Take the seven-letter last name of a famous cubist. Add one letter. Then rearrange the letters to form an eight-letter word that might describe an artist's studio with a high ceiling.


    Answer:
    Picasso + U = Spacious
  15. turgy22 Nothing Special

    The proprietor of our local grocery store has his own system of pricing items, using vowels and consonants. An eggplant is 46¢ and a carrot is 34¢. According to the same system, how much does a melon cost?

    January 29th Answer:

    Picasso + u = spacious


    Congrats to rokapoke!
  16. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    January 30

    The proprietor of our local grocery store has his own system of pricing items, using vowels and consonants. An eggplant is 46¢ and a carrot is 34¢. According to the same system, how much does a melon cost?

    Answer:
    eggplant: 2v + 6c = 46
    carrot: 2v + 4c = 34

    c = 6, v = 5

    melon: 2v + 3c = 28¢
  17. turgy22 Nothing Special

    January 31st - Chess Logic
    On this mini chessboard, place six more pieces so that there is a king (K), queen (Q), rook (R), bishop (B), knight (N) and pawn (P) of each color. No knowledge of chess is required - just these rules.

    1) One piece per square.
    2) The same two pieces of opposite colors (e.g. the K's) may not occupy the same row, column or diagonal.
    3) Each pawn must be adjacent to its king.
    4) No more than three men per row or column.


    _ _ B R
    P _ _ _
    _ K _ _
    _ Q _ N



    February 1st
    The last names of four U.S. presidents are hidden in the sentences below. The letters are in consecutive order.

    Can you find them?

    The pheonix, on its death bed, rises from its own ashes.

    It is taken for granted that we have certain rights.

    "Get aft and hoist that sail!" yelled the captain.

    We once had a hardwood-paneled car; termites got at it.



    February 2nd
    I'm creating floral arrangements using the flowers and vases that I have. If I put one flower per vase, there are three flowers left over. If instead I put four flowers per vase (and all of the flowers get used), there are three vases left over. How many flowers and vases do I have?


    January 30th Answer:

    28¢. Consonants are worth 6¢, vowels 5¢.


    Congrats, again, to rokapoke. I hope you aren't the only one trying.
  18. DarthFerret Evil Sith Weasel

    Answer

    Not sure how else to do this hidden, so here is my code:


    Black Letters: Upper Case

    White Letters: Lower Case

    __ n B R

    p __ q k

    r K P __

    b Q __ N




    Answer


    Nixon, Grant, Taft, (cannot get the last one, now I feel stupid)
  19. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    Feb. 1st Answer:




    Nixon, Taft, Grant, Carter





    Ransac, cpa trash man
  20. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    Answer

    Nixon
    Grant
    Taft
    Carter

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