Daily Brainteaser

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

  1. turgy22 Nothing Special

    What do all these words have in common?
    CARTON
    WAGING
    PINED
    HOLY
    RENTER
    BITER
    POSE
    RIFLE



    January 31st Answer
    Bold = Black, White = Regular
    K _ B R
    P R N _
    _ K P Q
    B Q _ N

    I'm not sure if this puzzle got lost in translation or what. DF was the only one to try it and gave it a good try. I think he may have misread rule #3, though. Each pawn must be adjacent to ITS king, as in the same-colored king. For your answer, the white king and white pawn were on opposite sides of the board.


    February 1st Answer

    Nixon, Grant, Taft and Carter

    Good job, Ransac and Mooseman. DF gets 75% credit.


    February 2nd Answer

    Five vases and eight flowers. Algebra equations that can be used to solve this problem are F - V = 3 and V - (F/4) = 3

    Congratulations to me. And I thought it was a fairly easy one.
  2. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    since "Y" is sometimes a vowel, each word has exactly 2 vowels in it.... and each second letter is a vowel.... Not sure if this is where the question is going, but these statements are true :D
  3. EricBess Active Member

    Feb 3. Again with the name (which I realized after figuring it out, btw). Also - I must not have been on for a few days. I did the chess one and was surprised no one else did. I usually only post if no one else already has the answer...

    cartoon
    wagging
    pinned
    holly
    reenter
    bitter
    posse - fixed the typo :D - thanks rokapoke
    riffle

    They all become another word when you repeat one of their letters.
  4. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    One correction for you, EB...


    posSe
  5. turgy22 Nothing Special

    The following puzzle consists of one word that can be split into two words.

    One word: someone seeking office (9 letters)
    Two words:
    a. frank and open (6 letters)
    b. consumed (3 letters)



    February 3rd Answer

    Double an inner letter to get another common word: cartoon, pinned, reenter, posse, wagging, holly, bitter, riffle.


    Congratulations to EricBess!
  6. Mooseman Isengar Tussle


    Candidate



    February 3rd Answer
    Hey mine was a valid answer, both of them. :rolleyes:
  7. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    January 4

    The following puzzle consists of one word that can be split into two words.

    One word: someone seeking office (9 letters)
    Two words:
    a. frank and open (6 letters)
    b. consumed (3 letters)



    Answer:
    a. Candid
    b. Ate

    One word: Candidate
  8. turgy22 Nothing Special

    For future reference, puzzles like that one usually have nothing to do with counting consonants, vowels, or syllables.
  9. turgy22 Nothing Special

    Find two different answers to this letter selection rhyme.

    My first is in carob and also in boast,
    My second's in costar, but not found in coast.
    My third is a vowel you'll see in rattan,
    My fourth is in cornmeal and lentils and bran.
    My fifth is in cognac and also in grace,
    My sixth is in hornet and benches and chase.
    My whole is an object you'll probably see
    While strolling an orchard and viewing a tree!

    _ _ _ _ _ _ and _ _ _ _ _ _



    February 4th Answer

    1) candidate
    2a) candid
    2b) ate


    Nice job, rokapoke and Mooseman.
  10. DarthFerret Evil Sith Weasel

    Find two different answers to this letter selection rhyme.

    My first is in carob and also in boast,
    My second's in costar, but not found in coast.
    My third is a vowel you'll see in rattan,
    My fourth is in cornmeal and lentils and bran.
    My fifth is in cognac and also in grace,
    My sixth is in hornet and benches and chase.
    My whole is an object you'll probably see
    While strolling an orchard and viewing a tree!

    _ _ _ _ _ _ and _ _ _ _ _ _



    February 5th Answer


    branch and orange

  11. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    February 5

    Find two different answers to this letter selection rhyme.

    My first is in carob and also in boast,
    My second's in costar, but not found in coast.
    My third is a vowel you'll see in rattan,
    My fourth is in cornmeal and lentils and bran.
    My fifth is in cognac and also in grace,
    My sixth is in hornet and benches and chase.
    My whole is an object you'll probably see
    While strolling an orchard and viewing a tree!

    _ _ _ _ _ _ and _ _ _ _ _ _



    Answer:
    Orange and Branch.
  12. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    February 5th Answer

    1) branch
    2) orange
  13. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    Isn't this a MENSA puzzle? You would think they could write questions that only have the answers they are looking for.


    February 5th answer:
    Orange and Branch
  14. turgy22 Nothing Special

    Each clue leads to the name of a traditional or popular dance.

    1. Spicy sauce for chips
    2. Dickens bow Oliver
    3. It sounds like it belongs to Mr. Disney
    4. Swap the last two letters in a unit of time
    5. It sounds a bit like a pink Florida bird on one leg
    6. Brown hue plus a Monopoly game space
    7. Insert an A into the Greek letter before mu


    February 5th Answer:

    ORANGE and BRANCH
  15. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    I can just get some of these:


    1) Salsa
    2) Twist
    3) Waltz
    4) Minuet
    5) Flamenco
    6)
    7) Lambada
  16. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    February 6

    Each clue leads to the name of a traditional or popular dance.

    1. Spicy sauce for chips
    2. Dickens bow Oliver
    3. It sounds like it belongs to Mr. Disney
    4. Swap the last two letters in a unit of time
    5. It sounds a bit like a pink Florida bird on one leg
    6. Brown hue plus a Monopoly game space
    7. Insert an A into the Greek letter before mu


    Answer:
    1. Salsa
    2. Twist
    3. Waltz (terrible pun!)
    4. Minuet ? (I know there are musical pieces by that name)
    5. Flamenco (again, terrible)
    6. Charleston ? (that's my best guess; if it's right, that's a BAD clue -- St. Charles Place + Tan)
    7. Lambada (I liked that clue, actually)
  17. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    February 5th Answer:

    Salsa
    Twist
    Waltz
    Minuet
    Flamenco
    Tango
    Lambada
  18. DarthFerret Evil Sith Weasel

    February 6th Answer:

    1. Salsa
    2. Twist
    3. Waltz
    4. Minuet
    5. Fandango
    6. Tango
    7. Lambada
  19. turgy22 Nothing Special

    February 7th - Mystery List
    Rearrange the first word to discover the topic, and then rearrange each of the six words below it to create an item related to that topic.

    Topic: LAITY

    EVINCE TRIBE PALS
    BARIUM RIVET SPEARMAN



    February 8th - Dating Game
    Below is an observation about dating. So what do you observe?

    If forty years seems somewhat too old, dating grandfathers should drive every young girl loopy.


    February 9th - Artistic License
    During a certain artist's lifetime, his name didn't draw much traffic. But today he's a big hit, and with the help of a name change, the hits keep right on coming.

    Take the last name of a famous artist who cut off part of his ear. Cross out the word for a mover's truck. At the end of the remaining letters, write the word for a cheer at a bullfight. Cross out the symbol for the first element in the Periodic Table. The name of a certain board game now appears twice in a row. Transpose the letters in the second appearance of that game. Now read all the letters. The result is in line with what we said above.


    February 6th Answers:

    1) salsa
    2) twist
    3) waltz
    4) minuet
    5) flamenco
    6) tango
    7) lambada

    Congratulations, Mooseman, for being the only person to get all seven!
  20. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    ANSWER:

    Each word begins with the last letter of the word before it


    Answer:

    Van Gogh
    Gogh
    Goghole
    Gogole
    Google


    Ransac, cpa trash man

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