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    1#
    What one three-letter word can be added in the blanks below to make a new word in each case?

    ST___

    THR___

    SK___

    W___

    P___

    2#
    A three-word phrase, below, has had each word's initial letter removed.

    What is the phrase?

    OATCHN

    3#
    What number should replace the question mark in this series?

    13 44 88 176 847 ?

    4#
    A man returned from his greenhouse with a small basket of cherries.

    To his first friend he gave half his cherries, plus half a pair of cherries, to his second he gave half of what he had left, plus a half a pair of cherries, and to the third he gave half of what he had left, plus half a pair of cherries.

    This meant he had no cherries left. How many did he start with?

    5#
    A simple substitution code has been used to conceal a "quote." Work out the code to decipher the original words.

    Henry Ford:

    J SFBMMZ EPOU UIJOL QFPQMF

    XJMM FWFS MPWF DBST UIF

    XBZ UIFZ MPWF UIFJS IPSTFT.

    6#
    The letters of each word below can be rearranged to form two separate words that are synonymous with each other. For example, ADELPHI can be shuffled to yield the words AID and HELP. Can you solve these?

    a. SHOUTS
    b. PARTIER
    c. IRELAND
    d. TROLLING
    f. CUTICLES
    g. DETAINED
    h. MARTINET
    i. CONSORTED
    j. RESISTANCE

    7#
    What is the length in feet of the side of a cube when the surface area equals the cubical contents?

    8#
    If a "poet refused entry" is a "barred bard," what sound-alike pairs fit these definitions?

    a. Outlandish church sale
    b. More audacious rock
    c. Superior gambler
    d. Added charge on fasteners
    e. Oracle's net income
    f. Righteous through and through
    g. Underground merchant
    h. Unemployed object of worship
    i. Yawning corporate directors
    j. Didn't get rambunctious
    k. Unpleasant pheasant
    l. Man shaving
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    Re: And These

    1] <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>ill</font color=yellow></span hi>
    2] <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>To Latch On</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: And These

    Correct. You're quick off the mark this morning!
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    4# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>14 cherries. He gives 7 + 1 = 8 cherries to the first friend, leaving 6. He gives 3 + 1 = 4 cherries to the second friend, leaving 2. He gives 1 + 1 = 2 cherries to the third friend, leaving none.</font color=yellow></span hi> Not much of a harvest!

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    5# UPP FBTZ

    7# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>r^3 = 6 * r^2 so r = 6</font color=yellow></span hi>

    8b <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>bolder boulder</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    8]
    a] <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Bizarre Bazaar</font color=yellow></span hi>
    c] <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Better Better</font color=yellow></span hi>
    d] <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Tacks Tax</font color=yellow></span hi>
    e] <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Prophet Profit</font color=yellow></span hi>
    g] <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Cellar Seller</font color=yellow></span hi>
    h] <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Idle Idol</font color=yellow></span hi>
    i] <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Bored Board</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: And These

    8j <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>stayed staid</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: And These

    8k <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> Foul Fowl </font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: And These

    4# True - but philanthropy still exists.
    5# I try to cater for all levels of expertise.
    The rest - correct, of course.
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    Re: And These

    You're good at these.
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    Re: And These

    8f. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Wholly holy</font color=yellow></span hi>
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    Re: And These

    Correct. Only 8l to go!
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    Re: And These

    8i. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>shorn Sean?</font color=yellow></span hi>
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    Re: And These

    Nice one Rory. Your answer is better than the two alternatives I have.<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Groom groom; Nick's nicks</font color=yellow></span hi>
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    Re: And These

    C'mon folks! Questions 3# and 6# are unattempted.
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