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    Bet You Can't...

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    1. Assign every letter of the alphabet its numerical value: A=1, B=2, C=3, and so on, up to Z=26.
    Can you think of a familiar 11-letter word whose letter values total only 39?


    2. BEAVER becomes BEAR when dropping the consecutive letters VE.
    The name of what animal becomes the name of another animal when you drop the consecutive letters O-N-G ?


    3. FANG is to JERK as PECAN is to _________________.


    4. Using the same letter values from Q1, what common first name has letter values that,
    when multiplied together, equal exactly 100,000 ?


    5. Here are the clues for double-H words:
    Ex: Keep for oneself = witHHold
    a: Thumb a Ride =
    b: Snobbish or haughty =
    c: Top-Secret =
    d: When traffic is the worst =
    e: Engage in disorderly play =
    f: Place to stick a worm =
    g: Brass wind instrument =


    6. Sue Perstition was born on Friday the 13th. She recently celebrated one of the birthdays below on Friday the 13th as well.
    Which one was it? 10th, 20th, 30th, 40th, 50th or 60th.


    7. The sum of the first N integers equals 2000. But wait! - That's not possible.
    One of those integers must have been counted twice....
    That's the question. If one and only one number was double-counted, which number was it ?


    8. If a certain six-digit number is split into two parts, one constituting the first three digits and the other,
    the last three digits, and the two parts are added and the resulting sum squared,
    it is found that the product is the original six-digit number. What is the number ?
    (Note: There are two solutions, one bad and one good! The bad solution is 998,001.
    Can you find the better solution...)



    9. R __ __ __ __ __ E
    This seven-letter word is missing its five interior letters. The missing letters are composed of two words
    that are opposites of each other, one after the other. What's the full word?


    10. Find a number that is the sum of the cubes of its digits. The only rule is the number must be larger than one digit.
    By the way, there are four possible solutions and extra credit will be given to the person who can come up with all four...
    - Ricky

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    Re: Bet You Can't...

    2. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Mongoose - ong = Moose</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Bet You Can't...

    5a. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> Hitc</font color=yellow></span hi>hh<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>ike </font color=yellow></span hi>
    5b. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> Hig</font color=yellow></span hi>hh<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>orse </font color=yellow></span hi>
    5c. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> Hus</font color=yellow></span hi>hh<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>ush </font color=yellow></span hi>
    5d. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> Rus</font color=yellow></span hi>hh<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>our </font color=yellow></span hi>
    5e. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> Roug</font color=yellow></span hi>hh<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>ouse </font color=yellow></span hi>
    5f. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> Eart</font color=yellow></span hi>hh<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>ole </font color=yellow></span hi>?
    5g. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> Frenc</font color=yellow></span hi>hh<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>orn </font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Bet You Can't...

    9: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>ROUTINE</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Bet You Can't...

    Hans, Very Nice ! <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15>
    Q3, Q4, Q6 & Q7 Solved.

    ...In regards to Q6, <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>None of the other birthdays listed would ever fall on a Friday, no matter what year she was born in.</font color=yellow></span hi>
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    3. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>TIGER</font color=yellow></span hi>

    4. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>BETTY</font color=yellow></span hi>

    6. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>50th birthday on July 13, 2001 (not very recent, is it?)</font color=yellow></span hi>

    7. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>N=62, the number that was counted double is 47</font color=yellow></span hi>

    8. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>494,209</font color=yellow></span hi>

    10. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>153 , 370 , 371 , 407 </font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Bet You Can't...

    Q5 - Stuart, you nailed 'em. I also have two alternate solutions for ([img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] and (f) if you care to try...
    <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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    Re: Bet You Can't...

    Q2 and Q9 masterfully solved by Stuart and Tony.
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    Re: Bet You Can't...

    5f: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Fishhook</font color=yellow></span hi>
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    Re: Bet You Can't...

    Bet You Did ...

    Q8 & Q10 Solved! <img src=/S/brickwall.gif border=0 alt=brickwall width=25 height=15>
    ...and I was prepared to come back Monday and offer some hints.

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    Re: Bet You Can't...

    Right! Tony - That's what I had for 5(f).
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    Re: Bet You Can't...

    Q1 - Still up for grabs
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    Re: Bet You Can't...

    Best I can do for Q1 is <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Abracadabra</font color=yellow></span hi> and that scores 52!

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    Re: Bet You Can't...

    More about Q1 -
    I found this puzzle and posted it before I fully investigated the solution. The puzzle clearly states that the solution is a common 11-letter word. I've taken another look and decided for myself that the solution is not so common. Nor is it a word, at least not in my dictionary! At the very least, it should've been represented as a hyphenated word. So' I'll give you part of the solution just in case you care to finish it. This was a bad puzzle ! <img src=/S/sorry.gif border=0 alt=sorry width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>

    __ __ __ __ __ __ __ - H E A D
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    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>cabbage-head</font color=yellow></span hi>?

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