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    Puzzles & Riddles

    1/ A certain 5 letter word becomes shorter when you add 2 letters to it. What is the word?

    2/ How can you take 1 from 19 and leave 20?

    3/ An electric train is traveling northwest at 95 miles per hour, and the wind is blowing southwest at 95 miles per hour. In which direction does the smoke blow?

    4/ Forward I'm heavy, backwards I'm not. What am I?

    5/ I'm where yesterday follows today, and tomorrow's in the middle. What am I?

    6/ What goes around the world but stays in a corner?

    7/ Give me food, and I will live; give me water, and I will die. What am I?

    8/ I went into the woods and got it. I sat down to seek it. I brought it home with me because I couldn't find it. What am I?

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    Re: Puzzles & Riddles

    1# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>short</font color=yellow></span hi>
    2#<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>1XX less the 1 = XX</font color=yellow></span hi>
    3#<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>It doesn't - electric train</font color=yellow></span hi>
    <font color=blue><font face="Script MT Bold"><big>Rob</big></font face=script></font color=blue>

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    Re: Puzzles & Riddles

    1]<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> short</font color=yellow></span hi>
    2] <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>If they are negative numbers(?)</font color=yellow></span hi>
    3] <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>No smoke from electric trains!</font color=yellow></span hi>
    4]<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> ton </font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Puzzles & Riddles

    1&3 correct. Interesting answer to 2 but they are positive.

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    Re: Puzzles & Riddles

    Well done 3/3 <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>

    Only 5 more to go.

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    Re: Puzzles & Riddles

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>I didn't see you answering and edited my first post to include #4...

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    Re: Puzzles & Riddles

    #4 another correct answer.

    Now just the last 4 riddles to go

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    Re: Puzzles & Riddles

    6#<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Postage stamp</font color=yellow></span hi>
    7#<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>fire</font color=yellow></span hi>
    <font color=blue><font face="Script MT Bold"><big>Rob</big></font face=script></font color=blue>

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    Re: Puzzles & Riddles

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Bowlie on 17-Feb-04 14:39. ooops too late )</P>#7<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> <img src=/S/bouncenburn.gif border=0 alt=bouncenburn width=31 height=31> </font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Puzzles & Riddles

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

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    Re: Puzzles & Riddles

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

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    Re: Puzzles & Riddles

    Well done everybody, 7 out of 8 answered. Just the last (and most difficult) riddle to go.

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    Re: Puzzles & Riddles

    #8: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>A thorn or a splinter?</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Puzzles & Riddles

    Well done, you got the hardest one <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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    Re: Puzzles & Riddles

    3/ Regardless of the type of train, its velocity and any wind velocity, the answer is an invariant - out of the smoking compartments and into the non-smoking ones!

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