1. ## 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?

2. ## 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>

3. ## 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>

4. ## Re: Puzzles & Riddles

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

5. ## 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.

6. ## 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...

7. ## Re: Puzzles & Riddles

Now just the last 4 riddles to go

8. ## 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>

9. ## 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>

10. ## Re: Puzzles & Riddles

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

11. ## Re: Puzzles & Riddles

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

StuartR

12. ## Re: Puzzles & Riddles

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

13. ## 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>

14. ## Re: Puzzles & Riddles

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

15. ## 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!

Alan

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