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    Simple Six

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    Two vertical 750 ft posts have a 1000 ft rope stretched between their top most points. The rope sags to within 250 ft from the ground. How far apart are the posts?

    2#
    What three letter word best completes the below words?

    ...EW, B...ET, FL..., C...ET, M...

    3#
    Find the missing words for this sentence. The catch is that the words are anagrams of each other.
    At the school recently, only the _____ students could solve the _____ equation.

    4#
    What is the unique characteristic of the following words:
    coughing, thirsty, defiant

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    What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same six letters, can be used to complete the sentence below?

    Judging from its climate records, Murmansk may be one of the ---- ---- in the world.

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    Of the words listed below, one is "odd man out." This has nothing to do with the number of vowels, consonants or syllables. Can you find it?
    LUMP REAM SAGA PALM
    <font color=blue><font face="Script MT Bold"><big>Rob</big></font face=script></font color=blue>

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    Re: Simple Six

    1 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Zero feet</span hide>

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    Re: Simple Six

    5# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> iciest cities </span hide>

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    Re: Simple Six

    3 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Brainy - Binary</span hide>

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    Re: Simple Six

    Alt #1 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">The poles are 1000 ft apart with a 500 ft hill between them. The top of the hill is 250 ft from the very taut rope.</span hide>
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    Re: Simple Six

    1#, 3# and 5# are correctly answered.
    <font color=blue><font face="Script MT Bold"><big>Rob</big></font face=script></font color=blue>

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    Re: Simple Six

    <img src=/S/surrender.gif border=0 alt=surrender width=31 height=23>
    <font color=blue><font face="Script MT Bold"><big>Rob</big></font face=script></font color=blue>

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    Re: Simple Six

    2# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">ASK</span hide>

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    Re: Simple Six

    4# Took me longer than it should have done, with a name like mine <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    6 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">SAGA - the others can be verbs or nouns, saga is only a noun</span hide>

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    Re: Simple Six

    All correct. 6# has an alternative solution.
    <font color=blue><font face="Script MT Bold"><big>Rob</big></font face=script></font color=blue>

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    Re: Simple Six

    Alternative 6# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Saga is the only one that doesn't have an anagram</span hide>

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    Re: Simple Six

    No pots.
    <font color=blue><font face="Script MT Bold"><big>Rob</big></font face=script></font color=blue>

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    Re: Simple Six

    Another alternative: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">REAM - In lower case, ream is the only one with no descenders</span hide>

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    Re: Simple Six

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Agas - plural of Aga!</span hide>
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