Six words have had their sharp things removed. The sharp things have been placed into Group A. The remaining letters of each word have been placed into Group B. Your task is to reconstitute the words by merging each sharp thing with the proper set of letters. Other than merging the two groups together, there is no rearranging of the letters. Example: sand + pne = spanned (SpANneD).
Group A: brad, nail, pin, piton, spike, stake
Group B: eeve, insrai, raha, rnlr, ufesbe, waebst
The names of four famous people have been scrambled. They are: an athlete, an entertainer, a leader of a country, and a scientist (though not necessarily in that order). Who are they?
1) gong, hero gets a win
2) oh, a jet man
3) sly peer lives
4) ten elite brains
One of my favorite attacking players in chess history is Rashid Nezhmetdinov. Some of his combinations are so complicated and brilliant I can’t really show them here. This position is fairly straightforward, though.View solution
Which animal in Group B can be added to Group A? Why? It has nothing to do with spelling or pronunciation.
I am a set of three words, all with the same four letters.
First I am a type of carriage.
Then switch my middle letters, and I am a cover often useful on a diamond.
Now switch my end letters ...
When you see me, you also see hair.
What are the words?View full teaser and answer
On my facebook page, one of my posters put up the end of a 3-minute game they played. Wolff King Morrow was pretty deep into the game with probably a healthy chunk of his 3 minutes gone, yet he found a very pretty finish. You have less than 3 minutes to find it!View solution
Complete the series by making a selection from the pool.
Series: Hermes, Aphrodite, Gaea, Ares, Zeus, Cronus, Uranus, Poseidon, ?
Pool: Athena, Dionysus, Eros, Hades, Hephaestus, HeraView full teaser and answer
Five words that contain AB as a letter-pair have had all of their other letters removed and placed into a pool. Put those letters back in their proper places. What are the words?
-AB--, ---AB, AB----, AB-----, -AB----
Pool: C, E, E, I, I, I, L, L, N, P, Q, R, S, S, T, T, T, U, U, YView full teaser and answer
The Mountain Place of KnowledgeMarshall R Chamberlain
Tense, driving thriller reminiscent of the Indiana Jones books and action thrillers by Nelson DeMille and James Rollins. Marshall Chamberlain gives us a raging adventure into plausible reality.
A PLACE OF KNOWLEDGE INSIDE A BELIZEAN MOUNTAIN
A SENTINEL GUARDS THE ENTRANCE ...
What is the meaning of this rebus?
john wilkes Booth
Billy the kid
An exciting way to finish the week—a slash and burn kingside attack by Boros over Szabo back in the 1930s.View solution
Black as night I can be,
Until my Mother sits on me;
Then clear as ice I become
In the rough, thank you Mum.
What am I?View full teaser and answer
Each of the following sentences contains clues to a set of three words that are spelled the same, except for one letter (each sentence describes a different set). Example: malt, melt, molt.
1) Billy discovered a cylindrical chest buried beneath the knoll.
2) The only evidence found by the detective was some adhesive in the chimney passage.
3) The bashful bovine rested on the small bed.
4) The latest fad was for people to desire the ingestion of a tall wading bird.View full teaser and answer
This composition was one of Irving Chernev’s favorites. There is a humorous point to it at the end. It’s White to play and draw. Composition by Bogdassaryanz.View solution
1a) to wriggle 1b) a member of the British gentry 1c) a small forcible stream of liquid
2a) this color is a blend of red and yellow darkened by black
2b) the top of the head
2c) to cover with water
3a) more recent
3c) a written communication
4a) free from color
4b) a high-pitched plaintive cry
Jennifer reported to work, and has been at her task for almost eight hours. She has been looking forward to the big softball game tonight, and is worried about how well she will play after a grueling day on the job. Change WORK to PLAY by changing one letter at a time. The change must go through TASK and GAME. Each step must produce a valid word in the English language. No word can be used more than once. (It will take more than one step to get to the next word!)
WORK ---- TASK ---- GAME ---- PLAYView full teaser and answer
There’s not much on the board, but a lot is happening. At Goteborg in 1955, GM Arthur Bisguier, Black, to play, is a rook and knight up, but his opponent, Boris Spassky, who would become world champion in 1969, is about to get a queen and make things interesting. Bisguier found a way achieve victory here. What was it?View solution
The following 15 words can be divided into 5 groups of 3 words. The words in each trio will share a similar characteristic. What are the groupings? Why?
astern, bony, con, deal, land, lien, nit, pending, pinion, range, slander, steroid, tile, vary, venueView full teaser and answer
In Major League Baseball, the World Series is a best of seven series. The first team to win four games is the champion. The Series is scheduled so that one team hosts the first two games and the last two games, while the other team hosts the middle three games. The World Series ends as soon as one team wins four games, so the Series could be completed in as few as four games.
In this fantasy Series, the New York Yankees played the Los Angeles Dodgers. Los Angeles hosted the first two games. The final scores of the games were:
Game 1: 4 to 3
Game 2: 6 to 5 (11 innings)
Game 3: 11 to 7
Game 4: 16 to 9
Game 5: 9 to 6 (10 innings)
Game 6: 2 to 1
What does this rebus represent?
Yes it’s White to Play, but Black is the one to perform the mating move! Our last puzzle this week is a self-mate. White goes first and forces Black to mate him. It’s a little odd, but the solution is ingenious. It’s a composition by Shinkman. BTW, that Black pawn is there for several reasons, but the White king still has to head toward ...View solution