Change COLD to HEAT by changing one letter at a time. Each change must produce a valid word in the English language. But there is a catch. You must make the change by going through COOL and WARM. No word can be used more than once.
COLD ---- COOL ---- WARM ---- HEATView 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) The subject of the meeting was "The Poisonous Elixir".
2) When the man refused to fight, it caused the bully to shout "Are you chicken?".
3) When the cows heard the snake shake, there was a fight for survival.
4) Unable to see, the doctor was still able to concoct a mixture that was soothing to the stomach.View full teaser and answer
This week is “Attack Like a Master” week. The key word again to remember in attacking a castled king is ACCESS. You must get access to the king.View solution
What song lyric does this rebus describe?
Caspar says "Idiots will always enter a burning building."
Melchior says "They will do so, even when no one else will try."
Balthasar says "Not only that, but those dupes will do it quickly."
This week will be “Attack Like a Master” week. The key word to remember in attacking a castled king is ACCESS. You must get access to the king.View solution
Which word in Group B can be added to Group A? Why?
Group A: complex, on, rat, stall
Group B: accord, gallop, new, tandem
Letter Equations are well known phrases or facts where the key words have been replaced with the first letter of that word. These are often in the form of an equation, which contain a number, an = sign and the rest of the obscured phrase or fact.
10 = M per P in C CView full teaser and answer
What does this rebus represent?
2:53 AM = maelstrom
9:48 AM = conundrum
6:17 PM = talisman
Each word in Group A can be paired with a unique word in Group B. What are the pairings? Why?
apropos, doughy, gingham, mica, rebuff, scarab, squall, ukulele
aloft, amateur, bituminous, enables, melody, phantasm, steroid, summary
This position could almost be considered one of the standard opening positions to avoid as Black and to know as White. Black’s jumbled up pieces allow White to win quickly.View solution
Jane wants to make some toast for her breakfast. Unfortunately, her toaster is broken. Can you turn bread into toast by changing one letter at a time? Each step must create a valid word in the English language. Jane made the change in 7 steps. Can you do as well ... or better?
BREAD ---- TOASTView full teaser and answer
Private Peter Perkins wants to change his branch of military service. He is currently in the army, but wants to join the navy. To leave the army, he must get out of his tank. He then has to go on board a ship to join the navy. Change ARMY to NAVY by changing one letter at a time. The change must go through TANK and SHIP. Each change must produce a valid word in the English language. No word can be used more than once.
ARMY ---- TANK ---- SHIP ---- NAVYView full teaser and answer
Here’s a mate in four by Coombs of New Zealand—with a hint! The hint is that the bishop on f2 is in on every move.View solution
Make SHARK (fish) evolve into TIGER (mammal) by changing one letter at a time. Each change must produce a valid word in the English language. But there is a catch. The evolution must go through VIPER (reptile) and RAVEN (bird). No word can be used more than once.
SHARK ---- VIPER ---- RAVEN ---- TIGERView full teaser and answer
Which one of the 12 members of Group B can be added to the 7 members of Group A? Why?
Group A: Arizona, Maryland, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia
Group B: California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, New Jersey, Texas, Wisconsin
I just couldn’t resist sharing this two-mover. Have fun!View solution
Which word in Group B can be added to Group A?
Group A: castanets
Group B: gardening
What is the next state in this series?
New York, Maryland, Georgia, Maine, Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Idaho, ?View full teaser and answer
Which president in Group B can be added to Group A? Why?
Group A: Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor, Ulysses Grant, Dwight Eisenhower
Group B: William Harrison, Theodore Roosevelt, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, George Bush, Bill Clinton
This position, composed by R.K. Guy in 1943, is really quite something. The first move is only understood 9 (!) moves later. It’s a challenge. And if you don’t get it, play through the lines. The instruction is invaluable, and the appreciation of the artistry is gratifying.View solution