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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Games / Brain Teasers /

Can you decipher this common phrase?

HAIR HAIR HAIR HAIR HAIR

HAIR HAIR HAIR HAIR

HAIR HAIR HAIR

HAIR HAIR

HAIR

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Black to Play

Games / Chess Puzzles /

This position demonstrates an ideal attacking position out of the Dutch Defense. White is ready to defend with Bf3, so Black must anticipate that.

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Love Is All You Need

Games / Brain Teasers /

Which does not belong?

LOVE
ZILCH
GOOSE EGG
EPISODE
NIL
DUCK

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Weird Numbering

Games / Brain Teasers /

What comes next?

0, 15, 30, 40, __

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White to Play

Games / Chess Puzzles /

One of the nice things about king and pawn puzzles is that you can count them out. What does a straight pawn race starting out with 1.f5 tell you?

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What's the Good Word?

Games / Brain Teasers /

Which of these words does not belong?

EMBARASS

WIERD

PRONUNCIATION

OCCURANCE

DEFINATE

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Footnotes

Games / Brain Teasers /

A, who knows only French, publishes an article in an English magazine. At the end of the article are the following 3 footnotes:

1. I thank my friend B for translating the above article into English so that it could be published in this magazine.

2. I thank my friend B for translating the above footnote.

3. I thank my friend B for translating the above footnote.

Why are there only 3 footnotes when logically, A will have to go on forever to be able to thank B properly???

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Fun with Geometry

Games / Brain Teasers /

What drink does this represent?

180 degree arc
360 degree arc
180 degree arc
A

180 degree arc
360 degree arc
90 degrees lines
A

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White to Play

Games / Chess Puzzles /

This one looks easy, but be careful!

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HEA wooden stick VEN

Games / Brain Teasers /

What phrase is represented below?

HEA wooden stick + sulphur head + phosphorus tip VEN

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Body Language

Games / Brain Teasers /

Answer the following with parts of the body. The first one is free!

1. A strong box (chest)
2. Heard in congress while voting
3. Baby cows
4. A shellfish
5. A unit used to measure distance
6. Scholars
7. Part of a shoe
8. What every builder must have
9. Something made by whips
10. What soldiers carry

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White to Play

Games / Chess Puzzles /

How do you beat a world champion? Former champ Kramnik ran afoul of Saleh at the Airthings Masters in 2023. How was he finished off?

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STRU musical MENTS

Games / Brain Teasers /

Can you decipher the musical instruments represented below?

1. P O

2. BA BA

3. ECLART

4. @ # $ %

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Kids

Games / Brain Teasers /

Using real names to make common words, name the offspring: (the first one is free!)

1. Mr and Mrs Voyant - Clare (as in Clairvoyant)
2. Mr and Mrs Tress
3. Mr and Mrs Nasium
4. Mr and Mrs Tate
5. Mr and Mrs Anthemum
6. Mr and Mrs Mander
7. Mr and Mrs Mite
8. Mr and Mrs Time

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White to Play

Games / Chess Puzzles /

I ran across this puzzle this morning and realized that I don’t think I’ve ever used this old classic. Black is threatening to queen a pawn and you, as White, want to checkmate Black. It’s a very logical solution and yet quite creative.

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Spoonerism

Games / Brain Teasers /

A spoonerism is a pair of words that can have the initial sounds switched to form new words. For example, "loose morals" is a spoonerism for "moose laurels"(note that the pairs do not have to be spelled the same - only sound the same) From the definitions below can you figure out the following spoonerisms?

A quiz about a celebration....an irritating person that is never punctual

An irritated facial expression....The top of Mr. Avalon's head

A prideful diminutive insect....An ill-behaved sombrero

Hollandaise is one....Going from one side of the street to the other in a bad part of town

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Take a Closer Look!

Games / Brain Teasers /

What phrase is represented here?

queue
tall perennial grass
row

OR

pedigree
necessity for clarinetist
ancestry

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Risen

Games / Brain Teasers /

I'm seven times seventy,
Plus a decade more.
This has all happened before.
Red and gold, I am no liar.
My nursery will be made
From my funeral pyre.

Who am I?

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White to Play

Games / Chess Puzzles /

White has to deal with an obvious threat: Black queening the c-pawn, so what do you do?

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Halt!

Games / Brain Teasers /

Can you identify what phrase is represented here?

nasmetofolopve

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