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Fun with Geometry

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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

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We’re going to start looking at some opening traps in a very popular line against the Sicilian Defense: 2.c3. White is to play in this game Luther-Vogt, 1987

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HEA wooden stick VEN

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What phrase is represented below?

HEA wooden stick + sulphur head + phosphorus tip VEN

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Body Language

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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

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A quick Koltanowski finish from a simul.

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STRU musical MENTS

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Can you decipher the musical instruments represented below?

1. P O

2. BA BA

3. ECLART

4. @ # $ %

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Kids

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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

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One of those endgame compositions that can drive a person crazy. Give it a shot, though. Composed by Halberstadt.

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Spoonerism

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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!

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What phrase is represented here?

queue
tall perennial grass
row

OR

pedigree
necessity for clarinetist
ancestry

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Risen

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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

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Boden beats Bird in a 19th century thriller…

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Halt!

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Can you identify what phrase is represented here?

nasmetofolopve

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Compound Directions

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Can you find the one word for each list that can be added to the end of each word in it's list to create a new word, compound word, or phrase?

round
show
throw
grow

out
be
in
sub

put
shake
get
hoe

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Black to Play

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I’ve written before that if we ever re-named chess pieces, either rooks or bishops should be named “raptors.” These bishops come out of nowhere. You see one, then the other pops up and you’re dinner. How’s that for a hint?

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Young Love

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Read this rebus backward to reveal a famous song.

2 T T T T

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Paris Pairs

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The following sentences can be completed by adding two words that are anagrams of one another. Each word has only four letters. Enjoy!

1. If you prick your finger while picking a ____, it may be very ____.

2. If you take a ____ at the Mad Hatter's party, you still may not get a sip of his ____.

3. If you need some stamps, then you must ____ by the ____ office.

4. If you eat a whole ____ of a wedding cake, you may develop a spare ____ around your middle.

5. If you have a ____ with your friend, you should forgive them and focus on the future, not on the ____.

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Black to Play

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A sparkling Tarrasch finish against Schwarz at Nuremberg, 1883.

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Say What?

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The following phrases are colloquialisms, idioms or proverbs that are written in their literal, and rather complicated form. Can you uncover their true meanings and solve this teaser?

Example: "Don't place the two wheeled vehicle in a position preceding the equine mammal," is the proverb "Don't put the cart before the horse."

1. Positive aesthetic appeal is solely the equivalent of the thickness of the epidermis.

2. The ground covering of slender leaved plants is always a more vibrant hue of a common secondary color in the proximity of the opposite surface of a structure serving as a boundary.

3. Produce the sound of sharp tapping by striking blows to a processed piece of secondary ...

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... the Forest for the Trees

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In each sentence the name of a tree is hidden. The willow is hiding in the first sentence. Can you find the others?

1. I will owe you a favor if you drive me to the airport.
2. I am afraid of going up in elevators.
3. Drinking cocoa keeps me warm on long winter nights.
4. I hope the map leads us to buried treasure.
5. "Eat another bonbon," said our charming hostess.
6. Nepal may be the most interesting place I have ever visited.
7. Remember to fold the map, please.
8. I feel many lumps in this mattress.
9. Word processing is not as useful as pens and paper for creative brainstorming.

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