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Meeting of the Minds

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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."

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Complex Teaser

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Which word in Group B can be added to Group A? Why?

Group A: complex, on, rat, stall
Group B: accord, gallop, new, tandem

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Not Cross Country

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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 C

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Like Clockwork

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What does this rebus represent?

2:53 AM = maelstrom
9:48 AM = conundrum
6:17 PM = talisman

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Matched Pairs

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Each word in Group A can be paired with a unique word in Group B. What are the pairings? Why?

Group A:
apropos, doughy, gingham, mica, rebuff, scarab, squall, ukulele

Group B:
aloft, amateur, bituminous, enables, melody, phantasm, steroid, summary

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Breakfast Dilemma

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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 ---- TOAST

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Military Maneuver

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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 ---- NAVY

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Evolution

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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 ---- TIGER

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American History

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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

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Cast a Net

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Which word in Group B can be added to Group A?

Group A: castanets
existence
kowtow
venomous

Group B: gardening
lucky
mountain
restaurant

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States of the Union

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What is the next state in this series?

New York, Maryland, Georgia, Maine, Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Idaho, ?

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American Presidents

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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

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Country Club

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Which country in Group B can be added to Group A? Why? It has nothing to do with spelling or pronunciation.

Group A: Argentina, Iran, Jordan, Netherlands
Group B: Bolivia, Finland, Mongolia, Pakistan, Rwanda, United States

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Anagram Riddle

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Anagram teaser; same letters, of course.
The first of the words is the movement of a horse.
The second of the words is used to make honey,
And the third is the look of a zombie.

What are the words?

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Boom

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What is the meaning of this rebus?

cannon
ordnance
artillery
torpedo

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Word Fusion

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Each statement describes two words that when fused together create a new unrelated word (not a compound word). The clues do not necessarily indicate in which order the two words are attached. Example: This is the oldness of a tablet (pill + age = pillage).

1) This is a canine's mother.
2) This is currently not there.
3) This is when pain is required.
4) This is a long time for a boar.

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More Ana-Grammar

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Each of the following sentences contains clues to a set of three words that are anagrams of each other (each sentence describes a different set).

1) The big lamp threw a dazzling light upon the royal robe.

2) The goose put his life in jeopardy when he ate the flowers in the plot.

3) Startled by the warning signal, Jack tumbled into the sap; yet he only had to lightly wash his hair to remove the residue.

4) As Ed traveled around the country, he was directed to an alternate highway.

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Ana-Grammar

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Each of the following sentences contains clues to a set of three words that are anagrams of each other (each sentence describes a different set).

1) The entire squad dined on domesticated animal flesh.

2) The influential person wore a purplish-red identification card on his tuxedo.

3) You do not deserve for me send payment for the broken stopwatch.

4) Do not scold the clerk if you do not get a discount on the purchase of the egg whisker.

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Anagram Riddle

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Anagram words, three to please.
A belt, a tower, and used with cheese.

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Ana-Grammar

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Each of the following sentences contains clues to a set of three words that are anagrams of each other (each sentence describes a different set).

1) The jail keeper counseled the prisoners not to stray beyond the barricade.

2) Due to the warning, Mary had to change her plans to arrive at a future time.

3) The crippled man had eggs and toast for his breakfast.

4) Paul was not excited about making large bundles of black rope.

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