# diamond geezer

### Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Five more puzzles

Another quintet of bank holiday puzzles for you. The last one's the hardest. Answers tomorrow.

6) Six words

Add one more six-letter word to this list so that every letter of the alphabet appears at least once.

LIQUOR
BACKUP
FRENZY
CONVEX
METHOD
??????

7) Quiz questions

In a short quiz, four boys gave these answers.

 Q1 Q2 Q3 Barry quoit quick quid Garry quad quit queen Harry quoit quick queen Larry quince quick quid

Each boy had a different number of answers correct, ranging from all right to all wrong. Which boy had all the answers right?

8) First to last

All the days of the year (e.g. JANUARY FIRST, NOVEMBER NINETEENTH) are written in alphabetical order. Which date comes first in the list, and which comes last?

9) Count the squares

How many squares are there in this diagram?

10) Premier League

Over the course of a season, each of the 20 football teams in the Premier League plays every other team twice. Teams score three points for a win and one point for a draw.

At the end of one particular season, the 20 teams had amassed a total of 1000 points between them. How many of the matches were drawn?

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