Monday, December 26, 2016
A quintet of bank holiday puzzles for you. The last one's hard. Answers tomorrow.
1) Eight colours
This word search contains the names of seven colours, written horizontally, vertically or diagonally.
O T A N K M
R G R N A A
A O I Z E E
N P U D Y R
G R E F N C
E S O R L I
Rearrange the first letter of each to make the name of an eighth colour.
2) Missing number
What's the missing number?
12 T 1 ? 11 E 9 ? 19 N 11 ?
Two planets orbit a far-away star, one every 15 years and the other every 24 years. How often does one overtake the other?
4) All the stations
Using only the trains listed in the timetable, and waiting as long as you like, how is it possible to visit every station?
SOUTHBOUND NORTHBOUND 11.06 11.36 - Apcot 11.51 12.10 12.39 ↓ 11.42 12.15 Bilton 11.45 12.04 ↑ 11.27 ↓ 12.30 Crowe ↑ 11.49 12.18 11.32 12.02 ↓ Denge 11.25 ↑ 12.13 11.42 - 12.45 Eston 11.15 11.34 12.03
And how long does the journey take?
In a survey, 34% of people said they liked brussels sprouts. That's 34%, rounded to the nearest whole number. What's the smallest number of people who could have taken part in the survey?
Please don't post any answers or heavy hints in the comments.
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