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25.
Man walks over, man walks under,
in times of war he burns asunder.
What is it ?

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A hole leading in, a hole leading out, we connect to a cavern that is slimey all throughout. What are we?
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24.
How much dirt is in a round hole that is 9 feet deep
with a diameter of 3 feet? ?

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I'm as small as an ant, as big as a whale. I'll approach like a breeeze, but can come like a gale. By some I get hit, but all have shown fear. I'll dance to the music, though I can't hear. Of names I have many, of names I have one. I'm as slow as a snail, but from me you can't run. What am I??

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23.
What is it that we often return but never borrow?

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What kind of birds are most frequently found in captivity?

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22.
What coat can be put on only when wet?

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What has a foot at each side and one in the middle?
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21.
Can you decipher the following common phrase?

T M C
A U O
H S M
W T E
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20.
We're 5 little items of an everyday sort,
you'll find us all in a Tennis Court.
What are we?
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19.
What flies when it's born, lies when it's alive,
and runs when it's dead?
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18.
Which of the following words
don't belong in the group and why?
CORSET, COSTER, SECTOR, ESCORT, COURTS

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17.
A young peasant wanted to marry the king's daughter. The king
didn't like the idea of his daughter marrying a peasant, but he
wanted to appear fair in front of his subjects. The king said
that he would put two pieces of paper into a hat, one reading
EXILE and the other reading MARRIAGE.

Later that day, the peasant overheard the king saying that both
pieces of paper would read EXILE, thus ensuring that the
peasant would be out of his way for good.

The peasant remained undaunted and, as arranged, arrived at the
king's court where a large crowd gathered for the big event.
The peasant then did something that assured him the hand of the
king's daughter. What did he do?

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16.
Here's an oldie!!
You are forced to flee for your life down a long tunnel.
At the end of the tunnel are two doors and next to each door stands a Goblins. You must make a decision as to which door to go through.
However, one door leads to certain death and the other to freedom but you do not know which is which!
Fortunately you are allowed to ask one and only one question to either of the two goblins.
Unfortunately one
goblin can only lie
and the other can only tell the truth.
As with the doors you do not know which
goblin is which.

What is your question and which door do you take ?

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15.

Three-fourths of a cross and a circle complete,
Two semi-circles with a pependicular meet.
Then add a triangle that stands on 2 feet,
Two semi-cicles and a circle complete.
What am I ?

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14.

How do you make one disappear?
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13.

A man was digging and found a block of ice
with two people in
it.
Immediately, he knew it was Adam and Eve.
How did he know?

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12.
I can run constantly without ever getting tired.
When I run, I frustrate people and drive them crazy,
Yet I don't even have to move to irritate you.
What am I?
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11.
There are several english words that
contain all 5 vowels.
Can
you name one?

BUT

One contains all the vowels in order.
Can you
name that one?

(I am not counting those extra long medical names, which no-one can pronounce!!)
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10.

A Headless man had a letter to write,
It was read by one who had lost his sight,
The Dumb repeated it word for word,
And he was Deaf who listened and heard.

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9.
We are twins,
We are close together,
But we will not touch,
But far apart,
We become one.

What are we?
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8.
At a local bar, three friends, Mr. Green, Mr. Red and Mr. Blue, were having a drink. One man was wearing a red suit; one a green suit; and the other a blue suit. "Have you noticed," said the man the blue suit, "that although our suits have colors corresponding to our names, not one of us is wearing a suit that matches our own names?" Mr. Red looked at the other two and said, "You're absolutely correct."

What color suit is each man wearing?
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7.
I have five letters.
If you take the first and last,
I will still be the same.
Even if you take the middle letter,
I will be the same as before.
What am I?

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6.
Cowboy Colt, is accused of horse rustling, and sentenced to death. He is allowed to make a final statement, after which he will be shot if the statement is false or will be hung if the statement is true. Cowboy Colt makes his final statement and is released.

What could Cowboy Colt have said?
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5.
What 7 letter word becomes longer
when the third letter is
removed?
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4.
This old tested to tease puzzle is attributed to Einstein.
There are 5 houses in 5 different colours. In each house lives a person of a different nationality. The 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet.

Using the clues below can you determine
who owns the fish?

The Dane drinks tea.
The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
The Brit lives in a red house.
The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
The green house owner drinks coffee.
The green house is on the immediate left of the white house.
The Norwegian lives in the first house.
The man living in the house right in the middle drinks milk.
The man who smokes Blend lives next door to the one who keeps cats.
The man who keeps horses lives next door to the man who smokes Dunhill.
The owner who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
The German smokes Prince.
The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
The man who smokes Blend has a neighbour who drinks water.

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3.
I hover out there in darkness unseen.
I will shred things to pieces 'till they're just smithereens.
I might serve as a gateway to places unspoken,
Yet I'm sealed off to man, forever unbroken.
I twist and distort, only darkness escapes,
I destroy all I find
Whatever I take.

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2.
NO PUZZLE
Flown off into cyber space
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1.

Change the words
W A R M
to
C O L D
in 5 changes


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25.
Man walks over, man walks under,
in times of war he burns asunder.
What is it ?
&
A hole leading in, a hole leading out,
we connect to a cavern that is slimey all throughout. What are we?
Answer:

A Bridge
&
Your Nose
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24.
How much dirt is in a round hole that is 9 feet deep
with a diameter of 3 feet? ?
&
I'm as small as an ant, as big as a whale. I'll approach like a breeeze, but can come like a gale. By some I get hit, but all have shown fear. I'll dance to the music, though I can't hear. Of names I have many, of names I have one. I'm as slow as a snail, but from me you can't run. What am I??
Answer:

None
&
A Shadow
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23.
What is it that we often return but never borrow?
&
What kind of birds are most frequently found in captivity?
Answer:

Thanks
&
Jailbirds
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22.
What coat can be put on only when wet?
&
What has a foot at each side and one in the middle?
Answer:

A Coat of Paint
&
A Yardstick
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21.
Can you decipher the following common phrase?
T M C
A U O
H S M
W T E
Answer:

What goes up must come down.
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20.
We're 5 little items of an everyday sort,
you'll find us all in a Tennis Court.
What are we?
answer:

All the 5 Vowels
A. E. I. O. U.
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19.
What flies when it's born, lies when it's alive,
and runs when it's dead?
answer:

A Snowflake
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18.
Which of the following words don't belong in the group
and why?
CORSET, COSTER, SECTOR, ESCORT, COURTS
answer:

Courts.
All of the others are anagrams of each other.

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17.
A young peasant wanted to marry the king's daughter. The king
didn't like the idea of his daughter marrying a peasant, but he
wanted to appear fair in front of his subjects. The king said
that he would put two pieces of paper into a hat, one reading
EXILE and the other reading MARRIAGE.
Later that day, the peasant overheard the king saying that both
pieces of paper would read EXILE, thus ensuring that the
peasant would be out of his way for good.
The peasant remained undaunted and, as arranged, arrived at the
king's court where a large crowd gathered for the big event.
The peasant then did something that assured him the hand of the
king's daughter. What did he do?

answer:

The peasant picked one of the pieces of paper and burned it. He
then asked the king to show him the other piece of paper which,
of course, said EXILE. The king, not wishing to appear
fraudulent in front of his subjects, granted that the piece of
paper the peasant had picked must have said MARRIAGE
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16.
Here's an oldie!!
You are forced to flee for your life down a long tunnel. At the end of the tunnel are two doors and next to each door stands a Goblins. You must make a decision as to which door to go through. However, one door leads to certain death and the other to freedom but you do not know which is which! Fortunately you are allowed to ask one and only one question to either of the two goblins. Unfortunately one goblin can only lie and the other can only tell the truth. As with the doors you do not know which goblin is which.
What is your question and which door do you take ?

answer:

Turn to either of the two Goblin and
ask the following question:
"If I ask your companion to point to the door that leads to freedom which will he point to ?"
Whichever door the Goblin suggests make sure
you take the other!

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15.

Three-fourths of a cross and a circle complete,
Two semi-circles with a pependicular meet.
Then add a triangle that stands on 2 feet,
Two semi-cicles and a circle complete.
What am I ?
answer:

TOBACCO
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14.
How do you make one disappear?
answer:

Add 'G' to make it gone
or
'N' to make it none.
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13.

A man was digging and found a block of ice
with two people in
it.
Immediatly, he knew it was Adam and Eve.
How did he know?

answer:

They had no belly-buttons

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12.
I can run constantly without ever getting tired.
When I run, I frustrate people and drive them crazy,
Yet I don't even have to move to irritate you.
What am I?

answer:

A Runny Nose.

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11.
There are several english words that
contain all 5 vowels.
Can
you name one?
BUT
One contains all the vowels in order.
Can you name that one ?

(I am not counting those extra long medical names, which no-one can pronounce!!)
answer:

Education, Euphoria, Precarious,
Pneumonia, Ambidextrous, and
Unequivocal.

Adventitious. ( all the vowels in order. )
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10.
A Headless man had a letter to write,
It was read by one who had lost his sight,
The Dumb repeated it word for word,
And he was Deaf who listened and heard.
answer:

It is 0, zero, nothing
it clearly states that the headless man only
"had"
a letter to write not that he actually "wrote" the letter.

The man had nothing to write.
The blind could read nothing.
The person who was dumb could repeat nothing.
The deaf man listened and heard nothing.

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9.
We are twins,
We are close together,
But we will not touch,
But far apart,
We become one.
What are we?
answer:

Your Eyes
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8.
At a local bar, three friends, Mr. Green, Mr. Red and Mr. Blue, were having a drink. One man was wearing a red suit; one a green suit; and the other a blue suit. "Have you noticed," said the man the blue suit, "that although our suits have colors corresponding to our names, not one of us is wearing a suit that matches our own names?" Mr. Red looked at the other two and said, "You're absolutely correct."
What color suit is each man wearing?
answer:

Since none of the men are wearing the color of suit that corresponds to their names, and Mr. Red was replying to the man in the blue suit, it had to be Mr. Green to whom he replied. We then know that Mr.Green is wearing a blue suit. Therefore, Mr. Red is wearing a green suit and Mr. Blue is wearing a red suit.
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7.
I have five letters.
If you take the first and last,
I will still be the same.
Even if you take the middle letter,
I will be the same as before.
What am I?
answer:

EMPTY
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6.

Cowboy Colt, is accused of horse rustling, and sentenced to death. He is allowed to make a final statement, after which he will be shot if the statement is false or will be hung if the statement is true. Cowboy Colt makes his final statement and is released. What could Cowboy Colt have said?
Answer:

Cowboy Colt said: "I will be shot."
If this statement was true, he would have been hung and thus not be shot. But then his statement would be false, which implies that he should be shot, making the statement true again, etc. The verdict of the court could not be executed and Cowboy Colt was released.

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5.
What 7 letter word becomes longer
when the third letter is removed?

Answer:
Lounger

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4.
This old tested to tease puzzle is attributed to Einstein.
There are 5 houses in 5 different colours. In each house lives a person of a different nationality. The 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet.
Using the clues below can you determine
who owns the fish?

The Dane drinks tea.
The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
The Brit lives in a red house.
The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
The green house owner drinks coffee.
The green house is on the immediate left of the white house.
The Norwegian lives in the first house.
The man living in the house right in the middle drinks milk.
The man who smokes Blend lives next door to the one who keeps cats.
The man who keeps horses lives next door to the man who smokes Dunhill.
The owner who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
The German smokes Prince.
The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
The man who smokes Blend has a neighbour who drinks water.

Answer:
The German owns the fish

Norwegain - Yellow - water - Dunhill - cats
Dane - Blue - tea - Blend - horses
Brit - Red - milk - Pall Mall - birds
German - Green - coffee - Prince - fish

Swede - White - beer - Blue Master - dogs

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3.
I hover out there in darkness unseen.
I will shred things to pieces 'till they're just smithereens.
I might serve as a gateway to places unspoken,
Yet I'm sealed off to man, forever unbroken.
I twist and distort, only darkness escapes,
I destroy all I find
Whatever I take.

Answer:
A Black Hole/Wormhole
(as in ~ out there in the universe, not in your garden or a coalmine)

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2.
NO PUZZLE
Flown Into Cyber Space
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1.
Change the words
W A R M to C O L D in 5 changes

Answer:

One solution for transforming the word
WARM to COLD is

W A R M
W A R E
W A R D
W O R D
C O R D
C O L D


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