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Puzz.com Newsletter Puzzle Contests

Every issue of our daily, Monday-Friday Puzz.com Newsletter contained a puzzle contest from 4/02 to 10/04. People who submitted their answers were entered to win, and the winner received a "Puzzle Piece," which could be redeemed for the prize of choice from our list of prizes.

Below we have an archive of completed puzzle contests, the answers, and the winners. You can also click for archived contests from: April, 2004, March, 2004, February, 2004, January, 2004, December, 2003, November, 2003, October, 2003, September, 2003, August, 2003, July, 2003, June, 2003, May, 2003, April, 2003, March, 2003, February, 2003, January, 2003, December, 2002, November, 2002, October, 2002, September, 2002, August, 2002, July, 2002, June, 2002, April-May, 2002.


9/30-10/01/04 Puzzle Contest:

5 of the following relate to or can be used with a certain word. One item lacks any relationship. Which one?

y o s instrument thermometer constellation

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9/29-9/30/04 Puzzle Contest:

SOMETHING YOU MIGHT SEE WHILE DRIVING

The shapes below form a word, which is related to one of the shapes. What is it? Click here to see the answer & winner for this contest (opens in a separate window)


9/28-9/29/04 Puzzle Contest:

WHAT'S SHAKING?

5 of the words and names below relate to a word that is not listed. Determine which of the 6 words and names listed has no relationship with the missing word:

chloride preservative Quakers Lot Pepa taffy

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9/27-9/28/04 Puzzle Contest:

THIS PUZZLE IS TOAST

Chef Puz D. Comm is preparing orders of toast for 3 customers, who for purposes of simplicity all ordered at exactly the same time, and the time to place bread in and remove toast from the toaster is negligible. Puz has two toasters that can each toast 2 pieces of bread at the same time, and 1 knife to apply both butter and jam.

It takes 1 minute to lightly toast 2 pieces of bread
It takes 1 minute, 30 seconds to moderately toast 2 pieces of bread
It takes 2 minutes to darkly toast 2 pieces of bread

It takes 10 seconds to apply butter to a piece of toast
It takes 15 seconds to apply jam to a piece of toast

Customer A wants 4 pieces of toast, moderately toasted, with butter on each piece

Customer B wants 2 pieces of toast, lightly toasted, with butter and jam on each piece

Customer C wants 3 pieces of toast, darkly toasted, with butter on 1 piece, nothing on the others

What is the shortest possible combined time that the customers will have to wait for their orders to be up? For example, if A had to wait 2 minutes, B 1 minute and C 30 seconds, total time would be 3 minute 30 seconds. You are encouraged to explain your answer, but it is not required.

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9/24-9/27/04 Puzzle Contest:

UNSOLVED!! The puzzle will be reissued for 9/30-10/1 with a hint, and will be worth twice the puzzle pieces.


9/23-9/24/04 Puzzle Contest:

All puzzle makers are insane
Some people who solve puzzles are nuts
I am insane, but not nuts

Therefore, I am:

A. definitely a puzzle maker
B. definitely not a puzzle solver
C. both A and B
D. possibly not a puzzle maker
E. possibly a puzzle solver
F. both D and E

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9/22-9/23/04 Puzzle Contest:

If a specific face of a cube is always painted black, and the other faces are each painted either red or green, how many distinct color patterns can exist? Only 1 pattern exists where any 1 of the sides adjoining the black side are painted red, and the other 4 sides are green, for example, as regardless of which of the adjoining sides were painted red, the pattern can be duplicated by rotating the cube.

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9/21-9/22/04 Puzzle Contest:

Apples, oranges, pears, and lemons are respectively in descending order of price, each piece of fruit priced exactly $0.05 less than the previous one. If you spend $2.02, buy at least 1 of each fruit, and none of the fruit is free, what is the maximum total number of pieces of fruit you could have purchased? What is the minimum number?

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9/20-9/21/04 Puzzle Contest:

DOWN PAYMENT

A wizard pops into his local magic store to buy a new pet toad. Unfortunately, he only has 2 on him and the toad costs quite a bit more than this. He therefore asks the shopkeeper if he can pay 1 now and the rest the following week. The kind shopkeeper agrees to this and the wizard leaves the store happy with 1 in his pocket and a toad. How much does the toad cost?


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9/17-9/20/04 Puzzle Contest:

GIVE ME FIVE!

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, ?

Can you find the number below, which comes next in the above series?

6, 15, 18, 20, 25.


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9/16-9/17/04 Puzzle Contest:

THE SAUCY SORCERER

One day a saucy sorcerer winks at a witch. She immediately pays him back by turning him into a toad. Can you take away six of the seven shapes below to leave a sort of toad? 


Choose from the following to leave:

A. His hat
B. His brow
C. His right eye (his perspective)
D. His left eye (his perspective)
E. His nose
F. His moustache
G. His mouth


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9/15-9/16/04 Puzzle Contest:

THE MAGIC WORD

After hours of searching the castle you eventually find the mysterious Room 88 at the end of a long gloomy corridor. Appropriately enough, it has "R88" on it. You try to open the door, but it is locked. Suddenly a ghostly voice from inside murmurs: "Say the magic word and the door will open." What word should you say?
 


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9/14-9/15/04 Puzzle Contest:

ALPHABET TICKLE

Take away one of the letters in this grid and yet still leave all 26 letters of the alphabet. Which letter can be taken away?
 


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9/13-9/14/04 Puzzle Contest:

TRENDSETTER

What six-letter word is missing from this sequence?

DIRECT
ROLE
OCCIDENTAL
DARE
??????
SHADOW
AMUSED


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9/10-9/13/04 Puzzle Contest:

HOME ALONE

Which home below is incomplete?
 


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9/09-9/10/04 Puzzle Contest:

A DIFFERENT SLANT

A, B, C and D are four sleeping ladybugs on a perfectly flat tabletop. What is the direct distance between ladybugs A and C?
 


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9/08-9/09/04 Puzzle Contest:

Which other circle should be black to complete the sequence below?



Choose from the following:

A. Top circle on the first figure
B. Top right circle on the third figure
C. Top circle on the last figure
D. Bottom left circle on the fourth figure
E. Bottom right cicle on the second figure
F. None of these


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9/07-9/08/04 Puzzle Contest:

OH, WHAT A FIGURE

6 of the following items can be used to make a 6-sided figure. Determine which 2 are not needed:

A. /
B. /
C. __
D. __
E. \
F. \
G. -
H. -


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9/06-9/07/04 Puzzle Contest:

MONOLITH

This mysterious monolith was recently discovered on the planet Mars. How tall is it?



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9/03-9/06/04 Puzzle Contest:

5 of the following numbered items have something in common. Determine which item does not share the common feature:

1. floor covering (6 letters)
2. soldier's musket (6 letters)
3. dead body (7 letters)
4. group of vehicles traveling in a file (7 letters)
5. permanent profession (6 letters)
6. merry-go-round (8 letters)

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9/02-9/03/04 Puzzle Contest:

Determine what the following means:

abOUT

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9/01-9/02/04 Puzzle Contest:

throw out of a window is to DEFENESTRATE as swing from one branch or hold to another is to ? (contains 9 letters)

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8/31-9/01/04 Puzzle Contest:

I am an 'orchestra that is not full'. You can sing along with me. What am I? (7 letters)

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8/30-8/31/04 Puzzle Contest:

The Trials of MocTodZzup (Part II)

The unsung Greek hero MocTodZzup was placed on a quest, and had to undergo many trials and tribulations. This was because like Prometheus, he had angered the gods, except in this case MocTodZzup had not brought fire to mankind, but instead ambrosia, which we know as chocolate (some mythologists have suggested that ambrosia was actually honey, but now you know otherwise).

MocTodZzup, who was simply called MTZ by his friends (pronounced 'empty-Z'), was not forced to clean the Augean stables, nor was he chained to a rock to have his liver eaten daily by an eagle, or forced to push a rock up a hill endlessly like Sisyphus. No, MTZ's fate was much worse for bringing delicious chocolate to mankind: he had to answer riddles.

On his second day of riddling, and again hungry, his second inquisitor was Aphrodite.

"The chocolate you might receive today is also the name of a Lady," the alluring goddess said, "one who is said to have ridden naked through the streets! Who was she?" Could you have earned the tin of this chocolate, which lay on a pedestal just out of reach from our hero, or would you instead have had to go hungry for the day? ;-)

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8/27-8/30/04 Puzzle Contest:

The Trials of MocTodZzup (Part I)

The unsung Greek hero MocTodZzup was placed on a quest, and had to undergo many trials and tribulations. This was because like Prometheus, he had angered the gods, except in this case MocTodZzup had not brought fire to mankind, but instead ambrosia, which we know as chocolate (some mythologists have suggested that ambrosia was actually honey, but now you know otherwise).

MocTodZzup, who was simply called MTZ by his friends (pronounced 'empty-Z'), was not forced to clean the Augean stables, nor was he chained to a rock to have his liver eaten daily by an eagle, or forced to push a rock up a hill endlessly like Sisyphus. No, MTZ's fate was much worse for bringing delicious chocolate to mankind: he had to answer riddles.

So, with a box of delicious truffles just out of reach, a very hungry MTZ was faced with his first riddle. Answer it, or go without his 'fix' for the day (egads!). His first inquisitor was Athena.

"I am not talking about the journey and trials of Odysseus," the powerful goddess said, "but of how God can be good if there is evil in the world. What am I?" Could you have earned the box of truffles, or instead have had to go hungry for the day?

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8/26-8/27/04 Puzzle Contest:

Living organisms and vital processes is to BIOLOGY as saints and other sacred persons is to ? (9 letters)

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8/25-8/26/04 Puzzle Contest:

3 homophones are hinted at below. However, one of the words does not belong. Determine which word it is:

two fruit suit trim

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8/24-8/25/04 Puzzle Contest:

False start

What three-letter word completes the first word and starts the second one?

DON(---)CAR

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8/23-8/24/04 Puzzle Contest:

Replace the question mark in the incomplete equation:

If 11111111 = 1234321

111111111111111111 = ?

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8/20-8/23/04 Puzzle Contest:

Determine what the following means:

Brendan + Alicia = Explosion in 1849

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8/19-8/20/04 Puzzle Contest:

If 4 hours past half of the time that has passed since Noon was half of an hour ago, what time is it now?

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8/18-8/19/04 Puzzle Contest:

I am a rank in the military. Remove my first 2 letters and make me plural, and you have a movie related to Close Encounters. What am I?

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8/17-8/18/04 Puzzle Contest:

I am ground spiced chickpeas shaped into balls and fried, or, in the spirit of Blue Collar TV and the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, I might be used in a sentence as follows: "I woke up with the most terrible ache after eating all those ground spiced chickpeas shaped into balls and fried... I just BLANK." What am I? (7 letters)

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8/16-8/17/04 Puzzle Contest:

I am an overlying strata of resistant rock, not what happens to a basketball goal after a slam dunk. What am I? (7 letters)

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8/13-8/16/04 Puzzle Contest:

Determine what letter comes next in this series:

O F N S T T ?

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8/12-8/13/04 Puzzle Contest:

Replace the question mark with the correct letter:
   33        53        63        74

45    T   61    K   69    N   77    ?

   R         E         J         F

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8/11-8/12/04 Puzzle Contest:

What do the following represent?
     I
    g   S     G          A
   u     k     e        n
  a       i     c      o
 n         n     k    l
a           k     o  e

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8/10-8/11/04 Puzzle Contest:

State the Obvious

Which US State is O?

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8/09-8/10/04 Puzzle Contest:

Below is the 8/4-8/5 puzzle, which is unsolved. Hints: what is the shape that is formed below? Assume each side of that shape is given a letter that is the equivalent of a number. A certain mathematical function has been applied to each letter/number, resulting (in all but one case) in a larger letter or number. The function applied is the same as the shape below. This puzzle is now worth 2 puzzle pieces.

Determine what letter should replace each of the question marks below:
 AAAAAAAA
D        ?
D        ?
D        ?
D        ?
 PPPPPPPP
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8/06-8/09/04 Puzzle Contest:

Below is the 8/3-8/4 puzzle, which is unsolved. I am surprised that it was not solved, as it is not that hard. But as hints, where are the 3 items listed below, and what is that thing around them? This puzzle is now worth 2 puzzle pieces.

What does the following mean?
--------------
| Kennebunk  |	
|	     |	
|  Augusta   |
|            |
| Madawaska  |
--------------
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8/05-8/06/04 Puzzle Contest:

What does the following mean?

dicetroubledice

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8/04-8/05/04 Puzzle Contest:

UNSOLVED!! The puzzle will be reissued for 8/9-8/10 with a hint, and will be worth 2 puzzle pieces.


8/03-8/04/04 Puzzle Contest:

UNSOLVED!! The puzzle will be reissued for 8/6-8/9 with a hint, and will be worth 2 puzzle pieces.


8/02-8/03/04 Puzzle Contest:

What does the following mean?
 0
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C|
 |R
A|
 |Z
Y#

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7/30-8/02/04 Puzzle Contest:

This is the 7/21-7/22 puzzle, reissued, as it was never solved. It is now worth 2 puzzle pieces. I typically provide hints on reissues, and this is no exception. The word below just before the question mark is a good hint, especially in its plural form. Somebody win this thing! :-)

What does the following mean?
(12 + 8 + 4)/3 = Your 8
(5 + 10 + 15)/3 = Your 10 *YOU RESIDE HERE*
(32 + 8 + 5)/3 = Your 15
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7/29-7/30/04 Puzzle Contest:

One of my sons is a pyromaniac, the other a big dummy who has never robbed a liquor store, yet tries to hold up our entire planet! But I guess it's no surprise they turned out that way, given that I'm two-faced and all... who/what am I?

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7/28-7/29/04 Puzzle Contest:

What does the following mean?

HAuWN

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7/27-7/28/04 Puzzle Contest:

You lose 3/4 of your money at a certain game, then double what remains by winning, then lose 1/3 of it, and end up with $15.00. How much did you start out with?

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7/26-7/27/04 Puzzle Contest:

If the first half of 160 astute square rods is the second part of a word that begins with a timepiece, how would it turn? (9 letters)

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7/23-7/26/04 Puzzle Contest:

ODD JOB

If you work for a strange employer (Puzz.com, for example) who pays you $1 for your first day of work, $2 for your second day, $3 for your third, and so on, how much would you have earned in total after 2 years (730 days)?

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7/22-7/23/04 Puzzle Contest:

I am a crane. Change my last letter, and you have a Hebrew shepherd who became a king. What am I?

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7/21-7/22/04 Puzzle Contest:

UNSOLVED!! The puzzle will be reissued for 7/30-8/2 with a hint, and will be worth 2 puzzle pieces.


7/20-7/21/04 Puzzle Contest:

What does the following mean?
THE THE
THE THE
THE THE cheaper 
THE THE
THE THE
THE THE

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7/19-7/20/04 Puzzle Contest:

I have 9 lives, but also 9 of something else. I'll whip you into (or out of) shape... what am I?

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7/16-7/19/04 Puzzle Contest:

Where's Waldo? He was eaten by a creature who he said was "foolishly consistent" and had a "small brain." Not one of Waldo's better moves. Who is Waldo, and what creature ate him?

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7/15-7/16/04 Puzzle Contest:

Replace (baby 1) and (baby 2) with the correct words in the following analogy:

boy tiger & girl lion IS TO girl tiger & boy lion AS (baby 1) IS TO (baby 2)

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7/14-7/15/04 Puzzle Contest:

I have 2, but I'm not Janus. I'm given in exchange for something else, including various types of paper. What am I?

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7/13-7/14/04 Puzzle Contest:

The man from the country at the top of the Himalayas came by plane to meet the man from the Far East who was wearing a chain round his neck. What was the weather when they met the man from the Middle East?

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7/12-7/13/04 Puzzle Contest:

What drink represents fights between 2 persons over honor?

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7/09-7/12/04 Puzzle Contest:

What does the following represent?

TURN
--------
RATE



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7/08-7/09/04 Puzzle Contest:

Magic Power

Batwinkle the wizard adds 27 identical cubes together to form a large cube. Then, without touching the sides of the large cube, he takes away the center cube to leave 26. How does he do it?

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7/07-7/08/04 Puzzle Contest:

What word do all of the following have in common?

post armor extortion electronic

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7/06-7/07/04 Puzzle Contest:

A soldier in Iraq has been given very good news: he can go home! However, the devious scoundrel known as the Puzzler has stolen his orders, and hidden them. The soldier finds a note where his orders should be. It shows 4 cities just outside of Iraq, which the Puzzler has replaced with these names: Soft Spot, Solid Location, Difficult Intention, Silly Relation. It then reads:

"Ha ha, you aren't going home!! Your orders are in an abandoned house along the road to one of the cities, but you'll never guess which one, and you have no time!"

Indeed, the soldier has only enough time to search for the abandoned house on one of the roads. Knowing the Puzzler often plays on words that relate to common expressions and sayings, he wisely chooses the right road, and days later, is safe at home with his family. Where did he search, and what saying or expression explains why?

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7/5-7/06/04 Puzzle Contest:

In the 1980s, Action questioned Randy, Michael, Marlon, Janet, Jackie, Rebbie, LaToya and Tito about a stolen collection of valuable records. He is about to question someone else, but was told it wasn't relevant. How so?

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7/2-7/05/04 Puzzle Contest:

Unscramble the following word:

LAMPANETRYARI

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7/1-7/02/04 Puzzle Contest:

I recently returned from a trip. Today is Tuesday. I returned three days before the day after the day before tomorrow. On what day did I return?

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6/30-7/01/04 Puzzle Contest:

Given the initial letters of the missing words, complete this sentence.

There are 14 D in a F.

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6/29-6/30/04 Puzzle Contest:

What does the following mean?

______A_____
Weighing Scale


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6/28-6/29/04 Puzzle Contest:

What does the following mean?

Ancient Cub e

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6/25-6/28/04 Puzzle Contest:

Firearms & Flowers Puzzle

Years ago, a band was on tour, and one of the band members found a threatening note in his dressing room after a show. It read:

I'm going to get you \ for stealing my girl!

- Mr. X

While to this day it remains a mystery who Mr. X was (after all, the band member in question dealt with so many "girls"...), can you figure out who the note was intended for?

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6/24-6/25/04 Puzzle Contest:

James Watson & Francis Crick, who cracked the DNA code, are attempting to escape from a cave guarded by the Cyclops Multitibias. While James makes it out safely, Francis is captured and quickly swallowed by Multitibias. However, he becomes lodged in the Cyclops' throat, causing a muscle spasm. The Cyclops coughs up Francis, who (in need of a shower) escapes. Question: why did this happen to the Cyclops?

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6/23-6/24/04 Puzzle Contest:

Vince, Sally, and Crazypuzz are having dinner. The doctor is wearing a Tommy shirt, the vegan-politico is wearing a "Beam me up, Scotty... there's no intelligent life down here!" t-shirt, and the crypto-maniac is wearing a tie-dye t-shirt. Vince is having a salad, Sally is having a turkey sandwich, and Crazypuzz is having a chocolate shake. The doctor's name rhymes with a word that can mean 'count'. List each person's career.

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6/22-6/23/04 Puzzle Contest:

Show Me the Money! Puzzle

Replace the question marks with the correct numbers in this all-American series:

121209 541343 1013082 25?????

122232 521209 1011157 20?????

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6/21-6/22/04 Puzzle Contest:

The following series of numbers represent the results when a certain number is repeatedly divided by 2. The first number in each 2-number set is the first digit in the actual number, and the the second number in each 2-number set is the last digit in the actual number, even if that number comes 1 or more spaces after a decimal. 50 represents the first result after the original number was divided by 2, and so forth. What is the original number (hint: it is greater than 5, but less than 5,000,000)?

50 20 10 65 35 15 75 35 15 95

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6/18-6/21/04 Puzzle Contest:

If ppp is what you do with your boat, gently down the stream, what letter might you use to express your surprise when your god, kron, suddenly appeared?

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6/17-6/18/04 Puzzle Contest:

3-Dimensional Teaser

If circle triangle(20) triangle(4) is what you are most likely doing now
triangle(4) triangle(20) square is a spasmodic muscular movement
and pentagon triangle(20) circle is to show disrespect to
what shapes would represent the spoken representation of the dot in radio and telegraph code?

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6/16-6/17/04 Puzzle Contest:

Agents Puzz and Chimera are on a stakeout to observe the activities of the dastardly criminal mastermind Yoopee. Because the Crime Reduction Agency of Puzzcom has recently become aware of potential leaks, the agents speak in various codes in case their room is tapped. Looking through binoculars, Chimera flatly says "I drink container." After thinking for a few seconds, Puzz responds with "Good one. Took me a bit to spell that one out. Let me see the binoculars so I can have a look for myself." What had Chimera told Puzz?

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6/15-6/16/04 Puzzle Contest:

Stentorian Clan is musically known as? (4 and 6 letters)

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6/14-6/15/04 Puzzle Contest:

I'm a monster that can kill you with its look, not pulling back the hammer to arm an instant weapon. What am I? (10 letters)

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6/11-6/14/04 Puzzle Contest:

The EASY WAY and the HARD WAY

If EASY is 7, HARD is 8, and WAY is 5, what is PUZZ.COM ?

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6/10-6/11/04 Puzzle Contest:

With 4 perfect slices a clay cube is cut into 27 identical smaller cubes, but the cubes are not separated. How many total cube faces can you see by rotating the sliced cube, but without taking it apart? Do not count the original cube's faces in your total.

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6/9-6/10/04 Puzzle Contest:

What word do all of the following have in common?

like heat crime sound

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6/8-6/9/04 Puzzle Contest:

What word do all of the following have in common?

my dip bake shell

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6/7-6/8/04 Puzzle Contest:

ON THE RIGHT TREK

What word should come next in this series:

trap x before time within women of ?

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6/4-6/7/04 Puzzle Contest:

Below is the 5/27-5/28 puzzle, which was never solved. It is now worth 2 puzzle pieces, and I am providing the following hint:

Tim Berry CEO

What do 'Big Swordfish' and Richard B. Cheney have in common? The answer is a name that contains 11 letters.

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6/3-6/4/04 Puzzle Contest:

What does the following represent?

loneliest by sea a lady and seven years ago nine to kicks on route 6

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6/2-6/3/04 Puzzle Contest:

If you excessively indulge in har, what might you be? (9 letters)

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6/1-6/2/04 Puzzle Contest:

Determine what name is missing from each of the following:

A. Are you (6 letters) bad day? (Cuba)

B. Yeah, he's (7 letters) all over the place. Talk about an owner of acreage! (Sweden)

C. This computer is a (4 letters) junk! (Italy)

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5/31-6/1/04 Puzzle Contest:

Alabama Smith, world renowned treasure finder, bounty hunter, escape artist, and philandering philanthropist, is deep in the jungle searching for the tomb of the vertically challenged King Neehitoabugsi. With the help of a local tribe, the Village People, Smith and his unusually clad cohorts locate and enter the tomb.

After (mostly) surviving halls filled with pitfalls, poison dart traps, and much worse, the party comes upon the miniature throne of the king... which is made out of pure diamond! As the tribal members break out in song about the YMCA, Smith sets about trying to decipher the runes at the foot of the throne. If his hunch is correct, he must set the loose flagstones in front of the throne in a certain order prior to its removal to avoid springing a most deadly trap. The stones are marked with the following symbols:

! @ # $ % ^ & * ( )

The runes read:

^ $ * = )!^

& % @ = ()%

$ # * = )%#

) ( * = %

! @ # = !

Below this is an incomplete set:

$ & # =

What symbols complete the set, indicating the order that the flagstones should be placed in?

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5/28-5/31/04 Puzzle Contest:

Secret Agent Puzz D. Comm is telegraphing a message to headquarters (he's a bit behind the times on technology :-). The message reads:

ioe,ileoeyie.vfbmhblwynhh

The Competition, arch enemies of Agent Comm, were unable to crack this code. Can you?

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5/27-5/28/04 Puzzle Contest:

UNSOLVED!! The puzzle will be reissued for 6/4-6/7 with a hint, and will be worth 2 puzzle pieces.


5/26-5/27/04 Puzzle Contest:

What word do all of the following have in common?

Gandalf personnel flag plaster

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5/25-5/26/04 Puzzle Contest:

Determine what word completes the analogy:

Small blue woman is to Smurfet as eat or drink to excess, not Beach Boys related, is to (7 letters).

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5/24-5/25/04 Puzzle Contest:

private instructor is to TUTOR as English royal house is to ?

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5/21-5/24/04 Puzzle Contest:

The First Scribe of Puzzledom has hidden a word in this paragraph. Word wisdom will assist you in finding it. You should start from the beginning and search in order. Are you up to this challenge? Looking from beginning to immediately following the end is the correct way. For there is no other. Is this tough enough? Tell me the answer!

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5/20-5/21/04 Puzzle Contest:

Determine what 3 numbers should replace the question marks below:

IF Might Inherit Xylophones is equal to 1009
THEN Devious Calculating Librarian is equal to ???

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5/19-5/20/04 Puzzle Contest:

Determine what 4 numbers should replace the 4 question marks below:

IF scream and pound money is equal to 1734
THEN arch at star percentage is equal to ????

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5/18-5/19/04 Puzzle Contest:

If my last name has happened to someone, they are most likely dead. I am now famous, although it may not last that much more than 15 minutes. However, I am a banging idol to many. Who am I?

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5/17-5/18/04 Puzzle Contest:

My last half is round and my first half is an insect. I am used to protect clothing from my first half. What I?

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5/14-5/17/04 Puzzle Contest:

What letter should replace the question mark in the following arrangement?

      O A C
          Y
      ?   B
      R
      A L V


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5/13-5/14/04 Puzzle Contest:

If 4 men can paint 14 houses in exactly 3 hours, how long would it take 6 men to paint 33 houses?

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5/12-5/13/04 Puzzle Contest:

Replace the question marks with correct names in the following analogy:

FOUR is to Ringo, John, Paul, & George as FIVE is to Ted, ?, ?, ?, & ?

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5/11-5/12/04 Puzzle Contest:

What saying does the following suggest?

flattery
flattery
flattery
flattery
flattery
flattery
flattery
flattery
flattery
flattery

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5/10-5/11/04 Puzzle Contest:

What title does the following suggest?

not Earth or Wind
Brett Butler

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5/7-5/10/04 Puzzle Contest:

What does the following suggest you should do?

. eyes & + tease

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5/6-5/7/04 Puzzle Contest:

What does the following represent?

dac tyl

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5/5-5/6/04 Puzzle Contest:

What does the following represent?

deca John, don't forget to buy eggs on your way home from work. Love, Marge nter

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5/4-5/5/04 Puzzle Contest:

Letter Removal Teasers II

Each of the following puzzlers hints at 2 words. The second word is the same as the first word, but with one letter removed.
Example: A type of thief : Talk too much (6 & 5 letters)
Answer: PIRATE and PRATE

You must get the following 3 right to be entered to win:

1. A place to moor a ship : Mr. Holliday (4 & 3 letters)
2. Egyptian nature goddess : Sister (4 & 3 letters)
3. A great quantity : A foam formed by soap (7 & 6 letters)

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5/3-5/4/04 Puzzle Contest:

Letter Removal Teasers

Each of the following puzzlers hints at 2 words. The second word is the same as the first word, but with one letter removed.
Example: A type of thief : Talk too much (6 & 5 letters)
Answer: PIRATE and PRATE

You must get the following 3 right to be entered to win:

1. A light snowfall : Covered with fur (6 & 5 letters)
2. To disfigure : 90 degrees, for example (6 & 5 letters)
3. Vertically challenged : An attempt to score (5 & 4 letters)

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