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Offline Mince

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Four Christmas Puzzles
« on: December 06, 2020, 06:09:14 PM »
1. Find the missing letter.  Christmas Song

| W | W | Y | ? | M | C |



2. Make a sound with a foot-high king - rigid works best.  Christmas Song with Cryptic Clue

17, 18, 17, 15.5

17, 18, 17, 15.5

21, 21, 19

20, 20, 18

19, 19, 20, 19.5, 18.5, 18, 19, 18, 17

19, 19, 20, 19.5, 18.5, 18, 19, 18, 17



3. Christmas Riddle  You know the answer when you get it.

Twas the night before Christmas
When Jan fell to the ground.
A few guests were suspected
But no killer was found.

Office Cornwaller arrived at the scene
The cold, breezy night threatened Gangrene.
Three suspects were questioned, all of them men.
Jack, Gregory, and don't forget Ben.

Office Cornwaller searched high and low.
On the tree, on the floor, and under each bow.
He was about to give up, but that's when he saw
The clues that told him who broke the law:

A car, a pot, a hammer, a knife, and some lumber.
Now Office Cornwaller had the murderer's number!
Can you use the clues to find the bad man
Who caused the death of poor, innocent Jan?



4. Elf Puzzle  Simple Answer
Before Santa arrives, Harry the elf has to prepare each chimney with two magical powders: one bag of slippery powder (to allow Santa to slip down the chimney) and one bag of cushioning powder (to cushion Santa's fall). Harry realises that for the last two chimneys, he has four bags of powder. He knows two of them are slippery powder and two are cushioning powder, but none of them has been labelled and all the bags and powders look identical. How does he ensure that each chimney gets one bag of slippery powder and one bag of cushioning powder?
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Offline Diane CBPFC

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Re: Four Christmas Puzzles
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2020, 09:46:48 PM »
These are all too hard.

Harry the Elf will have to figure that out for himself.

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Re: Four Christmas Puzzles
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2020, 12:23:56 AM »
You’ve been nicking the crackers from the Mensa Christmas Party again, haven’t you? Naughty waiter!
I apologise, in advance.

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Re: Four Christmas Puzzles
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2020, 10:57:18 AM »
Great! I thought they were all too easy.

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Re: Four Christmas Puzzles
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2020, 12:47:13 PM »
Some of us have turkeys to stuff.  :\
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Re: Four Christmas Puzzles
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2020, 04:37:01 PM »
Some of us have turkeys to stuff.  :\

Excuses!

(And you have to stuff more than one turkey?)

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Re: Four Christmas Puzzles
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2020, 09:56:48 PM »
Practice makes perfect.  :\
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Re: Four Christmas Puzzles
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2020, 02:02:23 PM »
I have added some clues in red.

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Re: Four Christmas Puzzles
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2020, 12:40:05 AM »
1) A
3) Jack
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Re: Four Christmas Puzzles
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2020, 11:17:33 AM »
I'm surprised Roger has not gone for the cryptic clue question.

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Re: Four Christmas Puzzles
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2020, 05:56:24 PM »
People will come from strange lands to hear me speak my words of wisdom. They will ask me the secret of life and I will tell them. Then maybe I'll finish off with a song. The Nomad

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Re: Four Christmas Puzzles
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2020, 06:58:44 PM »
I'm surprised Roger has not gone for the cryptic clue question.
He has gone for it. Unsuccessfully.

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Re: Four Christmas Puzzles
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2020, 07:57:41 PM »
Foot-high King could be a ruler. Nope. Still stuck.

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Re: Four Christmas Puzzles
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2020, 08:10:16 PM »
Foot-high King could be a ruler. Nope. Still stuck.

So you got the idea for the ruler and then made no connection to the numbers afterwards?