# Message Board

## Crosswords and other puzzles

**For discussion of all forms of mental gymnastics, especially that baffling final clue**

Message board > Crosswords and other puzzles | 54 to 103 of 153 |

by Mike - Mon 24th Jul 2006, 10:15am | ||

Neil T said: From Saturday's [me at] frontstops?Times:Too high to catch? (10) | ||

by Neil T - Sun 23rd Jul 2006, 4:53pm | ||

From Saturday's Times:Too high to catch? (10) | ||

by RTT - Wed 22nd Feb 2006, 11:30pm | ||

Funniest clue I've seen in ages (no prizes for guessing the publication): OBN candidate gets to be repellant penetrating a dog (10)? | ||

by Get your PBs down - Tue 31st Jan 2006, 1:26pm | ||

To all crossworders: DO THE TIMES TODAY. I have just reduced my PB to 4'04". | ||

by Neil T - Tue 31st Jan 2006, 1:21pm | ||

This may be too late, but... 10 RP is 10 Rillington Place, the scene of several grisly murders a la Fred West. (Also a film I think.) GET IN!! | ||

by Simon - Tue 17th Jan 2006, 8:50pm | ||

gf said: Depending on which one you believe from a selection of four sources I've found so far, there are 8, 9, 17 or... 10 Royal Parks. I was in the green that is bordered by the Palace of Westminster, Millbank, and the Thames this morning, and the by-laws posted there named 20 sites which are managed by the Royal Parks. | ||

by Mike - Tue 17th Jan 2006, 5:29pm | ||

The Power said: 1, 18 next? Yup. I'm ashamed to say I didn't get it at the time. | ||

by The Power - Tue 17th Jan 2006, 3:53pm | ||

Mike said: A nice one from Radio 1 this morning: 1, 18 next?What is the next number in this sequence? 16, 8, 11, 14, 9, 12, 5, 20 | ||

by Mike - Tue 17th Jan 2006, 2:50pm | ||

A nice one from Radio 1 this morning: What is the next number in this sequence? 16, 8, 11, 14, 9, 12, 5, 20 | ||

by Andy - Tue 10th Jan 2006, 11:02am | ||

we had this argument in the boat house, whether, a billion was, 1,000,000,000 or 1,000,000,000,000 And also whether an octillion is 10^48 or 10^27, I'm not using any of that inferior american arithmetic | ||

by jmg - Tue 10th Jan 2006, 10:53am | ||

Andy said: 1,000,000,000,000 Very British of you! | ||

by Andy - Mon 9th Jan 2006, 6:01pm | ||

Mike said: 8 Ok, you've got it, there's no 10th or 11th term3 5 And then I get stuck. | ||

by Mike - Mon 9th Jan 2006, 5:50pm | ||

Andy said: What comes next in this sequence? 83 5 And then I get stuck. | ||

by Andy - Mon 9th Jan 2006, 4:58pm | ||

What comes next in this sequence? 101 1,000,000,000,000 10^48 100 1 4 | ||

by not even bothered - Thu 29th Dec 2005, 4:27pm | ||

Tom C said: speed in a built up area 18 TITPEighteen Turns in the Park (its a sculpture in the Sepentine Gallery?) | ||

by Tom C - Thu 29th Dec 2005, 2:05pm | ||

jmg said: One of the ones we got before I posted, 180 MSITD was 'maximum score in three darts', so I'm thinking this could be maximum score in something? speed in a built up area | ||

by jmg - Thu 29th Dec 2005, 9:07am | ||

jmg said: 30 MSIABUA One of the ones we got before I posted, 180 MSITD was 'maximum score in three darts', so I'm thinking this could be maximum score in something? | ||

by Richard - Wed 28th Dec 2005, 11:52pm | ||

Richard said: The Royal Parks Website suggests that there are only 8 Royal Parks. The quote from the site is;Millions of Londoners and tourists visit the eight Royal Parks for free each year. | ||

by Richard - Wed 28th Dec 2005, 11:51pm | ||

gf said: Depending on which one you believe from a selection of four sources I've found so far, there are 8, 9, 17 or... 10 Royal Parks. The Royal Parks Website suggests that there are only 8 Royal Parks. I'd say that would be a fairly reliable source | ||

by gf - Wed 28th Dec 2005, 12:03pm | ||

Depending on which one you believe from a selection of four sources I've found so far, there are 8, 9, 17 or... 10 Royal Parks. | ||

by gf - Wed 28th Dec 2005, 10:43am | ||

Is it possible that this quiz has been set by somebody non-sporty who thinks there are 18 Teams In The Premiership? | ||

by gf - Wed 28th Dec 2005, 10:33am | ||

mjb said: 3 Coins In A Fountain 12 Good Men And True | ||

by mjb - Tue 27th Dec 2005, 11:13pm | ||

3 CIAF 3 Coins In A Fountain | ||

by Richard - Tue 27th Dec 2005, 10:44pm | ||

4 PIAPT 4 Players In A Polo? Team | ||

by mjb - Tue 27th Dec 2005, 10:28pm | ||

10 DS 10 Downing Street | ||

by Richard - Tue 27th Dec 2005, 10:16pm | ||

22 TLD 22 - Two Little Ducks | ||

by mjb - Tue 27th Dec 2005, 9:26pm | ||

jmg said: 2 Swallows Don't Make A Summer2 SDMAS 36 BKOAP 6 BIAO 7 DS 36 Black Keys On A Piano 6 Balls In An Over 7 Deadly Sins So it's just these ones left : 18 TITP 30 MSIABUA 12 GMAT 4 PIAPT 10 DS 3 CIAF 22 TLD 10 RP | ||

by mjb - Tue 27th Dec 2005, 9:17pm | ||

jmg said: ... questions like "12 DOC" to which the answer is "Days of Christmas" ... 4 Calling Birds ?4 CB | ||

by jmg - Tue 27th Dec 2005, 6:39pm | ||

jmg said:200 PFPG Just got this one... pounds for passing go | ||

by Richard - Tue 27th Dec 2005, 6:37pm | ||

10 GB (HOTW) 10 Green Bottles (Hanging On The Wall) | ||

by Richard - Tue 27th Dec 2005, 6:33pm | ||

3 MFASBE 3 Minutes For A Soft Boiled Egg?2 WDMAR 2 Wrongs Don't Make A Right? | ||

by Richard - Tue 27th Dec 2005, 6:23pm | ||

26 LOTA 26 Letters Of The Alphabet | ||

by jpd - Tue 27th Dec 2005, 5:42pm | ||

9 LOAC 9 Lives of a Cat | ||

by jpd - Tue 27th Dec 2005, 5:39pm | ||

5 OR 5 Olympic Rings3 FIOY 3 Feet in One Yard | ||

by jmg - Tue 27th Dec 2005, 5:30pm | ||

Okay, so we've got this christmas quiz thing at home. You'll have seen the like before - questions like "12 DOC" to which the answer is "Days of Christmas". Still quite a few left, so here we go... 4 CB 10 GB (HOTW) 2 SDMAS 9 LOAC 36 BKOAP 5 OR 3 MFASBE 18 TITP 30 MSIABUA 12 GMAT 4 PIAPT 2 WDMAR 10 DS 200 PFPG 3 FIOY 3 CIAF 22 TLD 26 LOTA 6 BIAO 7 DS 10 RP Any ideas? | ||

by Richard - Fri 21st Oct 2005, 3:18pm | ||

And just to keep you going here are a couple for base 8 (containing all of the numbers 1-7)**2 x * --- *** ** x *6 --- *** Both have unique solutions | ||

by Richard - Fri 21st Oct 2005, 1:00pm | ||

Richard said: base 5: (unique solution) Well, it's unique if you don't count swapping the two numbers being multiplied* x * -- ** | ||

by Richard - Fri 21st Oct 2005, 12:53pm | ||

base 5: (unique solution)* x * -- ** base 6: (unique solution) ** x * --- ** base 7: (2 solutions) ** x * --- xxx | ||

by Mike - Fri 21st Oct 2005, 9:27am | ||

Dubya said: Are there similar problems in other bases than base 10? OK: in base 4, the following contains all the digits from 1-3.* + 1 -- * Or is that not quite what you had in mind? | ||

by Dubya - Thu 20th Oct 2005, 10:12pm | ||

jpd said: OK, you asked for it - prove this is the only solution (or otherwise). Are there similar problems in other bases than base 10? | ||

by jpd - Thu 20th Oct 2005, 8:04am | ||

Richard said: Are there any other solutions? OK, you asked for it - prove this is the only solution (or otherwise). | ||

by Richard - Wed 19th Oct 2005, 11:54pm | ||

jpd said: The following multiplication contains all the digits 1-9. Fill in the blanks: 186 39 x ---- 7254 Are there any other solutions? | ||

by jpd - Wed 19th Oct 2005, 9:49pm | ||

Richard said: You could also start on any circle which is Is the right answer.1 + 1 / (2n*pi) miles north of the South pole. The following multiplication contains all the digits 1-9. Fill in the blanks: *** 3* x ---- **** | ||

by Richard - Wed 19th Oct 2005, 8:23pm | ||

jpd said: Is the right answer. You could also start on any circle which isIf we assume the small area around the South pole is flat, our start point would be any point on the circle which is 1 + 1 / (2 * pi) miles North of the South pole. Where else could I be? 1 + 1 / (2n*pi) miles north of the South pole. | ||

by Richard - Wed 19th Oct 2005, 7:48pm | ||

jpd said: Is that inclusive or exclusive? If it doesn't include 1, then I think 4&13 work.Peter is told the product, 52 Simon is told the sum, 17 52's factors are; 2&26, 4&13 Simon knows that Peter couldn't tell what the numbers were just from the product. If Simon was told 28, then one of the possibilities for 28 are 5&23, but the product of 5&23 is 115 (which can be made in no other way) - so if Simon was told 28, then he couldn't know that Peter couldn't tell what the numbers were. Therefore Simon was told the sum 17. Peter now knows what the numbers are. The possiblities for a sum of 17 are 2&15 (product 30), 3&14 (42), 4&13 (52), 5&12 (60), 6&11(66), 7&10(70), 8&9(72) product 30 gives 2&15(sum 17), 3&10(13), 5&6(11) Only a sum of 13 would be eliminated by Peter when told that Simon already knew that Peter couldn't tell what the numbers were (13 can also be 2&11 whose product 22 can only be formed in 1 way), leaving 2 remaining possibilities therefore Peter can't have worked out the right answer. Therefore it's not 2&15 as the answer. The same argument can be used for 42,60,66,70 and 72, but not for 52. Therefore Simon will also be able to work out that the numbers must be 4&13 | ||

by mjb - Wed 19th Oct 2005, 4:22pm | ||

jpd said: how can you possibly walk at the centre of the Earth? You obviously haven't read much Jules Verne then. | ||

by jpd - Wed 19th Oct 2005, 4:11pm | ||

Ingers said: I think of 2 integers between 1 and 100. Is that inclusive or exclusive? | ||

by Ingers - Wed 19th Oct 2005, 4:05pm | ||

Ok, this is an old chestnut, but is the single one of these sorts of problems that took me the longest time (and led to at least 1 man-day's loss of productivity at Deloitte). I think of 2 integers between 1 and 100. I tell Peter the Product and Simon the Sum. 1.) Peter: "I don't know what the numbers are" 2.) Simon: "I knew you wouldn't" 3.) Peter: "Now you've siad that, I do know" 4.) Simon: "Now you've said that I also know" What are the numbers? No computer programmes allowed | ||

by jpd - Wed 19th Oct 2005, 3:56pm | ||

mjb said: OK, so I rushed the previous one a bit. East is definitely undefined along the whole of the straight line that runs through the North and the South pole. Also, how can you possibly walk at the centre of the Earth?How aboot the centre of the earth, or is East undefined there as well. In which case, go out far enough such that your 1 mile East will take you back to where you started the Eastward leg. You are walking on the Earth's surface. And before you ask, no other form of transport is used. | ||

by Mike - Wed 19th Oct 2005, 3:53pm | ||

mjb said: How aboot the centre of the earth Have you suddenly turned Canadian? |

Show 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 |