Problems 11 - 20
Placing one coin in each square, arrange five pennies, five nickels, five dimes, five quarters, and five half-dollars in this 5x5 grid so the totals in each row and column equal the amounts below and to the right of the grid.
Adam picked up one of his usual, five-card draw poker hands the other night. He noted:
What was Adam's hand?
The object of this puzzle is to determine the positions of five chess pieces - a King, Queen, Rook, Bishop, and Knight.
To help you do this, you are given clues in the form of numbers on some squares. Each number represents the number of pieces which "attack" that square - or to put it another way, the number of pieces which could move there in one turn.
The pieces must go in the five squares with the blue borders. When they are correctly placed, the numbers on the board will match exactly the number of pieces that attack each numbered square. There is only one solution.
For example, with the chessboard below, neither a Queen nor a Rook can be placed on square c3 since each of those two pieces would attack square c6 and that square has zero pieces attacking it. Nor can a Queen or a Bishop be placed on square a8 for the same reason. You've just eliminated two squares the Queen can be placed on.
Once again, determine the location of the five chess pieces as described above.
According to the second edition of The Official Scrabble Player's Dictionary, which of the following words would NOT be considered valid in a Scrabble® Brand Crossword game:
This time, only one of the words in the list below would be considered valid in a Scrabble® Brand Crossword game, according to the second edition of The Official Scrabble Player's Dictionary. Which word is it?
"Oh fudge!" said Zack! "I've forgotten my locker combination! Now I'm going to be late for class!"
"Relax," said Kyle. "What do you remember about it?"
"Well, as you know, each of the three numbers of my combination can be anywhere between 1 and 39 inclusive. I do remember each number was different and the sum of the first two numbers was 42."
"Okay, go on."
"The last two numbers differed by only two. Oh yes, and all three numbers were primes."
"Well Zack, it just so happens I actually remember your combination. But since you think you're so smart, I'll only give you just one hint. If you take the three numbers of your combination and multiply the three of them together, the last digit of the product will be...." And Kyle whispered something in his ear.
With that, Zack was able to deduce his combination and open his locker.
What was his combination?
Six Poker Hands
Each of the participants in the last pot reveals something about his hand:
If no more than three of the undealt cards were black, what hand did everyone have?
Opponent's Poker Hand
I made a large bet in my last Lowball poker game and my opponent folded. With the diagram below and the following clues, can you figure out what my opponent had? (Note: Aces are considered a low card in Lowball.)
Man in the Portrait
A man is looking at a portrait and says, "Brothers and sisters I have none, but that man's father is my father's son."
The man is looking at a portrait of...