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A different kind of Puzzle

(27 Posts)
Granny23 Thu 16-Apr-20 22:58:31

Can you solve these?

Bathsheba Thu 16-Apr-20 23:01:30

1) Baseline
2) Back door
3) An inside job
4) Uphill struggle
5) Upset tummy

I'll have to think about the last three a bit longer....

Bathsheba Thu 16-Apr-20 23:03:33

Oh, just got the last one: Anyone for tennis.

BradfordLass73 Fri 17-Apr-20 07:35:57

Well, that was a waste of time, wasn't it? I thought we were supposed to keep solutions to ourselves so as not to spoil it for others?

DanniRae Fri 17-Apr-20 07:40:10


Pittcity Fri 17-Apr-20 07:55:36

Anyone got number 6? I think I know 7.

Pittcity Fri 17-Apr-20 08:09:23

I've got 6 now.

Pittcity Fri 17-Apr-20 08:09:53

Here's one I like.

BlueBelle Fri 17-Apr-20 08:15:37

bathsheba playing by herself
Reminds me of when my grandson was little and always called the answer out in class πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Marydoll Fri 17-Apr-20 09:06:31

Bathsheba is very good at solving these puzzles quickly! Well done!

Bathsheba Fri 17-Apr-20 10:38:16

Sorry, I should have just said 'yes', shouldn't I blush

Please find some more like this Granny23 and I promise I'll shut up!

Missedout Fri 17-Apr-20 15:08:51

When will we get the answers? I'm stuck on 07 hmm
Any hints?

Granny23 Fri 17-Apr-20 17:36:46

Missedout Love the name by the way. Bathsheeba was correct with the first 5.

No. 6 is - Back to square 1
No. 7 is - Goodnight or alternatively "Yes, Prime Minister"
No 8 is - Anyone for Tennis

Pittcity Fri 17-Apr-20 19:57:09

I thought 7 was Alright on the Night!

Mine was High IQ.

Granny23 Fri 17-Apr-20 20:26:17

pittcity yours is a better answer than I was given.

Thanks for the answer to your one - I didn't get it.

Missedout Fri 17-Apr-20 20:58:28

Yes I though 7 could be 'politically correct'. I thought about all the other examples given too but didn't consider as PM being night, just anytime after midday.

Well, these dingbats gave the little grey cells a work out, and together with Marydoll's Mathematical Extravaganza, I've been exercising my brain - a lot more than my body l’m sad to say. sad Thank you.

May7 Sat 18-Apr-20 10:27:53

pittcity is yours eyeliner
If not please give a clue its driving me crazy grin

May7 Sat 18-Apr-20 10:28:23

Sorry just seen answer

Pittcity Sat 18-Apr-20 11:45:00

Eyeliner is a great alternative May7.

Granny23 Sat 25-Apr-20 12:09:39

Here are some more different puzzles, Please don't post your answers until say 21.00 tonight to give others a chance.

1. Johnny's mother had three children. The first child was named April. The second child was named May. What was the third child's name?

2. There is a clerk at the butcher shop, he is five feet ten inches tall and he wears size 13 sneakers. What does he weigh?

3. Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?

4. How much dirt is there in a hole... that measures two feet by three feet by four feet?

5. What word in the English Language... is always spelled incorrectly?

6. Billy was born on December 28th, yet his birthday is always in the summer. How is this possible?

7. In California, you cannot take a picture of a man with a wooden leg. Why not?

8. What was the President's 1975?

9. If you were running a race, and you passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in now?

10. Which is correct to say, "The yolk of the egg are white" or "The yolk of the egg is white"?

11. If a farmer has 5 haystacks in one field and 4 haystacks in the other field, how many haystacks would he have if he combined them all in a third field?

Bathsheba Sat 25-Apr-20 13:24:15

Think I've got them all! I'll shut up until 9.00 o'clock tonight, promise wink

May7 Sat 25-Apr-20 13:29:18

Me too. Are we bored or just highly tuned human specimens bathsheba

crazyH Sat 25-Apr-20 13:30:42

Can I make a suggestion.? When someone posts a puzzle, can we PM the OP with an answer and then the OP lets us know who was the first to get the answers correct, and of course let us have the answers , and there should be a time limit, say , 24 hours from the OP - hopefully that will work.

Doodle Sat 25-Apr-20 13:41:02

I’ve got most. Very good grany23 look forward to checking my answers when you post them. We could just wait till 9.00 to see if we are right. πŸ˜€

Bathsheba Sat 25-Apr-20 13:44:13

I don't really care whether I was first to get them right or not hmm. And think about the poor OP being overloaded with answers that she then has to read through and check and reply to.