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Cut One Off And I Become Stronger

I have three letters. Cut one off and I become stronger. Cut two off and I become ten. What am I?

A fox. Removing the x leaves ox, a strong animal. Cutting off the fo leaves X, the roman numeral for 10.

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Two Hands But Can’t Clap

I have two hands but I cannot clap. What am I?

A clock.

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854917632

What is special about the number 854917632?

It is the numbers from 1 to 9 in alphabetical order.

Eight
Five
Four
Nine
One
Seven
Six
Three
Two

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Thin Barn Word Ladder

Get from the word THIN to BARN by changing one letter at a time and forming another English word in each step.

1. THIN
2. _ _ _ _
3. _ _ _ _
4. _ _ _ _
5. _ _ _ _
6. BARN

1. THIN
2. CHIN
3. COIN
4. CORN
5. BORN
6. BARN

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Asleep, Parts, Ideals Trianagrams

Rearrange the letters of the first word to form a new one, then rearrange the letters of the new word to form a third.

ASLEEP _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
PARTS _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
IDEALS _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

1. ASLEEP, PLEASE, ELAPSE
2. PARTS, TRAPS, STRAP (TARPS or SPRAT also work)
3. IDEALS, SAILED, LADIES

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Not in Any State

Which letter of the alphabet is the only one that does not appear in any of the names of the 50 United States?

The letter Q.

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Fall Crop

What three or four-letter word belongs between the word on the left and the word on the right so that the first and second, and second and third words form a compound word or phrase?

For example: FOOT _ _ _ _ PARK would be BALL, or FOOTBALL and BALL PARK.

1. FALL _ _ _ CROP
2. KNEE _ _ _ SIZE
3. BOARD _ _ _ _ WAY

1. OUT – FALLOUT, OUTCROP
2. CAP – KNEECAP, CAPSIZE
3. WALK – BOARDWALK, WALKWAY

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A Corny Question

A merchant has 21 sacks of grain: 7 full, 7 half-full and 7 empty. He wants to divide them equally among his three sons. How can he do this, without transferring any grain between sacks, so each son has the same quantity of grain and number of sacks?

We know each son must end up with 7 sacks and 3.5 sacks of grain, since (7 sacks + 7 half sacks) / 3 = 3.5 sacks each.
There are two solutions.

Solution 1
Son 1: 3 full, 1 half-full and 3 empty.
Son 2: 3 full, 1 half-full and 3 empty.
Son 3: 1 full, 5 half-full and 1 empty.

Solution 2
Son 1: 2 full, 3 half-full and 2 empty.
Son 2: 2 full, 3 half-full and 2 empty.
Son 3: 3 full, 1 half-full and 3 empty.

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Calm and Cool Among Tumult and Fury

I remain calm and cool among tumult and fury,
I hide treasures and creatures you could hardly fathom,
I will crush those I welcome in deeply,
I am dark yet beautiful.

What am I?

Underwater in the deep ocean. Even when storms brew, the water deep below the surface is calm and cool. Thousands of treasures have been lost in sunken ships, and amazing creatures live at deep depths of the ocean. At extreme depths, the pressure is crushing. It is extremely dark deep in the ocean, yet also beautiful.

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Rhyming Anagrams

There are four pairs of words below. Rearrange one of the words in the pair to form a word that rhymes with the other word. For example, if you had the following pair of words:

FRINGE LINGER

You would rearrange FRINGE into FINGER, which rhymes with LINGER. You can rearrange the letters of either word.

1. MOPIER PERIOD
2. GHOULS SCRUFF
3. JAILED LEVIED
4. WEIGHT ARTIST

1. DOPIER
2. SLOUGH
3. VEILED
4. STRAIT

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