## I Am Both Safe and Secure

As a whole, I am both safe and secure.

Behead me, I become a place of meeting.

Behead me again, I am the partner of ready.

Restore me, I become the domain of beasts.

Stable. A table is a place of meeting. Able and ready is a common phrase, and a stable is where beasts reside (beasts of burden, not beasts like the one in Beauty and the Beast who lived in a glorious castle but the west wing was forbidden to enter until Belle…I’ve said too much!).

## Reverse to Equal Ten

Which two of these rows can be reversed so the total of each row, across and down, equals 10?

A. 5 4 1

B. 6 1 3

C. 3 5 2

Rows B and C, becoming:

A. 5 4 1

B. 3 1 6

C. 2 5 3

## Thought Rebus

What does this represent?

but thought thought

But on second thought.

## A Sign in Japan

This sign was seen in Japan. What does it mean?

It’s a glass sign containing instructions on a glass door.

It says PULL on one side and PUSH on the opposite side.

## Loses Its Head Every Morning

What loses its head every morning only to get it back every night?

A pillow.

## Whelming Rebus

What does this represent?

1 3 5 7 9 ----------- WHELMING

Overwhelming odds.

## Counting Squares

How many squares of any size are in this grid?

30.

There are:

16 1×1 squares

9 2×2 squares

4 3×3 squares

1 4×4 square (the whole shape)

Hence, 16 + 9 + 4 + 1 = 30.

## The Most Impressive Boundary

The most impressive boundary’s not a wall.

It’s not a manufactured thing at all.

Moving towards it won’t reduce the gap

and nothing marks its presence on a map.

The horizon.

By Sef Daystrom

## Four Nines To Make a Hundred

How can you make four 9’s equal 100?

99 9/9 = 100