## Word Value Of 52

If every letter of the alphabet is worth its numerical value (A=1, B=2, C=3), what’s a common 11-letter word whose letter values total only 52?

Abracadabra

## He And She Both Have One Each

He and she both have one each, but every person has two. A citizen has three and a human being has four. A personality has five and an inhabitant of earth has six. What are they?

Syllables.

## All In White, A Fossil

All in white, a fossil,

fresh snow, a loan, the sky,

But just what am I?

A bride (something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue).

## Augustus’ Candy

Augustus loves candy and much to his delight, his three favorites are on sale. One each of gum, chocolate and caramel cost 40 cents. A caramel is over three times the price of gum. Six gums are worth more than chocolate. A caramel plus two gums cost less than chocolate. What is the price of each candy?

Gum = 4 cents

Chocolate = 23 cents

Caramel = 13 cents

## I Am And Yet Cannot

I am and yet cannot,

I’m an idea, yet can rot,

I’m two but none,

On land but on sea.

What am I?

A paradox / pair of docks.

## Maya’s Stamps Errand

Maya’s mother asked her to buy some stamps. The available stamps were 3 cents, 9 cents, 11 cents, 17 cents and 21 cents. Her mother asked her to buy eight each of three stamps and nine of each of the remaining two stamps. Unfortunately, Maya forgot which stamps she was supposed to buy eight and nine of. Luckily, her mother had given her $5, the exact amount required to buy the stamps. Which stamps did she buy?

Eight of the 11 cent, 17 cent and 21 cent stamps and nine of the 3 cent and 9 cent stamps.

## Alphabetized Letters

What well known series can these alphabetized letters be rearranged to form?

aaaaaabdeeghllmmptt

Alpha, beta, gamma, delta

## Part Of The Bird

The part of the bird

that is not in the sky,

which can swim in the ocean

and always stay dry.

What is it?

The bird’s shadow.