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#16 centralhilleagle

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

11. this took me some time.

light both ends of one fuse - and one end of the second - at the same time.

When the first fuse is burnt out (after a half hour), light the second end of the still-burning fuse, which should last a further 15 mins.

Proud of myself for that one!

Some of the others have me stumped.

P.S. Actually, it seems we have answers for all of them. Are they all right? If not, which ones don't we have a correct answer for?

Edited by centralhilleagle, 09 January 2013 - 12:53 PM.


#17 Hermit

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:53 PM

6. Another one if not already done is 'slough'

And welcome back Spoon! :) Must have been nearly a year, thought you had given up on us.

#18 Spoon

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:12 PM

SPOILER ALERT! Answers below, exactly as supplied. Thanks for playing - well done on the tricky ones!

And thanks, Hermie. Only been a little while. Obviously it felt a lot longer!


Question 1
Tom

Question 2
None. It was Noah who took animals on the ark

Question 3
He used to be a billionaire

Question 4
He’ll get more money if he has three customers instead of one

Question 5
Get off the carousel

Question 6
oo, as in ‘through’
ow, as in ‘bough’
or, as in ‘thought’
off, as in ‘cough’
u, as in ‘thorough’
o, as in ‘dough’
up, as in ‘hiccough’

Question 7
Fred is a fish. A cat jumped through the window, landed on the table and knocked Fred’s fishbowl off the table, breaking the glass. The noise scared the cat, who jumped back out of the window

Question 8
He asked her to walk over to him and hold his hand

Question 9
None. As the water rises, the boat rises, so the ladder stays above the waterline

Question 10
The maid. Mail doesn’t come on a Sunday

Question 11
Light both ends of Fuse One, and one end of Fuse Two. When Fuse One burns out, you know 30 minutes has passed. The second this happens, light the other end of Fuse Two. It will take Fuse Two a further 15 minutes to burn out – 45 minutes in total

Question 12
He owned a lighthouse

Question 13
Zero. Since at least one of the six billion people has no fingers on their left hand, the total will be zero (since anything multiplied by zero equals zero)

Question 14
He’s playing baseball

Question 15
It doesn’t contain the letter ‘e’

#19 jbphoto

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:35 PM

6. How about doughty

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#20 nikdevlin

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

Same as 'bough'...
I make mixes, some of which are quite good. My wife and I cook things too.