Solutions

### Posers

Target Practice Plus #8

Challenge 1. 6 = 13 + 9 + 5 – 21 or 6 = 35 + 5 – 21 – 13

Using three: 6 = (21 + 9) / 5

Using all six: (100 + 35 + 9 – 13 – 5) / 21

Challenge 2. 143 = 5 x 50 – (7 x 15) – 2 or

143 = 2 x 5 x 15 – 7

Using al six: (50 – 7) + (2 x 5 x (25 – 15)

Challenge 3. 47 = (200 + 75) / 5 + 3 – 11 or 47 = (75 / 5 ) + 29 + 3

other solutions possible

### Minicryptic Puzzles

Minicryptic Crossword

Across 1. tulip (Pluto – o + i, anagram)  4. error (sounds like airer)  5. knots (k + nots)

Down 1. tweak (t + weak)  2. Largo (two definitions)  3. Parks (p + ark + s)

### Minicryptic 7s5s3s

Across 1. sawbuck (2 definitions)     4. quite (first letters)  7. nor (Ron in reverse)
8. goner (GR + one)  9. suspend (us + spend)

Down 1. sequins (sound alike)  2. wring (w + ring)  3. kindred (kind + red)  5. too (T.O. + O)  6. Ernie (anagram)

### Five and Ten

Puzzle 1. COMPARISON   Puzzle 2. HYPOTENUSE

Ferriswords

From left to right find WINNER.

From right to left find BURROW.

Nothing in Common

UB's list is toque, lards, quoit, share, quilt, shard, quite, shoal, quiet, hoard, quits, lader, quoth, dials, quote, hails.

Other solutions possible.

Fit for Four

1. mint  2. bonus     3. joint     4. acid

5. jacket    6. ward     7. guard     8. colonel