Solutions

### Posers

Target Practice Plus #9

Challenge 1. 5 = (101 – 37 – 14) / (8 + 2); 5 = (72 – 37) / (14 / 2)

Using 3 of the set: 5 = (72 – 2) / 14; 5 = 14 – 72 / 8; 5 = 2 + 101/37

Challenge 2. 147 = (2 + 5) x 22 + 6 – 13; 147 = (22 + 5) x 6 – 13 – 2.

Can you find other solutions using 4 or 5 of the set?

Using all six: 147 = 100 + (22 – 13) x 6 – 5 – 2.

Challenge 3. 120 = 250 – 5 x (19 + 7); 120 = (31 – 7) x 5

other solutions possible

### Department of Words

Minicryptic 7s5s3s

Across 1. Caldera (CA + alder)    4. Intel (2 definitions)    7. Ivy (I.V. + y)    8. Naive (native – t) 9. Nosegay (2 defs.)

Down 1. Caisson ("Case On!")    2. Latin (L.A. + tin)   3. Alchemy (anagram)   5. Eva (reversal)    6 Lying (flying – f)

### Five and Ten

Puzzle 1. GRACEFULLY   Puzzle 2. REPUTATION

Ferriswords

From left to right find WEEVIL.

From right to left find RUBBLE.

Nothing in Common

UB's list is liter, fawns, oiler, wants, lifer, snout, frail, newts, flour, wanes, fruit, lawns, refit, loans, write, fauns.

Other solutions possible.

Fit for Four

1. powder  2. silk     3. penny     4. loose

5. touch    6. purple     7. ash     8. earth