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Numbered Pentominoes

The magic sum is 22 per piece.

Challenge #27 Use TYXUIL

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Target Practice Plus

Challenge 1. 4 = 21 / (11 – 8) – (150 / 50); using just three numbers, 4 = 50 – 35 – 11.

There is another solution using five numbers. Can you fnd it?

Challenge 2. 157 = 98 + 72 + 5 – 15 – 3; using all six, 157 = 98 + 25 + (72 / 3) + 15 – 5.

Challenge 3. 283 = (19 x 13) + 26 + 8 + 2;

using all six, 283 = 26 x (8 + 3) – ((19 – 13) / 2). There is another solution that uses all six numbers.

other solutions possible.

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Department of Words

Ferriswords

From left to right find VACANT.

From right to left find MUTUAL.

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Five and Ten

Puzzle 1. Pugnacious    Puzzle 2. Linebacker

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Fit for Four

1. cheap   2. miss    3. pay    4. bell

5. chart   6. break    7. stand    8. dry

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Crisscross Crunch

Across, in row order: quiver, verse, seals; stale, lemon, Monday; clean, Andes, desire; feet, tassel, elms; dance, each, chess.

Down, in column order: punt, until, illegal; oval, valiant, antics; premed, edu, usual; bean, nose, seethe; plead, drama, mass.

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Minicryptic 7s5s3s

Across 1. Plumage (plum age)    4. Pablo (APB + Lo!)    7. Raw (reversal)    8. Amiga (reversal)       9. Reneged (hidden in clue)

Down 1. Popular (poplar + u)    2. Umbra (umbrella – ell)    3. Emerald (anagram + L + D)                5. Lam (L + a.m.)    6. Owing (sowing – s)

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