Words on Target
A spreadsheet helped me score the words faster and have more time to experiment.
AFTER is another 50-pointer.
For 40 points use FETED or RALED. For 60 points – SINES, TIMES, or its anagrams.
For 75 points – THUGS or WRITE. For 100 points – NUTTY or BUZZY.
For 25 points. DECAL or DICED. Did you find others? Please let us know.
Hefty Amounts – or Not?
a. $1.22 can be 7 pennies, 7 nickels, 3 dimes, and 2 quarters weighing 70.644 grams.
(7p, 6n, 6d, and one quarter is about 4 grams lighter.)
b. $1.41 can be one penny, no nickels, 4 dimes and 4 quarters – a feather-light 34.252 g.
c. $1.91 can be 6p, 7n, zero dimes, and 6 quarters, standing tall at 33.27 millimeters.
d. $1.61 can be 1p, zero nickels, 6 thin dimes, and 4 quarters – a diminuitive stack at 16.62 mm.
Department of Words
Nothing in Common
# 1-16 in order are image, front, agile, froth, angle, mirth, alone, right, melon, grift, lemon, faith, gnome, firth, gleam, thorn.
Other solutions possible. Send us yours!
Puzzle 1. flamboyant Puzzle 2. biophysics
Fit for Four
1. cheap 2. pole 3. man 4. dish
5. butter 6. double 7. well 8. leg
Across, in row order: quit, item, emulate; deprive, river, verity; El Al, a la mode, deer; anode, odeon, natal; fore, revere, rebus.
Down, in column order: pure, reeling, ingot; sterile, led, deed; emu, UV, vamoose; glare, Edna, navel; stat, tatter, Ragus.
Across 1. Culture (Cu + lure + t) 4. Piper (two meanings) 6. Level (lapel – ape + Eve)
7. Thinner (ninther anagram and bad political quip)
Down 1. Capulet (caplet + u) 2. Lapel (hidden in clue) 3. E-tailer (two meanings)
6. Raven (Ave! + R.N.)
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