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Elevator Posers

1. In 8 moves from 50 to 55, 66, 71, 54, 59, 70, 68 and 51.

2. In 7 moves from 5 to 10, 21, 26, 37, 20, 18 and the first floor.

3. In 7 moves from 100 to 83, 88, 71, 82, 87, 98 and 96.

4. In 8 moves from 80 to 72, 77, 69, 90, 82, 87, 79 and 100.

5. In 8 moves from 100 to 92, 97, 89, 76, 81, 73, 94 and 99.

6. In 14 moves from 11 to 16, 8, 13, 5, 10, 2, 23, 28, 20, 7, 12, 4, 9 and the first floor.

Please let us know if you have a solution in fewer moves.

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Department of Words

Choicewords

1. Ms Lamour, if loving your sarong, I don't wanna be right.

2. Tres bien, masseur. As long as he kneads me.`

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Crisscross Crunch

In the rows are negate, gateway, ayes; ninety, typo, Poles; decal, calico, conic; recede, Eden, dentist; smudge, gel, El Nino.

In the columns are perimeter, term, Erma; label, belated, eddy; deb, byline, never; Waco, cocoa, coating; renew, Wilson, song.

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Fit for Four

1. bread  2. dream  3. ocean  4. born

5. rose  6. park  7. bag  8. any

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MiniCryptic Crossword

Across: 1. Forum (for + um)    4. Valor (lore – e after VA)    5.Rural (Larue – e + r, rev.)

Down: 1. Favor (A.V. inside for)   2. Ruler (le + Rur) 3. Mural ( M + Ural)

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A Capital Idea – the license plates were from:

Row 1: Boise, ID; Oklahoma City, OK; Pierre, SD; DesMoines, IA.

Row 2: Salt Lake City, UT; Honolulu, HI; Baton Rouge, LA; Nashville, TN.

Row 3: Richmond, VA; Concord, NH; Indianapolis, IN; Albany, NY.

Row 4: Anapolis, MD; Sacramento, CA; Dover, DE; Providence, RI.

Row 5: St. Paul, MN; Salem, OR; Jefferson City, MO; Juneau, AK.

Row 6: Hartford, CT; Harrisburg, PA; Tallahassee, FL; Atlanta, GA.

Row 7: ("Boss" Springsteen) Boston, MA; Cheyenne, WY; Montgomery, AL; Columbus, OH.

Row 8: Denver, CO; Augusta, ME; Little Rock, AR; Carson City, NV.

Row 9: Frankfurt, KY; Topeka, KS; Santa Fe, NM; (Awes tin), Austin, TX.

Row 10: Lansing, MI; (Knees cross) Charleston, WV; Columbia, SC; Raleigh, NC.

Row 11: Lincoln, NE; Jackson, MS; Trenton, NJ; Helena, MT.

Row 12: Montpelier, VT; Madison, WI; (Fee? Nix.) Phoenix, AZ; (trademark) Bismarck, ND.

Row 13: (rifle) Springfield, IL; Olympia, WA.

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