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Riddle and Brain Buster For 2015

For your reading convenients below you will find all the Riddle and Brain Busters published in 2015

January 2015

January Riddle:

How can a pants pocketbe be empty and still have something in it? *Answer revealed in Februaryís edition

January Brain Buster:

Body Language

Each answer in this puzzle is a word that sounds like a letter of the alphabet, and names a body part. Example: Spirit in a bottle answer genie; g plus knee

*Presidentís no
*Chicagoís airport
*Kind of coffee that wonít keep you awake
*What a pizza place can usually do upon request
*Card game played with a 48 card deck
Answers revealed in Februaryís edition

February 2015

February Riddle

What goes up when rain comes down? Answer in the next issue.

And, the answer to the last Riddle: How can a pants pocket be empty and still have something in it? It can have a hole in it.

February Brain Buster

You can say that again! Can you guess what goes in the blanks? The answers are two or three homophones (words that sound the same, but are spelled differently). Example: Mary consumed three pancakes at the pancake breakfast, but I was so hungry, I blank blank. Answer: ate, eight

*To get the best bargains in nautical supplies, wait for the next blank blank.
*With a full waiting room and running two hours behind schedule, the doctor was wearing out his blank blank.
*Neighing all day long will not make a blank blank.
*The kitchen clock showed 1:57, and my watch said three minutes blank blank blank.
*The older wildebeest were not aware of the zookeeperís evil plans, but the blank blank blank.
And, here are the answers to the previous Brain Buster:
Presidentís no, V toe
Chicagoís airport, O hair
Kind of coffee that wonít keep you awake, D calf
What a pizza place can usually do upon request, D liver
Card game played with a 48 card deck, P knuckle

March 2015

March Riddle

What is the longest word in the dictionary?

answer revealed in next month's newsletter.

And the answer to last month's riddle: What goes up when rain comes down?
An umbrella.

March Brain Buster

SIR

Answer each clue with the word or name beginning with the syllable sir, in any spelling. Example: Sure thing Answer: Certainty

*Three ring event
*Juicy steak
*Kind of mother
* Poll
*Garden of Eden creature

Answers revealed in next month's newsletter

Here are the answers to February's brain buster
*To get the best bargains in nauticle supplies, wait for the next sail sale.
*With a full waiting room and running two hours behind schedule, the doctor was clearly wearing out his Patients patience.
*Neighing all day long will not make a Horse hoarse.
*Johnís clock said 1:57, and our clock showed three minutes To two too.
*The older wildebeest were not aware of the zookeepperís evil plans, but the new gnu knew.

April 2015

April Riddle

If I have it I donít share it. If I share it I donít have it. What is it?

Anser to March's riddle: What is the longest word in the dictionary? Smiles, because there is a mile between the sís.

April Brain Buster

To the Rear: What verb has itís past tense formed not by adding d or e d, but by moving itís first letter to the end?

Answers to March's Brain Buster: *Three ring event: circus
*Juicy steak: sirloin
*Kind of mother: surrogate
* Poll: survey
*Garden of Eden creature: serpent

May 2015

May Riddle

How can you throw a ball as hard as you can and have it come back to you, even if it doesn't bounce off anything? There is nothing attached to it, and no one else catches or throws it back to you.

Answer to Aprilís riddle:
If I have it I donít share it. If I share it I donít have it. What is it?

A secret

May Brain Buster

I on America:

The eleven letter name of one of the U S states consists of the letter I between two words that are opposites of each other. What is it?

Answer to Aprilís brain buster:
What verb has itís past tense formed not by adding d or e d, but by moving itís first letter to the end?

Eat changes to ate

June 2015

June Riddle

What can travel around the earth while staying in a corner?

Answer to May's Riddle:
How can you throw a ball as hard as you can and have it come back to you, even if it doesn't bounce off anything?
There is nothing attached to it, and no one else catches or throws it back to you.

Throw it straight up in the air

June Brain Buster

Two in One: Add a doubled letter to the 6 lettered word in order to get a common 8 letter word.

Example: Coerce Add:mm New Word: Commerce

*Exceed
*Needle
*Poster
*String
*Buying(2 answers)

Answer to May's Brain Buster:
The eleven letter name of one of the U S states consists of the letter I between two words that are opposites of each other. What is it?

Connecticut

July 2015

July Riddle

What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?

Anser to June's riddle
What can travel around the earth while staying in a corner?
A postage stamp

July Brain Buster

S and S:
Every answer here is a familiar phrase consisting of two words starting with the letter s and separated by the word and.
Example: The gist or heart of the matter
Answer: Some and Substance

*An old saying, they may break your bones
*The American flag
*Tortoise?s motto for winning the race
*Basic quick lunch (two answers)
*Extremely clean

Answer to June's brain buster
Two in One:
*Exceed; excelled
*Needle;needless
*Poster; pollster
*String;steering
*Buying(2 answers); bullying, buddying

August 2015

August Riddle

What kind of room has no doors or windows?

Anser to July's riddle

What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
A towel

August Brain Buster

Think of a seven letter word that contains two S?s in a row, drop the two s?s to get a 5 letter word meaning the same thing as the original 7 letter word. What is it?
Hint: the letter that both preceeds and follows the s?s is the same.

Answers to July's brain buster
*An old saying, they may break your bones: sticks & stones
*The American flag:stars and stripes
*Tortoise?s motto for winning the race: slow and steady
*Basic quick lunch(2 answers): soup and salad/soup and sanwich
*Extremely clean: spic and span

September 2015

September Riddle

Feed me and I live, yet give me a drink and I die. What Am I?

Answer to August Riddle:

What kind of room has no doors or windows?
A mushroom

September Brain Buster

Animalistic:
Fill in the blanks with an animal in order to complete the pun. Example: If you have to lift your car off the ground to change a tire this Blank do the trick. Answer: Jackal

*How much does an antique like that BLANK?
*She?s smart, she?s beautiful, she?s sweet, she?s the BLANK my dreams.
*When my wife asked what?s the weather like honey, I said it looks like BLANK.
*Said the father to his departing boy, BLANK.
*Quit looking at my exam paper you BLANK!

Answer to August Brain Buster:

Think of a seven letter word that contains two S?s in a row, drop the two s?s to get a 5 letter word meaning the same thing as the original 7 letter word. What is it? Hint: the letter that both preceeds and follows the s?s is the same. Bloom

October 2015

October Riddle

How many of each species did Moses take on the ark with him?

Answer to Septemberís Riddle:
Feed me and I live, yet give me a drink and I die.
Fire

October Brain Buster

What three letter animal name becomes another animal when you drop its first letter?

Answer to Septemberís Brain Buster:
*How much does an antique like that BLANK? Gopher
*Sheís smart, sheís beautiful, sheís sweet, sheís the BLANK my dreams. Gorilla
*When my wife asked whatís the weather like honey, I said it looks like BLANK. Reindeer
*Said the father to his departing boy, BLANK. Bison
*Quit looking at my exam paper you BLANK! Cheetah

November 2015

November Riddle

What is as light as a feather, but even the world's strongest man couldn't hold it for more than a minute?

Answer to Octoberís riddle:
How many of each species did Moses take on the ark with him?
None, Moses wasnít on the ark, Noah was.

November Brain Buster

Bell Puzzles: Every answer is a word, name, or phrase that contains the syllable bell somewhere in its answer.
Example: Weightlifterís item. Answer: Dumbells

*German measles
*A mushroom
*Deadly nightshade
*brain
*Waging war
*To decorate
*Hotel baggage carrier
*A navel
*Colorful wildflower
*Old fashion room heater

Answer to Octoberís brain buster:
What three letter animal name becomes another animal when you drop its first letter?
Fox becomes ox

December 2015

December Riddle

What has one eye but canít see?

Answer to Novemberís riddle:
What is as light as a feather, but even the world's strongest man couldn't hold it for more than a minute?
His breath

December Brain Buster

Itís Elementary:
Think of a two syllable word that means elementary. Reverse the syllables phonetically an get a common two word phrase meaning a hospital on board a ship. What are the words?

Answers to Novemberís brain busters
*German measles: Rubella
*A mushroom: portobello
*Deadly nightshade: belladonna
*brain: cerebellum
*Waging war: belligerent
*To decorate: embellish
*Hotel baggage carrier: bellhop, bellboy, bellgirl
*A navel: bellybutton
*Colorful wildflower: bluebell
*Old fashion room heater: potbelly stove

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