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Riddle and Brain Buster

For your reading convenients below you will find all the Riddle and Brain Busters published in 2016

January 2016

January Riddle

What English word has three sets of double letters in a row?

Answer to December’s riddle:
What has one eye but can’t see?
A needle

January Brain Buster

Ya don’t say:
What five letter word contains a silent ch?

Answer to December’s brain buster:
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?
Basic; Sickbay

February 2016

February Riddle

The more you have of it, the less you see
What is it?

Answer to January’s riddle:
What English word has three sets of double letters in a row?
Bookkeeper

February Brain Buster

GG
Every answer is a two syllable word in which each syllable starts with the letter g.
Example: Use Listerine, gargle
*Flock of geese
*Kind of dancer
*Welder’s eyewear
*Ten to the one hundredth power
*Sound of a water fountain
*Not fully awake

Answer to January’s brain buster:
What five letter word contains a silent ch?
Yacht

March 2016

March Riddle

What has a head, a tail, is brown, but has no legs?

Answer to February’s riddle:
The more you have of it, the less you see
What is it?

Darkness

March Brain Buster

The name of what three standard units of weight can follow the prefix pro to complete common words?

Answer to February’s brain buster:
*Flock of geese: gaggle
*Kind of dancer: gogo
*Welder’s eyewear: goggles
*Ten to the one hundredth power: google
*Sound of a water fountain: gurgle
*Not fully awake: groggy

April 2016

April Riddle

What is it that given one, you’ll have either two or none?

Answer to March’s riddle:
What has a head, a tail, is brown, but has no legs?

A penny

April Brain Buster

Name Scramble
Rearrange the letters in each of the following words to get a common girl’s name. Example: soil, Lois
*Wan
*Goal
*Cager
*Daily
*Bytes
*Hoard
*Evenly
*Aimless
*Retotal
*Sailable

Answer to March’s brain buster:
The name of what three standard units of weight can follow the prefix pro to complete common words?

Ton; proton, gram; program, and pound; propound

May Riddle

What is put on a table, cut, but never eaten?

Answer to April’s riddle:
What is it that given one, you’ll have either two or none?

A choice

May Brain Buster

Pen & Ink:
Think of a word that contains the consecutive letters, p e n, in order. Change them to I n k, also in order, to get a different word. Neither word has anything to do with pen or ink. What are the two words?

Answer to April’s brain buster:
*Wand: Dawn
*Goal: Olga
*Cager: Grace
*Daily: Lydia
*Bytes: Betsy
*Hoard: Rhoda
*Evenly: Evelyn
*Aimless: Melissa
*Retotal: Loretta
*Sailable: Isabella

June 2016

June Riddle

The more you take, them more you leave behind.
What is it?

Answer to May’s riddle:
What is put on a table, cut, but never eaten?

A deck of cards

June Brain Buster

In A Jam:
The three letter word jam means both preserve and predicament. Think of a six letter word that means the same thing. What is the word?

Answer to May’s brain buster
Think of a word that contains the consecutive letters, p e n, in order. Change them to I n k, also in order, to get a different word. Neither word has anything to do with pen or ink. What are the two words?

Open & Oink

July 2016

July Riddle

What does an island and the letter T have in common?

Answer to June’s riddle:
The more you take, them more you leave behind.
Footsteps

July Brain Buster

Oxymoron:
answer each clue with a two word phrase in which the two words are opposites of each other.
Example: weighty lantern; heavy, light
*Lower most spinning toy
*Fairly hideous
*Particular four star officer
*Not many realty units
*Four sided leg joint

Answer to June’s brain buster
The three letter word jam means both preserve and predicament. Think of a six letter word that means the same thing.
Pickle

August 2016

August Riddle

What has four wheels and flies:

Answer to July’s riddle:
What does an island and the letter T have in common?
They are both in the middle of water.

August Brain Buster

For the Birds
In each sentence, fill in the blanks with two words that will go together to name a bird.
Example: The thieves intend to blank the museum, provided they can find a way to get blank. rob + in: Robin

*We watched the boxers BLANK from our first BLANK seats.
*Blank of the farm is on the other side of the blue BLANK mountains.
*Barbie, looking very BLANK in her new clothes, had a date with her boyfriend, BLANK.
*After the guest accidentally dropped the hostess sterling silver BLANK down the drain, the hostess ungraciously sent him a BLANK to replace it.
*It took a domestic BLANK almost an BLANK to develop it’s modern oink.

Answers to July’s brain busters
*Lower most spinning toy; bottom top
*Fairly hideous; pretty ugly
*Particular four star officer; specific general
*Not many realty units; few lots
*Four sided leg joint; square hip

September 2016

September Riddle

He shaves many times a day, and yet he still has a beard. Who is he?

Answer to August’s riddle:
What has four wheels and flies:
A garbage truck

September Brain Buster

Rhyming Opposites
Provide an opposite for each word or phrase that is also that word or phrases rhyme.
Example: go away; stay

*In stature, small
*gladden
*yay
*for a fee
*not yet begun
*suffer a defeat
*full of vice
*feel certain about

Answers to August’s brain busters
*We watched the boxers BLANK from our first BLANK seats. Spar + Row=Sparrow
*Blank of the farm is on the other side of the blue BLANK mountains. Part + Ridge=Partridge
*Barbie, looking very BLANK in her new clothes, had a date with her boyfriend, BLANK. Chic + Ken=Chicken
*After the guest accidentally dropped the hostess sterling silver BLANK down the drain, the hostess ungraciously sent him a BLANK to replace it. Spoon + Bill= Spoonbill
*It took a domestic BLANK almost an BLANK to develop it’s modern oink. Pig + Eon= Pigeon

October 2016

October Riddle

How do you fix a cracked pumpkin?

Answer to September’s riddle:
He shaves many times a day, and yet he still has a beard. Who is he?
A barber

October Brain Buster

Boy oh Boy
Think of a common boy’s name with 7 letters, remove the first and last letters and read the remaining 5 letters backwards to get another common name. Not nicknames. What are the two names?

Answers to September’s brain busters
*In stature, small: tall
*gladden: sadden or madden
*yay: nay
*for a fee: free
*not yet begun: done
*suffer a defeat: beat
*full of vice: nice
*feel certain about: doubt

November 2016

November Riddle

What goes upbut doesn’t come back down?

Answer to October’s riddle
How do you fix a cracked pumpkin?
With a pumpkin patch

November Brain Buster

Lots of Luck
Every answer is a two word name or phrase with in which both words start with the letter L.
Example: Woman who helps a better; Lady Luck
*Co worker of Clark Kent
*Program in which kids learn baseball
*She played Alice on TV show Alice
*It protects car buyers
*They sink ships

Answer to October’s brain buster
The two boy’s names are:
Gregory and Roger

December 2016

December Riddle

What goes oh, oh, oh?

Answer to November’s riddle
What goes up but doesn’t come back down?
Your age

December Brain Buster

Finishing Touch
There is a common three word phrase in which all the words end in the letter F. What is it? Hint: think business.

Answers to November’s brain buster
*Co worker of Clark Kent: Lois Lane
*Program in which kids learn baseball: Little League
*She played Alice on TV show Alice: Linda Lavin
*It protects car buyers: Lemon Law
*They sink ships: Loose Lips

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