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Here’s a puzzle by Dr. Fun that everyone in the family can enjoy. Quiz your family and see who get the correct answers first. The answers get a bit more challenging as you go down the list. Have fun!

Determine the name of the animal that rhymes with the word associated with each clue.

Example: present time
Answer: cow (rhymes with now)

  1. a ground cloud
  2. above 98.6 °F
  3. a two-digit number
  4. prison
  5. person in a monastery
  6. cogitate

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Answer: 1. dog or hog fog) 2. beaver (fever) 3. hen (ten) 4. quail (jail) 5. skunk (monk) 6. mink (think)

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If you enjoy fishing you’ll like this puzzle. Of course you don’t have to be a fisherman, you just have to know the names of some fish. Here’s the puzzle taken from page 99 of the book Smart Is as Smart Does.

Fill in the blank with the name of a fish with one letter removed from its spelling.

Example: Bill Gates is the ___ of Microsoft.

Answer: founder (flounder with the letter “l” removed)

  1. A song begins with ___ the herald angels sing.
  2. The player’s ___ flew off as he slid into home base.
  3. ___ is human and forgiving is divine.
  4. The ___ removed the patient’s gall bladder.

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Answer: 1. hark (shark) 2. cap (carp) 3. erring (herring) 4. surgeon (sturgeon)

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Here’s an interesting riddle for you.
It’s on page 47 of the book shown at the right.
Give it a try but be careful. It’s shocking!

It can be done with a crime.
You can be in it.
It can be done to a payment.
A bull can do it.
It can be done to a battery.
I hope you get it out of this puzzle.

What is it?

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Answer: It’s a charge. Shazam!

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The following puzzle is taken from the book entitled Are You Smart, or What? A Bizarre Book of Games & Fun for Everyone. It really is bizarre too. It has fun features that are not found in any other book. Check it out.

Name the make, not model, of the car suggested by each clue.

Example: hot heavenly body     Answer: Mercury

  1. an animal
  2. shallow crossing
  3. boundless
  4. evade
  5. weep

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Answers: 1. Jaguar 2. Ford 3. Infiniti 4. Dodge 5. Saab

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Below are several women’s names. All names have something in common. It would seem easy enough to identify the common trait. But can you find it? I wonder.

This challenge is in the book shown at the right.

Chloe                    Esther                   Sarah

Christine              Hannah                Theresa

Delilah                  Mathilda              Wilhelmina

Dinah                    Rhoda                   Rhonda

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Answer: All names have a silent h in their spelling. Did you get it? I wonder.

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I’m going to use some four-letter words in this puzzle.  They are words that don’t get used when a person gets angry. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. These words are clean four-letter words. The puzzle is uncomplicated and easy to easy to understand. There are five quizzes. Can you get all five answers in five minutes? Give it a try.

Each pair of clues refers to a pair of four-letter words. The two words are composed of the same letters. Determine the pairs of four-letter words.

Example: hill of sand, unclothed   Answer: dune, nude

  1. fibber, guard or rail
  2. smell, entrance barrier
  3. a fruit, harvest
  4. slight smile, circular band
  5. leg wear, foot wear

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Answers: 1. liar, rail 2. odor, door 3. pear, reap 4. grin, ring 5. hose, shoe

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The top row of letters on a typewriter and computer keyboard is:

Q  W  E  R  T  Y  U  I  O  P

What common ten-letter word, known to everyone who understands this puzzle can be spelled by using letters selected from this group? The same letter can be used more than once.

If you’re having some difficulty re-read the puzzle. The answer is staring at you.

The puzzle was taken from my book So You Think You’re Smart, 150 Fun and Challenging Brain Teasers.

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The word is typewriter.

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How fast can you think of rhyming words that fit into context? Try this fun little puzzle and find out.

It seems like it’s a pushover but it just might offer a bigger challenge that it appears. Quiz your friends with it and see how fast, or maybe not so fast, it takes them to get the answers.

The puzzle was taken from my book The Cleverest Brain Games on the Planet.

Complete each sentence with six words that rhyme.

  1. She loved to ___ the baby.
  2. The waterfall was only a ___.
  3. He wanted a ___ with his meal.
  4. You can’t buy anything with a ___.
  5. He needed a ___ to cut the weeds.
  6. She was ___ and had trouble making up her mind.

Scroll below to check your answers with mine.

  1. tickle trickle  3. pickle  4. nickel  5. sickle  6. fickle

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Remember the movie Forest Gump with Tom Hanks? The movie starts with Forest sitting on a park bench eating from a box of chocolates. Well that scene was the inspiration for the cover of the book from which the brain game below was taken. However, instead of Forest’s statement “Stupid is as stupid does”, the book’s title is just the opposite, “Smart Is as Smart Does”.

Here’s the puzzle. It may seem pretty simple but it can be more challenging that it appears. Give it a try. I dare you.

Determine two words associated with the two clues that are spelled with the same letters.

Example: yell, a direction    Answer: shout, south

  1. not fresh, rob
  2. leased, not tough
  3. pencil tip, type of bean
  4. blemish, halt
  5. a garnish, unpleasant shiny light

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Answers: 1. stale, steal  2. rented, tender  3. point, pinto  4. spot, stop  5. parsley, players

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Here’s a cool puzzle for you that you’re really going to like. It may seem a bit intimidating at first but once you dive into it I think you’ll get the answer pretty quickly. Enjoy!

The same letter is missing 18 times in the string of letters below. Determine the letter, insert it in the appropriate places and separate the words formed to make a sentence.

Sxgrlsnvvdpnkbknsthnkclffdvngsthrllng.

This puzzle is taken from the book If You’re So Smart, Prove It! Amusing Word Games For All Ages.

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Answer: Six girls in vivid pink bikinis think cliff diving is thrilling.

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