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Anagram Riddle

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I am a set of three words, all with the same four letters.
First I am a type of carriage.
Then switch my middle letters, and I am a cover often useful on a diamond.
Now switch my end letters ...
When you see me, you also see hair.

What are the words?

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White to Play

Games / Chess Puzzles /

In this, our seventh week of chess summer school, we are repeating the theme from last week: training your mind to think more than two moves ahead. We’ve made it easier by making every move a check. You should have fun with this one.

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Greek Mythology

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Complete the series by making a selection from the pool.

Series: Hermes, Aphrodite, Gaea, Ares, Zeus, Cronus, Uranus, Poseidon, ?

Pool: Athena, Dionysus, Eros, Hades, Hephaestus, Hera

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Words with AB

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Five words that contain AB as a letter-pair have had all of their other letters removed and placed into a pool. Put those letters back in their proper places. What are the words?

-AB--, ---AB, AB----, AB-----, -AB----

Pool: C, E, E, I, I, I, L, L, N, P, Q, R, S, S, T, T, T, U, U, Y

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White to Play

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In this, our seventh week of chess summer school, we are repeating the theme from last week: training your mind to think more than two moves ahead. We’ve made it easier by making every move a check. This game was won by the great chess teacher and grandmaster Siegbert Tarrasch. It was an “odds game.” Dr. T took off his queen (!) at the ...

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Persons of Interest

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What is the meaning of this rebus?

marcus Brutus
john wilkes Booth
Billy the kid
Bonnie parker
clyde Barrow

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Motherly Love

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Black as night I can be,
Until my Mother sits on me;
Then clear as ice I become
In the rough, thank you Mum.

What am I?

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Mono-Grammar

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Each of the following sentences contains clues to a set of three words that are spelled the same, except for one letter (each sentence describes a different set). Example: malt, melt, molt.

1) Billy discovered a cylindrical chest buried beneath the knoll.

2) The only evidence found by the detective was some adhesive in the chimney passage.

3) The bashful bovine rested on the small bed.

4) The latest fad was for people to desire the ingestion of a tall wading bird.

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White to Play

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In our sixth week in chess summer school, we’re trying to get you to think more than a few moves ahead. It’s a little easier because all the moves to mate are checks! When you look at this position, you should realize something. In order to attack a castled position, you have to aim your pieces at the enemy king’s position. Try and get as...

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One Letter of Separation

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1a) to wriggle 1b) a member of the British gentry 1c) a small forcible stream of liquid

2a) this color is a blend of red and yellow darkened by black
2b) the top of the head
2c) to cover with water

3a) more recent
3b) rubbish
3c) a written communication

4a) free from color
4b) a high-pitched plaintive cry
4c) although

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Working 9 to 5

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Jennifer reported to work, and has been at her task for almost eight hours. She has been looking forward to the big softball game tonight, and is worried about how well she will play after a grueling day on the job. Change WORK to PLAY by changing one letter at a time. The change must go through TASK and GAME. Each step must produce a valid word in the English language. No word can be used more than once. (It will take more than one step to get to the next word!)

WORK ---- TASK ---- GAME ---- PLAY

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White to Play

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In our sixth week in chess summer school, we’re trying to get you to think more than a few moves ahead. It’s a little easier because all the moves to mate are checks! This was a game, P. Schmidt-Dr. Schmidt, Heidelberg, 1946

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Trios

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The following 15 words can be divided into 5 groups of 3 words. The words in each trio will share a similar characteristic. What are the groupings? Why?

astern, bony, con, deal, land, lien, nit, pending, pinion, range, slander, steroid, tile, vary, venue

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World Series

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In Major League Baseball, the World Series is a best of seven series. The first team to win four games is the champion. The Series is scheduled so that one team hosts the first two games and the last two games, while the other team hosts the middle three games. The World Series ends as soon as one team wins four games, so the Series could be completed in as few as four games.

In this fantasy Series, the New York Yankees played the Los Angeles Dodgers. Los Angeles hosted the first two games. The final scores of the games were:
Game 1: 4 to 3
Game 2: 6 to 5 (11 innings)
Game 3: 11 to 7
Game 4: 16 to 9
Game 5: 9 to 6 (10 innings)
Game 6: 2 to 1
Game...

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Black to Play

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We’re now starting the sixth week of chess summer school with an example from one of my chess students who reached this position on the ICC a few days ago. I always tell my students to look at all checks and captures. She saw a capture that would work, Nxc2, but missed that there was a mate in four in the position. All four moves were checks. ...

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Boundary of a Sleep Image

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What does this rebus represent?

gloomy turquoise
temperamental cyan
sullen aquamarine
despondent azure
morose cerulean

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Celebrity Challenge

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What word/phrase is described by the following rebus?

Julio Iglesias
Lana Turner
Dinah Shore
John Wayne
Robert Redford
John Ireland
Elizabeth Taylor
John Travolta
Barbara Eden
Jack Nicholson

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Anagram Riddle

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Three 5-letter words,
Anagrams of each other.
One is a cloth,
The second a spot,
The third is at home with the Father.

What are the three words?

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White to Play

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Our last rook and pawn ending in this fifth week of chess summer school is a very common one. White, of course, needs to keep the Black king from crossing the rook’s “laser line” on the board, but how do you get the king and pawn up to the other end of the board without unending checks? There’s a way!

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Mono-Grammar

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Each of the following sentences contains clues to a set of three words that are spelled the same, except for one letter (each sentence describes a different set). Example: malt, melt, molt.

1) Instead of buying one baked good at the restaurant, Mark bought a whole box.

2) Do not decline to prove the falseness of the necessity of a shelter.

3) Neil loves to brag about how he killed the animal with an explosion.

4) The uncommon rabbit should not challenge the common tortoise.

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