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Monday Mindbuster Answers

December 9, 2019
The toilet paper holder is blocking the drawer, at least when the roll is mostly full.  By the time the roll has been mostly used up, it no longer blocks the door.  Did you find another solution?  Let us know!
December 2, 2019
1 acre.
November 25, 2019
She'd have to buy at least 7 plates.
November 4, 2019
1,110.  For a number to be divisible by 15 it must be divisible by both 3 and 5.  A number is divisible by 3 only if the sum of its digits is divisible by 3, so the number in question must have three 1's in it.
October 21, 2019
She had 13 pieces of candy.
October 7, 2019
There were 11 rows (of 29 people).  319 = 11 x 29.  Though less likely, there could also have been 29 rows of 11 people.
September 30, 2019
Each of the eight three-letter words is an abbreviation for a U.S. airport:  FAT=Fresno; OAK=Oakland; LAX=Los Angeles; SAT=San Antonio; DEN=Denver; SEA=Seattle; PIT=Pittsburgh; LIT=Little Rock.
September 23, 2019
As long as you maintain a high enough speed, a wind foil will form across the top of the sunroof opening, keeping the passengers dry.  The second driver either wasn't driving fast enough or slowed down, the rain pouring through the sunroof.
August 12, 2019
There are 10 ways of choosing three sticks.  Of those 10 ways, only 3 result in triangles:  2-3-4, 2-4-5, 3-4-5.
August 5, 2019
The 35th season took place in 1999 in the 20th century.
July 8, 2019

5.  The numbers in the second row give the number of distinct ways of scoring points in football.  Here is the complete list:

1 /Impossible

2 /Safety

3 /Field goal

4 /Two safeties

5 /Field Goal & safety

6 /Two field goals; three safeties; one touchdown

7 /A field goal and two safeties; a touchdown with extra point

8 /Four safeties; two field goals and a safety; a touchdown and a safety; a touchdown plus two-point conversion

9 /Three field goals; a touchdown and a field goal/ a touchdown with extra point and a safety; field goal and three safeties.

10 /A touchdown with an extra point and a field goal; five safeties; two safeties and two field goals; a touchdown and two safeties; a touchdown with a two-point conversion and a safety.

June 10, 2019

If you start with the first letter of each word and count every other letter, the result is also a word:

REALIGN = Rain

SHALLOT = Salt

CHARRED = Card

INDULGE = Idle

June 3, 2019

All four men have numbers hidden in their names, either forward or backward, but in Steve Allen's case, the letters that spell the number aren't together.

JAY LENO

ALADIMIR LENIN

LEN DEIGHTON

May 13, 2019

26 x 1.04 = 26 + 1.04
May 6, 2019
68 circles/checkers will fit, as long as you alternate columns.
April 8, 2019
14,850.  Consider the lyric "99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer.  Take 1 down, pass it around, 98 bottles of beer on the wall" and so on.  This equates to 99 + 99 + 1 + 98 and so on.
April 1, 2019

1 Across:  STATE

3 Across:  FAIRY

1 Down:  STIFF

2 Down:  EARLY

-OR-

1 Across:  RIVER

3 Across:  DECAY

1 Down:  RIGID

2 Down:  RELAY

March 18, 2019
1000.
February 18, 2019

(333/3)/3=37 -OR-

33+3+3/3=37

February 11, 2019

Morose, Indigo = Blue

Gross, Major = Rank

Hot Dog, Candid = Frank

February 4, 2019
A total of 30 bricks (5 rows of 6 apiece).
January 28, 2019
Face the music.
January 7, 2019

Depends on how you arrange the numbers:

2 1 2 12 5 = CABLE

3 12 1 25 = CLAY

 

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