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2020 "the bite" Archive

  • the bite 3-9-20 (pdf)
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  • the bite 3-2-20 (pdf)
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  • the bite 2-3-20 (pdf)
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2019 "the bite" Archive

  • the bite 12-9-19 (pdf)
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  • the bite 12-2-19 (pdf)
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  • the bite 11-25-19 (pdf)
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  • the bite 11-4-19 (pdf)
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  • the bite 10-21-19 (pdf)
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  • the bite 10-7-19 (pdf)
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  • the bite 9-30-19 (pdf)
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  • the bite 9-23-19 F (pdf)
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  • the bite 8-12-19 (pdf)
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  • the bite 8-5-19 (pdf)
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  • the bite 7-8-19 (pdf)
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  • the bite 6-10-19 (pdf)
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  • the bite 6-3-19 (pdf)
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  • the bite 5-13-19 (pdf)
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  • Cafe 20 Menu 5-6-19 (pdf)
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  • the bite 4-8-19 (pdf)
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  • the bite 4-1-19 (pdf)
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  • the bite 3-18-19 (pdf)
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  • the bite 2-18-19 (pdf)
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  • the bite 2-11-19 (pdf)
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  • the bite 2-4-19 (pdf)
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  • the bite 1-28-19 (pdf)
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2019 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

 

2018 "the bite" Archive

  • the bite 12-3-18 (pdf)
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  • the bite 11-19-18 (pdf)
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  • the bite 11-12-18 (pdf)
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  • the bite 10-22-18 (pdf)
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  • the bite 10-15-18 (pdf)
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  • the bite 9-24-18 (pdf)
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  • the bite 8-20-18 (pdf)
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  • the bite 8-6-18 (pdf)
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2018 Monday Mindbuster Answers

December 3, 2018
An icicle.
November 19, 2018
An onion.
November 12, 2018
A die (dice).
October 22, 2018
This is the only number that includes all digits arranged in alphabetical order.
October 15, 2018
70 (half is 0.5.  If you divide 30 by 0.5 you get 60.  Add 10 and you have 70).
September 24, 2018
They are pronounced differently when the first letter is capitalized.
August 20, 2018
5 + 545 + 5 = 555 (add a vertical line to the left of the middle addition sign to make a four)
August 6, 2018
NOON.
July 9, 2018
Three.
July 2, 2018
Grilling charcoal.
June 11, 2018
Corn on the cob.
May 21, 2018
A keyboard.
April 23, 2018
A stamp.
April 16, 2018
Envelope.
Mar 12, 2018
A needle, a potato and a hurricane.
Feb 19, 2018
5 students in the mathematics class study neither physics nor literature.
Jan 29, 2018
None. Apples don't grow on pear trees.
Jan 15, 2018
1000 (one thousand).
Jan 8, 2018
Two hours.
Jan 2, 2018
19.  The others include numbers that add up to 9.  Also the others are all divisible by 9.