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1. Find a five-digit number where the first digit equals the sum of the fourth and fifth digits, the second digit equals the sum of the first and third digits, the first digit is one less than the second, and the fourth digit is two more than the third. The sum of all of the digits is 23.
2. Choose the correct letter from each clue in the rhyme below, then read the letters in order. They’ll spell out the answer to the riddle.
My first is in pick and also in pay.
My second in add and also day.
My third in fine and also ring.
My fourth in sign and also sing.
My last in yes you’ll always find.
My whole a flower as defined.
3. Patrick is not married. On the way to the mall, Patrick stopped off and picked up his only brother-in-law’s only mother-in-law’s only husband’s only daughter. What relationship is she to Patrick?
4. What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same eight letters, can be used to complete the following sentence?
The _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ at the horse show
were entirely too clever. One managed to
show the horse he was selling without
revealing its _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
5. Remove the first letter of a word meaning “to supply adequate evidence for” to get a word meaning “to wander.” Then remove the first letter of the word for a piece of dinnerware to get a word meaning “tardy.”
6. The insurance agent needed an estimate on Karen’s jewels. Karen told the agent that all but two were rubies, all but two were diamonds and all but two were emeralds. How many jewels did she have?
7. First unscramble the letters in each word below, then unscramble the order of the words to create a Tom Swifty sentence.
I IYJLMUP MOT DIAS NA
OT EB DSEU PORSTS
Bonus Question: The 20 letters below can be anagrammed into a familiar seven-word statement that refers to an awkward person.
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Dr. Abbie F. Salny was the supervisory psychologist for American Mensa and Mensa International for more than 25 years. Quiz © Dr. Abbie F. Salny and American Mensa from the Mensa Page-A-Day Calendar (Workman Publishing).