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1. The names of three flowers are interlettered below. Can you find them? (The letters are in consecutive order.)

P   L   A   E   I   S   O   L   T   N   A   E   Y   C   R

2. In a six-digit number, the first digit is two less than the second digit, the second digit is two less than the third digit, the fourth digit is one less than the sixth digit, the fifth digit is two less than the first digit and the sixth digit is the sum of the fourth and fifth digits. The sum of all of the digits is 33. What is the number?

3. A popular saying has been put into fancy language below. Put it back into its original form.

It is pointless to be lachrymose when ­contemplating wasteful disposition of lacteal fluid.
 
4. While shopping, Lauren and Nicole spent half of their money plus $2 at the first shop, half of what was left plus $1 at the second shop and half of what was left plus 50 cents at the next shop. They then spent two-thirds of what was left and ended with $2. How much did they start with?

5. In each example, think of the six-letter answer to the clue on top, then change its first letter to make the six-letter answer to the clue below.
 
a) To land _ _ _ _ _ _
Minor insult _ _ _ _ _ _
b) Laundry container _ _ _ _ _ _
To treat with indulgence _ _ _ _ _ _
c) Linguine strand _ _ _ _ _ _
Dog-show pooch _ _ _ _ _ _

6. A probably true statement is coiled in the grid below. To spell it out, start with one letter and move to an adjacent letter in any direction. (Hint: Start with a “W.” One null.)

E N O N E I C E S
H Y Y R N T E H W
W O V E O N Y O U
L U E Y L K R O W
E O R L A T E N O
A W K R S W K Y B
V E E A S O N D O


Bonus Question: Under her sofa cushions, Erica found $1.60 in coins. She had the same number of pennies, nickels and dimes. How many of each coin did she find?



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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).