1. 40 cents (Consonants are five cents; vowels are one cent.)
2. Luster, result
3. Limber, climber; care, scare
4. 10 (D=4, C=3, B=2, and A=1)
5. Jenny is three, and Jimmy is six.
6. There were 12 of each kind of coin.
7. “We can’t believe the construction was so shoddy. We’ll sue!”
(Code: 1=A, 2=B, 3=C, 4=D, etc.)
Bonus Answer: Mount Everest