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    Daily puzzles/problems.

    Well, I thought it would be a fun idea to post random puzzles and problems. This would be a daily event, or until someone solves the given problem. The answerer would then add a new problem, they would have to have an answer and possible explanations for other feasible answers.

    Question #1. "I'll Make A WISE PHRASE" is an anagram for what/who/where?
    http://www.billionmindsunited.com - The entire world united to create a book written by billions of people from all around the world.

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    William Shakespeare.

    #2. This is one of my favourite crossword clues - I felt it applied to me as a student: She writes mechanically, producing nothing original. (4,6)

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    Jane Austen? If correct, I'll have to get back to you on a puzzle.

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    Jane Austen, writing mechanically? Producing nothing original? Certainly not!! Try again....

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    Was she not a consistent writer? As far as her works being completely original, I was never aware of her inspirations. But that clue could describe a lot of people.

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    Is it copy typist, or is it altogether more subtle?

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    Quite right, Mick - but not subtle at all - it came out of a Daily Telegraph crossword....

    Your turn.

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    Here's one for all those under 30's (This is the kind of thing we used to know before the digital age.)

    As I was going to St Ives,
    I met a man with seven wives,
    Each wife had seven sacks,
    Each sack had seven cats,
    Each cat had seven kits,
    Kits, cats, sacks,wives how many were going to St Ives?

    I know everyone will have heard it, but I enjoyed reliving some childhood here.

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    I'll let someone else put the answer to that old chestnut, Mick!

    And don't you dare follow up with the one about the man looking at a photograph saying 'That man's father was my father's son' or however it went. I know the answer but I could never unravel it.

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    That would be just the one (yourself) mick

    A man and his two sons need to cross a river there is only one row boat which can hold a max weight of 14stones. The man is 14stones and his sons both weigh 7. how do all 3 get across (none can swim)?
    There once was a scotsman named Drew
    Who put too much wine in his stew
    He felt a bit drunk
    And fell off his bunk
    And landed smack into his shoe
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    Quote Originally Posted by kilted exile View Post
    That would be just the one (yourself) mick

    A man and his two sons need to cross a river there is only one row boat which can hold a max weight of 14stones. The man is 14stones and his sons both weigh 7. how do all 3 get across (none can swim)?
    The two sons cross, one returns for the father, who crosses alone, then the so on the far side brings the boat back across and the brothers cross together.

    An eye in a blue face
    Saw an eye in a green face.
    "That eye is like to this eye"
    Said the first eye,
    "But in low place
    Not in high place."

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    Quote Originally Posted by kasie View Post
    I'll let someone else put the answer to that old chestnut, Mick!

    And don't you dare follow up with the one about the man looking at a photograph saying 'That man's father was my father's son' or however it went. I know the answer but I could never unravel it.

    Is that the one where you end up being your own Grandad?


    Tallefred:The answer is the Sun looking down on a daisy in a meadow. I'll try and think of something more original, but in the meantime, as my 10 year old daughter once asked me:- Whats brown and sticky?

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    Whats brown and sticky?

    A stick.


    Crossword clue: SGEG (9,4)


    Incidentally, I suspect one could look any of these up on the internet, but only a cad or a bounder would do such a thing.

    And on the St Ives thing, even as kid I thought that was a cheat. People often meet - in fact one might say they were more likely to meet - on their way to the same place. If they didn't, there'd be no Canterbury Tales.
    Last edited by MarkBastable; 09-20-2010 at 06:48 AM.

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    Thats just what I thought, but I preferred that answer to doing the maths.

    SGEG is tricky, I've got "sergeants" stuck in my head and can't progress.

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    Okay - no progress, so I'll give you the answer, shall I?

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