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## Holiday Puzzle 2015 #15 – More Missing Words

December 15th, 2015 by John Lehet

It’s Tuesday, so here are some more Missing Word puzzles.  Today there are ten puzzles of varying difficulty.

As a refresher in each puzzle, a word or words are missing, replaced by their first letter.  In order to solve each puzzle, you need to find the missing words.  Here’s an example of how they work:

Puzzle1:       12 I in a F

The solution is     “12 INCHES in a FOOT”  (“I” stands for “INCHES” and “F” stands for “FOOT“)

Below are ten puzzles to try.

• ### 2 E on a F

These are not original puzzles, but I still like to share them.  Good Luck and pass the puzzles onto others who may enjoy them!

## Holiday Puzzle 2015 #14 – Associative Riddles

December 14th, 2015 by John Lehet

“Why is a raven like a writing desk?” – Lewis Carroll

Today’s puzzle is another set of fun riddles called Associative Riddles.  Associative riddles look for how two ideas are associated.  This association is often with a word they have in common.  For example, carpet and carport  have “car” in common.  Making an associate riddle, one may ask “what do a rug and a garage have in common“?  The answer would be “car” as a “carpet” is a rug and a “carport” is a garage.

The idea is really simple – all of the riddles have answers that are a single word that the two themes of the riddle have in common.  For example, “What’s a cow behind the wheel?”  – a“Steer” is the answer because a “steer” is a cow and to drive, one “steers” the wheel.  That’s the idea – not too crazy hard, but still thought provoking.

Below are nine associative riddles for you to try – all of them can be answered with a single word that two parts of the riddle have in common.

• 1. What tree can you hold in your hand?
• 2. What is an angry word puzzle?
• 3. What is not yet a frog in the farthest north?
• 4. What color is a designers plan of the moon?
• 5. What’s legal with “in” and illegal with “out”?
• 6. What’s a box on the waves?
• 7. What does a knitting nurse use?
• 8. What’s a measuring Monarch?
• 9. What does a hitchhiking baby use?

Good Luck and pass the puzzles onto others who may enjoy them!

## Holiday Puzzle 2015 #9 – Letter Riddles

December 9th, 2015 by John Lehet

“Simplicity is the glory of expression.” – Walt Whitman

Today’s puzzle is fun for everyone – Letter Riddles.  I came up with these riddles years ago while sitting at a restaurant with my family while waiting for the meal.  I was challenging my oldest daughter with these and in return she came up with a couple to challenge me!

The idea is really simple – all of the riddles have answers that are words that are pronounced the same as a single letter or a combination of letters.  For example, “What letter did Columbus cross?”  – the “C” is the answer because the letter C is pronounced the same as the word “sea“.   That’s the idea – not too crazy hard, but still thought provoking.

Below are ten letter riddles for you to try – all of them can be answered with a single letter or a combination of two or three letters.

• 1. What two letters are shifty?
• 2. What two letters does a banana have?
• 3. What two letters are four score?
• 4. What two are sick?
• 5. What two letters play cards?
• 6. What letter is a bird?
• 7. What two letters are slippery?
• 8. What two letters are a report?
• 9. What two letters are not hard?
• 10. What two letters are a girls name?

Good Luck and pass the puzzles onto others who may enjoy them!

## Holiday Puzzle 2015 #8 – More Missing Words

December 8th, 2015 by John Lehet

“Be quick, but don’t hurry.” – John Wooden

As promised, Tuesday’s will be Missing Word Puzzle day, so here’s another set of missing word puzzles.  Today there are ten puzzles of varying difficulty. The first five are easier than the second five which are much more challenging. Please keep this in mind when you attempt the puzzles.

As a refresher in each puzzle, a word or words are missing, replaced by their first letter.  In order to solve each puzzle, you need to find the missing words.  Here’s an example of how they work:

Puzzle1:       12 I in a F

The solution is     “12 INCHES in a FOOT”  (“I” stands for “INCHES” and “F” stands for “FOOT“)

Below are ten puzzles to try – remember the first five are easier than the last five.

• ### 4 S on a S

The next five puzzles are more challenging!  Good Luck!

• ### 4 S and 7 YA

These are not original puzzles, but I still like to share them.  Good Luck and pass the puzzles onto others who may enjoy them!

## Holiday Puzzle 2015 #3 – Math Riddles

December 3rd, 2015 by John Lehet

“You can observe a lot by watching.” – Yogi Berra

It’s my favorite today – Math Riddles!  These are all original.  Some are from my riddle book Riddle-Me Math and some are new.  I love riddles because they are often very simple to state, but at the same time, very difficult to solve.  There are five riddles below, dealing with numbers and relationships (e.g. proportions).  Riddles typically require a bit of thought and their solutions may not be immediately seen.  That’s the challange!  Don’t give in, keep thinking about them and try to get each solution without being told.  Your first few guesses may seem crazy, but keep plugging along – even the best riddlers take their time and make a few mistakes.

1. What is the only number with the same number of letters as its name?

2. What number is half the number of letters as its name?  (there are two answers – try to get them both!)

3. What number is equal to five times the number of letters in its name?

4. If a month lasted only an hour, then a year would last how long?

5. If a dime was a year, then what would a dollar be?

I hope you enjoy these riddles. Good Luck and pass the puzzles onto others who may enjoy them!

## Tuesday’s Twister #10 – Lateral Thinking

March 31st, 2015 by John Lehet

“When you come to a roadblock, take a detour” – Mary Kay Ash

Lateral Thinking puzzles are often referred to as “Thinking Outside the Box” puzzles.  They are similar to riddles in that their solutions are very simple, yet often very difficult to obtain.  Additionaly, Lateral Thinking puzzles are very easily stated.  Believe me, they can be very difficult.  Lateral Thinking puzzles rely on your thinking a certain way, typically the way that does not lead to the solution.

You can ask “yes” or “no” questions (no open ended questions allowed).  Using the answers, you try to narrow in on the solution.  This sounds easy, but most Lateral Thinking puzzles seem contradictory and seem not to have a solution.

I love to solve and make Lateral Thinking puzzles.  Below are two original Lateral Thinking puzzles.  I made a flash program that allows you to select five questions, each of which is accompanied by its answer.  Just click the Question and it will appear.  Good luck with the puzzles and email me your solutions.  I will gladly respond.

As always, I hope you enjoyed these puzzles. Please pass them onto others who may enjoy them and please click LIKE below if you like them!

## Tuesday’s Twister #6 – Number Riddles

February 3rd, 2015 by John Lehet

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

Riddles have always been one of my favorite types of puzzles.  Riddles are easily said and understood, but solving them is another issue.  Riddles come in all shapes and sizes.  There are true riddles, rhyming riddles, associative riddles, metaphoric riddles and joke riddles just to name a few.

Today’s twister is a series of riddles, all with a number theme.  Three of the following riddles are original and one is borrowed.  In either case I think that the following selection of four riddles will challenge everyone that gives them a try.  Remember, stick with it – the fun of riddles is figuring them out, not having them answered for you!

1.
What occurs twice in a week but never in a day?

2.
I’m closest number to the number 9
But not when looking at a number line
As a smile it to a frown
You need only turn me upside down

What number am I?

3.

Either Add 1 to me
or Subtract 1 from me
and a palindrome you’ll see

What number am I?

4.

What number is twice the number of letters in it?

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## Holiday Puzzle #24 – Rebus Puzzles

December 24th, 2014 by John Lehet

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill

Today we end the 2014 Holiday Puzzles with Rebus Puzzles.  These are puzzles that can be enjoyed by nearly everyone, young and old alike.  Some are original, but most of them have been borrowed.  Regardless of their origin, they are fun and challenging.  I’ve assembled 12 rebus puzzles below – some easy and some a bit more challenging.

For those that have never done a Rebus puzzle, each puzzle cryptically equates to a saying or a word.  Your objective is to try to determine what word or phrase is meant.

Take your time and share them.  Good luck!  Click here for a hardcopy.

Good Luck and pass the puzzles onto others who may enjoy them!  I hope everyone enjoyed the puzzles – please select Like below or send me an email with comments!

## Holiday Puzzle #22 – More Missing Word Puzzles

December 22nd, 2014 by John Lehet

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” – Thomas Jefferson

Following the Monday theme for my 2014 Holiday Puzzles, today’s puzzles are yet another set of Missing Word Puzzles. I’ve received a lot of great feedback from everyone about the the Missing Work Puzzles #1, #8,  and #15. In today’s, there are a few with a Christmas theme (but not all of them).

Just like the last two Monday’s, in each puzzle, a word or words are missing, replaced by their first letter.  In order to solve each puzzle, you need to find the missing words.  Here’s an example of how they work:

Puzzle:       12 I in a F

The solution is     “12 INCHES in a FOOT

Below are ten puzzles to try

• ### 3 P in a HG

These are just fun puzzles to ponder.  They are not all original puzzles, but I still like to share them.  I think it’s fun to think of them yourself and challenge others – it’s something everyone can do.  Good Luck and pass the puzzles onto others who may enjoy them!

Here are some clues: 2,4,5,9 – Christmas;  3,10 – sports.

## Holiday Puzzle #19 – Letter Riddles

December 19th, 2014 by John Lehet

Be quick, but don’t hurry.” – John Wooden

Today’s puzzle is fun for everyone – Letter Riddles.  I came up with these riddles years ago while sitting at a restaurant with my family while waiting for the meal.  I was challenging my oldest daughter with these and in return she came up with a couple to challenge me!

The idea is really simple – all of the riddles have answers that are words that are pronouced the same as a single letter or a combination of letters.  For example, “What letter did Columbus cross?”  – the “C” is the answer because the letter C is pronouced the same as the word “sea“.   That’s the idea – not too crazy hard, but still thought provoking.

Below are ten letter riddles for you to try – all of them can be answered with a single letter or a combination of two or three letters.

• 1. What two letters are jealous?
• 2. What letter leaves with “it”?
• 3. What letter is a question?
• 4. What two letters are alright?
• 5. What two letters are shabby?
• 6. What two letters are sometimes poison?
• 7. What three letters are powerful?
• 8. What two letters are too much?
• 9. What two letters are not hard?
• 10. What two letters are a girls name?

Good Luck and pass the puzzles onto others who may enjoy them!