Much Ado About Mensa


Puzzlement #129

Sunday 17th January 2021

There were 17 responses to Puzzlement #128, 14 had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by John Bowers was: 485. Ann DeVlaeminck was second and Steve Sutlief was third.

On to the puzzle:

I enter your house but don’t need a key.
I help you with tasks, and I do it silently.
I can be young, or quite old.
Easy to touch, but impossible to hold.
What am I?

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org 

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Puzzlement #128

Sunday 10th January 2021

There were 8 responses to Puzzlement #127, 6 had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Ann DeVlaeminck was: Remove the s (seven without the s is even). Peter Bergonzi was second and Jeff Greenspan was third.

On to the puzzle:

Find the missing number:

126, 63, 190, 95, 286, 143, 430, 215, 646, 323, 970, ?

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org 

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Puzzlement #127

Sunday 3rd January 2021

There were 32 responses to Puzzlement #126, 24 had the correct answer (some evaded the obvious answer and got creative), but the first one, submitted by Richard Morris was: He wrote “your exact weight.” John Forster was second and David Coast was third.

On to the puzzle:

How do you make the number 7 even without addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division?

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org 

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Friday 1st January 2021

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January Birthdays

Friday 1st January 2021
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January Mensaversaries

Friday 1st January 2021
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Regional Coordinator Letter – January 2021

Friday 1st January 2021

Happy New Year, Mensans in Region 9! Welcome to 2021, and may this year be better than 2020. The last year brought us a realization that we don’t need to be in person to build community, for which I am thankful. However, I’m excited about the prospect of being together again when we can be. I’ve built friendships with people across the country and been able to spend time with several groups in Region 9. I hope we have a mix of virtual and in-person events as things begin to open again. In the next few months, I will also be meeting with local groups individually to talk about Mensa and what you want to see. I hope you’ll join me when it’s your local group’s turn!

On a national level, we had our quarterly board meeting on December 12th. We had a productive session, revising some statements that clarify the charges of committees, debating a budget cap proposal, and generally trying to work more collegially together. LaRae Bakerink (our Chair) asked us to be more respectful of each other and our membership. Her opening statement was thoughtful and appropriately chiding of how we’ve been treating each other. Taz Criss (our Treasurer) walked us through the budget process and prepped us for understanding the consideration that goes into it before our vote in March. Ian Randal Strock (RVC 1) pointed out the twin towns program that Bill Zigo (our national SIGHT coordinator) has set up, and I hope some of you will look into it.

We are also in our election cycle for the 2021-2023 American Mensa board and International Mensa board. If you are interested in running for regional, national, or international office, reach out! If you want to set yourself up for running in the next cycle, I recommend getting involved at a local level and volunteering for a national committee. 

The first step for running for the American Mensa board is getting signatures to be able to appear on the ballot. You can view candidate petitions here: https://www.us.mensa.org/lead/amc/elections/candidate-petitions/. You are eligible to sign for national offices and for RVC 9. Note that this is NOT a vote, it is merely a signature to let the person appear on the ballot. 

Happy New Year, and I hope this year brings you joy, health, and mental stimulation!

Rachel Kibler
Region 9 Coordinator

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Puzzlement #126

Sunday 27th December 2020

There were 26 responses to Puzzlement #125, all but one had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Steve Sutlief was: 48. John Bowers was second and Bob Saigh was third.

On to the puzzle:

A boy was at a carnival and went to a booth where a man said to the boy, “If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me $50, but if I cannot, I will pay you $50.” The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agrees, thinking no matter what the carny writes he’ll just say he weighs more or less. In the end the boy ended up paying the man $50. How did the man win the bet?

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org 

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Puzzlement #125

Sunday 20th December 2020

There were 12 responses to Puzzlement #124, only 3 had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Steven Perlmutter was: King and rightful heir are both hemophiliacs.  Rightful heir refuses blood test so he will chance bleeding to death. Diana McClure was second and Mike Riordan was third.

On to the puzzle:

What’s next?
3, 8, 15, 24, 35, ?

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org 

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Puzzlement #124

Sunday 6th December 2020

There were 7 responses to Puzzlement #123, only 5 had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Peter Bergonzi was: popcorn [corn was also acceptable]. Brant Saperstein was second and Barry Mead was third.

On to the puzzle:

The king dies and two men, the true heir and an impostor, both claim to be his long-lost son. Both fit the description of the rightful heir: about the right age, height, coloring and general appearance. Finally, one of the elders proposes a test to identify the true heir. One man agrees to the test while the other flatly re-fuses. The one who agreed is immediately sent on his way, and the one who re-fused is correctly identified as the rightful heir. Can you figure out why?

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org 

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Regional Coordinator Letter – December 2020

Tuesday 1st December 2020

From Rachel Kibler:

Happy December, you cool jazz cats! We’re getting serious about the cold here in Utah, while the rest of y’all are staying well above freezing, I believe. It’s unfair. At my house, the snow started falling before all the leaves did. My local group is planning on keeping us warm through monthly happy hours and talking about philosophy over coffee. All over Zoom, of course. I’ll need to supply my own coffee and bourbon. 

Look around at what your local group is doing and what others are doing, and show up to events and engage! It’s going to be a hard winter, and we need connection as much as ever. If local groups near you are meeting in person, it’s okay to show up to their events too. We have borders between groups for the sake of organization, but connecting with people goes beyond drawn boundaries. So, my Utah people in St. George, check out what Southern Nevada is up to! Hawaii, well, I don’t know how to help you there. Zoom is still great!

Scholarship applications are open now! If you know someone who is in college or planning to attend college, have them apply! This is one of our big ways of fostering intelligence and learning. We also need judges on the local and regional levels (mostly local). If you’re interested in reading essays, you can email Jenn Morris, scholarship@sandiegomensa.org, and she’ll put you where you’re needed. Or reach out directly to your local scholarship chair! If you don’t know who it is, contact your board. Judging is not burdensome—it only takes a few hours, so please help if you can. 

Kelly-marie Jones is going to be our regional ombudsman! She is a delightful woman with a strong background and interest in conflict management. I’m excited to work with her, though I hope I get to know her better through normal channels and not because there’s a lot of conflict in our region. 

If you need to get in touch with me, email rachelregion9@gmail.com or call 385.330.4422.

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December Mensaversaries

Tuesday 1st December 2020
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December Birthdays

Tuesday 1st December 2020
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Puzzlement #123

Sunday 29th November 2020

There were 15 responses to Puzzlement #122, all but one had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Evan Bauer was: 68. Ann DeVlaeminck was second and Kelly Clough was third. Kelly also found the solution for Extra Credit on Puzzlement #121: 99=9+8+7+6+5+43+21

[Ed Note - the automated Digest Sender failed to send out the posting with Puzzlement #121. In the future, if you don’t see it in the Digest that is sent out at 3:00 PM Sundays then click HERE. This link will also be in the header of the Digest.]

On to the puzzle:

Born in silk and covered in gold, I turn both more dull and more explosive when I grow old. What am I?

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org 

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Puzzlement #122

Sunday 22nd November 2020

There were only 2 responses to Puzzlement #121, both had the correct answer. The first one, submitted by Steve Sutlief was: 7: 99=9+8+7+65+4+3+2+1. Steve Perlmutter was second. For “extra credit,” can anyone tell us how can it be done with only 6?

On to the puzzle:

What’s next in this sequence?
1, 4, 9, 18, 35, ? 

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org 

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Puzzlement #121

Sunday 15th November 2020

There were 15 responses to Puzzlement #120, ALL had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Steve Sutlief was: 5 and 7. Paul Cottey was second and Michele Fleury was third.

On to the puzzle:

How many pluses should we put between the digits of 987,654,321 to get a total of 99, and where?

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org 

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Puzzlement #120

Sunday 8th November 2020

There were 22 responses to Puzzlement #119, all had the correct answer and the first one, submitted by Steve Sutlief was: 6,457. Steve Perlmutter was second and Peter Bergonzi was third.

On to the puzzle:

There are two numbers whose product added to the sum of their squares is 109, and the difference of whose squares is 24. What are the two numbers?

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org

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Ahoy, Greater Phoenix Mensa!

Wednesday 4th November 2020

I’m Jen Zbylski in Phoenix, Arizona and I spent most of the summer campaigning and fundraising for the Mr. Mensa pageant. This year was iconic in that women were invited to compete for the title of Ms. Mensa adjacent to the men running for Mr. Mensa. Since the pageant was online, we were challenged to be innovative and keep the attention of a far flung group of isolated Mensans. Zoom became our hangout, and the live virtual fundraisers hosted ranged from eating contests to lip syncing performances to late night truth or dare games. You may have seen me across all our Mensa Facebook groups dressed as a pirate around the clock, doing music videos, eating challenges, and messy food stunts. The pageant was the most fun and meaningful thing I’ve ever participated in. It brought joy, kept us connected, and all for a great cause! 

I’m so proud that my crew of Mensa pirates broke all fundraising goals and historical precedents. My campaign alone raised $10,082, one quarter of the combined total $42,731, for the Mensa Foundation. I was crowned as the first (and only?) Ms. Mensa! The only issue I took with the pageant format was that separate gender categories were unnecessary. Why not create an exciting fundraising pageant without gender being a qualifier? I know so many Mensans of all gender identities who could rock this thing! That’s why I took up calling myself Captain Mensa. Because Ms. And Mr. are charming in an antiquated sort of way, but Captain is powerful like a super hero or a pirate! Huzzah!

All my silly pirate antics rallied up a fine crew of folks needing to find their people online in these challenging times. “Where can I get a pirate costume like yours?” and “Can we go on a pirate cruise after all this is over?” were among many inquiries I fielded and I came up with an idea to keep the pirate fun rolling well into the future after the Ms. Mensa pageant ended. The creation of a new Special Interest Group (SIG)! A quick poll of those following my campaign on Facebook produced the name, Ahoy, M-atey! It was the easiest thing I’ve ever done finding ten active Mensans to volunteer to start the group, and my fellow pageant contestant and fundraising collaborator Sam Guy stepped up to become co-coordinator and my First Mate. 

After our official SIG status was confirmed, I penned an article for the Mensa Bulletin about it and an invitation for all to join. We were all thrilled to see the October 2020 Bulletin release with an amazing pirate on the cover! What better way to attract pirate enthusiasts to join in our fun? We also welcome non-Mensans and do most of our activities in our Facebook group for now. Pirate shenanigans are assured for future in person Mensa gatherings, so meet the crew now and we will see you aye-to-aye very soon! 

Join the Ahoy M-atey! Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ahoymateysig

Follow Captain Mensa’s antics on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/captainmensa

Read about the Mr. Mensa Pageant: https://www.mensafoundation.org/about-the-mensa-foundation/foundation-voices/mr-mensa-2020-raises-record-haul/

 Join Ahoy M-atey! if you’re not on Facebook by emailing jenzie@live.com

Cheers,
Captain Mensa
Jen Zbylski
Ms. Mensa 2020

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Puzzlement #119

Sunday 1st November 2020

There were 41(!) responses to Puzzlement #118, ALL had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Stephen Stuart was: 410. Steven Sutlief was second and John Schroeder was third.

On to the puzzle:

What is the next number in the series?

7,645  5,764  4,576…

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org

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Regional Coordinator Letter – November 2020

Sunday 1st November 2020

From Rachel Kibler:

I think one of the things that we have in common as Mensans is that we are generally curious about things. This manifests in different ways, but I think we all strive to be interesting and be around interesting people. It doesn’t mean we have to read all the time, or play role-playing games, or be at the top of our chosen career field, or whatever else, but I know for me, my eyes light up when I hear about the things people are doing with their lives and their careers. Recently, someone was telling me about the challenges of building the new state prison complex. Each prison has different rules about who can be within sight and sound. And then how do you get a SWAT team in if there are riots in just one prison, and how do you make paths direct to the right prison for visitors who may not speak English? I found myself fascinated, regardless of how I feel about prisons. This person is someone I find really interesting, and I’m currently trying to recruit them for Mensa. I think they’d fit in well.

If you’re hosting events that are online and open to other local groups, post the info in the Region 9 Mensa Connect group! Posts reach everyone in our region. Some people are already posting things in there for conversation. It’s a way to be connected virtually without being on Facebook. By the time you read this in your newsletter, there should be a thread for people to talk about what they find interesting, whether it be prison layouts or mailbox design or whatever fits your fancy.

If you have someone in your life who is interested in taking the admission test for Mensa but can’t sit in a local testing session, you’re in luck! We’re now offering electronic testing. More info can be found on the website at https://www.us.mensa.org/featured-content/announcing-private-testing.

As always, contact me if you have any concerns! Rachelregion9@gmail.com, 385.330.4422.

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November Mensaversaries

Sunday 1st November 2020
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November Birthdays

Sunday 1st November 2020

If you want your birth date published you must have “Display Birthday” checked in your Communication Preferences in your Mensa Membership Profile.

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Puzzlement #118

Sunday 25th October 2020

There were 11 responses to Puzzlement #117, only 3 had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by John Schroeder was: Turn it upside down. Andrew Ross was second and Peter Bergonzi was third.


On to the puzzle:

4+2=26
8+1=79
6+5=111
7+3=?

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org

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Puzzlement #117

Sunday 18th October 2020

There were 23 responses to Puzzlement #116, 15 had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Ann DeVlaeminck was: 4 chairs. [The fathers are also sons.] Steve Sutlief was second and Nancy Fortner was third.

On to the puzzle:

81 x 9 = 801. What must you do to make the this equation true?

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org

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BREAKING NEWS!

Sunday 18th October 2020

The Pat Hull Memorial Thanksgiving Feast will be held this year on November 26th but under official COVID-19 rules for masking and social distancing enforced at that time. Location is Lyn Stinnett’s house. Full details about where and what to bring is HERE. Add it to your calendar!

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Puzzlement #116

Sunday 11th October 2020

There were 27 responses to Puzzlement #115, 13 had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Stephen Stuart was: 

1. Green. The others are primary colors.
2. December. The others have 30 days.
3. Calculus. The others are cloud types.
4. Cabbages. The others grow underground.
5. Shovel. The others have teeth.

Dave Hoffman was second and John Schroeder was third.

On to the puzzle:

What’s the least number of chairs you would need around a table to sit four fathers, two grandfathers, and four sons?

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org

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Puzzlement #115

Sunday 4th October 2020

There were 32 responses to Puzzlement #114, 24 had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Stephen Stuart was: 73037 - 72927 = 110. Paul Cottey was second and Evan Bauer was third.

On to the puzzle:

One of the four words does not belong with the other three. Which word does not belong? What is it that the others have in common?

1. Green, yellow, red, blue.  
2. April, December, November, June.  
3. Cirrus, calculus, cumulus, stratus.  
4. Carrots, radishes, potatoes, cabbages.  
5. Fork, comb, rake, shovel.

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org

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October Birthdays

Thursday 1st October 2020
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October Mensaversaries

Thursday 1st October 2020
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Remembering Ursula Gore

Wednesday 30th September 2020

It is with deep sadness we report the passing this August of Ursula Gore, wife of GPM Life Member Alan Gore, They were very active members of GPM.

From Kebba Buckley Button:

Ursula was 80 when she passed in August, in her adopted hometown of Sedona, Arizona. Married to GPM member Alan Gore for 42 years, Ursula was known for her Swiss accent, her agreeable smile, and her generous conversation.

Ursula was known for hosting gatherings that featured copious offerings of food. She and Alan hosted Fold Staple Mutilate (FSM) for a number of years, in their Phoenix home; some suspect the large FSM volunteer force was responsive to the amazing and delicious dinner Ursula offered. Ursula’s generous personality radiated throughout the GPM community. The Gore hot tub was known for its liberal dress code, and many connections were made at Salons so often hosted by the Gores. Kebba Buckley Button and Ron Button met in the Gores’ back yard and married a few years later. Shoestring Gourmet, GPM’s long­ running cooking club, often took place in the Gores’ large dining room.

Ursula never seemed to run out of love and food to share. For some years, she worked at a school, feeding hundreds of school children. Often seen passing in the halls of GPM Regional Gatherings, Ursula was known for quickly returning to her hotel room to watch the Wimbledon competitions.

No service is planned, but Alan is compiling a photo collection to share with all who loved Ursula. He plans to scatter her ashes in a special location at a pre­planned time. Ursula will be much missed and long remembered. Alan Gore can be reached at alangore@mac.com.

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Puzzlement #114

Sunday 27th September 2020

There were 8 responses to Puzzlement #113, only 4 had a correct answer, but the first one, submitted by David Mills was: 35/70 + 148/296 = 1. Barry Mead was second and Steven Perlmutter was third. [There were many possible correct answers, but they must use all the digits only once with only two simple fractions being added.]

On to the puzzle:

A car’s odometer shows 72927 miles, a palindromic number. What are the minimum miles you would need to travel to form another?

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org

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Puzzlement #113

Sunday 20th September 2020

There were 14 responses to Puzzlement #112, 12 had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Stephen Stuart was: 

Fill the 5 gallon container. Pour 3 gallons into the 3 gal container. Now you have 2 gallons in the 5 gallon container.
Dump out the 3 gallon container. Pour the 2 gallons into the 3 gallon container.
Fill the 5 gallon container. Pour out enough to fill the 3 gallon container (1 gallon).
Now you have 4 gallons in the 5 gallon container.

 Barry Mead was second and David Mills was third.

On to the puzzle:

0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Use the digits above once each only to compose two fractions which when added together equal 1.

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org

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Puzzlement #112

Sunday 13th September 2020

There were 29 responses to Puzzlement #111, ALL had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Stephen Stuart was: SALT. Lei Finke was second and Steve Perlmutter was third.

On to the puzzle:

You have two containers, a 5 gallon and a 3 gallon container. How do you measure out 4 gallons?

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org

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New Region 9 Coordinator Appointed

Friday 11th September 2020
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Regional Coordinator Letter – October 2020

An Introduction

Hello! I’m Rachel Kibler, and I’m your new Regional Coordinator. I’m an interim appointed by the AMC board, and my term goes through next June. I’m here to help!
You can reach me at rachelregion9@gmail.com or by call or text at 385.330.4422. These are both specific accounts for Mensa, so hopefully things don’t get lost (and I’ll actually answer the phone from a number I don’t recognize!).
I’m based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and I was the newsletter editor for Utah Mensa for a year and a half. I’ve been a member of Mensa since 2003, when I joined to show up an ex-boyfriend who thought I might not be smart enough. I stayed in because of inertia, then discovered Mind Games and the online fora. Now I stay in, because I genuinely like the people and like what we do with our scholarship programs and the Foundation.
In my free time, I sing, knit, play board games, cook, hang out with my husband, watch animated shows (currently watching Legend of Korra – so good), and experiment with cocktails. If you want to connect over any of those, reach out! I love meeting people.
There are a few people who are going to help me out with things. Jennifer Morris is amazing and has volunteered to be my assistant AND the Regional Scholarship Coordinator. Jen Zbylski, aka Captain Mensa, is my Young Adult Mensan Coordinator. I have yet to appoint a Regional Ombudsman. If you’re interested in serving, please contact me!
Things are tough with Covid, and we’re all learning to adjust to meeting online. Nothing quite beats face-to-face communication, as much as we try. But connection is better than isolation, so if you haven’t joined an online meetup with your local group or one of the SIGs, I encourage you to give it a try! Utah Mensa has a book club, San Diego has a happy hour, Southern Nevada has a wonderful speaker series, lots of groups have game nights and lunches, and SIGs across American Mensa are doing movie nights, murder mysteries, craft afternoons (that’s what I host), and cooking lessons. Regional Gatherings are happening virtually at very low (or no) cost, and we’ve never been more connected, even if hugs are missing.
I’ll be attending activities in each of your local groups in the coming months, and if there’s interest, I’ll set up a monthly evening video chat with me. Let me know what you need and what you want to see. I look forward to serving you and meeting you!

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Puzzlement # 111

Sunday 6th September 2020

There were 39 responses to Puzzlement #110, all but one had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Paul Cottey was: ATE. Steve Sutlief was second and Peter Bergonzi was third.

On to the puzzle:

On each row place a letter that can be substituted for the centre letter of the words either side, to give another word in each case. When completed, a word will be read downwards.  What is it?

RIPEN   _  NAVAL
BENCH  _  ADOPT
DECAY  _  BUDGE
HUNCH  _  MARCH

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org

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It’s up to you...

Sunday 6th September 2020

There may be some interest in resuming in-person events as restaurants are opening with the appropriate measures. If you want to encourage your favorite event to resume, contact the host to tell them you are willing to attend if they restart. Host contact info is in the GPM Live Web Calendar for each event. If you want to start a new one up yourself fill out this FORM and we will help you to get the ball rolling.

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September Mensaversaries

Tuesday 1st September 2020
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September Birthdays

Tuesday 1st September 2020
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Puzzlement #110

Sunday 30th August 2020

There were 7 responses to Puzzlement #109, 6 had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Frank Pabian was: 409 (Multiply the right by the first digit and add the second digit). Clark Jones was second and Michele Fleury was third.

On to the puzzle:

Which three letter word can be attached to the end of the given words to form four longer words?

DOCTOR      ALIEN            FABRIC         CONSIDER

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org

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Puzzlement #109

Sunday 23rd August 2020

There were 14 responses to Puzzlement #108, 11 had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Stephen Stuart was: 124 (Add adjacent numbers, then alternate +1 and -1 to get the next number). Ann DeVlaeminck was second and Jason St was third.

On to the puzzle:

What number should replace the question mark?
42 - - - 170
93 - - - 840
18 - - - 26
54 - - - 274
67 - - - ?

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org

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Puzzlement #108

Sunday 16th August 2020

There were 11 responses to Puzzlement #107, 10 had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Stephen Stuart was: It has 0.25 gallons to spare. Bill Camp was second and Dave Hoffman was third.

On to the puzzle:

What number should appear next in this sequence?

2   8   11   18   30   47   78   ?  

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org

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Mensan Diana McClure on Pay it Forward

Friday 14th August 2020

Diana received a visit by the 3TV/CBS5 video crew this past week when a neighbor recognized her good deeds with a $500 gift card as provided by the Pay it Forward program. The news clip with all the details may be found HERE.

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Puzzlement #107

Sunday 9th August 2020

There were 19 responses to Puzzlement #106, only 1 had the correct (and simplest) answer, that follows the intended rule: A sequence of numbers whose spelling begins with T. That was  submitted by Evan Bauer was: 21. A complex numerical sequence would produce 22 as the next number, that answer was provided by all others.

On to the puzzle:

A fire engine travels six miles to an out of control bonfire. It travels at a speed of 32 mph. The fire engine’s tank holds 500 gallons of water but has been leaking throughout the journey at a rate of 20 gallons per hour.

If the fire engine needs 496 gallons of water to put out the fire, will it have enough, and if so, how much water will it have to spare?

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org

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Puzzlement #106

Sunday 2nd August 2020

There were 2 responses to Puzzlement #105, both had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Stephen Stuart was: The missing number is 7. [Sum of first and third number of each row equals sum of second and fourth.] Steven Perlmutter was second.

On to the puzzle:

What number should appear next in this sequence?

2  3  10  12  13  20  X  

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org

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August Mensaversaries

Saturday 1st August 2020
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August Birthdays

Saturday 1st August 2020
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Puzzlement #105

Sunday 26th July 2020

There were 10 responses to Puzzlement #104, ALL had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Stephen Stuart was: 48.75. Steven Perlmutter was second and Guy Knoller was third.

On to the puzzle:

What number should replace the question mark?

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org

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Puzzlement #104

Sunday 19th July 2020

There were 4 responses to Puzzlement #103, only 1 had the correct answer,  submitted by Ron Draney: Missing number is four. The sequence alternates square numbers with the number of letters in the (English) name of the number being squared. 25 is five squared and “five” has four letters. 

On to the puzzle:

What number should replace X in the following:

24 …   8.5
35 … 15.6
18 …  8.125
68 …  X

To submit an answer, click HERE or send it to editor@phoenixmensa.org

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Opportunity: GPM Scholarships Chair & Committee

Sunday 19th July 2020

Scholarship season will kick-off in September, but we need a volunteer to chair this activity. Candidates for scholarships apply online and the chairperson coordinates local judging that takes place early in January of 2021. Judging is done online (hopefully the system will be debugged this year). Details about this program are found HERE.  Please contact LocSec if you are interested in either being the chairperson or judge.

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GPM RG 2020 Postponed

Monday 13th July 2020

COVID-19 has caused us to postpone:

Phoenix Phiesta XXXVIII: “From the Ashes”

Greater Phoenix Mensa Regional Gathering (RG)

UNTIL November 25- 28, 2021

FULL REFUND for all those who had already registered will be going out soon. Contact Registrar if you have not gotten yours by August 1, 2020.

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