Much Ado About Mensa


Puzzlement #67

Sunday 13th October 2019

There were 10 responses to Puzzlement #66, 9 had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Stephen Stuart was: You take ½ of each pill. Ron Draney was second and Steven Perlmutter was third.

On to the puzzle:

Imagine you have 100 units of fencing material. You must box off an area of land next to a river, with the river acting as one side of the box. How can you arrange the 100 units of fencing to box off the largest possible area of land next to the river? The sides perpendicular to the river are L, parallel is W.

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

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October Mensaversaries

Tuesday 1st October 2019
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October Birthdays

Tuesday 1st October 2019
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Puzzlement #66

Sunday 29th September 2019

There were 23 responses to Puzzlement #65, ALL had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Stephen Stuart was: On the 66th day. Paul Cottey was second and Bonnie Toms was third.

On to the puzzle:

A chemist just developed some amazing pills. There are red pills and blue pills. If you took one red pill and one blue pill together, you would gain incredible superpowers. But overdosing on the pills — more than one red pill, or more than one blue pill — would kill you. The chemist gives you two pills of each color just in case you lose a pill. You must take the pills to gain your superpowers. You’re kidnapped on the way home and kept in a dark room. It’s so dark that you can’t tell which pills are red and which are blue. How can you gain the superpowers without overdosing?

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

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Puzzlement #62 Answer Redux

Saturday 28th September 2019

Puzzlement #62 was about Consistency Towers apartment buildings identified with lettered signs and truth-telling or lying residents. The Grumpy Puzzle Maven’s answer for the order of the signs was CBAD. However Steven Sutlief submitted his answer, BCDA, which he proved to meet the given puzzlement criteria and is a valid answer. Steven was second to submit a valid answer and should have been recognized as one of only three correct answers.

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Puzzlement #65

Sunday 22nd September 2019

There were 17 responses to Puzzlement #64, 12 had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Michele Fleury was: December 31st. Stephen Stuart was second and Frank Pabian was third.

On to the puzzle:

Imagine there is a virus of 5 units that doubles every single day. On the 67th day of doubling, the virus has reached its maximum population. On what day did the virus reached half of its maximum population?

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

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Lynn Floyd at Parent Institute of AAGT!

Saturday 21st September 2019

Representing Greater Phoenix Mensa at the Parent Institute of the Arizona Association of Gifted and Talented!

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Puzzlement #64

Sunday 15th September 2019

There were 4 responses to Puzzlement #63, all had a correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Michele Fleury was: 

Rm 1: Sergei Kipper Psychologist
Rm 2: Yuri Earwig KGB
Rm 3: Boris Spruce Naval Officer
Rm 4: Igor Poodle Journalist
Rm 5: Oleg Bantam Pilot

Brad Tebow was second with the same answer, and Andrew Pulos was third and Peter Bergonzi was fourth, with the other valid response: 

Rm 1: Igor Kipper Psychologist
Rm 2: Yuri Earwig KGB
Rm 3: Sergei Spruce Journalist
Rm 4: Boris Poodle Naval Officer
Rm 5: Oleg Bantam Pilot

On to the puzzle:

Phil asks his friend Stan when his birthday is. Stan replies, “I was 32 the day before yesterday, and next year I’ll be 35.” Phil pauses to think about it, but he figures it out. When is Stan’s birthday, and how is his response even possible?

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

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Puzzlement #63

Sunday 8th September 2019

There were 6 responses to Puzzlement #62, only 2 had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Stephen Stuart was: C B A D. Peter Bergonzi was second.

On to the puzzle:

During the Cold War (and nobody puzzling this puzzlement will not know when that was) MI-6 had a safe house in Berlin used to hide defectors from the Soviet bloc.  There were five rooms in the safe house, 1-5, each of which was used by a defector.  Using the clues below reason out the real name and previous occupation of the defector, his assigned code name and which room he occupied.

Names of defectors:  Boris, Igor, Oleg, Sergei, Yuri.
Occupations:  Pilot, journalist, KGB, Naval officer, Psychologist.
Code names:  Bantam, Earwig, Kipper, Poodle, Spruce.

1)  Yuri Scriabin, code named Earwig, was assigned to the room number one higher than the room of the psychologist.

2)  Boris Glazunov was a Naval officer before he defected.

3)  Oleg Borodin was in room 5.

4)  Spruce was the code name of the defector in room 3.

5)  The defector in room 2 had been in the KGB.

6)  Bantam the Aeroflot pilot was in the room numbered one higher than Poodle’s.

7)  Sergei Rimsky was not code named Poodle.

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

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Puzzlement #62

Sunday 1st September 2019

There were 11 responses to Puzzlement #61, 9 had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Stephen Stuart was: 2, 7, 5 . Dave Hoffman was second and Steven Sutlief was third.

On to the puzzle:

Consistency Towers consists of four apartment buildings in a row.  Each tower contains either truth tellers or liars.  Each building had a sign that explained about the veracity of the residents of the building.  The signs are labeled A, B, C, and D which did not necessarily correspond to the left-to-right order of the buildings.  Unfortunately some juvenile delinquent has switched the signs around.  They say:

A)  Exactly one end apartment houses truth tellers.

B)  The apartment to the right houses truth tellers.

C)  Any apartment next to this one houses liars.

D)  No apartment next to this one houses liars.

In the correct arrangement sign B is to the left of D but not next to it and A is not next to sign C.  What is the correct arrangement of the signs left to right?

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

[Ed Note - Last week’s “HERE” link incorrectly inserted the wrong Puzzlement #60. The Editor has been suitably flogged by the Grumpy Puzzlement Maven who is actually looking for a replacement to come up with the weekly Puzzlements and flogging of the Editor. Any takers?]

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September Mensaversaries

Sunday 1st September 2019
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September Birthdays

Sunday 1st September 2019
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Marni at CERN

Friday 30th August 2019

From Marni Landry:

93 meters underground at the large hadron collider. I am standing in front of the ATLAS particle detector because the unit is down for service. A rare and lucky opportunity!

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Photo from Amsterdam

Friday 30th August 2019

From Lynn Floyd:

Amsterdam has 165 canals, with a total length of about 50km, or 31 miles. A leisurely trip in an open boat on a fine summer evening is a very pleasant way to see the sights of this beautiful city!

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Photo from Kew Gardens

Sunday 25th August 2019

From Lynn Floyd:

The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, 30 minutes by Underground from central London, were established in 1759 on land donated by  Princess Augusta, mother of King George III. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Gardens now cover over 700 acres containing 50,000 plants and trees. Now through the end of October, an array of spectacular glass sculptures by the American artist Dale Chihuly are installed on the grounds and in the glasshouses.

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Puzzlement #61

Sunday 25th August 2019

There were 16 responses to Puzzlement #60, 13 had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Stephen Stuart was: 5, 3, 4, 6. David Eagle was second and Peter Bergonzi was third.

On to the puzzle:

In Naomi Nomer’s math class three of her students routinely mess up their homework.  As punishment she makes all three stand in front of the class and sticks Post-Its on each of their foreheads with a number written on it.  She then tells them to make a statement about the numbers they can see without actually revealing the numbers.

  Numbskull says, ‘Their sum is 12.’
  Nitwit says, ’Their sum is 7.’
  Oddment says, ’Their sum is no more than 10.’

Miss Nomer then explains that the first to deduce what the three numbers are will pass her class, the others will not.  What answer did the winner give?

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

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Report from the first D.O.G. Outing

Friday 23rd August 2019

From Judy Herrmann:

On August 17, 2019 a diverse group of Mensans and Intertel members met up at Oreganos in Tempe. Attendees included Larry & Carol, Jackie, Joe, Steve, David P., David S., Sharon, Marni, Dina, John H., and me (Judy H.).

Lively conversation took place at all ends of the table. I understand that at Carol and Larry’s side of the table the discussion included Catholic priests and hookers, although perhaps not at the same time. Marni has an upcoming trip to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN! Talk about a geek vacation! Wow! John H. showed us his low-cost borescope that was recently published in “The Home Shop Machinist” magazine.

We had fantastic participation for our first combined event, at twelve people! Thank you to everyone who came. D.O.G. will be held on the 3rd Saturday each month. We hope to see you at our next event:

When: 2 PM, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019
Where: Hong Kong Asian Diner, 9880 S Rural Rd #105, Tempe, AZ 85284

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Puzzlement #60

Sunday 18th August 2019

There were 4 responses to Puzzlement #59, no one had the total correct answer, but the closest, matching 4 of 6, was submitted by Frank Pabian. The correct answer:

1) Lucia - The others are states.
2) Blunder - The others are fish.
3) Circle - The others can be followed by ‘root.’
4) Winchester - The others are Oxford colleges.
5) Chichester - The others are cheeses.
6) Wool - The others can make new words by adding ’S’ in front.

On to the puzzle:

Yeggs unite!  Let’s crack another safe.  Four 1-9 digits are needed.
1)  The fourth digit is largest.
2)  The third digit is larger than the second.
3)  The sum of the first, third and fourth digits is 15.
4) The second and fourth digits differ by three.
5)  The sum of the first and fourth digits is a prime number.

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

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Puzzlement #59

Sunday 11th August 2019

There were 5 responses to Puzzlement #58, 3 had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Paul Cottey was: Pray why would Puss swallow her ring? Hans Battenfeld was second and Peter Bergonzi was third.

On to the puzzle:

In each group there’s an odd one out.  Which and why?

1)  Carolina, Georgia, Lucia, Virginia.
2)  Blunder, Carp, Flounder, Skate.
3)  Arrow, Circle, Square, Tap.
4)  Exeter, Lincoln, Pembroke, Winchester.
5)  Cheshire, Chichester, Gloucester, Lancashire.
6)  Ales, Care, Hall, Wool.

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

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Puzzlement # 58

Sunday 4th August 2019

There were 7 responses to Puzzlement #57, 5 had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Frank Pabian was: One. Steven Sutlief was second and Peter Bergonzi was third.

On to the puzzle:

Three sisters were feeding a cat.  The first gave her sardines which the cat ate up.  The second gave the cat salmon which the cat grudgingly consumed.  The third gave her herring which the cat snubbed with haughty contempt.  Why?  (Hint:  Think particulately.)

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

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August Mensaversaries

Thursday 1st August 2019
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August Birthdays

Thursday 1st August 2019
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Puzzlement #57

Sunday 28th July 2019

There were 3 responses to Puzzlement #56, only 1 had a correct answer. It was submitted by Ann DeVlaeminck and was: 0, 1680, and 57120. Note that If one assumed that the answer must be greater than 48, then 0 would be replaced by 1940448.

On to the puzzle:

Richie Rich wants to give a small dinner party, all stag.  He plans to ask his father’s brother-in-law, his brother’s father in law, his father-in-law’s brother and his brother-in-law’s father.  What is the MINIMUM number of guests at the dinner party?

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

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RVC 9 Post-AG Column

Friday 26th July 2019

From Alton Hitchcock Jr., Region 9 Vice Chairman

You might have heard the tale of the Tower of Babel. It’s a mythological story about how the many languages of the world came to be. Sometime after the great flood the Babylonians decided to make a name for themselves by building a great tower to the heavens. God wasn’t having it and he struck their project down by confusing their languages so that the work could no longer continue. This might have been the first Annual Gathering.

This was my second Annual Gathering and I enjoyed this one more than the last. I think I found my groove and my place more quickly this time. The first time around there was so much going on I didn’t know where to direct myself. This time was different. I knew where to play games. I knew where to get free beer and I had activities to keep me busy in between. Score!

I met Mensans from all over the country and even a few international folks. I admit there was something there with almost everyone. A trace, a hint or a breath of something similar and yet I found us all to be so varied I wondered what united us. I had heated debates standing around a keg and moments later slapped people on the back in hearty agreement. There were speakers I couldn’t wait to hear and topics I don’t remember because they stirred nothing in me. I walked long lines of board games shaking my head wondering who would play this and spent several hours moving colored pegs around a board collecting resources. It was fantastic.

I can’t put my finger on what it is that unites us. It’s not just the ability to score well on a test. It’s as if God himself in a moment decided to confuse us. Perhaps to protect the rest of the planet. Maybe like salt we were better distributed than condensed in one spot. I think it’s a good idea that we keep getting together to try and discover what it is. I’m up for it if you are.

[You can reach Alton with comments or questions HERE.]

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Puzzlement #56

Sunday 21st July 2019

There were 4 responses to Puzzlement #55, all 4 had a correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Hans Battenfeld was: (77-7)/.7 = 100. Andrew Poulos was second with: 7/.7 x 7/.7, as was Joseph D’Aguanno who submitted that same response in third place. Peter Bergonzi  had another variation, 77/.77. Another creative answer would be (7+(7x7)-7) = 100 in base 7.

On to the puzzle:

48 is an oddity in that if you add one, the product is a square, and if you add one to its half that too is a square.  Now find the three smallest numbers that have the same characteristic.

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

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Puzzlement #55

Sunday 14th July 2019

There were only 2 responses to Puzzlement #54, both had a correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Steven Sutlief was: 

Peter Bergonzi was second. The Grumpy Puzzle Maven is still scratching his head.

On to the puzzle:

Use four 5s to represent 100.  Easy.  (5+5)(5+5) = 100.  Right?  Now use four 7s to also equal 100.

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

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Puzzlement #54

Sunday 7th July 2019

There were 15 responses to Puzzlement #53, 6 had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Stephen Stuart was: 4 7 6 8. He and one other also noted that 3 0 5 8 was another valid answer since zero is also a square. Mark Mach was second and David Eagle was third.

On to the puzzle:

Advances in telescopy have enabled SETI to justify its existence by photographing four aliens on Planet Tralfaz.  Their bodies and heads are round, square, triangular or hexagonal.  No alien’s head is the same shape as it’s body. Their body patterns are vertical stripes, solid gray, solid white and horizontal stripes.  In the photograph they are standing in a row.  The following facts are true about the correct order:

1)  The white body is not second.

2)  The square body is two places to the left of the hex head.

3)  Either the triangular or the hex head is fourth.

4)  Of the triangular or hex bodies, one is white or horizontally striped and the other is neither of those.  The body that does have one of those two patterns is just after either a triangular or hex head.

What is the correct body shape, texture and head shape for each position in the row?

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

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AZ Members at 2019 AG

Sunday 7th July 2019

Many more were there, they all didn’t get the message about the impromptu photo-op.

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July Birthdays

Tuesday 2nd July 2019
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July Mensaversaries

Tuesday 2nd July 2019
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Puzzlement #53

Sunday 30th June 2019

There were 10 responses to Puzzlement #52, 9 had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Stephen Stuart was: True, True, False, True. Peter Bergonzi was second and Michael Keleher was third.

On to the puzzle:

Four different digits are required to open a safe.
1)  Only one is a square.
2)  First and second differ by 3.
3)  The sum of the digits is a square.
4)  Third digit = first + 2.
5)  Last digit is largest.

What’s the safe’s combination?

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

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GPM RG Breaking News!

Friday 28th June 2019

Phoenix Phiesta XXXVII: “The After AG / RG” will again take place on Thanksgiving weekend, November 28 thru 30. It will be prefaced by the Patricia Hull Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner, our traditional, free pot luck turkey dinner open to all GPM members and their guests.

Registration forms will be mailed with the GPM Quarterly and will be online at the 2019 RG site may be found HERE.

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Intertel AGA Starts Wednesday June 26

Wednesday 26th June 2019

From David Sebesta:

Intertel AGA is today through Saturday at the Hampton Inn - Phoenix Airport (601 N 44th St, Phoenix).

Contact John Maxwell (losmaxwells@gmail.com) or Linda Woodhead (office@intertel-iq.org) for registration info.

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Puzzlement #52

Sunday 16th June 2019

There were 15 responses to Puzzlement #51, 13 had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Noah Dyer was: 9675. Jon Horton was second and Larry Bond was third.

On to the puzzle:

(Read very carefully)
Exactly two sentences below this one are true.  
The top and bottom sentences are true.
Exactly one sentence next to this one is false.
The sentence next to this one is false.

Which (if any) of the four sentences are true?

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

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Puzzlement #51

Sunday 9th June 2019

There were 15 responses to Puzzlement #50, all but one had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Paul Cottey was: False, True, True. Frank Pabian was second and Jon Horton was third.

On to the puzzle:

Four different 1-9 digits are required to open a safe.
1)  First > second.
2)  Second + third = 13.
3)  First and second differ by three.
4)  Third and fourth differ by 2.

What is the safe’s combination?

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

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Saturday 8th June 2019

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Much Ado About Mensa turned 4 today!

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June Mensaversaries

Wednesday 5th June 2019
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June Birthdays

Wednesday 5th June 2019
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Special Farewell Eastside DOSIG

Friday 31st May 2019

Saturday, June 22nd
1:00 PM to 7:00 PM - ME/P - EASTSIDE DINING OUT SIG (DOSIG)
will be at 19221 E. Walnut Road, my home at Queen Creek Road and Sossaman from about 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. This one of those “drop in for a swim and a bite to eat” and leave whenever you wish. This will be my final EDOSIG, so I am hoping someone in the group will take it over. I have so enjoyed the folks who attend, especially those who attend frequently—John and Judy Herrmann, Tina Baker (John’s sister), Yvonne, Terri, Chuck, and all the others I have met over the last few years. We are celebrating both my 74th birthday and my return to the Seattle area after the AG. My housemate, Robert, has mixed up two batches of his special BBQ sauce, and I will be providing both pork ribs and chicken wings, which Robert will BBQ. I would ask that guests bring something to share for potluck, whatever you wish to drink, plus a swimsuit and a towel. We do have two basset hounds who live with us—D.O.G. (pronounced dee-O′-gee) and Cooper. Well-behaved children are welcome. We have an area that we can enclose using lawn chairs for little ones to splash in., and it is a saltwater pool. BUT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for watching your children while you are here! YOU MUST RSVP via email or text Mary Prior at mgprior66@gmail.com or 206-551-5907 and let me know what you will be bringing and how many people BECAUSE (1) I will have to give you the gate code to get into the gated housing area, and (2) I cannot know how much food to have available. I cannot take calls from 11 am-11 pm during the week because I am either on the road or at work. The Deadline to RSVP is midnight, WED., June 19th PLEASE! Walk-ins without an RSVP and those who do not watch over their children may be asked to leave unless there is a really, really good reason

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Puzzlement #50

Sunday 26th May 2019

There were 20 responses to Puzzlement #49, all but one had the correct answer, but the first one, submitted by Larry Bond was: Age 18. Frank Pabian was second and Stephen Stuart was third.

On to the puzzle:

Question: What is the True/False state of the following three sentences?

Exactly one sentence below this one is true.

The sentence below this one is true.

The top sentence is false.

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

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Road Trip Photos

Saturday 25th May 2019

From GPM Editor, Dave Pivin:

Visited Bryce Canyon National Park, Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes (Alberta) this past week.

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Puzzlement #49

Sunday 19th May 2019

There were 3 responses to Puzzlement #48, only 1 had the correct answer. It was submitted by Diana McClure was: Sal chose the couples whose names can be made from a single row of letters from a qwerty keyboard. The two others, who shall remain nameless, confessed they used Google to find that out.

On to the puzzle:

When Sam and Sue married he was three times her age.  Eighteen years later he was twice her age.  How old was Sue when they married?

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

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Puzzlement #48

Sunday 12th May 2019

There were 11 responses to Puzzlement #47 and all but one had the correct answer. The first one, submitted by Steven Sutlief was: carapace, keyhole, cupboard, interview, season, plaintiff, partridge, blackmail, coverage. Noah Dyer was second and Brad Tebow was third.

On to the puzzle:

Two to Tango - Sal, a government word processing maven, was designated organizer for a beginning tango competition.  She paired up the dancers thus:  Prue and Peter, Terri and Roy, and Ada and Alf.

What could inspire Sal to make these pairings?

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

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Puzzlement #47

Sunday 5th May 2019

There was only one response to Puzzlement #46, Stephen Stuart had the correct answer: The Wind Cries Mary.

On to the puzzle:

‘On Hooking Up.’  The eighteen words below can be joined to another word on the list to make nine new words.  There is only one solution in which each word is only partnered once.

Apace    Black    Board
Car         Cove    Cup
Hole       Inter      Key
Mail        Part      Plain
Rage      Ridge    Sea
Son        Tiff        View

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

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May Mensaversaries

Thursday 2nd May 2019
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May Birthdays

Thursday 2nd May 2019
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Puzzlement #46

Sunday 28th April 2019

Puzzlement #N

There were only 2 responses to Puzzlement #45, neither one had the correct answer that was: 

Cart (on) Ward
Err (and) Iron
Green (house) Keeper
Grub (by) Gone
Hat (red) Den
Hither (to) Night
Life (boat) Swain
Pad (foot) Print
Under (go) Sling

For those who attempted: note that the insertion had to be a WORD.

On to the puzzle:

Solve this cypher of a song lyric of a certain vintage.

Hints:  Clearly not a simple number substitution code. X and Y answer to the same number.  

52/34/55// 31/44/43/45// 35/32/44/55/42// 33/15/32/41.

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

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Time for April Showers of Yellow Snow

Sunday 28th April 2019
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Puzzlement #45

Sunday 21st April 2019

There were three responses to Puzzlement #44, only 1 had the correct answer. It was submitted by GPM Newbie David Lyon was: 

2 7 3
5 4 6
8 1 9

3 2 7
6 5 4
9 8 1

2 1 9
4 3 8
6 5 7

The other two submissions responded with only 2 of the 3 combinations.

On to the puzzle:

Place a word between one word from each column so that the new word ends the word in the left column and starts the word from the right column.  You’re done when you’ve bridged all the words.

Cart        Gone
Err          Keeper
Green    Night
Grub      Print
Hat        Den
Hither    Sling
Life        Iron
Pad       Swain
Under   Ward

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

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Puzzlement #44

Sunday 14th April 2019

There were only 2 responses to the Puzzlement #43 cypher, both had the correct answer, the first one, submitted by Peter Bergonzi was: ‘Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’ Brooke Holmes was second.

On to the puzzle:

Consider a number square using the digits 1 - 9, thus:
1 9 2
3 8 4
5 7 6
Note that the second line is twice the first and the third is three times the first.  There are three other ways to arrange the digits to produce the same result.  What are they?

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

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