## Seven Letters Sequence

Find a seven-letter sequence to fill in each of the three empty spaces and form a meaningful sentence.

The ★★★★★★ surgeon was ★★ ★★★ to operate, because there was ★★★★.

The sequence is NOTABLE:

The NOTABLE surgeon was NOT ABLE to operate, because there was NO TABLE.

## Glow and Shine

There is a property that applies to all words in the first list and to none in the words in the second list. What is it?

• GLOW, ALMOST, BIOPSY, GHOST, EMPTY, BEGIN
• SHINE, BARELY, VIVISECTION, APPARITION, VACANT, START

The words in the first list are called “Abecederian”, i.e. their letters are in alphabetical order.

## Pretty Words

Can you recognize the four words below?

• ZO-ZO
• ZOOZ
• OON
• ZCZ

If you rotate the screen by 90°, you will read vertically:

• ONION
• NOON
• ZOO
• NUN

## ERGRO

Add the same sequence of three letters both before and after “ERGRO” in order to form an existing English word.

Add the letters U-N-D to get UNDERGROUND.

## 11 is a Racehorse

Can you figure out what story the following sequence of statements is telling?

• 11 is a racehorse
• 12 is 12
• 1111 race
• 12112

11 is a racehorse. 12 is one (1) too (2). 11 won (1) one (1) race. 12 won (1) one (1) too (2).

## A Bunch of Words

Examine the 12 words below and determine what popular proverb is represented by them.

The answer is LOVE IS BLIND.

All the words in the table have 2 “eyes” (i’s), except for the word “love”.

## A Cardinal Points

A cardinal points and says, “thorn, shout, seat, and stew.” Can you explain?

The sentence is a play on words and anagrams. Thorn, shout, seat, and stew are anagrams of the four cardinal directions of the compass: north, south, east, and west.

## Conflicting Words

What unique feature do the following words share?

FRIEND, FEAST, THERE, THOROUGH, FLIGHT, WONDERFUL, RESIGN, ENDURING, PEST, COVERT

Each of these words contains its antonym as a sub-word:

FRIEND – FIEND, FEAST – FAST, THERE – HERE, THOROUGH – ROUGH, FLIGHT – FIGHT, WONDERFUL – WOEFUL, RESIGN – REIGN, ENDURING – ENDING, PEST – PET, COVERT – OVERT

FEATURED

## Repetitive

You have two groups of words:

1. black, word, English, brief, noun, grandiloquent, last
2. white, number, Russian, long, verb, unpretentious, first

To which group does “repetitive” belong?

The first group contains self-explanatory words (known as autologicals), the second group does not. Therefore “repetitive” should belong to the first group.