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By William F. Bultas
These 10 puzzles are in general very difficult & I encourage you to use any reference materials you think might help. I have placed the answers on a separate page to keep you from looking until you're ready. The ranking scale below was created to give you competitive types something to shoot for. If you enjoy these puzzles, try the other tests & puzzles at PUZZ.COM. Happy hunting!


Number Correct             RANK
     0-1                   Novice
     2-3                   Dilettante
     4-5                   Puzzler
      6                    Puzzle Expert
     7-8                   Puzzle Master
     9-10                  Puzzler Par Excellence         


Reverse Order
Q1. Tell me, if you can, what word completes this series (warning - this may be the hardest puzzle in the set!): GLAMOUR FALTER EVERY DINE ICED BABE ?
Choose from IDEA DANGER FIELD LOSE JOURNEY QUEST

New Words
Q2. Five of the words that follow this paragraph can make a new word when written after a certain three letter word. However, one of the words cannot be used to make a new word when written after the three letter word. Determine what the three letter word is, & which of the six words below does not belong with the rest.

DEW RANGE SET SPOT RISE DRY


One Letter
Q3. The following "words" form a sequence. Try to determine which of the six that follow complete the sequence.

ad, ig, og, ra, ca, la, ?

ov qo ci af ui or


POLITICAL SCIENCE 101
Q4. Determine which of the "words" that follow this set would go with it:

tim plut dem aut the

Choose from: pin eloqu arist tend bilg nomwi

COUNTING UP
Q5. Complete the sequence with the appropriate number, but don't forget that things are not always as they seem: 78, 69, 50, 411, 312, ?

MISSING SOMETHING
Q6. What is unusual about this paragraph? You will find that this is not just an ordinary paragraph if you look at its words. An odd group of words this is! Can you find what it is?

ONCE REMOVED
For the last four puzzles, you have two words on either side of a set of dashes. Each dash represents a letter of the word, & the word on the left is a synonym of the word. The word on the right is a synonym of the word if one of the word's letters are removed. Determine what the two words are for each puzzle.

EXAMPLE: break ---- sleep

The answers would be SNAP & NAP.

Q7. frustrate ---- lubricate

Q8. call ----- sharpen

Q9. twist ---- vase

Q10. fragment ----- firm

Answers



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