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Horse, Football, Mercy Word Association

What one word is used in conjunction with the following three words?

Horse
Football
Mercy
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Logic, Scent, Feet - A Word Association

What word can be used in conjunction with the following three words?

Logic
Scent
Feet
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Horn, Golf, Money - A Word Association

What one word can be associated with each of the following?

Horn
Golf
Money

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Heart, Tooth, Standard - A Word Association

What word can be used in association with each of the following?

Heart
Tooth
Standard
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Shoe, Sell, Head - A Word Association

What word can be associated with each of the following words?

SHOE
SELL
HEAD

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Neck, Bread, Growing - A Word Association

Warning...this word association is a bit tricky because it includes a foreign language clue. To help you out, the language is French, and if you don't know French, you can still solve it, by using an online translator (like the one in Google's "Language Tools") to figure it out.

What one (English) word is associated with each of the following words?

Neck
Bread
Growing

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Trousers, guitar, wood - A Word Association

What word can be associated with each of the following? Note: you are actually looking for two words which are spelled differently, but sound identical!

Trousers
Guitar
Wood

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Dirt, Spice, Robbery, Bell - A Rhyming Association

There are four rhyming words that can be associated with each of the following words. What are the four rhyming words?

Dirt
Spice
Robbery
Bell

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Water, Kind, Cost, Rodents - Rhyming Association

What rhyming words can be associated with the following words?

WATER
KIND
COST
RODENTS

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Leaf, Antelope, Ground - A Word Association

Another word association with a twist -- you are looking for TWO words that sound identical (but are spelled differently). These words can be associated with each of the following.

LEAF
ANTELOPE
GROUND

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Phone, shout, live, magic - A Rhyming Association

What four rhyming words can be associated with the following words?

PHONE
SHOUT
LIVE
MAGIC

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Cereal, Dog, Cruel - A Word Association

What word can be associated with each of the following words? Hint: you are actually looking for two words that sound alike; one is a PROPER NOUN, and is spelled differently from the other)

CEREAL
DOG
CRUEL
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Cow, Praise - A Word Association

This word association is a bit different, because there are only two words listed -- this may open up lots of possible solutions.

What word is associated with both of the following words?

COW
PRAISE

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Rose, Pin, Punch - A Word Association

What word can be associated with each of the following?

ROSE
PIN
PUNCH
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Absurd, Club, Cold - Rhyming Association

What three rhyming words can be associated with the following three words:

ABSURD
CLUB
COLD
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Hole, Push, Hook - A Word Association

What word can be used in conjunction with each of these words:

HOLE
PUSH
HOOK
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Tired, Ear, Day - A Word Association

What word is associated with each of the following words?

TIRED
EAR
DAY
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Egg, Island - A Word Association

This word association is a bit different, because there are only two words listed -- this may open up lots of possible solutions.

What word is associated with both of the following words?

EGG
ISLAND

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Ox, Wheel, Tree - A Rhyming Association

What three rhyming words are associated with the following:

OX
WHEEL
TREE
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Storm, Evil, Apple - A Word Association

What word is associated with each of the following:

STORM
EVIL
APPLE
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Feather, Head, Green, Year - Word Association

What word can be associated with the following words:

FEATHER
HEAD
GREEN
YEAR
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Wind, Baker, Bird - A Rhyming Association

What three rhyming words can be associated with the following words:

WIND
BAKER
BIRD
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Family, Wave, Teeth: A Word Association

What single word is in some way related to each of the following words?

WAVE
FAMILY
TEETH
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Marcus and Lucetius

Welcome back, everyone! I hope you all had a great summer. This year's BrainFood puzzles are going to be a mixed bag...there will be several "Word Associations," like last year's puzzles, but there will be a variety of other puzzles interspersed throughout.

Your first puzzle for this year is a coded message. The question is: What number is represented by the following coded message?

Marcus Can't Make Lucetius Violate Impressive Instructions.

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Baseball, Tree, Sales

Well, we got off to a good start last week -- lots of correct solutions to the puzzle -- let's see how you do with this week's puzzle...

What word is often associated with each of the following three words?

BASEBALL
TREE
SALES

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Riddle: An animal which is never old

Here is a silly riddle for you...

What animal is never old?

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Word Association: Cheese, Shoe, Guitar

What word is commonly associated with each of the following words?

Cheese
Shoe
Guitar
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Sequence Of Numbers

What number comes next in the following sequence of numbers?

23, 57, 1113, 1719, 2329...
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Word Association: Pump, Number, First

What single word is often associated with each of the following?

PUMP
NUMBER
FIRST
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Something Tasty! What Is It?

Here is an unfinished sentence and a list of four words. If ONLY ONE of the four words will complete the message, which word is it?

The Unfinished Sentence
HOW I LOVE A TASTY...

The Words
A. PIE
B. COOKIE
C. MILKSHAKE
D. WATERMELON

You must submit an explanation with your answer!
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Word Association: elaborate, heart, Lydia

I won't kid you on this one...if I was asked to solve this word association, I have my doubts that I would figure it out. To help you out a little bit, I'll tell you that one of your clue words is connected to the Bible.

Running a search at [url=http://www.biblegateway.com]Bible Gateway[/url] might help you out.

Anyway, the question is: what single word can be associated with the following words?

ELABORATE
HEART
LYDIA

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Land Of Sixteen Fingers

In the strange land of sixteen-fingered people, they have developed a numeral system quite different from our own.



In their land, many of their numbers look like our letters:



 

I  = 1
L  = 3
 I = 4
U  = 7
C  = 11

n  = 13

 


Given that information, can you deduce what number is represented by our letter O?

You must explain your answer!

 

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Word Association: Case, Shoulder, Call

What word is commonly associated with the following three words?

CASE
SHOULDER
CALL

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Thanksgiving Food Guide

In honor of Thanksgiving, this riddle will remain up for two weeks. Everyone enjoy time with friends and family! [small]And for Canadian visitors, Happy Belated Thanksgiving![/small]

Here's the puzzle. At Thanksgiving the Wellers family gets together and has a strange meal which includes: cranberries, carrots, stuffing, lettuce, peppers, cheese, meatballs, pizza, and apple juice.

List two more items which could be on the menu, and explain why!

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Transportation, A Big Mistake and A Firearm

Part of me is a mode of transportation.
Part of me is a big mistake.
All of me is a firearm.

What am I?
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Rhyming Association: White, Money, Student

What three rhyming words are associated with the following words:

WHITE
MONEY
STUDENT
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Orange And Purple

This is more a trivia question than a riddle. If you don't know the answer, a bit of online research might turn up the solution.

Besides the fact that they are colors, what unusual trait do ORANGE and PURPLE share?

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A Christmas Shopping Riddle

William went Christmas shopping. He spent half of his money on his sister's Christmas present, and a third of his money on his brother's Christmas present.

After that, he spent two-thirds of the remaining money on his mother's Christmas present, and then he had twenty dollars left, which he gave to his father.

How much money did William start out with? Please explain your answer!

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