Rosie F
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Use the numbers 1-9 to equal 1150
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Here's an answer which

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Rebus puzzle "cancelled"
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I think that this rebus was published in America and is

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Words that are anagrams of themselves
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Can you think of a 6+ letter word that is an anagram of itself?

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Dave switched the calculator keys
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The easiest way would be to But if that is not allowed,

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What is the highest possible scrabble score for placing a single tile
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In N-Tile Scrabble Records (Word Ways, May 1983, p.80), Kyle Corbin gives the following, for 231 points. All words can be found in Webster's Third. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O 1 # . . + . . . # ...

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"sprinG summEr autumN winTer" - what does this mean?
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Silenus has it almost right. The phrase is which is

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What is the smallest set of letters that can spell any integer?
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If we use LESS to indicate subtraction, then we have -1 = ONE LESS ONE LESS ONE 0 = ONE LESS ONE 1 = ONE 2 = ONE PLUS ONE etc., using only seven letters ELNOPSU.

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Find a heptagon with mirror symmetry that can tile a flat plane
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(This question, as posted earlier, had not specified that the heptagon must be convex. My answer here addresses the later version of the question, which specifies that it must be convex.) No such ...

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Covering Table with Coins
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Let the radius of a coin be $r$. "it's impossible to put another coin without causing overlap" implies that the table does not contain any point $P$, where $P$ is at least $2r$ from every coin's ...

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One syllable words with many vowel sounds
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That is $21$ Some of these will sound the same in some accents, but in others they will sound different.

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Distance between capitals
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Google tells me that the distance between

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Which is larger? $\sqrt{15} - \sqrt{7} + \sqrt{5} + \sqrt{2}$ versus $5$
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Here's another approach, which starts from smaller integer residuals than hexomino's solution. and Finally, bringing these lines of argument togegther, I admit it isn't a single chain of inferences....

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Can you solve the following equation by moving exactly 3 matchsticks?
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WWII Headshots - a strange story
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Words that are anagrams of themselves
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Take the word and swap each letter with the identical letter that is elsewhere in the word. The result is the same word, but every letter has been moved. This is $14$ letters long

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The wrong solution?
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School Authorities Conundrum
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The letter contains The letter also contains Put all these together and we get

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6x6 Minesweeper grid with all threes
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This is equivalent to asking how to place kings on a 6x6 board so that each empty square is attacked by 3 of those kings. This is a special case of the problem posed here. That web site gives hexomino'...

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What's the best way to pack the disks?
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Here are some statistics as to the diameter of the smallest circle that $n$ diameter-$1$ circles can be packed into: $$\begin{matrix} 2 & 2 \\ 3 & 2.1547 \\ 12 & 4.0296 \\ 13 & 4.2361 ...

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Side length of square inside a triangle
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Combinatorial Agriculture, part 2
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A Very Illegal Position
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Here's my 10 (I didn't look at anyone else's answers, honest) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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How to use the numbers 3, 5, 6, and 7 to get 100?
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A weird text conversation
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Your side of the conversation contains some

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Choosing a leader from 3 groups of students
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An alternative route to the answer:

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Free Tickets to Rio!
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8. 10. 4.

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The Slaughterhouse
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I spot a after which Black changes tack: What a slaughterhouse indeed! Well done! As requested: an explanation of why I chose the moves I did. With such a terrifyingly long selfmate I thought that ...

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What are words where the first letter can be successively removed to form more words called?
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The process of removing the first letter (e.g. greengages->reengages) is called beheadment. What you're looking for is the longest progressive beheadment to a two-letter word. Chris Cole, in Wordplay (...

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How fast can you ruin a Scrabble game?
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How about this succession of plays: producing a grid

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Is there a list of words that will enable the second player in two-player Ghost to always win?
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The book is David Silverman's Your Move. Another easy 2nd-player win the author mentions is DV forcing the first player into DVANDVA or DVORNIK.

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