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Riddle and Brain Buster

For your reading convenients below you will find all the Riddle and Brain Busters published in 2018

January 2018

January Riddle

What starts with “P” and ends with “E” and has more than 1000 letters?
Hint: answer is two words

Answer to the December Riddle
What is always coming but never arrives?
Tomorrow

January Brain Buster

Color Exchange
Change one letter in each of the words below to come up with a name of a color. Example; wed to red.
*while
*veal
*ember
*blank
*blur
*pine
*moral
*bellow
*Blown
*Grange
*tray
*state

Answers to the December Brain Buster
Think of a familiar four letter word that can have either E R or EST added to the end to make a new word unrelated in meaning to the original word. All three words are uncapitalized.
Temp; temper, tempest

February 2018

February Riddle

Do rabbits use combs?

Answer to the January Riddle
What starts with “P” and ends with “E” and has more than 1000 letters?
Post Office

February Brain Buster

Guys
Rearrange the letters in the word perpetual to form two boys names, one with five letters, and the other with four letters. What are they?

Answers to the January Brain Buster
Change one letter in each of the words below to come up with a name of a color.
*while: white
*veal: teal
*ember: amber
*blank: black
*blur: blue
*pine: pink
*moral: coral
*bellow: yellow
*blown: brown
*grange: orange
*tray: gray
*state: slate

March 2018

March Riddle

What is in you and is said to be broken without being touched, held or seen?

Answer to February’s riddle
Do rabbits use combs?
No, they use hare brushes

March Brain Buster

End Alike
Each answer is a pair of 5 letter words that end in the same three letters, and have the same definition. Example: kind of tree; birch and larch.

*Another kind of tree
*Look steadily at
*Tiny spot
*Tremble
*Give instructions to
*Hit with an open hand
*Dance

Answers to February’s brain buster
Rearrange the letters in the word perpetual to form two boys names, one with five letters, and the other with four letters. What are they?
Peter and Paul

April 2018

April Riddle

How do you make a baby poisonous snake cry?

Answer to March’s riddle:
What is in you and is said to be broken without being touched, held or seen?
Your heart.

April Brain Buster

B and B
Every answer is a word, name or phrase, that starts and ends with the letter B. Example: Do this for apples; bob.

*Spill the beans:
*Lobster eater’s protection:
*Police officer’s stick:
*Criticize in an underhanded way:
*Start for a tulip:
* Tiniest bit leftover from a sandwich:
*Promotional statement:

Answers to March’s brain buster
Each answer is a pair of 5 letter words that end in the same three letters, and have the same definition.

*Trees: maple and apple
*Look steadily at: glare and stare
*Tiny spot: fleck and speck
*Tremble: quake and shake
*Give instructions to: coach and teach
*Hit with an open hand: smack and whack
*Dance: rumba and sumba

May 2018

May Riddle

I am a word of six; my first three letters refer to an automobile; my last three letters refer to a household animal; my first four letters is a fish; my whole is found in your room. What am I?

Answer to April’s riddle:
How do you make a baby poisonous snake cry?
You take away its rattle.

May Brain Buster

End to End
Every answer is a 5 letter word or phrase in which the first two letters are the same as the last two letters, in the same order. Example: taste or touch: sense.

*The Lone Ranger’s faithful friend.
*Car from Sweden.
*Molten rock under the earth’s surface.
*Popular Florida city.
*It can bring a tear to your eye.
*Place of worship.
*Lively Latin American music.

Answers to April’s brain buster:
B and B
*Spill the beans: blab
*Lobster eater’s protection: bib
*Police officer’s stick: billy club
*Criticize in an underhanded way: backstab
*Start for a tulip: bulb
*Tiniest bit leftover from a sandwich: bread crumb
*Promotional statement: blurb

June 2018

June Riddle

What food lives at the beach?

Answer to May’s riddle
I am a word of six; my first three letters refer to an automobile; my last three letters refer to a household animal; my first four letters is a fish; my whole is found in your room. What am I?
Carpet

June Brain Buster

Too Do
Every answer is a two syllable word, name, or phrase in which each syllable ends with the sound, oo.
Example: sound of crying; boo hoo.

*Crazy, or a kind of clock.
*Black magic.
*Popular chocolate soft drink.
*toy train.
*Completely loyal.
*Kind of eyes lovers make.
*Kind of platter at a Polynesian restaurant.
*Rock group led by Bono.

Answers to May’s brain buster
End to End
The Lone Ranger’s faithful friend: Tonto.
Car from Sweden: volvo.
Molten rock under the earth’s surface: magma.
Popular Florida city: Miami.
It can bring a tear to your eye: onion.
Place of worship: church.
Lively Latin American music: salsa.

July 2018

July Riddle

I stand when I am sitting and I jump when I am walking. What am I?

Answer to June’s riddle
What food lives at the beach?
A sandwich

July Brain Buster

2 by 2
For each of the 5 letter words, provide another word starting with the same two letters that can follow it to complete a compound word or a familiar two word phrase. Example: pizza; pie.

*Stand.
*Shell.
*Match.
*Hobby.
*Round.
*Flash.
*Marsh.
*Whole.
*Sharp.
*Tummy.
*Magic.
*Cable.

Answers to June’s brain buster
Crazy, or a kind of clock: cuckoo.
Black magic: voodoo.
Popular chocolate soft drink: yoohoo.
toy train: choo choo.
Completely loyal: true blue.
Kind of eyes lovers make: goo goo.
Kind of platter at a Polynesian restaurant: pu pu.
Rock group led by Bono: U2.

August 2018

August Riddle

What is easy to get into, but hard to get out of?

Answer to July’s riddle
I stand when I am sitting and I jump when I am walking. What am I?
A kangaroo.

August Brain Buster

Body Parts
Name two parts of the body that are pluralized, not by adding an S, but by changing their vowels.

Answers to July’s brain buster
2 By 2
Stand. Still
Shell. Shock
Match. Maker
Hobby. Horse
Round. Robin
Flash. Flood
Marsh. Mallow
Whole. Wheat
Sharp. Shooter
Tummy. Tuck
Magic. Marker
Cable. Car

September 2018

September Riddle

Mom and Dad have four daughters, and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the family?

Answer to August’s riddle:
What is easy to get into, but hard to get out of?
Trouble

September Brain Buster

Rhyming Trios
Think of rhymes for each trio of words that will go together to make a familiar phrase in the form of blank blank and blank.
Example: plop, shook, and christen; stop, look, and listen.

*Chap, tackle, and drop:
*Brook, sign, and thinker:
*Bread, height, and drew:
*Done, June, and jars:
*Freddy, chilling, and stable:
*Claim, bet, and scratch:
*peg, sorrow, and wheel:
*Flop, lip, and bump:

Answers to August’s brain buster:
The two parts of the body that are pluralized, not by adding an S, but by changing their vowels are:
Foot to feet, and tooth to teeth.

October 2018

October Riddle

What do you get if you divide 50 by half, and add 20?

Answer to September’s riddle:
Mom and Dad have four daughters, and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the family?
Seven. The four daughters have only one brother, making five children, plus mom and dad.

October Brain Buster

A Day at the Beach
Every answer is a word or name that will contain the syllable tan. Example: a peelable fruit; tangerine.

Ill fated ship of 1912.
Bicycle built for two.
Its nickname is big sky country.
Popular song about a Christmas tree.
Tease by over promising.

> Answers to Septembers’ Brain Buster:
Rhyming Trios
Chap, tackle, and drop: snap, crackle, and pop.
Brook, sign, and thinker: hook, line, and sinker.
Bread, height, and drew: red, white, and blue.
Done, June, and jars: sun, moon, and stars.
Freddy, chilling, and stable: ready, willing and able.
Claim, bet, and scratch: game, set, and match.
peg, sorrow, and wheel: beg, borrow, and steal.
Flop, lip, and bump: hop, skip, and jump.

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