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Riddle and Brain Buster

For your reading convenients below you will find all the Riddle and Brain Busters published in 2019

January 2019

January Riddle

I am rarely touched but often held, and if you are smart you'll use me well. What am I?

Answer to December’s riddle
What do you get if you cross a snowman with a witch?
A cold spell

January Brain Buster

Dis Information
Complete the blanks in the following sentences with a word starting with the prefix dis, that completes the sentence in a punny way. Dis always equals this in the pun. A bonus hint, a definition of the dis words appear somewhere in the sentence. Example: Please take apart BLANK from over the fireplace: dismantle.

Blank was filled with alarm by the mess the butler left her to cclean up.
I managed to convince Elvis by argument not to use Blank for his blue shoes.
We decided to take the money from blank we found on the street and scatter it about.
One who argues with me a lot said blank plate is not as pretty as the bronze one.
The perfume tester said, “I do not agree with the majority, blank stinks.

Answers to December’s brain busters
Braving the Elements
Levis + R = silver.
Furls + U = Sulfur.
Rang + O = Argon.
Rumba + I = Barium.
Acorn + B = Carbon.
Clink + E = nickel.
Bloat + C = Cobalt.

February 2019

February Riddle

What question can someone ask all day long, always get completely different answers, and yet all the answers could be correct?

Answer to January’s riddle
I am rarely touched but often held, and if you are smart you'll use me well. What am I?
Tongue

February Brain Buster

Overlapping States
The word marine consists of five consecutive overlapping state postal abbreviations. Massachusetts, Arkansas, Rhode Island, Indiana,and Nebraska. Think of a common 7 letter word that has the same property. Hint, the first letter is also m.

Answers to January’s brain buster
Dis Information
Blank was filled with alarm by the mess the butler left her to cclean up. Dismayed.
I managed to convince Elvis by argument not to use Blank for his blue shoes. Dissuade.
We decided to take the money from blank we found on the street and scatter it about. Disperse.
One who argues with me a lot said blank plate is not as pretty as the bronze one. Disputer.
The perfume tester said, “I do not agree with the majority, blank stinks. Dissent.

March 2019

March Riddle

Forward I am heavy, but backward I am not. What am I?

Answer to February’s riddle
What question can someone ask all day long, always get completely different answers, and yet all the answers could be correct?
What time is it?

March Brain Buster

How Interesting
Insert the word IN in each of the following words, at the start, end, or somewhere inside to get a new word.
Example: route: routine.

Braless.
Basset.
Image.
Mutes.
Villa.
Spire.
Mister.
Claret.
Bullet.
Content.

Answer to February’s brain buster
Think of a common 7 letter word that has the same property. Hint, the first letter is also m.
malaria

April 2019

April Riddle

What five letter word typed in all capital letters can be read the same upside down?

Answer to March’s riddle:
Forward I am heavy, but backward I am not. What am I?
The word ton.

April Brain Buster

Baseball Gear:
Think of a word for an article of clothing worn below the waist. Then think of a word of an article of clothing worn above the waist. Put them together, without rearranging letters and you will get a word used in baseball. What is it?

Answer to March’s brain buster:
Braless. Brainless
Basset. Bassinet
Image. Imagine
Mutes. Minutes
Villa. Villain
Spire. Inspire
Mister. Minister
Claret. Clarinet
Bullet. Bulletin
Content. Continent

May 2019

May Riddle

I am always in front of you, but you will never see me. What am I?

Answer to April’s riddle:
What five letter word typed in all capital letters can be read the same upside down?
SWIMS

May Brain Buster

We Get Letters
Every answer is a word that begins with a letter of the alphabet followed by a hyphen. Hint, no beginning letter will be repeated. Example: Upright line in a graph: y-axis.

Cotton for the ear.
Brand of roach killer.
Striptease garment.
National supplier of trucks & vans.
Revealing dress design.
Very revealing picture.
House shape.
Casual garment.
100 dollar bill.
Computer to computer communication.

Answer to April’s brain buster.
Shorts plus Top = Shortstop

June 2019

June Riddle

Which tree is the most difficult to get along with?

Answer to May’s riddle:
I am always in front of you, but you will never see me. What am I?
Future

June brain Buster

Shifty
In each of the following pairs, shift the last letter of the first answer to the next letter of the alphabet, to get the second answer. Example: adherent to islam, cotton fabric: Muslim, muslin.

prize, conscious.
Frightened, winter apparel worn around the neck.
Person who poses for pictures, computer telephone link.
Very fine, as in a cigar, groom oneself infront of a mirror.
Thirty first president of the US, horses feet.
Sound of a wheel that needs greasing, sound of a pig that’s being greased.
Extremely ugly, thieves get away spot.

Answers to May’s brain buster:
Cotton for the ear. Q-tip.
Brand of roach killer. D-con.
Striptease garment. G-string.
National supplier of trucks & vans. U-haul.
Revealing dress design. V-neck.
Very revealing picture. X-ray.
House shape. A-frame.
Casual garment. T-shirt.
100 dollar bill. C-note.
Computer to computer communication. E-mail.

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