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NEDCASH News Editorial Team:† Roland Gray & Michael Mason

Puzzle 1: A local grocer delivers lemonade using two full 10 pint jugs. Recently, the grocer delivered to a pair of ladies who had a five pint jug and a four pint jug between them. Each wanted two pints of lemonade though. How did the grocer measure two pints into each jug only using the two 10 pint jugs and the ladies jugs? The jugs are not marked in any way and there was no other container which could be used.

Puzzle 2: Read the following lines out loud by line, but each time you make a mistake you must start again.

This is this puzzle
This is is puzzle
This is how puzzle
This is to puzzle
This is keep puzzle
This is an puzzle
This is idiot puzzle
This is busy puzzle
This is for puzzle
This is forty puzzle
This is seconds! puzzle

Puzzle 3: What does this NEDBat say (clue: a maritime saying)

Homo Sapiens

Rent

Puzzle 4: Once a dog named Nelly lived on a farm. There were four dogs on the farm. The names of 3 were Blackie, Whitey, and Brownie. What do you think the fourth dogís name was?

Puzzle 5: The dog named Jam is heavier than the dog named Jelly.

Copper weighs more than Brandy but less than Pumpkin.
Brandy weighs more than Jelly.
Pumpkin weighs less than Jam.

List the dogs in the order of their weights, starting with the heaviest.

Puzzle 6: What determined the order of girls' and boys' names in the lists below?

Girls:

Heather, Ellen, Laura, Anne, Nancy

Boys:

Andy, Ted, Mike, Dick, Vic

Puzzle 7: A sundial is said to be the timepiece with the fewest moving parts. What is the timepiece with the most moving parts?

Puzzle 3: Read the following statement in capital letters and think about whether it is true or false.

THIS STATEMENT IS FALSE.

What do you think? Explain what makes this statement so confusing.