## Mind & Spirit

## Brain Teaser

NOTE: We did not create this - wish I knew who did. It could have been anyone from a NYC software development guru to a Dallas DWI lawyer to a Middle school social studies teacher in Alaska :-) Enjoy... Steve

This test does not measure your intelligence, your fluency with words, and certainly not your mathematic ability. It will, however, give you some gauge of your mental flexibility and creativity. In the years since we first developed the test, we have found few people who could solve more than half the problems on their first try. Many, however, reported getting answers long after the test had been set aside, particularly at unexpected moments when their minds were relaxed, and some reported solving all the problems over a period of several days. Take this as your personal challenge.

Instructions: Each question below contains all the initials of words that will make it correct. Find the missing words. For example: 16 O. in a P. means 16 ounces in a pound.

Note: this test does have a distinct USA flavor, that might be why you do not understand a given question.

1) 26 L. of the A. 41) 29 D. in F. in a L. Y. 2) 7 W. of the A. W. 42) 3 P. for a F. G. in F. 3) 1,001 A. N. 43) 1,000 W. that a P. is W. 4) 12 S. of the Z. 44) 56 S. of the D. of I. 5) 54 C. in a D. (with J.) 45) 20 Y. that R. V. W. S. 6) 9 P. in the S. S. 46) 40 T (with A. B.) 7) 88 P. K. 47) 30 D. H. S. A. J. and N. 8) 13 S. on the A. F. 48) 32 D. F. at which W. F. 9) 1 D. at a T. 49) 10 A. in the B. of R. 10) 18 H. on a G. C. 50) 435 M. of the H. of R. 11) 90 D. in a R. A. 51) 31 I. C. F. at B.-R. 12) 50 C. in a H. D. 52) 200 D. for P. G. in M. 13) 8 S. on a S. S. 53) 2 T. D. (and a P. in a P. T.) 14) 3 B. M. (S. H. T. R.) 54) 4 H. of the A. 15) 4 Q. in a G. 55) 40 D. and N. of the G. F. 16) 24 H. in a D. 56) 8 P. of S. in the E. L. 17) 1 W. on a U. 57) 9 I. in a B. G. 18) 5 D. in a Z. C. 58) 1 R. A. in E. B. 19) 57 H. V. 59) 76 T. that L. the B. P. 20) 11 P. on a F. T. 60) 3 L. K. that L. T. M. 21) 7 H. of R. 61) 4 S. on a V. 22) 101 D. 62) 5 T. on a C. (including S. in T.) 23) 64 S. on a C. B. 63) 6 P. on a P. T. 24) 13 C. in a S. 64) 7 Y. of B. L. for B. a M. 25) 10 L. I. 65) 2 G. for E. B. (in the B. B. S.) 26) 20,000 L. U. T. S. 66) 9 J. of the S. C. 27) 13 O. C. 67) 10 D. in a T. N. (including the A. C.) 28) 12 K. of the R. T. 68) 20 C. in a P. 29) 13 in a B. D. 69) 3 S. Y. O. at the O. B. G. 30) 66 B. of the B. 70) 1 C. Y. in K. A. C. 31) 10 D. in a D. 71) 3 W. from the G. in the B. 32) 15 M on a D. M. C. 72) 20 Q. (A., V., or M.) 33) 80 D. A. the W. 73) 7 D. with S. W. 34) 24 B. B. in a P. 74) 30 S. over T. 35) 7 B. for 7 B. 75) 8 D. a W. (in the B. S.) 36) 36 I. in a Y. 76) 212 D. F. at which W. B. 37) 6 W. of H. the E. 77) 4 P. on M. R. 38) 2,000 P. in a T. 78) 10 D. in a R. of Q. 39) 60 S. in a M. 79) 48 S. in the C. U. S. 40) 5 F. on the H. 80) 7 C. on the E. 81) 2 G. of V.Solution