Here's Your March Monthly Teaser …
This series of letters represents a familiar sequence in an unfamiliar way. How quickly can you determine what the letters stand for so you can complete the series? I won't spell it out for you, but solving this monthly teaser can be as simple as learning your A B C's.
Although it looks like math because of the numbers, Sudoku is actually a logic puzzle.
Complete the large grid so that each row, column and 3x3 mini grid (outlined in bold borders) contains the digits 1 through 9, without repeating.
"Get SHORT‐y" …
Here's a SHORT word game, appropriate for February, the shortest month. This type of puzzle activates the vocabulary and communication area of the brain and can prevent those "tip of the tongue" moments when you just can't think of a word. In short, all you have to do is complete the word or phrase which contains the word SHORT ‐ get it?
"BRAINY NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS" …
Unscramble each of the clue words and write the answer in the grid. Copy the letters in the numbered boxes to the corresponding number boxes at the bottom of the page to reveal the secret message.
"A "POP-ULAR" PROMOTION" …
A movie theater in Boca will be having a "reel-y" special promotion sometime in 2019. They will be giving away free popcorn to everyone who figures out the correct day to bag a bag of corn.
From the following clues, decide when to pop in to claim your prize:
"HALLOWEEN RIDDLES" …
In October, don't be afraid to Fall for the answers to these "tricky" Halloween riddles.
"FOLLOWING ORDERS" …
Here is a puzzle based on a TV crime show: The following sentences are labelled 1, 2, and 3, but something is wrong with the order. Quite a mystery! Play detective and determine what order should they be in, and solve the case with WHY?
Directions: Initially, read each sentence carefully, noting more than just meaning. Then deduce the pattern to figure out the appropriate sequence and the only correct answer.
BRAIN‐tertainer TIP: "Look at spelling tricks" for the final sentence.
This Trainer/Teaser was created in loving memory of our precious Jessica, the CAT. She is always in our hearts, and it's tough adjusting to life without her, so I'm hoping this will be a CAThartic exercise for me and an intriguing CATegory for everyone.
Directions: Find the word defined by the clue. This should be right up your alley, but there's a CATch! Each word begins with the letters C-A-T. For example: Getting the answers can be a CATalyst to CATapult your thinking to a new level.
"SUM‐MER DAZE" …
If the heat of these long summer days is making your thinking weak, here's a cool way to exercise your logic and problem solving ability.
Analyze the numerical patterns in the series and crack the code ‐ which is the same for all days. Decide what makes a week really count ‐ sum of the days!
GET THE SCOOP …
A popular ice cream shop in Boca will be giving away free cones sometime this year. They haven't said exactly when, but there are three clues to the day of their giveaway.
Here's a fun teaser you MAY like. All you have to do is determine the correct letter on each line to spell the word suggested by the clue.
"One of these Things is Not Like the Others,
One of these Things Just Doesn't Belong …"
Remember those words to the Sesame Street song? They introduce the concept of the puzzle below. In each question, use your logic to determine which item is the "odd word out," then check the answers below.
Here's a "BRAINtertainer Tip": when faced with a series problem, look for connections not just in meaning but in progressions, spelling, number of words/letters, similar associations, etc. With those suggestions in mind, now answer the question COMMON KNOWLEDGE What do the following words have in common?Vermont, statuesque, Swedish, Arthur's, Africa, sensation, misunderstood
HAVE A HEART
It is my HEARTfelt wish that you will enjoy this Valentine month word game in which each answer contains the word HEART. I've provided the definitions ‐ I would LOVE for you to make a wholeHEARTed attempt to determine the correct answer.
What do the following words have in common?
Did anyone get a new family member as a holiday gift? Lucky you! Many of us experience the joy of having a pet ‐ personally, Jessica the cat is the feline love of my life ‐ and one is enough.
But some people are real animal lovers, and share their lives with multiple pets. Like my friend Susan, who has many.
Susan has fish, birds, dogs and cats at her house ‐ all living happily together.
Collectively, the non-human family has 15 heads, 6 wings, and 38 feet.
How many fish does Susan have?
Car transporters are arriving and holiday‐themed commercials have already started the Florida Seasonal countdown! So here's a holiday-themed Trainer/Teaser to kick off your "season" full of good cheer. Before that, Thanksgiving will give us a chance to reflect on and be truly grateful for the many blessings in our lives ‐ and the many ways we can continue to be a blessing for others. But for now, let's
Cut to the Chase
The following words are shortened versions of longer words which all fit into the same category. It's up to you to figure out the full‐length words and how they relate. In the example, PEN NICK DIM the complete words are PENNY, NICKEL and DIME and the category is COINS. Cash in and try out these three holiday-themed selections.