School-Safe Puzzle Games

1. #### Lateral Thinking Puzzle, THE BOTTLE OF BEER

my2livers | Profile

Hey, that looks like my old carpet! I’d send my ex-husband over to get the beer, but he’d probably spill it all over and ruin the rug. Pull the rug out really fast? Use a straw? Wait… I saw something like this on the Big Bang Theory…. May I use a straw?

2. #### Word Arithmetic

my2livers | Profile

T-one
N-one
f-L-our
t(H)ree
t(W)o
fi(V)e

3. #### Moving Cards

my2livers | Profile

SteveRoo in 1 move! yeah!!! U rule. Props.

4. #### Moving Cards

my2livers | Profile

After 1st ‘solving’ this and then reading the old posts, I realized that I’d tried this one eons ago. This time, as I learned from the bucket filling puzzle, sometimes semantics make a big difference. I’d 4gotten how much I love these puzzles! thx.

5. #### Moving Cards

my2livers | Profile

Remove the 2 and the 3.

6. #### Soldier Line-Up

my2livers | Profile

Star of David w/ man @ each vertex.

7. #### A Company Plant

Chris Edwards | Profile

tobacco.

8. #### Stately Word Puzzle

Chris Edwards | Profile

Republic.

9. #### When Did it Happen?

Chris Edwards | Profile

@Pookah: I love your eloquent and concise answer. And yer foto!

10. #### When Did it Happen?

Chris Edwards | Profile

x = time power went out
y = time electricity restored

t = current time = 13:24
o = oven display = 11:12
total time power out = t – o = 13:24 – 11:12 = 2:12

time since restart = coffee display = 1:36

y = t – 1:36 = 11:48
x = y – (t – o) = 11:48 – 2:12 = 9:36
x = off 9:36
y = on 11:48

11. #### Bible Puzzle, printable!

Hex | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

The 30 hidden books as found by a few lines of code:
Acts
Amos
Chronicles
Daniel
Esther
Exodus
Genesis
Hebrews
Hosea
James
Job
Joel
John
Judges
Kings
Lamentations
Luke
Malachi
Mark
Matthew
Nahum
Numbers
Peter
Philemon
Romans
Ruth
Samuel
Timothy
Titus
Revelation

12. #### Purple star progression

pretty | Profile

6

13. #### When Did it Happen?

Hex | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

I missed that puzzle unfortunately.

But assuming that the coffee maker has an electronic clock that resets itself to 00:00 upon powering up, and that the oven clock is an electrically driven mechanical clock that just pauses while the electricity is out, we can deduce:
- The coffee maker shows that the power was back 1 hour 36 min ago
- Since the actual time was 1:24PM, then the power must have come back at 11:48AM
- The oven shows a delay of 1:24PM – 11:12AM = 2 hour 12 minutes and hence the power outage lasted that long
- Since the power was restored at 11:48AM, then it must have started at 9:36AM

14. #### When Did it Happen?

Bobo The Bear | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

Nicely done, all. The power outage described actually took place for me on November 16th (nothing like on the east coast, though). Those were the real times that were displayed. And yes, I sat down with pen and paper and figured out when the power outage began (9:36 AM) and ended (11:48 AM) before I went around resetting all the clocks in the house.

15. #### Hidden in a Fingerprint….

beege | Profile

A puppy

16. #### Where is the Astronomer?

beege | Profile

Upside down on the left curtain

17. #### Frog Jumping Puzzle

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18. #### When Did it Happen?

Pookah | Profile

off at 9:36; on at 11:48

19. #### When Did it Happen?

cheddarmelt | Profile

Assuming that the oven clock is not digital, and therefore tracks total time plugged in, but that the coffee maker clock IS digital and tracks time starting at 12:00 AM when powered on, we can calculate the following:

13:24 (current time) – 1:36 (time on coffee maker) = 11:48 (time power came on).
13:24 (current time) – 11:12 (amount of time electricity has been on since midnight) = 2:12 (total time electricity was out).

11:48 (time power came on) – 2:12 (blackout duration) = 9:36 (time power went out).

So, power went out at 9:36 AM and came back on at 11:48 AM.

20. #### When Did it Happen?

engjs1960 | Profile

The Coffee Maker reset to 12am, so the power came on at 11:48am. The oven clock just picked up from where it stopped, so the power was out for 2 hours 12 minutes. So the power went off at 9:36am.

21. #### Found on a shirt

RICK | Profile

CART
HART
STAR
CHART
TAR
ARCH

-STARCH-

22. #### When Did it Happen?

John Lewis Highsmith | Profile

The coffee maker clock, a digital, reset to 0000 (ok it was 12:00)when the power was restored. It, and the other clocks, had run for 1h 36m from the time of restart until the person viewed them.

The oven clock was not digital and restarted displaying the same time as it had when the power went off. It ran 1h 36 min from that time to the 1112 displayed. This gives us 0936 as the power-off time.

The cable box had reset to the correct time, 1324, at power-on, since its displayed time is controlled by the cable system. Going back 1h 36m from that time gives 1148 as the power-on time.

And as we say in the land of geometry: Flatland, Euclidian, or otherwise, QED.

23. #### How Can this Be?

dogzer | Profile

If both dudes marry their moms, then they’re both their uncles & nephews! Not sure what table of affinity is or what are the marriage laws.

But come to think of it marrying your mom’s probably illegal. So maybe they married a sister of each other’s mom, not being their own mother.

24. #### When Did it Happen?

The cable clock reset itself. The coffee maker resets to 12:00 AM, which shows that the power went out 1 hour and 36 minutes ago. Subtracting that from the cable time you get 12:48, which is the same time the oven clock (presumably some sort of flip clock that doesn’t reset) gives you if you add 1 hour and 36 minutes to it.

da vinci

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27. #### When Did it Happen?

.mau. | Profile

The coffee maker restarted from 12:00AM when the power went up again, therefore it must have been 96 minutes before, at 11:48AM.

The oven clock presumably was stopped while there was no power, so the outage time must have been 2h12′ and therefore started at 9:36AM… unless it just stopped working at 11:12 at the start of the power outage, and did not resume working automatically.

28. #### When Did it Happen?

RK | Founder | Profile

test

29. #### Toblerone

xtine11 | Profile

at the lower portion of the mountain

30. #### Graphic Puzzle with Floating Squares (Moderate Difficulty)

M-Qasim | Profile

A