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MENSA Puzzle Calendar Today

JManDoo, Accounting Nicole and I have a ritual of solving the MENSA Puzzle Calendar each day.

Today’s puzzle was particularly notable:

GIGANTIWORD

FILL IN THE BLANKS TO COMPLETE THE WORD BELOW:

F _ _ B _ E _ _ I _ I _ _ E T

JManDoo actually got close, even tho none of us had ever heard of the word before…

The answer was “Flibbertigibbet”

flibbertigibbet \FLIB-ur-tee-jib-it\, noun:
A silly, flighty, or scatterbrained person, especially a pert young woman with such qualities.

Funny thing…we all agreed we knew quite a few of them. (Names withheld to protect the guilty)

Comments (2)

Roy E. Perry:

Only one answer to today's Mensa Puzzle Calendar puzzle (Monday, May 2, 2005) is given: V + III = VIII

The question is: Can you make the following equation correct by moving only one matchstick?
IV + II = VIII

Mensa fails to note that there are at least two other correct solutions:
VI + II = VIII ... and
IV + III - VII

Sincerely,
Roy E. Perry

Brian:


I have a Mensa puzzle of the day calendar this one got me thinking. Here is what it says:

"There was a contest to guess the number of jelly beans in a jar. A guessed 33, B guess 28, C guessed 32 and D guessed 29. One was one by 1, one was off by 4, one was off by 3 and the one was correst. How many jelly beans were in the jar?"

I eliminated 28 and 33 because none of the other guesses would be off by three. But from what I can tell, 29 and 32 could both be the right answer. The answer given was 29 but with no explanation why 32 couldn't right.

Any thoughts?

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