Solve it Sunday: True in All Particulars

Hello dear readers, welcome back to another Solve it Sunday riddle. I hope you are enjoying these puzzle-solving posts. I don’t think they attract a lot of attention, but I like trying to figure out the puzzles as I write them

I wish you luck in solving this one and, as always, the answers are in the comments!


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Several statements are given below. You may assume – for the duration of this problem – that they are absolutely true in all particulars. From that assumption, you should be able to provide an answer to the question that follows.

  • No one goes to a party without brushing his or her hair.
  • Untidy people are never fascinating.
  • Alcoholics have no self-control.
  • People with brushed hair look fascinating.
  • No one wears white gloves, unless he or she is going to a party.
  • A person is always untidy if he or she has no self-control.

Do alcoholics wear white gloves?

Solve it Sunday: Pendulum

Hello dear readers, its time to dust off your riddle solving skills today.

This week’s puzzle doesn’t have any math involved like last week, but it’s still a bit tricky.

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A pendulum is a very simple machine, but a highly interesting one none the less. A pair of identical pendulums suspended in a vacuum jar will, naturally enough, move in perfect synchrony once set swinging. If you lengthen the string of one of the pair, it will slow down, falling behind the other. Similarly if you instead shortened the string, it would speed up.

What would happen if you kept the strings the same length, and instead replaced one of the weights with a similarly sized bob made of substantially lighter material?


Best of luck in solving this! Sometimes trusting your gut helps.

Solve it Sunday: Ball Drop

Hello my dear Sherlocks and Einsteins, I hope you have your puzzle hats on, and maybe your math brain working.

This week’s puzzle might include a bit of math, so if that’s not your thing, you can skip to the answer in the comments!

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This puzzle may require a certain amount of thought.

Imagine that you have a pair of perfectly elastic balls, one very much larger and heaver than the other. You place the lighter ball on top of the heavier one, and then drop them a distance of 1ft onto a perfectly rigid floor.

How high will the lighter ball bounce?

It may help to bear in mind that kinetic energy is: (mass x (speed x speed)) / 2.


As always, answers are in the comments!

Solve it Sunday: Ciphertext

Hello my dear Sherlocks, I have a simple cipher for you to solve today.

If you don’t know what that means, basically the letters in the cipher have been moved around out of order.

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In this puzzle, the challenge is to decrypt a quotation that has been made obscure by the use of a simple cipher. Are you able to work out what it says?

ERUSSERP EVAW FO NOITAIRAV A SA YN
OHPMYS NEVOHTEEB A DEBIRCSED UOY F
I SA GNINAEM TUOHTIW EB DLUOW TI E
SNES ON EKAM DLUOW TI TUB YLLACIFI
TNEICS GNIHTYREVE EBIRCSED OT ELBI
SSOP EB DLUOW TI

BEST OF LUCK!

Solve it Sunday: Barefoot Doctor

Hello dear readers.

Here is yet another puzzle from the book Einstein’s Puzzle Universe, a book full of really fun puzzles that will really make you think.

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It is likely that you have walked around a cold house barefoot at some time or another in your life. If so, you will probably have noticed that under such conditions, carpeted floors feel warmer to walk on than tile.

It should be clear that this is the case even when there is absolutely no difference between the actual temperatures of the various stretches of flooring. So why do we perceive a difference?

As always, answer is in the comments.

Solve it Sunday: Sitting Comfortably

Hello dear readers, welcome back to another Solve it Sunday.

Today’s puzzle is rather simple to test out. All it takes is you sitting down in a chair and trying it out.

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Try sitting straight on a chair, with your back and lower legs vertical, and your thighs horizontal. You will discoed that if you neither move your feet nor bend your torso forward, it is impossible to stand up.

Feel free to try it. You will be unable to stand until you either move your feet back, or your chest forward.

Why is that?


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Solve it Sunday: Trial by Logic

Hello dear readers, welcome back to another Solve it Sunday.

These types of puzzles are my favourite to do…so I hope you enjoy.

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As always, answer is in the comments.


For this trial, no knowledge of the world’s workings is needed. Your ability to think logically is the only thing being tested.

A collection of sales reps find themselves stuck in an airport en route to separate business meetings. From the information below, can you say what goods the company POWER PROJECTS sell?

  • C.A.F are based in either Holland or Portugal, and their rep is traveling to either Frankfurt or Paris.
  • The Power Projects rep is traveling to either Barcelona or Prague.
  • The Belgian company sells either designer equipment or robotics.
  • The film camera company is either TekTrex or 3ird Eye, and is either Portuguese or Belgian.
  • The company that sells protective gear is sending a rep to either Prague or Frankfurt.
  • The rep who is traveling to Glasgow sells either robotics or leatherwear.
  • Karma’s rep is traveling to either Barcelona or Frankfurt, is based in either Portugal or Italy, and sells either protective gear or designer equipment.
  • 3ird Eye’s rep is traveling to Glasgow or Frankfurt, and either sells film cameras or protective gear.
  • There is a company that is based in Denmark.

Use the below table to help solve the puzzle.

CompanyLocationDestinationGoods

I was unable to figure this one out in the end, but I did come close. I only had a few squares mixed up.

Best of luck to you, and let me know in the comments if you solved it!

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