Two-Minute Brainteasers

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2005 - Games - 96 pages
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Got a couple of minutes to spare? Then test your smarts with this latest entry in the Mensa series-short, thematic, no-pencil word puzzles that really exercise the brain. Some of the subjects include Special Days, Celebrities, and Hidden Things, and there are kid-friendly bonus sections, too. Fill in the blanks of the Q Puzzles: A q - - - - - at a meeting is a - - - - - q - - - - - - for voting on motions, would make sense with the words quorum and prerequisite. Or try synanograms - a fun mix of synonym-finding and anagram solving. At the end, compare your results with those of Mensa members - the smartest two percent of the population. About MENSA: - Mensa is the internationally renowned high IQ society which has a worldwide membership of almost 100,000 members in more than 100 countries. There are 28,000 members in the UK, including 2,200 Junior Mensans under the age of 16. To join Mensa, the only requirement for membership is that an individual's IQ falls within the top 2 per cent of the population
 

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Contents

Introduction
5
American Mensa PuzzleTesting Panel
6
Quick Word Puzzles
7
Q Puzzles
8
Z Puzzles
9
J Puzzles
10
Puzzles
11
K Puzzles
12
SameSize Words
35
Names Places
41
Name Shuffles KidFriendly Bonus
48
Special Days
49
Valentines Day
50
St Patricks Day
51
Independence Day
52
Labor Day
53

Moviesthe 1980s
13
NonRepeaters
15
Holiday Season Letter Zappers
17
Words of the Presidents
19
AddaLetter
21
Drop Letters
23
AddOn Words
25
Something in Common
27
Miscellany
29
Columbus Day
54
Singers
56
Sam Dan Ron Are Hiding KidFriendly Bonus
62
States Provinces in North America
68
Quick Word Puzzles
76
Special Days
84
Synanagrams
90
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Stillson is an consultant who creates puzzles for the Los Angeles and national newsletters of American Mensa.

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