More challenging puzzles, but this time Halloween-themed.
Get ready to unravel spooky mysteries, rack your brain to count bats and pumpkins and peek into the answers when the tasks get scary tough!
The question is: Who owns the raven?
Numerous variables make this puzzle seem complicated, but you can solve it using deduction, a piece of paper and a pencil.
You’ve got the following variables:
Make a grid and start filling it based on the facts you know for sure. Start with the clues you can immediately fill in (like clue 8 or 9), then use logic to fill in the rest. (e.g.: clue 14).
You can fill in much of the grid this way. But once you figure out who keeps spiders, things will get tricky. Try labeling the remaining boxes with all the possibilities and narrow the choice down from there. As soon as you do that, you’ll see that candy corn is the only possible option for the owner of house one. Then you can unravel the remaining clues following the same method as before. Eventually, you will fill in all squares of the grid and get to know that the skeleton is the owner of the raven.
You have a large number of friends coming over to your Halloween party, and all of them are thirsty for some pumpkin spice punch! The first friend would like to have 1/2 solo cup. The second friend asks for 1/4 cup. Your third friend needs only 1/8 cup and so on.
How much punch do you need to prepare to serve all of your friends?
Don’t put on your toque blanche just yet – you will only need a single red solo cup’s worth of punch. If your friends kept asking for twice as little punch one by one forever, one cup would be enough.
There is going to be a big Apple Bobbing competition in Halloweenland, and you have been given the honor of delivering 3,000 glossy red Gala apples from Appleville, which is 1,000 miles away. But the trick is that your cart can only carry 1,000 apples at a time. When you are riding towards Halloweenland, you need to pay a tax of one apple per each mile you ride. When you are going back towards Appleville, you needn’t pay anything. What is the highest number of Galas you can deliver to Halloweenland?
Take 3 trips 333 miles long and pile up your apples on the side of the road. You’ll have 3,000-(333x3)=2,001 apples and 1,000-333=667 miles to go.
Take 2 trips 500 miles long carrying 1,000 apples each time (you will have to leave the one that does not fit behind). You’ll have 2,001-1-(500x2)=1000 apples and 667-500=167 miles to go.
Take the final 167-mile-long ride and arrive in Halloweenland with 1,000-167=833 apples for the competition.
So, your answer is 833 apples.
My first part is someone who lives in disguise,
Whose work is a secret, whose words are all lies.
My next part is a letter, I won’t pretend,
The middle of the middle, the end of the end.
My ultimate part is the sound that’s heard
When someone can’t think of a suitable word.
Now add them together, and the harvest you reap
Is a Halloween symbol that gives you the creeps!
Spy + letter ‘d’ + err = spider
And finally, the most famous of Halloween related riddles:
Why is a raven like a writing desk?
Edgar Allan Poe wrote on both of them.
And now, it’s time to put your flexed brain to good use! Solve riddles and puzzles and have fun!
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