Fill in the blanks to make three common, English words (no plurals). The answers are a person, a place and a thing, in that order.
1. _ _ L F B A _ _
2. _ _ _ C K Y A _ _
3. _ _ O D P E _ _ _ _
In a game of cards, GEORGE partnered with MARY, while TED had to choose a partner. He could have chosen ANN, EDNA, JOAN or ANGELA. Whom did he choose and why?
Find a single letter that replaces the first letter in the two words of each row to make two new words. What word is formed by combining the new letter of each row?
For example: PLANK _ BRISK
The new letter is F, making FLANK and FRISK. And F would be the first letter of the answer.
AMBER _ KNITS
FAUNA _ WORRY
WARNS _ AERIE
FEMUR _ GAILY
Some came from the Sun and Moon,
Others from Thor and his hammer are hewn,
By Odin’s beard, and Frigg and Tiw,
The last is Saturn, from which we grew.
What are we?
What 5-letter word does this represent?
Answers below..... no cheating ;)
2. BRICKYARD or STOCKYARD
ANN. If you give each letter a number according to its position in the alphabet:
TED = 20 + 5 + 4 = 29
ANN = 1 + 14 + 14 = 29
(George and Mary each add to 57)
1. U – UMBER and UNITS
2. S – SAUNA and SORRY
3. E – EARNS and EERIE
4. D – DEMUR and DAILY
The new word is USED
They are the origins of the names of each day of the week.
Sunday – Sun day.
Monday – Moon day.
Tuesday – Tiw’s or Týr’s day, the god of single combat, son of Odin.
Wednesday – Woden’s or Odin’s day, god of poetry and of the dead.
Thursday – Thor’s day, god of thunder, son of Odin.
Friday – Frigg’s day, goddess of the clouds, wife of Odin.
Saturday – Saturn’s day, god of fertility and agriculture.
H to O, which sounds the same as H2O.