Brain Challenges Answers

February 2022

Did you try the puzzles a few times first?

Alphabet Crossword

Use all 26 alphabet letters only once to solve this puzzle. There are nine clue word associations: GREEN, EGG, GUM, PIGEON, SHARKS, RUSSIAN, BLEND, METAL, SKY.

Tip: for example, a clue word YELLOW might bring to mind CANARY, AFRAID, PAD




Have you tried a Sudoku?

(If you have always wondered how to do Sudoku, check this article.)

You need the digits 1 to 9 in each of the squares,
lines across and columns.


What do you notice about these sentences?

King, are you glad that you are King?

Was it a car or a cat I saw?

A man, a plan, a canal: Panama!

Do geese see God? (another one!)
They were all PALINDROMES.


What is a palindrome?

According to The Oxford English Dictionary, the word is based on Greek root words meaning “back” and “running.” Palindromes are words or phrases that read the same backwards and forward, letter for letter, number for number, or word for word.

Practice your short-term memory skills

Study this Tiger for 60 seconds.
Then cover it and draw as many of the details as you can.

Centimetres to Inches


Find the Exception

Turn each figure in the direction of the arrow. Cross out figure in each out that you cannot get by rotating the first one.



1. c    2. b    3. d    4. a    5. b





Need more practice?

Healthy Memory Workout is an eBook full of puzzles to challenge your brain


Want to improve your puzzling?

Puzzle Secrets is a companion eBook with hints and strategies for solving puzzles.