Brain Challenge Answers

June 2022

Did you try the puzzles several times before coming here? I hope so!

Banana – Cherry – Apple Challenge

Thinking caps on to solve this puzzle.

banana + banana = 30 so one banana = 15

two cherries + two cherries = 20 so each cherry = 5

apple + apple = 8 so each apple = 4

cherry X apple (multiplication first) = 5×4 = 20

banana (15) + 20 = 35



Can you interpret these common idioms?

There is a full page of these which you can see by clicking here

Rebus puzzles full page – idioms


  1. Word of mouth
  2. A Chain of events
  3. Sleep on it
  4. Jockey for position
  5. Hit the hay
  6. All in a day’s work
  7. Door to door
  8. Draw blood
  9. A flash in the pan
  10. A barrel of laughs
  11. Two ships passing in the night
  12. Safe and sound



Ready for some riddles?

What can make an octopus laugh?
Ten Tickles (tentacles)
Give me food and I will live; give me water and I will die. What am I?
A fire
The more that there is of this, the less you see. What is it?
What goes up but never goes down?
Your age
Why do bees hum?
Because they don’t know the words (sorry!)
How do you make the number one disappear?
Add the letter ‘G’ and it’s gone!
Two fathers and two sons are in a car, yet there are only three people in the car. How?
They are grandfather, father and son.
Which will burn longer: the candles on the birthday cake of a boy or the candles on the birthday cake of a girl?
Neither – candles don’t burn longer – they all burn shorter.

Try your hand at drawing Winnie-the-Pooh

Take it step-by-step – follow the guide by clicking here

How to draw Winnie the Pooh

You’ll be surprised by what you can achieve!

I really hope you tried this – no-one needs to see your art work – it is the trying that counts!


How’s your observation?

Somewhere among the pandas is a Lego dog – can you find him?



What you were looking for – note his eyes.



Exercise Word-Scramble

See if you can interpret each of these words – and maybe try them, too?






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.