Lifestyle Logic

A Man was Pushing his Car

A Piece of Cake for Enid Blyton

Remove Nine Letters

A Piece of Cake for Enid Blyton

Remove Nine Letters

No arithmetic required for this one, just lifetime logic. Can you get it?

**A
man was pushing his car and stops when he gets to a hotel.**

** He
then realised he was bankrupt. Why
was this?**

Short and sweet, but what’s the answer?

I’ll let you sweat on this one for a bit (just like the chap pushing his car). If you haven’t got it, keep thinking before you check the solution !

** A Hen and a Half** book and this is one of the quite straightforward ones. However, straightforward as it is, can you find the simple solution as Enid did?

The Secret Seven go to visit Enid Blyton for afternoon tea and to test Enid’s powers of detective work.

Enid Blyton has previously made a tea-time cake and cut it up into 8 equal segments, awaiting the visit of the Secret Seven, a group of child detectives, created by the famous author.

When Peter, Janet, Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George arrive for tea, they politely make their salutations and all sit at the table, in front of the succulent looking tea-time-cake.

Enid Blyton asks them not to take any cake yet, but to wait for the arrival of fresh tea to accompany the delights, then goes to the kitchen to boil the kettle and make a fresh pot of tea.

On returning with the pot of tea to the table, Enid Blyton sees that one slice of the cake has been taken!

**The
Secret Seven then propose to Enid, the following challenge;**

**“Only one of
us will tell the truth, but can you work out who took the piece of cake, when
we each tell you this?”**

**George
says: “Pam took the cake”****Peter
says; “I did not take the cake”****Janet
says: “I saw George take the cake”****Jack
says: “I took the cake”****Barbara
says: “Peter took the cake”****Pam
says: “I saw Jack take the cake”****Colin
says: “I didn’t take the cake”**

Enid Blyton thought for a moment then quickly worked out who took the piece of cake. Can you?

Try to find the answer before you look at the solution.

No arithmetic required for this one, just lifetime logic and words. Can you get it?

N A I S N I E N L G E L T E T W E O R R S D

The object is to cross out nine letters in such away that the remaining letters spell a single word.

Short and sweet, but what’s the answer?

I’ll let you think on this one for a bit. If you haven’t got it, keep trying before you check out the solution.

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