Solutions to Chork's Puzzles

Solutions to the puzzles on the Chork's Puzzle site!

Friday, June 30, 2006

Puzzle 18 Solution

When you place an F above the blank, it forms an E, which completes the sequence.

Answer: F

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Puzzle 17 Solution

Looking back at the names of the characters from Puzzles 1-17, you have:


Taking the first letters of each of these characters give you your question of puzzle 17: "When's Christmas?"

Answer: Dec 25

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Puzzle 16 Solution

Your completed hanjie should look like this:

Answer: cherries

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Puzzle 15 Solution

The 4 phrases said by the men are actually rephrased versions of Christmas carols.

The first one is: Joy to the World
The second one is: Away in a Manger
The third is: I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
The fourth is: Little Drummer Boy

Taking note of the first letters of each carol, you get the word JAIL, which is where Andrew will be brought to. Oh dear. (:

Answer: jail

Friday, June 16, 2006

Puzzle 14 Solution

The members of the sequence are the solutions to puzzles 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12.

44 was the solution to puzzle 2,
13 was the solution to puzzle 4,
8 was the solution to puzzle 6 etc.

Hence, the missing member is the solution to puzzle 8, which was -$16.

Answer: -$16

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Puzzle 13 Solution

Were you sharp enough to notice these changes in red?

1. Missing red scissors
2. Opened dustbin lid
3. Crane position shifted
4. Purple pen position shifted
5. Missing black charger head
6. Shorter pencil
7. Pink correction tape position shifted
8. +/- sign on calculator erased
9. Missing text on foolscap

Monday, June 12, 2006

Puzzle 12 Solution

In (x-a)(x-b)(x-c)....(x-z), there is a (x-x) term, which is 0, so the product will be 0.

Answer: 0

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Puzzle 11 Solution

Answer: Ambulances don't put out fires.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Puzzle 10 Solution

The string of numbers up to the nth term is divisible by n.

36 is divisible by 2.
360 is divisible by 3.
3608 is divisible by 4.
36085 is divisible by 5.
so on and so forth.

So the 12th member of the sequence must form a number divisible by 12 and the only possible 12th member of the sequence is 6.

Answer: 6

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Puzzle 09 Solution

This puzzle requires pure logic and deduction. Your completed hanjie should look like this:

Answer: apple

Puzzle 08 Solution

Note that every time a heads shows up, Tom will win $1. If his last toss is a heads, his winnings will be the number of heads. So Tom really wins $16, even though he seems down on luck. (:

Thus technically, if you want to answer the question, he loses -$16.

Answer: -$16

Puzzle 07 Solution

Each person kills a different cereal. So they are all cereal (serial) killers.

Answer: serial killers

Puzzle 06 Solution

To uncover the hidden question, copy the image and fill the background with a different colour. A number sequence should appear as such:

The solution to this sequence is simply the number of letters in each of the words in the question "which number replaces the question mark". And the answer is 8, the number of letters in the word "question".

Answer: 8

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Puzzle 05 Solution

The word EDUCATION can be rearranged to CAUTIONED and AUCTIONED.

Answer: education