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Perplexors (Ages 8–9) Published by R.I.C. Publications® 2009 under licence to MindWare Holdings Inc. Copyright© 2007 MindWare Holdings Inc. This version copyright© R.I.C. Publications® 2009 ISBN 978-1-74126-821-8 RIC–6478

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Introduction

Contents

Perplexors are deductive logic puzzles. They are specifically designed to challenge and extend mainstream or more able students. It is strongly recommended that the teacher models the process of deductive reasoning once or twice with the students, if necessary, before allowing them to work independently (or in pairs or small groups).

Introduction ....................................... iii Contents ............................................. iii Instructions . ....................................... iv

When you are faced with a number of options, logic is often used to make a choice. Logic uses reasoning and proof to help you analyse information and come to a conclusion.

Turtles wearing hats ............................. 1 Turtles in shoes .................................... 2 Turtles wearing scarves ........................ 3 A shell of a different colour ................. 4 Wigs and sports ................................... 5 Sock it to me! ...................................... 6 Did you say turtle glove? ..................... 7 Racing turtles ...................................... 8 Wild rabbits! ....................................... 9 A tale of tails ..................................... 10 On with the shoe! ............................. 11 Hats and dislikes ............................... 12 Skirts and songs ................................. 13 Purses and dances ............................. 14 Shirts, shorts and nicknames . ............ 15 Belts, expressions and a race ............. 16 Dogs and food . ................................. 17 Dog collar colour .............................. 18 Boot training ..................................... 19 Sweaters and owners ......................... 20 Socks, food and television ................. 21 Leashes, dislikes and tricks ................ 22 Ears, animals and ice-cream .............. 23 The big dog race! .............................. 24 Cats in hats . ...................................... 25 Socks and names ............................... 26 Collar colours and sports ................... 27 Tails and recipes ................................ 28 Shoes and cat fears ............................ 29 Gloves and music . ............................ 30 Vetsed interest in dancing . ................ 31 Colours, numbers and a race ............. 32 Sporty pigs ........................................ 33 Pig hats, food and television .............. 34 Pig houses ......................................... 35 Shoes, hobbies and school ................ 36 Scarves, nightmares and movie stars . 38 Vests, barnyard buddies and weight . . 39 A pig finish! . ..................................... 40 Goat food and fears ........................... 41 Racing goats ...................................... 42 Chicken dancing and fear . ................ 43 Dyeing to lay eggs ............................. 44 Geese with horns? ............................. 45 Bonnets and buddies ......................... 46 Elephant food and fun ....................... 47 The elephant race .............................. 48 Answers ...................................... 49–51

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Perhaps the easiest way to understand this technique is to look at the sample puzzle on page iv and follow along as the reasons for crossing off and circling an answer are given.

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All the information needed to solve a Perplexors logic problem is given in the puzzle story and its following clues. In the beginning, all the possibilities are listed for each category. As they are eliminated by information given in the clues, these possibilities should be crossed off. In a vertical column, if all the answers in a column are eliminated except for one, then that one remaining possibility must be the answer and it should be circled. The same is true in horizontal rows. If all the possibilities are eliminated in a row except for one, then that one remaining possibility must be the answer and it should be circled.

Puzzles

Perplexors are not designed as easy, done-in-a-minute activities. Rather, they are challenges that require a reasoned, logical response over time. They will both challenge and extend students. There are many ways in which these puzzles can be used in a classroom. The following are examples only, not an exhaustive list.

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Homework This is not a ‘more of the same’ activity; it is an opportunity for students to consolidate and expand on what they have learnt in the classroom.

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Extension activities This is self-explanatory. The extension could be in terms of content or process. Small-group problem-solving Thinking and talking logically are two vital skills. By working on the logic puzzles in pairs or small groups, thinking and talking about the problem, students can share and strengthen these skills. Whole-class challenges Teacher assistance may be required with some students; modelling is an effective strategy. ‘Extras’ This is mainly a fun activity/challenge for the more able or advanced students.

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The clues 1. It is a very cool day and Joe does not like to swim when it is cold. 2. Joe’s bicycle was stolen last week. Did you figure out the most logical place to look for Joe? Your completed chart should look like the chart shown to the left.

The first clue told you to cross out ‘playground’ under both Bob and Carol. When you did this, the only choice left for Ted was the playground. When you circled ‘playground’ under Ted, did you remember to cross out ‘swimming pool’ and ‘bicycle path’, too? If Ted was at the playground, he could not be at either the swimming pool or the bicycle path! The second clue told you to cross out ‘bicycle path’ under Carol. This meant she had to be at the swimming pool. It also meant that Bob had to be on the ‘bicycle path‘. If you did the puzzle correctly, there should have been only one answer left under Bob. Let’s do one more sample puzzle before you start doing the puzzles in the book. In the puzzle below, Bob, Ted and Carol each have a different pet and the pets each have a different name. Based on the clues, match the names with their animal types and their animal names.

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Your logic told you to cross out ‘swimming pool’ because of the cool temperatures. Your logic told you to cross out ‘bicycle path’ because Joe did not have a bicycle. Based on the information, ‘playground’ should be circled because it is the logical choice.

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When you use logic, you are being a detective. You use clues to help you to make logical decisions. To make this more fun, we have made the puzzles larger. You will still be crossing out choices when the clues tell you that the choice does not match with the person’s name. You will still be drawing a circle around the answer choice that the clues tell you is the only possible answer. It is very important for you to cross out and circle based on all of the information given by the clues. As you can see, what is not the answer told us where to find Joe. Work out the sample puzzle shown below and see if you can figure out where everyone is. Each of the three children in the puzzle is at a different place.

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The clues 1. The dog was not Fido, and the cat was not named Felix. 2. Ted’s pet was not a cat or a ferret. 3. Bob’s pet was not Felix. 4. The ferret was not named Fluffy and did not belong to Carol.

You should have had an easy time with this puzzle if you recorded your information properly by crossing out and circling as we have shown you.

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The clues 1. Bob and Carol were not at the playground. 2. Carol did not know how to ride a bicycle!

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Did you cross out and circle correctly as shown by the completed puzzle below?

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Logic is a way of thinking about things that you do not have to be taught because you already use this kind of thinking many times a day. When you are faced with a number of choices for anything, you use logic to make your choice. Look at the simple chart below to see an example of the kinds of choices you might use logic for to make a decision. In the chart below, we are looking for our friend, Joe. Joe is at one of three possible places. He is either at the playground, the swimming pool or on the bicycle path. To show this clearly, we are going to make a chart with Joe’s name at the top, with the three possible places listed under his name. We are going to give you two clues to help you use your logic to figure out where Joe is today so you can play with him. On the chart, cross out the places that Joe would not be, based on the clues. Circle the place where your logic tells you Joe can be found.

Clue One did not help you until you had more information. Clue Two should have told you to cross out ‘cat’ and ‘ferret’ under Ted. When you did this, you should have seen that the dog had to be Ted’s pet. Circle ‘dog’ under Ted and cross out ‘dog’ under Bob and Carol. Now you can use part of Clue One and cross out ‘Fido’ under Ted because we know the dog was not named Fido. Clue Three tells us to cross out ‘Felix‘ under Bob. Clue Four tells us to cross out ‘ferret’ under Carol and this tells us that the cat belongs to Carol and the ferret belongs to Bob. Going back to Clue One, we can now cross out ‘Felix’ under Carol. When we do this, we see Felix must be the answer under Ted. Back to Clue Four: We know the ferret was not named ‘Fluffy‘, and when we cross out ‘Fluffy’ under Bob, the puzzle is solved after we finish crossing out and circling. Answers:

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Turtles wearing hats The clues

Three turtles, named Mike, Max and Mark, wore hats that were three different colours. They were red, green and gold. And the turtles had three different favourite foods. Their favourite foods were seaweed, grass and worms. Based on the clues, match the turtles with their hat colours and their favourite foods.

1. Mark did not eat grass. 2. Max’s best friend wore a green hat and loved to eat seaweed.

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Turtles in shoes The clues

Three turtles, named Mike, Max and Mark, wore shoes that were three different colours. Their shoes were yellow, pink and blue. They were each a different type of turtle. One was a snapping turtle, another a three-toed box turtle and the other a mud turtle. Based on the clues, match the turtles with their shoe colours and their turtle types.

1. Max thought that the snapping turtle in the blue shoes was a snappy dresser! 2. Mark did not wear pink shoes, and he was not a mud turtle.

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3. Max was not a three-toed box turtle. 4. Mark did not wear blue shoes.

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Turtles wearing scarves The clues

Three turtles, named Mike, Max and Mark, chose to wear scarves of different colours. They chose scarves that were purple, brown and grey. Each of the three turtles had a different nickname. Their nicknames were Zoomer, Zippy and Speedy. Based on the clues, match the turtles with their scarf colours and their nicknames.

1. Zippy wore a brown scarf. 2. Max was not called either Zoomer or Zippy.

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3. Mike did not wear either a brown or a purple scarf.

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A shell of a different colour The clues

Three turtles, named Mike, Max and Mark, decided to redecorate their shells, and each used a different coloured paint. They used violet, yellow and orange paint. Each of the turtles had a different last name. Their last names were Carson, Larson and Parsons. Based on the clues, match the turtles with their correct shell colours and their last names.

1. Mike thought Larson’s bright-yellow shell looked good on him. 2. Max thought Parson’s orange shell made him look too flashy, but he did like Larson’s colour choice.

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Wigs and sports The clues

Like most turtles, Mike, Max and Mark were as bald as cue balls. So, each turtle went out and bought a different coloured wig for himself. The wigs were silver, tan and lime-green. Each of the turtles played and enjoyed a different sport. They played cricket, hockey and football. Based on the clues, match the turtles with their wig colours and their favourite sports.

1. The turtle in the lime-green wig liked hockey because the ball reminded him of his little brother.

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2. Mike has liked football for as long as he can remember. 3. Mike’s wig was not silver. 4. Max was the only turtle who was not an only child.

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Sock it to me! The clues

Three turtles, named Mike, Max and Mark, decided they needed to add socks to their wardrobes, and each turtle chose a different colour. They chose navy blue, lemon-yellow and turtle green socks. Each of the turtles had a different type of music he liked to listen to after a hectic day at the pond. They liked rock, country and heavy metal. Based on the clues, match the turtles with their sock colours and their favourite types of music.

1. One turtle wore lemon-yellow socks and liked country music. 2. Mark did not like country music, and Mike’s socks were not yellow.

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3. Mike did not wear turtle green socks, but the turtle that liked rock music wore them with reptile pride!

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Did you say turtle glove? The clues

Three turtles, named Mike, Max and Mark, wore gloves that were three different colours. Their gloves were lavender, gold and teal blue. Each of the turtles had a favourite subject in school. They liked maths, science and history. Based on the clues, match the turtles with their glove colours and their favourite school subjects.

1. Both Mike and Max did not like history. 2. Max and Mark did not wear teal blue gloves.

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3. The history-loving turtle wore gold gloves, and Max really disliked science.

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Racing turtles The clues

Three turtles, named Mike, Max and Mark, wore vests that were three different colours. Their vests were maroon, olive green and apricot. One day they decided to race around the pond. Naturally, they finished in first place, second place and third place. Based on the clues, match the turtles with their vest colours and their order of finishing.

1. Mark finished the race behind Max, but at least he did not finish last. 2. The turtle in the maroon vest finished the race in front of the turtle in the apricot-coloured vest, but he did not win the race.

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Wild rabbits! The clues

Mary, Millie and Mavis were three teenage rabbits with some wild fashion ideas. As a fashion statement, they all dyed their ears different colours. They dyed them royal purple, fuchsia and peach. Each of these trendy rabbits had a different boyfriend. Their boyfriends were named Spike, Bogart and Bugsy. Based on the clues, match the rabbits with their ear colours and their boyfriends.

1. Mary’s boyfriend was not Bogart; he was dating the rabbit with the royal purple ears. 2. Bugsy was not dating either Mary or Millie.

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3. Mary’s ears were not peach.

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A tale of tails The clues

Not satisfied with colouring their ears, three rabbits, named Mary, Millie and Mavis, all dyed their tails different colours. They dyed their tails violet, purple and rose. Each of them also had a favourite food. Their favourite foods were carrots, cabbage and French fries. Based on the clues, match the rabbits with their tail colours and their favourite foods.

1. Mary and Millie liked foods that started with the letter ‘c’. 2. The rabbit with the purple tail did not care for either carrots or French fries.

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4. Mavis did not have a violet tail.

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On with the shoe! The clues

Three rabbits, named Mary, Millie and Mavis, decided to wear shoes. Not wanting to dress alike, each of them chose a different colour. They chose red, blue and green. Mary, Millie and Mavis all came from different families, and all had different last names. Their last names were Hopper, Rabbetts and Harris. Based on the clues, match the rabbits with their shoe colours and their last names.

1. The rabbit whose last name was Harris wore green shoes. 2. Millie Rabbetts did not wear red shoes.

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3. Mavis lived next door to the Harris family.

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Hats and dislikes The clues

Three rabbits named Mary, Millie and Mavis all went to the shopping centre together to buy hats. They each bought a hat of a different colour. The hats were aqua, plum and umber. While they were at the shopping centre, they all talked about what they disliked the most. Each of them disliked something different. They disliked lucky charms, fur coats and rubber carrots. Based on the clues, match the rabbits with their hat colours and the things they disliked the most.

1. Fur coats were never mentioned to the rabbit in the plum-coloured hat because she really disliked them.

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2. Mary, who did not wear an umber-coloured hat, disliked lucky charms because of her uncle, Threefoot! 3. Millie did not dislike fur coats.

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Skirts and songs The clues

Three rabbits, named Mary, Millie and Mavis, wore skirts sometimes. Naturally, each wore a different coloured skirt. Their skirt colours were forest green, olive green and jungle green. Each of the rabbits had a different favourite song. Their favourite songs were ‘Old grey hare’, ‘Rockin’ rabbit’ and ‘Bunny love’. Based on the clues, match the rabbits with their skirt colours and their favourite songs.

1. Mavis did not like the song ‘Old grey hare’, and she thought the rabbit whose favourite song was ‘Rockin’ rabbit’ looked great in her jungle green skirt.

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2. Millie did not wear an olive green skirt, and she did not like the song ‘Rockin’ rabbit’.

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Purses and dances The clues

Three rabbits, named Mary, Millie and Mavis, carried purses, but none of the purses were the same colour. The purses were yellow, orange and gold. Mary, Millie and Mavis also had a different favourite dance. Their favourite dances were the bunny hop, polka and tango. Based on the clues, match the rabbits with their purse colours and their favourite dances.

1. The rabbit with the gold purse did not like the polka. 2. The rabbit with the yellow purse did not like either the bunny hop or the polka.

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3. Millie’s purse was orange, and Mavis did not own a yellow purse.

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Shirts, shorts and nicknames The clues

Three rabbits, named Mary, Millie and Mavis, decided to go for a walk together. They all agreed to wear a T-shirt and a pair of shorts. They also agreed that they would only wear red, yellow or grey T-shirts, and red, yellow or grey shorts. They did not tell each other what they were going to wear, but they were sure that at least two of them would wear the same combination of colours. As it turned out, none of them wore the same combination of colours! The rabbits were such good friends that they had given each other different nicknames. Their nicknames were Dewdrop, Punkin and Clover. Based on the clues, match the rabbits with the colours of their T-shirts and shorts, and their nicknames.

1. None of the rabbits wore the same colour for both their T-shirts and their shorts. 2. Mavis was not nicknamed Dewdrop, and she did not wear either a red or a yellow T-shirt.

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3. Mary did not wear a red T-shirt or grey shorts. 4. The rabbit in red shorts was nicknamed Punkin.

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Belts, expressions and a race The clues

Three rabbits, named Mary, Millie and Mavis, each wore different coloured belts. The belts were orange, rose and lavender. They each had a different favourite expression. Their favourite expressions were ‘Hop to it!’, ‘What’s up, doc?’ and ‘Whoa, Nellie!’ The rabbits held a race and they finished in first place, second place and third place. Based on the clues, match the rabbits with their belt colours, their favourite expressions and their order of finishing.

1. Mavis finished behind Millie, and Mary finished in front of Millie. 2. The rabbit in the orange belt finished last and said, ‘Whoa, Nellie!’

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3. The winner of the race was not wearing a rosecoloured belt. 4. Millie never said, ‘Hop to it!’

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rose

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‘What’s up, doc?’

‘Whoa, Nellie!’

‘Whoa, Nellie!’

‘Whoa, Nellie!’

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Dogs and food

The story

The clues

Three dogs, named Rex, Rona and Ralph, were each a different colour. They were black, brown and red. Each of the dogs had their own favourite food. They favoured caviar, dog biscuits and pizza. Based on the clues, match the dogs with their fur colours and their favourite foods.

1. The dog with the red coat loved to eat biscuits. 2. Rex thought Ralph was bragging when he said he liked caviar; he didn’t think Ralph had ever even tasted caviar!

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3. Rona did not like pizza.

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brown

brown

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4. The dog with the black coat liked pizza.

Ralph

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pizza

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18

Dog collar colour The clues

Three dogs, named Rex, Rona and Ralph, each wore different coloured collars. Their collars were lime-green, lemon-yellow and royal purple. Each of the dogs also had a favourite thing they liked to do. They liked sleeping, barking and sniffing. Based on the clues, match the dogs with their collar colours and their favourite activities.

1. The dog that liked barking did not wear either a lime-green or lemon-yellow collar. 2. The dog that liked sleeping the best did not wear either a lime-green or royal purple collar.

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3. Rex did not like sleeping or barking the best. 4. Ralph never barked.

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lemon-yellow

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lemon-yellow

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Boot training The clues

It took some training, but Rex, Rona and Ralph finally learned to take their wet boots off before they entered the house. Each of the dogs wore different coloured boots. Their boots were violet, purple and maroon. The dogs were all different breeds. They were a beagle, a poodle and a terrier. Based on the clues, match the dogs with their boot colours and their breeds.

1. Rex thought the poodle and the dog in the purple boots were silly looking. 2. Rona was not a beagle or a terrier.

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3. Rex was not a beagle, and Rona’s boots were not violet.

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Rona

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violet

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purple

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purple

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terrier

terrier

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20

Sweaters and owners The clues

Rex, Rona and Ralph each had a sweater to wear in the cold weather. The sweaters were all different colours; they were navy blue, peach and yellow. The three dogs had three different owners. Their owners were named Ben, Bart and Belle. Based on the clues, match the dogs with their sweater colours and their owner’s names.

1. None of the names of the dogs had the same number of letters as the names of the owners. 2. Bart had given his dog a peach-coloured sweater, and Belle’s dog wore a yellow sweater.

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3. Ralph was not owned by Bart.

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Rona

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navy blue

peach

peach

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navy blue peach

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yellow

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Bart

Belle

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Belle

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Socks, food and television The clues

Three dogs, named Rex, Rona and Ralph, each wore different coloured pairs of socks. Their socks were red, blue and green. Each of the dogs preferred hamburgers from a different restaurant: Murray’s Meats, Bing Burgers and Hamburger Heaven. Each of the dogs had a different favourite kind of television show. They liked game shows, soap operas and sitcoms. Based on the clues, match the dogs with their sock colours, their favourite restaurants and their favourite kinds of television shows.

1. The dog in the red socks liked to watch game shows. 2. The dog that liked Hamburger Heaven hamburgers loved to watch soap operas on television.

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3. Rex wore green socks, and Rona’s socks were not red. 4. Rex did not enjoy soap operas, and Ralph did not care for Murray’s Meats hamburgers.

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Rona

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red

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Murray’s Meats

Murray’s Meats

Bing Burgers

Bing Burgers

Bing Burgers

Hamburger Heaven

Hamburger Heaven

Hamburger Heaven

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game shows

game shows

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Leashes, dislikes and tricks The clues

Three dogs, named Rex, Rona and Ralph, each had a different coloured leash. Their leashes were rose, lavender and tan. Each of the dogs had one thing that they disliked. They did not like squirrels, the postal worker and the vacuum cleaner. Each of the dogs also had one trick that they did to perfection. Their tricks were to play dead, roll over and shake hands. Based on the clues, match the dogs with their leash colours, their dislikes and their best tricks.

1. The dog whose greatest dislike was squirrels had a lavender leash. 2. The dog whose best trick was shaking hands did not like the postal worker.

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3. Rona’s leash was not lavender, and her trick was not playing dead. 4. Ralph did not dislike squirrels, and Rona did not shake hands.

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5. Rona’s leash was not rose-coloured.

Rona

Ralph

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postal worker

postal worker

postal worker

vacuum cleaner

vacuum cleaner

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play dead

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Ears, animals and ice-cream The clues

One day, three dogs, named Rex, Rona and Ralph, were out for a walk together. They saw three rabbits with different coloured ears. The dogs thought that was cool and decided to change their ear colours, too! They dyed their ears gold, green and violet. On the walk, they talked about their favourite animals, which were wart-hogs, camels and bilbies. They also talked about their favourite ice-cream flavours, which were chocolate, banana and cinnamon. Based on the clues, match the dogs with their ear colours, their favourite animals and their favourite ice-cream flavours.

1. Rona thought the dog with the gold-coloured ears and the dog that liked cinnamon ice-cream were barking up the wrong tree!

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Rex

2. Rex, who did not like wart-hogs, thought the green-eared dog and the dog that liked cinnamon ice-cream were two doggie biscuits shy of a meal! 3. The dog with violet ears liked camels, and Rex’s favourite ice-cream flavour was not banana.

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bilbies

bilbies

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24

The big dog race! The clues

Three dogs, named Rex, Rona and Ralph, decided to hold a race to see which of them could run the fastest. For their racing outfits they all decided to wear T-shirts and shorts of different colours. The T-shirts were black, yellow and brown. The shorts were also black, yellow and brown. However, no dog wore the same colour T-shirt and shorts. When the race was over, they had finished in first place, second place and third place. Based on the clues, match the dogs with their T-shirt colours, the colours of their shorts and their order of finishing.

1. None of the dogs wore the same colour for both T-shirts and shorts. 2. The dog in the brown T-shirt finished behind the dog in the black T-shirt and the dog in the black shorts.

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Rex

3. Ralph did not finish last.

4. Rona did not win the race, and Rex did not wear a brown T-shirt.

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5. Rex did not wear a black T-shirt, and he finished the race just in front of Ralph.

Rona

Ralph

© R. I . C .PT-shirt ubl i cat i onsyellow T-shirt yellow brown T-shirt brown T-shirt brown T-shirt •f orr evi ew pur poseson l y• black T-shirt

black T-shirt

black T-shirt

yellow T-shirt

black shorts

yellow shorts

yellow shorts

yellow shorts

brown shorts

brown shorts

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first place

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second place

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Cats in hats The clues

Four cats, named Bob, Barb, Billy and Beulah, wore four different coloured hats. Their hats were purple, rose, pink and green. Each of the cats was a different type. One was an alley cat, one was a Siamese, one was a Persian and another was a Manx. Based on the clues, match the cats with their hat colours and their cat types.

1. Bob and Barb did not wear either purple or pink hats. 2. The Siamese cat wore a green hat, and the alley cat wore a purple hat.

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3. The Persian cat wore a rose-coloured hat. 4. Bob was not Persian, and Billy’s hat was not purple.

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Barb

Billy

purple

purple

purple

rose

rose

rose

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Beulah

purple rose

© R. I . C.Publ i ca t i ons green green green orr evi e w pur pos esonl y•alley alley•f alley alley pink

pink

Siamese

Siamese

Siamese

Siamese

Persian

Persian

Persian

Persian

Manx

Manx

Manx

green

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Socks and names

The story

The clues

Four cats, named Bob, Barb, Billy and Beulah, all wore different coloured socks. They wore red, orange, yellow and white socks. Each of the cats had a different nickname. Their nicknames were Furball, Fluffer, Muffy and Scrappy. Based on the clues, match the cats with their sock colours and their nicknames.

1. Barb and Billy did not wear red socks, and neither one was called Furball. 2. Fluffer wore red socks, and Scrappy wore yellow socks.

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3. Beulah’s nickname was not Fluffer, and she was happy about that! 5. Barb did not wear white socks.

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4. Billy was not called Muffy.

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Barb

Billy

red

red

red

orange

orange

orange

Furball

Furball

Furball

Fluffer

Fluffer

Fluffer

Fluffer

Muffy

Muffy

Muffy

Muffy

Scrappy

Scrappy

white Furball

orange

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Collar colours and sports The clues

Four cats, named Bob, Barb, Billy and Beulah, each wore a collar of a different colour. Their collars were tan, gold, peach and maroon. Each of the cats had a different favourite sport that they enjoyed. Their favourite sports were cricket, football, swimming and diving. Based on the clues, match the cats with their collar colours and their favourite sports.

1. The number of letters in the colours is not the same as the number of letters in the names of any of the cats.

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2. Bob and Billy had favourite sports that needed water. 3. The cat in the peach collar loved swimming. 4. The cat in the maroon collar loved cricket. 5. Beulah’s collar was not gold.

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Barb

Billy

Beulah

tan

tan

tan

gold

gold

gold

cricket

cricket

cricket

cricket

football

football

football

football

swimming

swimming

swimming

swimming

diving

diving

tan

gold

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Tails and recipes The clues

Four cats, named Bob, Barb, Billy and Beulah, thought it would be neat if they changed the colour of their tails. Each of the cats chose a different colour. They chose aquamarine, lavender, fuchsia and teal blue. While getting their tails dyed various colours at the local beauty shop, they discussed their favourite recipes. Their favourite recipes were crow soup, garlic mouse, pigeon pie and mouse loaf. Based on the clues, match the cats with their tail colours and their favourite recipes.

1. Although they had different recipes, both Billy and Beulah liked the flavour of mouse.

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Bob

aquamarine lavender fuchsia

2. The cat with the aquamarine tail had a prizewinning mouse loaf recipe, and the fuchsiatailed cat’s recipe did not involve the use of any birds.

Barb

3. Bob’s tail was not teal blue, and Beulah was not the cat with the mouse loaf recipe! 4. Barb did not have a recipe for pigeon pie.

Billy

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Beulah

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teal blue

crow soup

crow soup

crow soup

crow soup

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garlic mouse

garlic mouse

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pigeon pie

pigeon pie

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mouse loaf

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Shoes and cat fears The clues

Four cats named Bob, Barb, Billy and Beulah all went to the shoe store to buy new shoes. Of course, each of them picked a different colour! They picked apricot, umber, pink and brown shoes. While waiting in the store, they began talking about the one thing they feared most in the world. Naturally, none of them feared the same thing. They were afraid of snakes, ducks, dogs and violinists. Based on the clues, match the cats with their shoe colours and their fears.

1. When Bob was talking to Barb and the cat in the apricot-coloured shoes, he was amazed at how much they were afraid of dogs and snakes!

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Barb

2. Beulah overheard the three cats and was also surprised by how much the cat in the apricot shoes was afraid of dogs. 3. The snake-fearing cat did not wear either pink or brown shoes. 4. Bob’s shoes were not brown, and the cat that did wear brown shoes was afraid of ducks after being severely nibbled by one once.

Billy

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Beulah

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apricot

brown

brown

snakes

snakes

snakes

snakes

ducks

ducks

ducks

dogs

dogs

dogs

violinists

violinists

violinists

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Gloves and music The clues

Four cats, named Bob, Barb, Billy and Beulah, all decided that they needed a pair of green gloves. However, none of the cats chose exactly the same shade as any of the others. They chose forest green, olive green, jungle green and turtle green gloves. The cats also loved different types of music. They liked jazz, blues, opera and show tunes. Based on the clues, match the cats with the shades of green of their gloves and their favourite types of music.

1. The opera-loving cat wore turtle green gloves. 2. The cat in the olive green gloves loved jazz.

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3. The cat that loved blues wore jungle green gloves. 4. Barb and Billy did not wear forest green gloves, and Beulah did not like show tunes. 5. Billy and Beulah did not like opera music, and Billy’s gloves were not olive green.

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Billy

Beulah

forest green

forest green

forest green

olive green

olive green

olive green

jazz

jazz

jazz

jazz

blues

blues

blues

blues

opera

opera

opera

opera

show tunes

show tunes

forest green olive green

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Vested interest in dancing The clues

Four cats, named Bob, Barb, Billy and Beulah, liked to dress up in different coloured vests and dance their favourite dances. They wore black, violet, grey and yellow vests. And their favourite dances were ballet, polka, waltz and cha-cha. Dancing can be hot work, so after they danced they would all have a drink of their favourite beverages. Their favourite beverages were ginger beer, lemonade, iced tea and cola drink. Based on the clues, match the cats with their vest colours, their favourite dances and their favourite beverages.

1. Bob and Beulah liked either cola drink or iced tea, but the cat in the grey vest, who liked to waltz, enjoyed lemonade.

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Barb

2. The cha-cha-loving cat in the violet vest did not like cola. 3. Barb did not waltz or cha-cha, and Beulah did not wear a violet vest or dance the polka. 4. The ginger beer-loving cat did not wear a yellow vest.

Billy

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Beulah

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black

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ballet

ballet

polka

polka

polka

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waltz

waltz

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cha-cha

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cha-cha

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ginger beer

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Colours, numbers and a race! The clues

Four cats named Bob, Barb, Billy and Beulah decided to have a race. For the race, they decided to wear T-shirts and shorts using the colours pink, purple, blue and brown. The cats’ favourite numbers were one, two, three and four. Their order of finishing the race was first, second, third and fourth. Based on the clues, match the cats with their T-shirt colours, the colours of their shorts, their favourite numbers and their order of finishing.

1. None of the cats wore the same two colours for both T-shirt and shorts, and none of their favourite numbers matched the number in their order of finish.

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2. Billy and Beulah wore nothing blue, but the race winner wore blue shorts and a pink T-shirt. 3. Bob did not wear blue shorts, but he finished the race in front of both Billy and Beulah. 4. Billy’s favourite number was not two, he did not wear anything purple, and he finished behind Beulah.

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5. Bob’s favourite number was less than Barb’s favourite number, but Beulah’s favourite number was larger than Barb’s favourite number.

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blue T-shirt

blue T-shirt

brown T-shirt

brown T-shirt

brown T-shirt

brown T-shirt

pink shorts

pink shorts

purple shorts

purple shorts

pink shorts

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pink shorts

purple shorts

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blue shorts

brown shorts

brown shorts

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one

one

two

two

two

three

three

three

three

four

four

four

four

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first place

first place

first place

second place

second place

second place

second place

third place

third place

third place

third place

fourth place

fourth place

fourth place

fourth place

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Sporty pigs The clues

Four pigs, named Hal, Herb, Helga and Helena, wore different coloured jackets. Their jackets were red, blue, green and yellow. They also had different nicknames. Their nicknames were Snookums, Snortums, Cuddles and Tiny. Each of the pigs enjoyed a different sport. One liked to pole vault, one liked to high jump, one liked bowling and one liked basketball. Based on the clues, match the pigs with their jacket colours, their nicknames and their favourite sports.

1. Helga and the pig in the red jacket played sports that did not use a ball. 2. Hal and the pig nicknamed Snortums played sports that did use a ball.

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3. Herb did not pole vault or high jump. 4. The pig in the yellow jacket was nicknamed Tiny and enjoyed the high jump. 5. Cuddles wore a blue jacket and loved bowling.

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Hal

Herb

Helga

Helena

red

red

red

blue

blue

blue

Snookums

Snookums

Snookums

Snookums

Snortums

Snortums

Snortums

Snortums

Cuddles

Cuddles

Cuddles

Cuddles

Tiny

Tiny

pole vault

pole vault

high jump

high jump

bowling

bowling

bowling

basketball

basketball

basketball

red

blue

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pole vault

high jump bowling

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Pig hats, food and television The clues

Four pigs, named Hal, Herb, Helga and Helena, wore different coloured hats. They wore orange, black, brown and tan hats. They each had a favourite food. They liked swill stew, truffles, cabbage and porridge. Each of the pigs had a favourite television show. They liked Farmer Bob’s, Pig mania, Hog heaven and Fields of swine. Based on the clues, match the pigs with their hat colours, their favourite foods and their favourite television shows.

1. The pig in the brown hat loved Fields of swine.

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3. The oatmeal-loving pig in the tan hat loved Farmer Bob’s. 4. Neither Helga nor Helena loved cabbage or porridge. 5. Helga’s hat was not brown or black, and she did not like Pig mania. 6. Herb’s hat was not black or tan, and it was the pig in the black hat that loved Pig mania.

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Helga

brown

brown

brown

brown

tan

tan

tan

tan

swill stew

swill stew

swill stew

truffles

truffles

truffles

cabbage

cabbage

porridge

porridge

Farmer Bob’s

Farmer Bob’s

Farmer Bob’s

Farmer Bob’s

Pig mania

Pig mania

Pig mania

Pig mania

Hog heaven

Hog heaven

Hog heaven

Hog heaven

Fields of swine

Fields of swine

Fields of swine

Fields of swine

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2. The pig that loved swill stew also loved Hog heaven.

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Pig houses The clues

Four pigs, named Hal, Herb, Helga and Helena, all lived in separate houses. They each painted their house a different colour. They painted them blue, white, violet and purple. The pigs were very proud of their houses and they all gave their houses different names. They named them Swine Villa, Hog Castle, Spam Towers and Pork Palace. Also, each of the pigs had a favourite bird. Their favourite birds were parrots, eagles, storks and canaries. Based on the clues, match the pigs with their house colours, their house names and their favourite birds.

1. The pig that lived in the violet-coloured house that was named Pork Palace loved parrots. 2. The eagle-loving pig lived in Swine Villa, which was painted white.

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3. Hal and Herb did not live in either Hog Castle or Spam Towers. 4. Hal’s house was not white, and Helga, who disliked canaries, did not live in a blue house.

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5. The pig that loved canaries lived in Hog Castle.

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violet

violet

violet

purple

purple

purple

purple

Swine Villa

Swine Villa

Swine Villa

Hog Castle

Hog Castle

Hog Castle

Spam Towers

Spam Towers

Pork Palace

Pork Palace

parrots

parrots

parrot

eagles

eagles

eagles

storks

storks

storks

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canaries

canaries

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Shoes, hobbies and school The clues

Four pigs, named Hal, Herb, Helga and Helena, wore different coloured shoes. They wore purple, grey, aqua and apricot shoes. They also all had different hobbies. They liked stamp-collecting, fishing, sewing and gardening. The pigs were very good in different school subjects: spelling, maths, creative writing and history. Based on the clues, match the pigs with their shoe colours, their hobbies and their best school subjects.

1. The pig that loved fishing was the best at history in school.

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3. The pig that was the best in creative writing loved gardening and wore aqua-coloured shoes. 4. Helga and Helena wore shoes with colours that started with the letter ‘a’. 5. Hal’s shoes were not purple, and Helga’s best subject was not either history or spelling. 6. The pig in the grey shoes was the best in spelling.

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aqua

aqua

apricot

apricot

apricot

apricot

stamp-collecting

stamp-collecting

stamp-collecting

fishing

fishing

fishing

sewing

sewing

gardening

gardening

spelling

spelling

spelling

maths

maths

maths

creative writing

creative writing

creative writing

creative writing

history

history

history

history

purple grey aqua

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2. The pig in the purple shoes loved to collect stamps and was the best in maths.

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Scarves, nightmares and movie stars The clues

Four pigs, named Hal, Herb, Helga and Helena, all wore different coloured scarves. Their scarves were teal blue, plum, gold and forest green. Each of the pigs sometimes had nightmares, but they all dreamt about different things. They had nightmares about the Big Bad Wolf, pork sandwiches, ham and eggs and barbecue sauce. The pigs were great movie fans and each of them had a favourite movie star. Their favourite stars were Fred Bacon, Portia Hamilton, Poppy Portly and Oscar Ribton. Based on the clues, match the pigs with their scarf colours, their nightmares and their favourite movie stars.

1. The pig in the gold scarf thought the pig in the forest green scarf, the pig who had nightmares about the Big Bad Wolf, and the pig who adored Portia Hamilton were all too thin and needed to put on some weight.

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2. The pig in the plum-coloured scarf had nightmares about pork sandwiches. 3. The pig who loved Oscar Ribton wore a tealcoloured scarf.

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4. The pig who had nightmares about barbecue sauce thought Fred Bacon was the best movie star of all! 5. Hal and Helga did not wear either plum or gold scarves, and Hal was not a fan of Portia Hamilton and never had nightmares about barbecue sauce.

© R. I . C.Publ cat i o snightmares about pork 6.i Helena did notn have sandwiches and loved Poppy Portly. •f orr evi ew pur posesonl y• Helga

teal blue

teal blue

teal blue

plum

plum

plum

gold

gold

forest green

forest green

Big Bad Wolf

Big Bad Wolf

Big Bad Wolf

pork sandwich

pork sandwich

pork sandwich

ham and eggs

ham and eggs

ham and eggs

barbecue sauce

barbecue sauce

barbecue sauce

barbecue sauce

Fred Bacon

Fred Bacon

Fred Bacon

Fred Bacon

Portia Hamilton

Portia Hamilton

Portia Hamilton

Portia Hamilton

Poppy Portly

Poppy Portly

Poppy Portly

Poppy Portly

Oscar Ribton

Oscar Ribton

Oscar Ribton

Oscar Ribton

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38

Bicycles, songs and favourite expressions! The clues

Four pigs, named Hal, Herb, Helga and Helena, each owned a bicycle and they loved to ride! Of course, the bicycles were four different colours: olive green, royal purple, rose and lavender. The pigs loved to sing, and they each had a different favourite song. Their favourite songs were ‘Ham on the range’, ‘Waltzing porker,’ ‘Eleanor Pigby’ and ‘Hound hawg’. The pigs also had four different favourite expressions. Their favourite expressions were ‘Drat’, ‘Gee whiz’, ‘Hot diggety’ and ‘Yikes’. Based on The clues, match the pigs with their bicycle colours, their favourite songs and their favourite expressions.

1. When the pig fell off the olive green bicycle, the expression ‘Drat’ was heard!

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3. Herb thought the pigs riding the lavender bicycle and the royal purple bicycle looked silly! 4. Hal thought the pigs riding the lavender and the royal purple bicycles looked fine, but he did not like their singing of either ‘Waltzing porker’ or ‘Hound hawg’, even though he was not certain which pig was singing which song. 5. Hal never said ‘Drat’ or ‘Yikes’.

6. The pig on the lavender bicycle said ‘Gee whiz’ after bumping into Helena.

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olive green

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royal purple

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rose

rose

rose

lavender

lavender

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lavender

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2. The pig on the rose bicycle loved to sing ‘Ham on the range’.

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‘Ham on the range’

‘Ham on the range’

‘Waltzing porker’

‘Waltzing porker’

‘Waltzing porker’

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‘Eleanor Pigby’

‘Eleanor Pigby’

‘Eleanor pigby’

‘Hound hawg’

‘Hound hawg’

‘Hound hawg’

‘Hound hawg’

‘Drat’

‘Drat’

‘Drat’

‘Drat’

‘Gee whiz’

‘Gee whiz’

‘Gee whiz’

‘Gee whiz’

‘Hot diggety’

‘Hot diggety’

‘Hot diggety’

‘Hot diggety’

‘Yikes’

‘Yikes’

‘Yikes’

‘Yikes’

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Vests, barnyard buddies and weight The clues

Four pigs named Hal, Herb, Helga and Helena, loved the way they looked in vests. Naturally, they all wore vests of different colours. Their vest were maroon, peach, lemon-yellow and pink. During their free time the pigs loved to hang out with other barnyard animals, and each of the pigs liked to socialise with a different animal. They liked to socialise with sheep, horses, cows and chickens. All of the pigs weighed different amounts. They weighed 113, 125, 226 and 250 kilograms. Based on The clues, match the pigs with their vest colours, their favourite barnyard animals and their weights.

1. Hal weighed twice as much as Helga, but he still weighed less than Helena. 2. The lightest pig wore the peach vest and was friendly with cows.

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3. The pig that weighed half as much as the heaviest pig wore a lemon-yellow vest and liked to hang around with the chickens. 4. The sheep-loving pig was not the heaviest pig.

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5. The pig in the pink vest loved horses.

Helga

Helena

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pink

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A pig finish! The clues

Four pigs, named Hal, Herb, Helga and Helena, decided to have a race. All of the pigs decided to wear different coloured T-shirts and different coloured shorts for the big race. The colours were green, blue, brown and purple. No pig wore the same colour T-shirt and shorts. The pigs were very serious about the race and each of them hired a different animal to help them train. They hired a lizard, a rat, a weasel and a bilby. When the race was over, they had finished in first, second, third and fourth places. Based on the clues, match the pigs with their T-shirt colours, the colours of their shorts, their animal trainers and their order of finishing.

1. No pig wore the same colour for both T-shirt and shorts. 2. Herb finished in front of Hal and Helena but behind Helga, while Hal did not finish last!

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Herb

3. The winner wore a green T-shirt, and the fourth place finisher wore green shorts and was trained by the weasel. 4. The pig trained by the rat finished just one place behind the pig in the blue T-shirt and purple shorts.

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5. Hal’s T-shirt was not purple, and Helga was not trained by a bilby.

Helga

Helena

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green shorts

green shorts

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blue shorts

blue shorts

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brown shorts

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brown shorts

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purple shorts

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rat

rat

weasel

weasel

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bilby

bilby

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first place

first place

first place

second place

second place

second place

second place

third place

third place

third place

third place

fourth place

fourth place

fourth place

fourth place

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Goat food and fears The clues

Five goats, named Ben, Bart, Betty, Bertha and Beverly, had five different favourite foods. Their favourite foods were bananas, strawberries, weeds, flowers and cucumbers. The goats also had five different greatest fears. They were afraid of trolls, snakes, elephants, tigers and vampires. Based on the clues, match the goats with their favourite foods and their greatest fears.

1. Ben and Bart did not like cucumbers. 2. The goat that was afraid of trolls liked strawberries.

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3. The goat that was afraid of tigers liked cucumbers. 4. Bertha was not afraid of tigers, and Beverly did not care for cucumbers. 5. Bertha and Beverly were not afraid of either snakes or vampires.

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6. The banana-loving goat feared snakes, and Beverly was not afraid of elephants. 7. Bart did not fear vampires, and Bertha did not eat weeds.

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bananas

bananas

bananas

strawberries

strawberries

strawberries

strawberries

strawberries

weeds

weeds

weeds

weeds

weeds

flowers

flowers

flowers

flowers

flowers

cucumbers

cucumbers

cucumbers

cucumbers

cucumbers

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trolls

trolls

trolls

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snakes

snakes

snakes

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elephants

elephants

elephants

elephants

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tigers

tigers

tigers

tigers

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42

Racing goats The clues

Five goats, named Ben, Bart, Betty, Bertha and Beverly, decided to have a race to see which of them could run the fastest. Each of the goats chose a different animal to ride on their backs as jockeys. The jockeys were a skunk, a turtle, a monkey, a rabbit and a chicken. Naturally enough, the goats finished in first, second, third, fourth and fifth places. Based on the clues, match the goats with their animal jockeys and their order of finishing.

1. Bart finished just one place behind Betty, and Beverly finished just one place behind Bart, and none of them had a skunk on their backs!

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2. Ben finished just one place behind Bertha, and Bertha, who did not have a skunk on her back, finished just one place behind Beverly. 3. The goat with the rabbit jockey was the winner of the race. 4. The goat with the turtle jockey finished just one place behind the goat with the chicken jockey, but in front of both Ben and Bertha!

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rabbit

rabbit

chicken

chicken

chicken

chicken

chicken

first place

first place

first place

first place

second place

second place

second place

second place

second place

third place

third place

third place

third place

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fourth place

fouth place

fifth place

fifth place

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Chicken dancing and fear The clues

Five chickens, named Bea, Cindi, Daphne, Elsie and Frannie, loved to get together to dance. However, the dances were always wild affairs because each of the chickens moved to a different dance. They liked the tango, bunny hop, limbo, square dance and ballet. When they grew tired of dancing, they would sit around and talk. One day, the chickens revealed their greatest fears. They were afraid of foxes, hawks, deep-fryers, dingoes and falling skies. Based on the clues, match the chickens with their favourite dances and their biggest fears.

1. Bea thought the chickens that were afraid of deep-fryers and falling skies were silly and told them so.

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2. Cindi agreed with Bea about deep-fryers and falling skies, but she thought being afraid of dingoes in Australia was pretty silly, too! 3. The ballet-dancing chicken was afraid of hawks. 4. The limbo-dancing chicken was afraid of dingoes, and was glad that Bea did not think she was so silly.

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5. Cindi did not dance ballet, and neither Daphne nor Elsie danced the limbo. 6. The chicken that did the bunny hop was afraid of deep-fryers. 7. Cindi and Daphne were not square dancers.

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bunny hop

bunny hop

bunny hop

bunny hop

limbo

limbo

limbo

limbo

limbo

square dance

square dance

square dance

square dance

square dance

ballet

ballet

ballet

ballet

ballet

foxes

foxes

foxes

foxes

hawks

hawks

hawks

hawks

deep-fryers

deep-fryers

deep-fryers

deep-fryers

deep-fryers

dingoes

dingoes

dingoes

dingoes

dingoes

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falling skies

falling skies

falling skies

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Dyeing to lay eggs The clues

Five chickens, named Bea, Cindi, Daphne, Elsie and Frannie, decided to dye their feathers different colours and have an egg-laying contest. They dyed their feathers green, blue, pink, red and purple. During the egg-laying contest, they laid 4 eggs, 5 eggs, 8 eggs, 10 eggs and 12 eggs. Based on the clues, match the chickens with their feather colours and their egg-laying efforts.

1. Elsie laid twice as many eggs as Bea. 2. Daphne laid twice as many eggs as Cindi.

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3. Elsie laid fewer eggs than Daphne. 4. The green-coloured chicken laid the most eggs. 5. The pink chicken laid half as many eggs as the red chicken. 6. The purple chicken laid the fewest eggs.

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Cindi

Daphne

Elsie

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green

green

green

blue

blue

blue

blue

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4 eggs

4 eggs

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4 eggs

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5 eggs

5 eggs

5 eggs

5 eggs

8 eggs

8 eggs

8 eggs

8 eggs

10 eggs

10 eggs

10 eggs

10 eggs

12 eggs

12 eggs

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Geese with horns? The clues

Five geese, named Ann, Gert, Helen, Joanie and Kristin, had five different last names. Their last names were Doe, Hill, Smith, Doogan and Johnson. The geese liked to flock together and play their musical instruments. Each of the geese played a different instrument. They played the trumpet, trombone, clarinet, tuba and saxophone. Based on the clues, match the first names with their last names and their musical instruments.

1. None of the first names of the geese had exactly the same number of letters as the last names. 2. Hill played the tuba, and Doe played the trumpet.

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3. Helen, Joanie and Kristin played the trombone, clarinet and saxophone, but maybe not in that exact order. 4. Helen liked the way Johnson played the trombone.

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5. Smith played the saxophone.

Gert

Helen

Joanie

Kristin

©R . I . C.PuHill bl i cat i on Hill Hills Hill Smith Smith Smith •f orr e vi ew pu r posesSmith onl y• Smith Doe

Doe

Doe

Doogan

Doogan

Doogan

Doogan

Doogan

Johnson

Johnson

Johnson

Johnson

Johnson

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trumpet

trumpet

trumpet

trumpet

trombone

trombone

trombone

trombone

trombone

clarinet

clarinet

clarinet

clarinet

tuba

tuba

tuba

tuba

saxophone

saxophone

saxophone

saxophone

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Bonnets and buddies The clues

Five geese, named Ann, Gert, Helen, Joanie and Kristin, wore bonnets of five different colours. Their bonnets were lavender, rose, pink, green and orange. The geese did not always flock together, and each of the geese had a different animal pal. Their pals were a pig, cow, turkey, dog and donkey. Based on the clues, match the geese with their bonnet colours and their animal friends.

1. The goose in the rose bonnet liked to play with a turkey, and the goose in the orange bonnet liked to hang out with a pig.

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2. Gert and Helen did not hang out with either a dog or a turkey. 3. Joanie and Kristin did not play with either a pig or a cow. 4. Gert did not hang out with a pig, and Ann’s bonnet was not orange.

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5. Ann’s bonnet was not rose, and Joanie did not play with a turkey.

6. The goose in the pink bonnet was friendly with a cow, and Gert’s bonnet was not pink or green.

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pink

pink

pink

green

green

green

green

green

orange

orange

orange

pig

pig

pig

cow

cow

cow

turkey

turkey

turkey

turkey

dog

dog

dog

dog

dog

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donkey

donkey

donkey

donkey

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Elephant food and fun The clues

Five elephants, named Al, Art, Anne, Alice and Arlene had five different favourite foods. Their favourite foods were trees, corn flakes, peanuts, doughnuts and coconuts. The elephants also enjoyed five different favourite activities. They enjoyed chasing lions, swimming, pole vaulting, hula hooping and stomping things. Based on the clues, match the elephants with their favourite foods and their favourite activities.

1. The corn flakes-loving elephant loved to play with a hula hoop. 2. The tree-eating elephant and the elephant that loved to stomp things thought the pole-vaulting elephant was very athletic.

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3. Anne, Alice and Arlene did not eat trees or coconuts. 4. Al did not swim, stomp things or eat trees.

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5. Art, Anne and Alice did not enjoy swimming, but one of those three liked peanuts and another one loved corn flakes. 6. Anne did not play with a hula hoop.

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corn flakes

corn flakes

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peanuts

peanuts

peanuts

peanuts

doughnuts

doughnuts

doughnuts

doughnuts

doughnuts

coconuts

coconuts

coconuts

coconuts

chasing lions

chasing lions

chasing lions

chasing lions

chasing lions

swimming

swimming

swimming

swimming

swimming

pole vaulting

pole vaulting

pole vaulting

pole vaulting

pole vaulting

hula hooping

hula hooping

hula hooping

hula hooping

hula hooping

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stomping things

stomping things

stomping things

stomping things

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The elephant race The clues

Five elephants, named Al, Art, Anne, Alice and Arlene, decided to have a race. The elephants decided to do it right and went out and hired jockeys. The jockeys were named Bobo, Mopey, Lumpy, Wolfie and Honey. The jockeys were five different animals; they were a wart-hog, newt, hamster, monkey and baboon. When the race was over, the elephants had finished in first, second, third, and fourth and fifth places. Based on the clues, match the elephants with their jockey’s names, their jockey’s animal types and their order of finishing.

1. Anne finished one place behind Arlene but was not last, and Alice finished one place behind Anne but was not last, while Arlene finished one place behind Art.

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2. Bobo, the baboon, finished in third place, and Honey, the hamster, finished one place behind Bobo. 3. Lumpy, the monkey, finished one place behind Mopey, the newt.

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4. Al did not have a monkey on his back!

Al

Art

Anne

Alice

Bobo

Bobo

Bobo

Bobo

Honey

Honey

Honey

Honey

Honey

wart-hog

wart-hog

wart-hog

wart-hog

wart-hog

newt

newt

newt

newt

hamster

hamster

hamster

hamster

monkey

monkey

monkey

baboon

baboon

baboon

first place

first place

first place

first place

first place

second place

second place

second place

second place

second place

third place

third place

third place

third place

third place

fourth place

fourth place

fourth place

fourth place

fourth place

fifth place

fifth place

fifth place

fifth place

fifth place

Lumpy Wolfie

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Answers 1. Turtles wearing hats

12. Hats and dislikes

Mike

Max

Mark

Mary

Millie

Mavis

green seaweed

red grass

gold worms

aqua lucky charms

umber rubber carrots

plum fur coats

Max

Mark

Millie

Mavis

2. Turtles in shoes Mike

13. Skirts and songs Mary

r o e t s 14. Purses and dances B r e oo p u k S A shell of a different colour 15. Shirts, shorts and nicknames

blue snapping

pink mud

yellow three-toed box

jungle green ‘Rockin’ rabbit’

forest green ‘Old Grey hare’

olive green ‘Bunny love’

Max

Mark

Mary

Millie

Mavis

purple Speedy

brown Zippy

yellow tango

orange polka

gold bunny hop

3. Turtles wearing scarves Mike

4.

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grey Zoomer

Mike

Max

Mark

Mary

Millie

orange Parsons

violet Carson

yellow Larson

yellow shirt red shorts Punkin

red shirt grey shorts Dewdrop

5. Wigs and sports Mike

Max

Mark

tan football

lime-green hockey

silver cricket

Max

Mark

lemon-yellow country

turtle green rock

7. Did you say turtle glove? Max

Mark

teal blue science

lavender maths

gold history

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Mike

8. Racing turtles Mike apricot third

Mary

Millie

lavender ‘Hop to it’ first

rose ‘What’s up, doc?’ second

Mavis

orange ‘Whoa, Nellie’ third

Max

Mark

olive green first

maroon second

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9. Wild rabbits! Mary

Millie

fuchsia Spike

royal purple Bogart

10. A tale of tails

Rona

Ralph

black pizza

red dog biscuits

brown caviar

18. Dog collar colour Rex

Rona

lime-green sniffing

royal purple barking

19. Boot training

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Rona

violet terrier

maroon poodle

Ralph

lemon-yellow sleeping

Ralph

purple beagle

Mavis

peach Bugsy

Mary

Millie

Mavis

violet carrots

purple cabbage

rose French fries

11. On with the shoe! Mary

Millie

Mavis

green Harris

blue Rabbetts

red Hopper

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navy blue heavy metal

16. Belts, expressions and a race

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6. Sock it to me! Mike

Mavis

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Rona

Ralph

peach Bart

yellow Belle

navy blue Ben

21. Socks, food and television Rex

Rona

Ralph

green Murray’s Meats sitcoms

blue Hamburger Heaven soap operas

red Bing Burgers game shows

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Answers 22. Leashes, dislikes and tricks

32. Colours, numbers and a race!

Rex

Rona

Ralph

Bob

Barb

Billy

Beulah

lavender squirrels play dead

tan vacuum cleaner roll over

rose postal worker shake hands

blue shirt purple shorts one second place

pink shirt blue shorts two first place

brown shirt pink shorts three fourth place

purple shirt brown shorts four third place

23. Ears, animals and ice-cream Rex

Rona

gold bilbies chocolate

green wart-hog banana

24. The big dog race! Rona brown shirt yellow shorts third

black shirt brown shorts second

25. Cats in hats Bob green Siamese

Herb

Helga

Helena

blue Cuddles bowling

green Snortums basketball

yellow Tiny high jump

red Snookums pole vault

Barb

Billy

Beulah

rose Persian

pink Manx

purple alley

26. Socks and names

Hal

Herb

Helga

Helena

tan porridge Farmer Bob’s

brown cabbage Fields of swine

orange swill stew Hog heaven

black truffles Pig mania

35. Pig houses

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Hal

Ralph

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Rex

33. Sporty pigs

r o e t s Bo r e p o u 34. Pig hats, food and television k S Ralph

violet camel cinnamon

Hal

Herb

Helga

Helena

violet Pork Palace parrots

white Swine Villa eagles

purple Spam Towers storks

blue Hog Castle canaries

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red Fluffer

Barb

Billy

Beulah

orange Muffy

yellow Scrappy

white Furball

Hal

Herb

Helga

purple stamp-collecting maths

aqua apricot gardening fishing creative writing history

Bob

Barb

Billy

Beulah

grey sewing spelling

peach swimming

maroon cricket

gold diving

tan football

37. Scarves, nightmares and movie stars

Bob

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pink violinists

umber snakes

Bob lavender pigeon pie

Barb

Billy

Beulah

teal blue crow soup

aquamarine mouse loaf

fuchsia garlic mouse

29. Shoes and cat fears Barb

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apricot dogs

30. Gloves and music Bob

Barb

Billy

forest green show tunes

turtle green opera

jungle green blues

Hal

Herb

Helga

teal blue Big Bad Wolf Oscar Ribton

plum pork sandwich Portia Hamilton

forest green gold barbecue sauce ham and eggs Fred Bacon Poppy Portly

Helena

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28. Tails and recipes

Helena

38. Bicycles, songs and favourite expressions Hal

Herb

brown ducks

rose Ham on the range ‘Hot diggety’

olive green Eleanor Pigby

Helga

Helena

lavender Walting porker ‘Gee Whiz’

royal purple Hound hawg ‘Yikes’

Beulah

Hal

Herb

Helga

Helena

olive green jazz

maroon sheep 226 kg

lemon yellow chickens 125 kg

peach cows 113 kg

pink horses 250 kg

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‘Drat’

31. Vested interest in dancing Bob

Barb

Billy

Beulah

40. A pig finish!

violet cha-cha iced tea

black polka ginger beer

grey waltz lemonade

yellow ballet cola drink

Hal

Herb

Helga

Helena

brown T-shirt blue shorts rat third place

blue T-shirt purple shorts bilby second place

green T-shirt brown shorts lizard first place

purple T-shirt green shorts weasel fourth place

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Answers 41. Goat food and fears Ben

Bart

Betty

Bertha

Beverly

weeds vampires

bananas snakes

cucumbers tigers

flowers elephants

strawberries trolls

Bart

Betty

Bertha

Beverly

skunk

chicken

rabbit

fifth place

second place first place

42. Racing goats Ben

43. Chicken dancing and fear

turtle

fourth place

third place

Frannie

Cindi

Daphne

Elsie

ballet hawks

tango foxes

bunny hop deep-fryers

square dance limbo falling skies dingoes

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Bea

44. Dyeing to lay eggs Bea

Cindi

Daphne

Elsie

Frannie

purple 4 eggs

pink 5 eggs

red 10 eggs

blue 8 eggs

green 12 eggs

45. Geese with horns? Ann

Gert

Helen

Joanie

Kristin

Hill tuba

Doe trumpet

Doogan clarinet

Johnson trombone

Smith saxophone

Helen

Joanie

Kristin

orange pig

green dog

rose turkey

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46. Bonnets and buddies Ann

Gert

pink cow

lavender donkey

Al

Art

Anne

Alice

Arlene

peanuts stomp things

corn flakes hula hoop

doughnuts swimming

Anne

Alice

Arlene

Bobo baboon third place

Honey hamster fourth place

Lumpy monkey second place

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coconuts trees pole vault chase lions

48. The elephant race Al

Wolfie wart-hog fifth place

Art

Mopey newt first place

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