December 2018:

"A "POP-ULAR" PROMOTION" …
  A movie theater in Boca will be having a "reel-y" special promotion sometime in 2019. They will be giving away free popcorn to everyone who figures out the correct day to bag a bag of corn.

From the following clues, decide when to pop in to claim your prize:

  • Clue 1. The giveaway will take place in the last week of a month containing the letter "R."

  • Clue 2. It will be on a day that contains the letter " S."

  • Clue 3. Both the day and the month contain the letter " N " ‐ and the letter " U. "

  • So in 2019, when will you be making your move to the movies?

October 2018:

"HALLOWEEN RIDDLES" …
  In October, don't be afraid to Fall for the answers to these "tricky" Halloween riddles.

CLUE

  • 1. What do you call a ghost with a torn sheet?

  • 2. Why didn't the skeleton dance at the party?

  • 3. How do you repair a jack-o-lantern?

  • 4. And in Florida, what do you call a witch who lives at the beach, but still likes the country "club"?

September 2018:

"FOLLOWING ORDERS" …
Here is a puzzle based on a TV crime show: The following sentences are labelled 1, 2, and 3, but something is wrong with the order. Quite a mystery! Play detective and determine what order should they be in, and solve the case with WHY?
Directions: Initially, read each sentence carefully, noting more than just meaning. Then deduce the pattern to figure out the appropriate sequence and the only correct answer.
  BRAIN‐tertainer TIP: "Look at spelling tricks" for the final sentence.
CLUE

  • 1. Scientific evidence could offer nothing decisive.

  • 2. Technically, his identity remains doubtful.

  • 3. Further inspection revealed separate timelines.

  •  

  • ANSWER?  ORDER: ______________________
    WHY? _____________________________

August 2018:

"JessicaT" …
This Trainer/Teaser was created in loving memory of our precious Jessica, the CAT. She is always in our hearts, and it's tough adjusting to life without her, so I'm hoping this will be a CAThartic exercise for me and an intriguing CATegory for everyone.
Directions: Find the word defined by the clue. This should be right up your alley, but there's a CATch! Each word begins with the letters C-A-T. For example: Getting the answers can be a CATalyst to CATapult your thinking to a new level.
CLUE                                            

  • 1. Provider of food for an event       CAT________________

  • 2. Mail‐order magazine                   CAT________________

  • 3. Before it's a butterfly                  CAT________________

  • 4. Model's runway                          CAT________________

  • 5. Absolutely, unconditionally           CAT________________

July 2018:

"SUM‐MER DAZE" …
If the heat of these long summer days is making your thinking weak, here's a cool way to exercise your logic and problem solving ability.
Analyze the numerical patterns in the series and crack the code ‐ which is the same for all days. Decide what makes a week really count ‐ sum of the days!

  • MONDAY = 617

  • TUESDAY = 729

  • WEDNESDAY = 9312

  • THURSDAY = 8412

  • FRIDAY = 6511

  • SATURDAY = 8614

  • SUNDAY = ? ? ? ?

  • So for Sunday, can you figure out the number?

     


    "BRAINtertainer Tip": Figure out what each digit of the code represents and how the information relates to each day.
    Look at letters, numbers and chronological order, then do a little math ‐ it all adds up.

June 2018:

GET THE SCOOP …

A popular ice cream shop in Boca will be giving away free cones sometime this year. They haven't said exactly when, but there are three clues to the day of their giveaway.

  • 1. It will be in the first week of a month without an "A" in it.

  • 2. It will be on a day of the week that has a "U" in it.

  • 3. Although the month has no "E", the day of the week contains an "E".

So for this year 2018, can you tell the exact date?

MAY 2018

Here's a fun teaser you MAY like. All you have to do is determine the correct letter on each line to spell the word suggested by the clue.

  • My first letter is in GOOD but not in BAD

  • My second is in MOM but not in DAD

  • My third is in TALL but not in SHORT

  • My fourth is in FILE but not in SORT

  • My whole is a VERY challenging SPORT!


What word am I? ___________________

April 2018:

"One of these Things is Not Like the Others, One of these Things Just Doesn't Belong …"
Remember those words to the Sesame Street song? They introduce the concept of the puzzle below. In each question, use your logic to determine which item is the "odd word out," then check the answers below.

 

  • 1. Carnation  Pansy  Cabbage  Rose

  • 2. Europe  Australia  Asia  Canada

  • 3. Dodgers  Cubs  Bears  Mets

  • 4. Persian  Afghan  Burmese  Siamese
     

March 2018:

Here's a "BRAINtertainer Tip": when faced with a series problem, look for connections not just in meaning but in progressions, spelling, number of words/letters, similar associations, etc. With those suggestions in mind, now answer the question COMMON KNOWLEDGE What do the following words have in common?

  • Vermont, statuesque, Swedish, Arthur's, Africa, sensation, misunderstood

February 2018:

HAVE A HEART
It is my HEARTfelt wish that you will enjoy this Valentine month word game in which each answer contains the word HEART. I've provided the definitions ‐ I would LOVE for you to make a wholeHEARTed attempt to determine the correct answer.
What do the following words have in common?

CLUE       ANSWER

    • 1. Matinee Idol       HEART________________

    • 2. Cheerful       ______________HEART

    • 3. War Veteran honor       _____________ HEART

    • 4. Life sound       HEART ________________
       

January 2018:

Did anyone get a new family member as a holiday gift? Lucky you! Many of us experience the joy of having a pet ‐ personally, Jessica the cat is the feline love of my life ‐ and one is enough. But some people are real animal lovers, and share their lives with multiple pets. Like my friend Susan, who has many.
PERFECT PETS
Susan has fish, birds, dogs and cats at her house ‐ all living happily together.
Collectively, the non-human family has 15 heads, 6 wings, and 38 feet.
How many fish does Susan have?