Riddles – July 2020


Riddle: Clothing Code


A new clothing store just opened. The owner has devised his own method of pricing items. A vest costs $20, socks cost $25, a tie costs $15, and a blouse costs $30. Using the owner’s method, how much would a pair of pajamas cost?

Previous Riddle from March Issue: TEE TIME

Four golfers named Mr. Black, Mr. White, Mr. Brown, and Mr. Blue were competing in a golf tournament. The caddy didn’t know their names, so he asked them. One of them, Mr. Brown, told a lie.
The 1st golfer said, “The 2nd golfer is Mr. Black.”
The 2nd golfer said, “I am not Mr. Blue!”
The 3rd golfer said, “Mr. White? That’s the 4th golfer.”
And the 4th golfer remained silent.

Which one of the golfers is Mr. Blue?

Solution: The third golfer

Solved by: Sharon Hayfaz, Victor J. Harary, Chaim Schnurmann, and Big Mike.

Junior Riddle: The Invisible Apple


There are 20 people in an empty, square room. Each person has full sight of the entire room and everyone in it without turning his head or body, or moving in any way (other than the eyes). Where can you place an apple so that all but one person can see it?

Previous Junior Riddle: A Numbers Game

Double my number, I’m less than a score, half of my number is less than four. Add one to my double when bakers are near, days of the week are still greater, I fear. What am I?

Solution: The number six.

Solved by: B. Biller, The Grazis, The Harary Family, Meir Schnurmann, The Shmultser, and Blimi Yoffe.