Riddles – February 2021


Riddle: Cats & Dogs


Fido is staring only at Jamie, but Jamie is staring only at Felix. Fido is a dog and Felix is a cat. Jamie is either a cat or a dog, but you don’t know which. Given just this information, is a dog looking at a cat – or are you unable to know for sure?

Previous Month’s Riddle: A Numbers Game

What number comes next in each of these four mathematical sequences?
A)  6     9   12   15   18 ____

B) 29   25   21   17   13 ____

C)  2     4     8   16   32 ____

D) 13   17   19   23   29 ____


A) 21 – multiples of 3
B) 9 – subtract 4 at each step
C) 64 – multiply by 2 each step
D) 31 – prime numbers in increasing order

Solved by: Meir Nakach, Mr. Lacher, S. Levy, David Weiss, Berta Kassab, Mazie Betesh, Morris Kabani, Big Mike, and The Dweck Family.

Junior Riddle: At The Market


The grocery store is charging the prices listed below for milk, juice, cheese, and butter. Your aunt buys one of each, plus spends an additional $7.50 on other products. In her purse, she has several $1, $2, $5, and $10 bills. What is
the least number of bills your aunt can use to pay for her groceries? (She does not have any coins.)

Milk: $2.25 / Juice: $2.75 / Cheese: $1.50 / Butter: $3.50

Previous Month’s Junior Riddle: Crack The Code

Each letter in the cryptogram below has been replaced by the letter that comes immediately after it in the alphabet. For example, B has replaced A, C has replaced B, and so on throughout the entire alphabet. Can you figure out the message below?

Dpohsbuvmbujpot po efdpejoh uijt tfdsfu nfttbhf. Zpv bsf b nbtufs tpmwfs!

Solution: Congratulations on decoding this secret message. You are a master solver!

Solved by: Meir Nakach, Moshe L., Abie Cohen, Raymond Dabbah, David Weiss, Berta Kassab, The Shmulster, Eliyahu Cohen, Lenore H., and Alice P.