© Juliet & Charles Snape 2009
CIRCA 42: Solutions
Front cover/ferry puzzle
There are different ferry route solutions.
Pages 2 and 3/Dollars and cents
There are 20 groupings of
a dollar to be found on the grid.
Deli prices quiz
(1) 6, (2) 16, (3) 1 kg, (4) 30, (5) 4 kg, (6) 9, (7) 4, (8) 12.
The correct answers spell out DOUGHNUT.
Pages 4 and 5/Movie mysteries
The reel of film is on the second floor.
You will have to read carefully through the clues to get the sets of ‘characters’ and ‘locations’.
You should make a note of them.
Clue 2 tells you that Arnie is in the café.
Clue 4 tells you that Chrissy is on the basketball court.
From Clue 5 you can deduce that Arnie is the monster.
From Clue 1 you can deduce that Davy must be in the make-up room and Bianca must be in the trailer.
Clue 6 tells you that Bianca is the vampire.
From Clue 3 you can deduce that Chrissy is playing the student and therefore Davy is playing the
Page 6 and 7/Rachel routes
How many ways?
There are 6 different
routes for Rachel to jog.
A bigger driveway
The missing numbers (from top left) 2, 4, 10 and 20 (each is the sum of the two numbers directly above).
There are 20 different routes in a 9-diamond driveway
Even bigger driveways
The numbers in the first row are: 1, 7, 21, 35, 35, 21, 7, 1.
The numbers in the second row are: 1, 8, 28, 56, 70, 56, 28, 8, 1. There are 70 different routes.
Page 8 and 9/Gold rush
The four routes form four squares which also intersect at the hat under which the gold is buried.
Page 10 and 11/Native Americans and wampum
Pages 12 and 13/Cab ways
1. Popcorn purchase
Mina Bought 12 packs of popcorn altogether.
6 packs of butterscotch $4.00
6 packs of salted $3.00
2. Skyscraper rules
(A) 19 The rule is, going down, -3, +2
(B) 27 The rule is, going down, -5, -4
(C) 32 The rule is, going down, -5, +4
(D) 50 The rule is, going down, -10, then double.
3. Roof top pool
Alice: Extra dough (back page)
This is an ‘old chestnut’ of a problem that still manages to baffle at first sight. The waiters thinking is plainly wrong; he has added the price of the meals including his £3.00 tip to the tip again.