How many of these GCHQ puzzles can you solve?
If you listen to The Infinite Monkey Cage, you’re probably pretty smart, but how good are you at puzzles?
To welcome the Radio 4 show to GCHQ, the intelligence agency famed for their problem solving set presenters Brian Cox and Robin Ince this test.
How will you do?
Here's a relatively easy one to start…
1. What is the next letter in the sequence: M, V, E, M, J, S, U, ?
2. Brian and Robin went to the cinema. In cryptic crossword clue terms, the film they saw was £6,000 [6,7]. What was the film?
3. Which word does not belong in the following sentence? “Will son of Nazareth ferry cousin’s kid? He knows you will.”
Hint: saying it out loud will help.
4: What’s the missing 3rd entry in this sequence? I:Sheet, XXV:Quire, ?, M:Bundle.
5. What do you get if you blend three measures of argon, two bits of gold, two of carbon and one of sodium together with top grade artificial intelligence?
6. Brian Cox should have no trouble with this but can you work out which D:Ream songs these are?
Phil Taylor (from nothing earthly)
THE GO MAD SKING
An ancient Sumerian city-state in Mesopotamia is comparable to sliced bread
1992 Clint Eastwood film
Nothing will deteriorate in the future