Although pure logic puzzles are fun, sometimes I want something that makes me think more outside the box. I also occasionally like a puzzle that requires only pure thought, no note writing or math needed. The kind of puzzle you can glance at in the morning and spend your free moments the rest of the day working on; you know, like when you are waiting for the bus, eating lunch, or trying to look interested in the meeting with your boss.
Here is another category of favorites. They are sequence puzzles using letters set up in a logical order. Let me give you an example. What letter is next?
J F M A M J J A
Clearly, the answer is S as these are the months in the year. That was an easy one to give you an idea. Here’s another slightly harder classic.
O T T F F S S
Highlight here for the answer: E N T it’s the first letter of the numbers, one, two, three, four, five, etc.
Here’s a few more even harder ones:
1. Can you guess the next letter in this sequence?
C Y G T N L I T ?
2. How about this increasing series
F S T F F S ? ?
3. Here’s a super nerdy one
H H L B B C N O F N ? ?
4. I just made this geeky one up!
P M A C R S N H E S B ? ?
5. And another for the gaming crowd
U U D D L R L R ? ?
So, can you solve these? Can you think of any new ones for me to solve? Answers will be in the comments (hopefully soon after they are posted, but at some point today for sure)!
Answers are here since it took me so long to get back on here:
It’s the first letter of each word in the question
2. S, E, N
First, second, third, etc.
3. N, M, A
It’s the first letters of the elements of the periodic table
4. R J
It’s the major words from all the Star Wars movies
5. B A