5 Brain Teasers From Art Cashin That Will Make You Feel Stupid

Art Cashin Trivia

Around the office we have some big fans of UBS’ Art Cashin and his “Cashin’s Comments” daily newsletter.

At the end of every letter he includes a brain teaser.

We thought we’d share a few recent favourites. Each answer is on the subsequent slide.

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title=”Q: “Word Wobbles””
content=”A few weeks ago, Cashin posed the following word puzzlers.

Each one is looking for palindrome (spelled the same backwards and forwards) that describes the phrase.

1. Not sloping (5 letters)

2. A mechanical part that moves something in a circle (7 letters)

3. Males and females (5 letters)”
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title=”A: “Word Wobbles””
content=”Answers:

1. Not sloping (5 letters) – Level

2. A mechanical part that moves something in a circle (7 letters) – Rotator

3. Males and females (5 letters) – Sexes
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title=”Q: “Ends alike, still won’t rhyme””
content=”Here’s a tough one…

Can you get these words that end with the same letters but won’t help a poet? (Example: Clown/Grown)

Poet; Largest Amount

Milk Person (?); Not Plain

Garden Tool; New

Things You Wear; Needs”
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title=”A: “Ends alike, still won’t rhyme””
content=”Answers:

Poet; Largest Amount = Frost/Most

Milk Person?; Not Plain = Maid/Plaid

Garden Tool; New = Shovel/Novel

Things You Wear; Needs = Pants/Wants
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title=”Q: “Q’s””
content=”Find the 5 letter synonyms that all begin with ‘Q’ for these words:

A) Put down

B) Agile

C) Scruple

D) Twist

E) Entirely”
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title=”A: “Q’s””
content=”A) Put down = Quell

B) Agile = Quick

C) Scruple = Qualm

D) Twist = Quirk

E) Entirely = Quite
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title=”Q: “States and Letters””
content=”Can you think of the nine states whose names never use the same letter twice?

(Hint: Virginia fails since it uses ‘i’ three times)
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title=”A: “States and Letters””
content=”1- Florida
2- Idaho
3- Iowa
4- Maine
5- New York
6- Texas
7- Utah
8- Vermont
9- Wyoming
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title=”Q: “Are you guys associated?””
content=”Find the word that fits with each series – Example: Ink, pig, name, knife (3). Answer = pen

A) parlor, contest, mark, sleeping (6)

B) room, bug, hospital, rest (3)

C) story, store, end, worm (4)

D) wash, snow, lie, elephant (5)”
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title=”A: Q: “Are you guys associated?””
content=”A) Beauty

B) Bed

C) Book

D) White
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title=”All hail the new trivia king”
content=”Forget Jeopardy, Here’s How You’ll Know When The Human Race Is Really Doomed>
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