Summer Brainteasers – results!

The Forsight Summer Brainteaser has been a huge success – so much so
that compiler David Lennard has very kindly compiled another for us – in
exactly the same format – for your winter entertainment. For those who did not
get a summer brainteaser, there are 100 questions, with each answer linked to
the number of the question. So, ‘10 GB’ would be 10 Green Bottles, and ‘88 TFL’
would be Two Fat Ladies (the bingo call)…


David’s brainteasers are maddeningly good!  Long-lasting and challenging, but most of all fun.


You can help us save sight in Wirral by buying a bundle of the Christmas
Brainteasers – at just £1 each – to sell on to friends or to include in your
Christmas cards… The closing date will be the end of January 2011 so families
can get their teeth into it over the Christmas season.


…If you would like to buy a batch of Christmas Brainteasers, just email


And now, the answers and results of the Summer Brainteaser. To download the answers click here. Read on for the winners' details…


David writes:  “I was delighted that so many people
became so involved in the quiz; 32 sent me their answers, 14 scored more than
80 and, of these, 4 scored, amazingly, more than 90.  The perseverance shown was incredible!  I was also touched that a good many
said how much they had enjoyed it. 

“In the end it
came down to half-marks separating the winners.  So here are the prize-winners, and their marks:



1st            Andrew
Roxburgh, Prenton, Wirral95  (wins £50)

2nd            Graham
Scholfield, Higher Bebington, Wirral94.5  (wins £30)

3rd            Wayne
Allen, Greasby, Wirral92.5  (wins £20)




Mike Heaps…91.5

Mrs V Carty89

John R Gill88

Thomas Levi88

Mr & Mrs A Sunders86.5

Lisa Bretherton86.5

Elizabeth Thorne85.5

Jim O’Neil…84

Jill Lowrie…83.5

J&N Haines81

Mrs Nikki Tomason…81

Mrs Bridget Gee…78

Sue O’Neil77

Mrs Anne Ewart76.5

Richard Pownall76

Brian Stewart75

J M Cross…74

Ruth Isaacs74

Edna Crummie & Joyce

Brian Frank70

Helen Keay67

Mrs I D Porter62

Joy Williams56

Angela Brabin54.5

Anonymous (!!)53.5

Mr Kerri Dobbins…52

Mrs Liz Dobbins…51.5

Mike Dowsett…44.5

Mrs J Large43.5


Well done to all of you! We’ll be in touch with the winners very soon to
present their cash prizes.