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2022 Mensa Answers

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  1. JANGLE, JANISSARY, JACKET, JAUNTY, JABBER
  2. trance, recant
  3. 80 (1/4 of 80 = 20; 20 + 10 = 30, leaving 50; 1/5 of 50 = 10; 10 + 10 = 20, leaving 30; 1/2 of 30 = 15; 15 + 10 + 25, leaving 5)
  4. bring, brine brand, bland
  5. ADHERENT
  6. “I wanted to rent an apartment in the new building, but dogs are forbidden,” said Tom petulantly.
  7. ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
  8. c) NOTE (Each word in the sequence begins with two letters in alphabetical order.)
  9. He poured water very carefully from the lake into the tank to raise the water level.
  10. Dick (Joe only likes nicknames.)
  11. Good things come in small packages.
  12. Megan is two, Kevin is four.
  13. I never liked curds and whey to begin with (Code: 1 = A, 2 = B, 3 = C, etc.)
  14. 8 (8¢ + 40¢ + 80¢ = $1.28)
  15. Look before you leap, but he who hesitates is lost.
  16. $1.05
  17. WALL (The three other words are art forms: PAINTING, SCULPTURE, MUSIC.)
  18. her sister-in-law (Her husband’s brother-in-law’s mother-in-law is her own mother-in-law; the daughter is her own husband’s sister.)
  19. RIDES OFF INTO THE SUNSET
  20. b) TUITION (Each word in the sequence begins with two letters in alphabetical order.)
  21. 426,713
  22. $90 (1/2 of $90 = $45; $45 + $5 = $50, leaving $40; 1/4 of $40 = $10; $10 +$10 = $20, leaving $20; 1/2 of $20 = $10; $10 + $5 =$15, leaving $5)
  23. BAR (BARGAIN, BARRAGE, BARGES, BARTER)
  24. Ted, Ed, Al
  25. KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL.

KEEP YOUR SHOULDER TO THE WHEEL.

DON’T KNUCKLE UNDER.

  1. DAHLIA, HYACINTH, FORSYTHIA
  2. two boys and three girls
  3. Sarah is 18; Margot is 6.
  4. 9 (The only one that, when spelled out, is not a three-letter word.)
  5. MAYHEM, MAGNET, MANTIS, MASTICATE, MAELSTROM
  6. Valerie is 14; Casey is 18.
  7. “My family has been in the fruit packing business,” said Tom cannily.
  8. CLERGY (The three other words can be anagrammed into geographical names: SPAIN, IRAN, YEMEN.)
  9. TANDOORI CHICKEN
  10. MISAPPREHENSION
  11. 60 cupcakes (Each girl eats 5 per hour.)
  12. Carol, Dan, Alice, Bob, Evan
  13. 192,837
  14. Southern Living – Southern Diving
  15. Vincent is nine; David is five.
  16. MINE, MILE, MILD, MOLD, GOLD (There may be other ways.)
  17. 11 (A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1)
  18. Each contains a three-letter word: COL or LAP; HOP or PIN; POT; CAR.
  19. MOUNTAINEER
  20. 27
  21. Water, water, everywhere, /Nor any drop to drink.
  22. $12 ($5 per consonant, $2 per vowel)
  23. DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP.
  24. 64,105 (The square of 4 is 16.)
  25. blasé, sable
  26. 20 (1,600 ÷ 4 = 400; 400 ÷ 10 = 40; 40 ÷ 2 = 20)
  27. BLUE
  28. 1 (Each weaver can weave 1 basket per day. Three weeks is 21 days.)
  29. nape, pane; cellar; caller, save, vase
  30. OSCILLATION
  31. 1) disclose 2) a. disc b. lose
  32. 987,654
  33. Money may not be the most important thing, but everything else is in second place.
  34. 3 (1 + 2 = 3, 2 + 3 = 5, 3 + 5 = 8, 5 + 8 = 13)
  35. TALL, MALL, MILL, MILE, MINE, MINI (There may be other ways.)

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