Palindromes & Mysteries

First, a few palindromes
(a word or phrase that reads the same backwards as forward):

Pot top
Wet stew
Step on no pets
Racecar
Never odd or even

Now, some mysteries….

1.    Barefoot Bob

     Barefoot Bob never wears socks, but he knows he has some in his sock drawer.  The last time he looked,  he saw that all but four were white, all but four were black, and all but four were brown.  What’s the total number of socks that Barefoot Bob has in his drawer and how many of each color does he have?

  1. Poker Logic

     Ace Grace loved to play poker with her two best friends and their husbands.  She’s planning her next poker party and wants to avoid duplicating the seating arrangement of her last poker party, which resulted in a big fight over poker chips, potato chips and chocolate chip cookies.  Unfortunately, Ace Grace didn’t write the seating arrangement down, but she remembered a few things about where everyone was sitting at the round card table.

Ace Grace did not sit next to her husband.

Wild Winnie sat to the left of the man who sat to the left of the woman who sat to the left of the man who sat to the left of the woman who sat to the left of Ace Grace’s husband.

King sat to the left of the woman who sat to the left of Trey.

Jack sat to the left of the woman who sat to the left of the man who sat to the left of Queenie.

What is the name of Ace Grace’s husband and what was the seating order?

Answers:

1. Barefoot Bob has four socks in his drawer.  They are any color BUT black, white or brown.

  1. Poker Logic – Ace Grace’s husband is Trey. The order (clockwise) was Trey, Queenie, King, Ace Grace, Jack, Wild Winnie