brain teaser

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  1. A 30 year old man married a 25 year old woman. She died at age 50
    and her husband was so devastated that he cried for years. Ten
    years after he stopped crying, he died. If he had lived to be 80,
    how many years was he a widower?

    I have seven letters. The first two stand for a boy. The
    first three stand for a girl. The first four stand for a brave boy. But all of
    my letters stand for a brave girl. What word am I?
  2. 25 - seems a bit too obvious but my sums is good.
  4. FlagWagger

    FlagWagger Book Reviewer

    Can't say because the riddle does not say when he died: "if he had lived to be 80, how many years was he a widower?" - the verb cases disagree between the clauses (the first is a conditional statement, while the second is definitive), so you can't accurately answer.
  5. I was working on the maths, not the English. If he had lived to be 80, he could have lived to be 85 or 90 and I can't believe I'm sat here typing this when it was secure 6 minutes ago..... Outa here
  6. erm 25 years i think but being a simple sludgemariner i could be wrong
  7. 25 years and HEROINE

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