The more time you give to performing some mental gymnastics with these puzzles, the more creative and inventive you'll become. All you need to know is a little basic arithmetic-plus how to pay close attention so you don't get misled by the tricky, devious instructions.
1. What is 1,449 in Roman Numerals?
2. Unscramble this word into a familiar one: CRICKARFREE
3. What three letters can you add to form a new word from each of these words: RACKS, FLY, RAGE, BELL?
Answers: 1. MCDXLIX. 2. FIRECRACKER. 3. BAR.