So you think you’re a brainbox, huh?
Prepare for a challenge, because these teasers are anything but easy.
They are straight out of the new puzzle book by GCHQ, the UK’s national intelligence and security agency.
So if you can handle these with no problem, you might want to consider a career change to code-breaking.
The GCHQ Puzzle Book includes a foreword by the Duchess of Cambridge and proceeds will be donated to Heads Together, the Royals’ mental health charity.
The questions – scroll down for answers
Identify the following:
The answers to these questions come in pairs where each pair differs only in their first letter. Work out the pairs. The pronunciation may not always be the same.
1. One half of a titular TV sitcom couple.
2. British budget clothing and homeware retailer.
3. Type of hat.
4. One of the Channel Islands.
5. River that passes through northern English city.
6. TV space alien.
7. Capital of country with a coastline on the Persian Gulf.
8. Surname of an England football captain.
9. An Irish county.
10. An English city that is a county town.
11. One of the official languages of the fourth largest country in Europe.
12. District of South East London.
My first is in Finland but not in Finnish
My second is in Estonia but not in Estonian
My third is in Albania but not in Albanian
My fourth is in Sweden but not in Swedish
My fifth is in Germany but not in German
My sixth is in Iceland but not in Icelandic
My last is in Wales but not in Welsh
My whole is in England but not in English
Where am I?
They are the first letters of Monopoly squares:
Go, Old Kent Road, Community Chest, Whitechapel Road, Income Tax, King’s Cross station, The Angel Islington, Chance, Euston Road, Pentonville Road, In Jail/Just Visiting, Pall Mall, Electric Company, Whitehall, Northumberland Avenue, Marylebone station, Bow Street, Community Chest, Marlborough Street, Vine Street, Free Parking, Strand, Chance, Fleet Street, Trafalgar Square, Fenchurch Street station, Leicester Square, Coventry Street, Water Works, Piccadilly, Go To Jail, Regent Street, Oxford Street, Community Chest, Bond Street, Liverpool Street station, Chance, Park Lane, Super Tax, Mayfair.
The pairs are:
1. Terry 9. Kerry
2. Matalan 11. Catalan
3. Panama 7. Manama
4. Jersey 5. Mersey
6. Mork 10. York
8. Beckham 12. Peckham
Londres. Each line refers to a letter which appears in a country’s name in English, but not in the native language.
My first is in Finland but not in Suomi: L
My second is in Estonia but not in Eesti: O
My third is in Albania but not in Shqipëria: N
My fourth is in Sweden but not in Sverige: D
My fifth is in Germany but not in Deutschland: R
My sixth is in Iceland but not in Island: E
My last is in Wales but not in Cymru: S
My whole is in England but not in English: LONDRES