For those of you that have been wracking your brains, here are the answers to the Georgian brain teaser – an enigmatical list of books of the bible.
You can find the questions here.
The solutions were submitted by BH from Salisbury Boarding School and dated Feb 4 1774:
For those of you having trouble reading the excerpt from The Lady's Magazine or desirous of a fuller explanation to the trickier answers, here is my solution:
1. Genesis – 4/7 of general + 1/2 of sister
2. Proverbs – pro + verb + S
4. Ruth – 4/5 of truth
5. Amos – A (a vowel and NOT a consonant as in the original question) + 3/4 of moss – what grows in the grass
7. Nahum – 2/3 of nay + ¾ of Hume
8. Joel – Joe + L
9. Hosea – hoe + sea
11. Psalms – P + S + alms
I hope you enjoyed the puzzle.
The Lady’s Magazine or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex, Appropriated Solely to Their Use and Amusement (1774)