Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

Sleight of Mind

Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

Sleight of Mind

Article excerpt

September's puzzle: "How big was it?" brought in a record number of correct responses. The correct answer to the size of Art Otto's fish is: 72 oz. or 4 1/2 lbs.

The first three correct answers came from: Stephen H. Witt, senior vice-president, Centrex Bank, N.H; Ernesto Lopez, National Bank of Pakistan, New York; Dennis P. Heishman, president and CEO, Old National Bank, Louisville Region, Louisville, Ky.

This month, we have a little brain teaser buried in some blarney. It's called ...

An Irish jaunt

"It was necessary," said Colonel Crackham, "for me to go one day from Baghooley to Ballyforyne, where I had to meet a friend. But the only conveyance obtainable was old Pat Doyle's rickety little cart, propelled by a mare whose working days, like her legs, were a bit over.

"It was soon evident that our rate of progress was both safe and steady, though unquestionably slow.

"I say, Pat" I inquired after a few minute's ride, 'has your engine got another speed? …

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