BosGuy brain teaser

brain teaserEach Friday morning I post a riddle to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain.

If you are stumped, share it with a friend or colleague to see if you can figure it out together.

I’ll confirm answers later in the day so don’t worry if you don’t see your comment posted right away. I want to give everyone a chance.

This weeks riddle:  A thief enters a shop and threatens the clerk, forcing him to open the safe. The clerk says, “The code for the safe is different every day, and if you hurt me you’ll never get the code”.  However, the thief manages to guess the code on his own.  How did he do it?

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18 responses to “BosGuy brain teaser

  1. That’s not a riddle. And the answers you are giving cannot be to the question asked. The question was “how did he do it”, not “what was it”. So, the riddle (not riddle), is both malformed, and is without a true answer with the information given.


  2. Semantics? Boooooo!


  3. Using “different” as the answer to the riddle is clever but I’ve never seen a safe that used words as the code. Alarm pads yes but not safes – can’t even remember seeing one in a movie.


    • oh…that’s why the answer should be the date but on the other hand safe codes don’t usually change daily and can’t be unless they’re digital…so I’ve just gotten to virgo on this one. 🙂


  4. the code is differenteveryday or the days date


  5. There was a Post-It stuck to the safe that read “Don’t forget: today’s code is 1-2-3-4. P.S. If you’re a robber, don’t read this.”


  6. so, if the code changed daily, the clerk would have said it changed. if he used punctuation better, he might have written it:
    the code is “different” every day. this the code must be the word “different”


  7. Is it the date?


  8. the password / code is actually the word different


  9. Is the code the word “different”?


  10. the code is “different”


  11. if the code changes every day, I’m guessing the code is associated with the same day’s date.


  12. The code was “different every day”



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