Home      Store      Contact Us      Site Map   

Adult Brain Teasers

Cartoon man questioning, unsure of how to solve our brain teasers for adults. From www.spelling-words-well.com.

These are adult brain teasers ,  but we know that upper grade students will be able to solve them, too, as long as they have good reading, comprehension, and spelling skills!

We recommend you use the printable version of this one so you can use paper, pencil, and an eraser, if needed. Will you be able to get the right answer the first time?

An Impossible Brain Teaser?

Here's a peek at the printable version. The full text also appears below.

Brain Teaser for Adults, titled "An Impossible Brain Teaser"

Carefully read the directions in each line to make changes in the previous set of letters. Write the new letters in the blank on the printable version after each instruction. The first two lines are completed for you.

1. Start with IMPOSSIBLE.                IMPOSSIBLE 

2. Change the second vowel from the left to E.           IMPESSIBLE

 3. If occurrence is spelled correctly, change the 2nd consonant to H. If it is not spelled correctly, change the last consonant to T.                                                    

4. Omit the letters, in order, that spell MESS.   

head of cabbage

5. Insert CABBAGE after the 1st vowel.                   

6. Change the 2nd I to A.                                          

7. Move the first vowel so that is directly to the right of the 4th consonant.                                                

8. If mischieveous is spelled correctly, omit the first two letters. If it is spelled incorrectly, omit the double consonants.            

9. Change the G to V. 

10. Switch the places of the 2nd consonant and the 3rd consonant.                                                           

11. If occasionally is spelled correctly, omit the 2nd letter. If is spelled incorrectly, add IN after the first letter.                                                              

12. Switch the order of the 1st and 2nd letters.         

13. If your letters now form a correctly-spelled word, use the word in the sentence below. If not, review the directions to find any possible errors.

Solving this adult brain teaser is not IMPOSSIBLE. It is ____________ !

See complete answers here.

More Adult Brain Teasers

George Washington

U.S. Presidents: Logical Letter Brain Teaser  Choose the right letter in each of 9 clues to spell the answer to a trivia fact about U.S. Presidents. Sounds easy...right?

Mysterious Spelling - Hard brain teasers with tricky clues. If you solve them correctly you'll spell two interesting words.

detective with large magnifying glass

Brain Teasers for Adults and Upper Grade Students - Very tricky to solve! Can you uncover the messages hidden in these two letters?

Brain Teaser Questions and Answers - Quick word transformations, brainstorming and fun word play challenges!

man carrying lots of luggage

Travel Teaser - A very challenging puzzle to test your spelling and logic skills.  If there are no misspellings in a statement, it is true, but how well do you know how to spell some of these spelling demons?

You can also find brand-new brain teasers on my Word-Game-World website. Please check out the entire collection here.

  1. Spelling Words Well
  2. Brain Teasers 2
  3. Impossible Teaser


Spelling Words Well logo

Think-a-Spell eBook from www.spelling-words-well.com

Think-a-Spell eBook: 365 Brain Teasers and Spelling Challenges for Ages 10 to Adult  

Joyous Christmas Puzzlers

Joyous Christmas eBook!  10 fun Word Play Puzzlers featuring the true meaning of Christmas. 

101 Word Play Puzzlers eBook

101 Word Play Puzzlers   Discover the FUN of letters & words as you solve each unique puzzle. Great vocabulary & spelling practice!

300 Spelling Bee Word Lists by Grade Level

 300 Spelling Bee Words by Grade Level, with definitions, sentences and languages

Spelling Bee Toolbox eBooks

Spelling Bee Toolboxes for Grades 3/5 and 6/8   All the resources you need for a successful bee! 

Mammoth Spelling Bee Word Lists

Mammoth Spelling Bee Word Lists    with sentences, definitions, and languages

Monumental Spelling Bee Word Lists

Monumental Spelling Bee Word Lists with definitions, sentences and languages

Young Spellers Spelling Bee Word List

Young Spellers Spelling Bee Word List for Grades 1 & 2 

100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words eBooks

100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words, Definitions & Sentences  My toughest lists, for upper grades and adults!

600 Spelling Bee Words & Sentences

600 Spelling Bee Words & Sentences for Gr 3/5 & 6/8 Extra words & sentences at two levels