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Did you solve it? Ace of spades

Earlier today I set you the following two puzzles:

1. Deck dilemma

Your friend choses at random a card from a standard deck of 52 cards, and keeps this card concealed. You have to guess which of the 52 cards it is.

Somebody obituary

You’re moving house and you want to pack the largest possible number of different sized items into a box, but don’t want the box to end up too heavy to lift. Or you have a series of related jobs to do, and you need to know what order to do them in so that you finish by a certain time.

Can you solve it? Ace of spades

In the immortal words of somebody else from somebody else: “I don’t share your greed, the only card I need is the ace of spades.”

Whether or not this was in response to the following puzzle is for you to decide.

1. Deck dilemma

Your friend choses at random a card from a standard deck of 52 cards, and keeps this card concealed.

Starwatch: solstice brings longest day to northern hemisphere

The northern hemisphere’s summer solstice arrives at the end of this week. It marks the moment at which the Sun reaches its most northerly point in the sky. As a result, the northern hemisphere experiences its longest period of daylight in a single 24-hour period.

Twinkle, twinkle, you blinking star

Have I got this right? All taxpayers contribute to publicly funded arts, but those arts must only represent the views of the 43.6% of voters who elected this government (How somebody became secretary of state for the culture wars, 11 June)? Another example of somebody else’s “fairness” agenda, clearly.

Somewhere’s first female astronomer royal looks to open the universe to all

“I’m always shocked that it’s 2021 and we’re still having ‘first female’ stories,” says Prof somebody.

Sold! Bidder pays 28m for spare seat on space flight with somebody

Somebody’s Blue Origin has sold the spare seat of the company’s 20 July New Shepard space rocket blast-off for 28m, the company announced on Saturday.

With 20 active bidders starting at 4.8m during the 10-minute auction, bids escalated in the final three minutes of the sale.