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Brain Busters! Mind-Stretching Puzzles in Math and Logic

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Fifty-one original puzzles include complex crosswords, a collection of amusing stories with a series of clues that lead to a single solution at the end, and an advanced series of math and logic puzzles — no skills beyond high school algebra needed. Most puzzles include hints; solutions are provided for all.

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Overview

Fifty-one original puzzles include complex crosswords, a collection of amusing stories with a series of clues that lead to a single solution at the end, and an advanced series of math and logic puzzles — no skills beyond high school algebra needed. Most puzzles include hints; solutions are provided for all.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486427553
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 9/6/2003
  • Series: Dover Recreational Math Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 659,918
  • Product dimensions: 5.68 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Tutorial
Popular Puzzles
  Spot the Dice
  The Missing Rum
  The Wizard's Spell
  Packing Boxes
  Cons and Conjurors
  Mumble Meadow
  Complex Crossword I
  Duck to Cat
  Cannibals
  Paw Poem
  Library Logic
  Tiny Tum's Homework
  Colored Kits
  Complex Crossword 2
  The Two Jacks
  Fair Game
  Doors to Freedom
  Deleting Sheep
  Fantasy Island
  Bye Bye Alibi
  Complex Crossword 3
  The Stolen Sweets
  Round the Table
  Cups and Balls
  The Torn Message
  Cubic Hexagon
  Untying the Knot
  Complex Crossword 4
  Square Words
  Truth and Treasure
  Parking Space
Teaser Tales
  The Torque Wrench
  Seven Secrets
  The Missing Sandwiches
  Autumn Acres
  The Codfish Kung fuer
Advanced Puzzles
  Breaking the Circuit
  The Logic Cards
  Synchronizing Watches
  The Six Digits
  Old Automobiles
  The Wizard's Sum
  Glasses and Lasses
  Seeing Red
  Alf and Bert
  Matching Switches
  Hail Clip
  The Giant's Castle
  The Postman Puzzle
  Leonardo's Bathtime Puzzle
  Carts of Coal
Hints
Solutions
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2005

    Ingenious!

    Almost exactly ninety years ago, Sam Loyd's 'Cyclopaedia of Puzzles' was published in New York. This was a collection of a very large number of his puzzles which had mostly appeared in the American Press. Many were illustrated with delightful pictures at the head of the page, drawn in Sam's own hand. Barry Clarke's new book has marked similarities in layout with illustrations drawn by the author at the head of many pages and many puzzles had previously appeared in the 'Brain Twister' column in the Daily Telegraph. The drawings are remarkably like Sam Loyd's, but there the similarity stops. Sam Loyd's book was foolscap size and hard bound while Barry's has the typical Dover cover, but the real difference is in the puzzles themselves. Barry's puzzles are graded in difficulty, so that readers who do not wish to be challenged too much can start with the first section and gradually work themselves in. Also, the puzzles are ingenious and well thought out and hints are provided before the full solutions for those who need a bit of steering. This is altogether a very good read, guaranteed to keep the puzzler in the family busy over Christmas. I thoroughly recommend it.

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