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Greatest Puzzles of All Time
     

Greatest Puzzles of All Time

by Matthew J. Costello
 

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ISBN-10: 0486292258

ISBN-13: 2900486292259

Pub. Date: 05/17/2012

Publisher: Dover Publications

Challenging collection includes some of the world's most perplexing brain-teasers by such masters as Sam Loyd, Johnny Eck and Henry Dudeney. Also, the stories behind the creation of the puzzles, the world's earliest riddles, the birth of the crossword puzzle, much more. Introduction. 146 illustrations.

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Challenging collection includes some of the world's most perplexing brain-teasers by such masters as Sam Loyd, Johnny Eck and Henry Dudeney. Also, the stories behind the creation of the puzzles, the world's earliest riddles, the birth of the crossword puzzle, much more. Introduction. 146 illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900486292259
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
05/17/2012
Pages:
192

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Table of Contents

  Introduction
1. The First Puzzles
2. Birth of a Mania: The Invention of the Crossword Puzzle
3. Through the Looking Glass: The Puzzles of Lewis Carroll
4. Sam Loyd and the Vanishing Puzzle
  Interlude I—About Henry Dudeney
5. Mazes—The Lure of the Labyrinth
6. "Houdini, the Incredible Johnny Eck, and the Shadow"
  Interlude II—About Walter B. Gibson
7. ADFGX! Get Out Your Amazing Decoder Ring
8. "Hoaxes, Hokum, and Real Horrors"
9. The Road to Riches
10. Martin Gardner—The Dean of American Puzzlers
11. More than Meets the Eye
12. 3-D Puzzles
13. Murder and Mayhem
14. New Puzzles and Puzzlers
  Afterword

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