Brain Busters! Mind-Stretching Puzzles in Math and Logic

Brain Busters! Mind-Stretching Puzzles in Math and Logic

by Barry R. Clarke


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Puzzle lovers of every persuasion, prepare to be mystified and wondrously maddened! These 51 original puzzles by Barry Clarke, puzzle columnist for the London-based Daily Telegraph, present challenges ranging from moderate to difficult and span a terrific range of clever conundrums: word puzzles, complex crosswords, and math and logic puzzles.
The first section, Popular Puzzles, calls for a moderate amount of effort and imagination. It features complex crosswords in which cryptic clues must be solved in sequence and the solutions fitted together on a grid. Teaser Tales, the following section, contains longer puzzles in the form of amusing stories with a series of clues that must be solved to provide a single solution at the end.
The final section represents the Mount Everest of the collection, the Advanced Puzzles. Designed to stretch the mental muscles, these puzzles are more mathematical than their predecessors, but even the most difficult ones require no greater knowledge than high school algebra. Most of the puzzles include hints, and solutions are provided for all (no peeking!).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486427553
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 09/06/2003
Series: Dover Recreational Math Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 11 Years

Table of Contents

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
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

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