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The World's Biggest Puzzle Book
     

The World's Biggest Puzzle Book

by Charles Barry Townsend
 
They'll amaze, baffle, and challenge you! These puzzles aren't for the faint of heart, or the wimp who wants it easy. And there are hundreds of these devious dilemmas to drive your mind to its limits. Some use numbers, others logic, and still more are word games. And, each comes with an amusing drawing, too. Ready to have your brain teased? Then try this: arrange

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They'll amaze, baffle, and challenge you! These puzzles aren't for the faint of heart, or the wimp who wants it easy. And there are hundreds of these devious dilemmas to drive your mind to its limits. Some use numbers, others logic, and still more are word games. And, each comes with an amusing drawing, too. Ready to have your brain teased? Then try this: arrange 15 matchsticks on the table so they form 8 complete squares, all the same size. No matches may be overlapped or broken, and no square may be formed inside another. Or, give this a shot: It's high noon in Dodge City and two gunslingers are ready to draw. Here's the highfalutin' language they use:
"Draw, O Coward!"
"Live not on evil."

Can you figure out what's strange about those lines? If you guessed they're palindromes (phrases that spell the same thing forwards and backwards), you're the winner!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
From the "Ice-Cream-Stick" puzzle, in which readers reconfigure sticks to free the "cherry," to the "Puzzleman" where participants are called upon "to take the 12 digits, 111, 333, 555 and 777, and form them into six numbers that, when added together, will give a sum of 20," readers get a mental workout in The World's Biggest Puzzle Book by Charles Barry Townsend. A compilation of previously published works, this weighty volume presents hundreds of riddles, word games, visual challenges and more, each accompanied by a b&w illustration. Back matter contains the answers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402702464
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.48(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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