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Puzzles for Pleasure

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  • Date Published: February 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511892905

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  • Millions of people throughout the world are fascinated by puzzles, conundrums, and brain teasers. These amusing twisters from Barry Clarke are based on his extensive experience writing for the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times and New Scientist. The author has gathered together a variety of posers including several examples of a brand new type of puzzle, The Word Bandit. Hints and full solutions are included for all puzzles. Wittily written and illustrated with delightful cartoons by the author, there is something for everyone here: puzzles for children, for the family, for members of Mensa, but above all puzzles for pleasure.

    • Established puzzle compiler for Daily Telegraph
    •  Contains completely new type of puzzle (Word Bandit)
    •  Well-illustrated and amusing
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...a lot of problem-solving puzzles in it [that are] hard yet fun..." Andrew Wood, American Scientist

    "Challenging yet extremely accessible..." The Reading Lamp

    "Written in a light humorous style, and delightfully illustrated by this multi-talented author, the puzzle assortment includes logic problems, word conundrums, algebraic teasers, visio-spatial puzzles, lateral mind benders and other brain twisters." Cryptologia

    "...The author, who has a degree in quantum mechanics and has worked as a comedy writer for the BBC, creates novel and funny situations for each of his problems. Approximately half of these puzzles appeared as brain twisters in the Daily Telegraph newspaper in London." David J. Hildreth, The Mathematics Teacher

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511892905
    • contains: 50 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    A history of recreational mathematics
    Part I. Popular Puzzles: Wong sum
    Strange street
    Harvey's wall climber
    Word bandit 1
    Prime of life
    The horse and the hurdle
    Cornflakes and porridge
    Railway rhyme
    Safe conduct
    The doubtful die
    Word bandit 2
    Middle market
    Fractionally mean
    Domino chain
    Signs of confusion
    Room for assistance
    King-size conundrum
    Word bandit 3
    The six sheep pens
    Find the burglars
    The enigmatic interview
    Sorry Dad
    Save the city
    Crumple towers
    Word bandit 4
    Romance on the stone
    Quite a card
    The three piles of coins
    Cubic incapacity
    Extra sensory deception
    True to the tribe
    Word bandit 5
    The stuff of dreams
    Counting sheep
    The reclusive inventor
    Part II. Advanced Puzzles: The engineer's dilemma
    Lost in space
    A tall story
    The mathematical garden
    Round the clock
    Pet hate
    Sum secret
    Selfish sons
    The three bears
    Cryptic cave lines
    The three prisoners
    Taking a bath
    The balanced bridge
    Elixir of life
    The great escape
    Logical legacy
    Wire wizards
    The broken pentomino
    One for the road
    In the same boat

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