Puzzles wanted

A place where beginners can participate, ask questions, and post their views. However, beginners typically ask a lot of questions about sources, tricks, books, and so on. In fact, all magicians are interested (or should be) in the provenance of tricks, ideas, and related matters. This department will service these needs.
Dave Le Fevre
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Re: Puzzles wanted

Postby Dave Le Fevre » November 7th, 2016, 5:11 am

Just saw this one https://www.theguardian.com/science/201 ... o-oxbridge, it may be of interest.

Surprisingly easy, given the headline.

Bill Mullins
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Location: Huntsville, AL

Re: Puzzles wanted

Postby Bill Mullins » November 7th, 2016, 10:15 am

Bellos does a good job with his column. I met him at the Gathering for Gardner. In March 2014, I did a talk there that included some slides on geometric vanish puzzles. Afterwards, we corresponded a little via email, and a couple weeks later he put this online, using many of the same examples I had spoken about

Anthony Vinson
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Joined: July 10th, 2010, 12:34 pm
Location: Georgia

Re: Puzzles wanted

Postby Anthony Vinson » November 7th, 2016, 10:48 am

Will Shortz started a craze in Games Magazine in the early 80s with his Equation Analysis Test. Here's a link to the original list, although hundreds followed. Always loved these things! http://www.gamesmagazine-online.com/gameslinks/equationanalysis.html

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Re: Puzzles wanted

Postby W.Golden.M » November 8th, 2016, 9:57 am

"What nine accomplished in just one 36(?), twenty-one could not in a bakers dozen ."


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Jonathan Townsend
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Location: Westchester, NY

Re: Puzzles wanted

Postby Jonathan Townsend » November 8th, 2016, 10:51 am

What's ancient Egyptian for two?
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time

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