Category Archives: General

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Rumor Spreading

“Welcome to a special promotional event sponsored by ACME Innovations Inc.,” said PR Jane Doe, speaking enthusiastically into a microphone to a hundred guests gathered in a large salon. “ACME Innovation Inc. has developed a special velcro sticker which has … Continue reading

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The Friendly Safe

“Are you telling me that another uncle has passed away, Jill!!” exclaimed Jack, taking another sip of a hot chocolate while sitting at a café table at Chez Pierre’s, “how many uncles do you have??” “Well, Jack, I do have … Continue reading

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The Wine Tavern

One Saturday evening in late winter, Jason, Melanie and Bob were sitting around a cozy table at the newly opened Bacchus Wine Tavern, that was promoting a novel wine pouring system consisting of five different types of wine and a … Continue reading

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The Bookstore Shelf

Harry was busy arranging books on a book shelf at the Wide Horizons Book Shop. Harry was positioning two copies of Inferno,  three copies of The Da Vinci Code and four of Origin. A little boy stood there watching Harry. … Continue reading

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Intriguing Puzzles Book 1

Intriguing Puzzles Book 1 is now available for purchase here and on Amazon. Intriguing Puzzles Book 1 contains 50 puzzles selected from the many puzzles on this blog and includes complete solutions and the mathematics you need to solve them. … Continue reading

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The Strange One

¨Master, why is one not a prime number?” “Who told you that, Lanoo?” said the Master. “I read it in a book on number theory,” replied Lanoo. “Actually, one is a proto prime number, from which all numbers are derived,” … Continue reading

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The Yo-Yo Sale

Josef Fishbein, owner of the Acme Novelty Store, received a consignment of yo-yos from a supplier in India. Josef Fishbein offered the yo-yos for sale at the price of one dollar, figuring he would make a handsome profit since there … Continue reading

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The Salamanananca Bull Ring

Señor Antonio Tomás Bustamante del Torre Quemada, the new manager of the bull ring of the city of Salamanananca, felt an inspiration to renovate the bull ring with new colors. One sixth of the perimeter on the opposite side of … Continue reading

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The Quiz Show

At a televised quiz show, the contestant who is standing on a platform is told to choose between two elevator doors facing him. One of the doors would lead to a wonderful prize, the other to an onerous task. In … Continue reading

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Questions

If you have questions regarding any of the puzzles on this blog, feel free to fill out the attached question form. I may not answer you directly, but will certainly post answers, partial answers or hints. Thank you for your … Continue reading

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