Monthly Archives: March 2014

Puzzle of the Month — Easy

This month we are posting two puzzles of the month — the following easy one and a more difficult one (below).  In both cases we are offering no prize for the winner except for public recognition on this blog. The easy one, … Continue reading

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Puzzle of the Month — Difficult

For the month of April, we are offering two puzzles of the month — one easy puzzle (above) and the following more difficult one. The puzzle below presents the full text of an (apocryphal) correspondence between a journalist and the publicist … Continue reading

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Last Words

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Tomorrow is Beethoven’s birthday.  In commemoration, we offer a puzzle whose answer is one version of the composer’s last words. (Note that his name can also be found in the diagram.  Also note that the puzzle answer … Continue reading

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March Puzzle of the Month — Solved!

The March puzzle of the month — again, perhaps the most difficult we have ever offered — has been solved.  The winner (sorry, no prize) is: Doug Barber, Seattle, WA (Disclosure:  Doug is my grandson.  However, he received no extra … Continue reading

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Puzzle of the Month — A Hint

No one has submitted a solution to the March Puzzle of the Month (reprinted below).  We are not surprised, giving its difficulty.  So we offer a hint: The first and fifth words are proper names. Puzzle of the Month Posted … Continue reading

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Pi Day / Albert Einstein’s Birthday

Photo: deism.com Albert Einstein (1879-1955) Yesterday, March 14 (3/14, also known as “Pi Day”), was the 135th anniversary of Einstein’s birth.  To wish him a belated Happy Birthday (posthumously, of course), we feature a two-diagram puzzle whose solution is something … Continue reading

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The Very First Telephone Call

Bell demonstrates the telephone, 1876 On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the first telephone call.  He called his assistant, Thomas Watson, who heard him clearly through the receiver in the next room. The following puzzle features the famous sentences (often … Continue reading

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Puzzle of the Month

As our Puzzle of the Month for March, we offer perhaps the most difficult puzzle we have ever published.  In fact, we will be surprised (pleasantly) if anyone is able to solve it without hints. (If no one has submitted a … Continue reading

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