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By Paul Sloane

Lateral considering is the most important to fixing those tantalizing puzzles. choked with thousands of mind teasers and mathematical difficulties, the e-book will try out youngsters' powers of good judgment, and persistence! "The good judgment, reasoning, and calculating required through the problems...will pride and torment puzzle fans."--Booklist. "Ninety-one how come' mysteries....We by no means get sufficient of these."--Games.

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At some stage between the two world wars, the British government decided that it would be desirable to produce 31 accurate maps of the whole country by using the new technique of aerial photography. They were very concerned that the cost of the project would be high as it involved many flights, much film, and long hours of painstaking matching of photographs. In the end the whole process ended up costing the government nothing. Why not? 6 I · . . What . .

The . . . Deadly . . . . . Party .. .. .. .. . .. . .. A man went to a party and drank some of the punch. He then left early. Everyone else at the party who drank the punch subsequently died of poisoning. Why did the man not die? 9 Speechless .............................................................. Two men who were good friends had not seen each other for several years. One afternoon they met but they did not speak to each other. Neither was deaf or dumb and there was no prohibition on speaking in the place where they met.

Why was the man painting his portrait on an eggshell? 1 The Apple Problem Q: Were any of the apples split or eaten? A: No. Q: Did each of the six girls get one apple? A: Yes. Q: Were there only six girls and no other people in the room? A: Yes. Q: Were there only six apples in the room both at the beginning and end of the process? A: Yes. Q: Did any girl get more than one apple? A: Yes. 2 The Two Presidents Q: Were they brother and sister? A: No. ) Q: Were they both elected through the normal electoral process?

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