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# The Puzzler's Dilemma: From the Lighthouse of Alexandria to Monty Hall, a Fresh Look at Classic Conundrums of Logic, Mathematics, and Life

Calling all puzzlers...

From mathematics to word puzzles, from logic to lateral thinking, veteran puzzle maker Derrick Niederman delights in tackling the trickiest brainteasers in a new way. Among the old chestnuts he cracks wide open are the following classics:

Knights and knaves

The monk and the mountain

The dominoes and the chessboard

The unexpected hanging

The Tower of ...more

From mathematics to word puzzles, from logic to lateral thinking, veteran puzzle maker Derrick Niederman delights in tackling the trickiest brainteasers in a new way. Among the old chestnuts he cracks wide open are the following classics:

Knights and knaves

The monk and the mountain

The dominoes and the chessboard

The unexpected hanging

The Tower of ...more

ebook, 224 pages

Published
March 1st 2012
by Perigee Books
(first published February 1st 2012)

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Derrick Niederman has a Phd in mathematics and was an economist for a few decades. He now makes puzzles for companies, as well as writing some of the New York Times crossword puzzles. Which all on its own is impressive but not nearly as interesting as this little gem of a book.

While I've read many different opinions about puzzles and have attempted to solve many more this book was different from other puzzle books Some of the puzzles I may have solved before or failed at (for instance the infam ...more

That said, some of the puzzle are cool, and you'll come across some occasional insights. I enjoyed the chapter on 'kangaroo puzzles' - puzzles that give you a hint by the ...more

*is*a person rambling. That said, the parts that you do understand will have amazing nuggets of cool info ...more

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I saw a puzzle recently I'd love to know how to solve. I tried using the techniques in the book - nothing seemed to work. Ah well, not every book is useful...still, it was entertaining enough.

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