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School Play
School Play
School has started but there is strife in the Drama department. A big debate has started between the teachers and the drama students about what they should do for this winter's play. The principle, tired of weathering complaints from both teachers and student body, has laid down the law - a decision must be reached by end of day on Friday or there will be no play this year...
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Bugs' Traffic
Bugs' Traffic
The four bugs standing in the corners of a square start to crawl one toward each other. Here comes the question: How far does each bug travel before they all meet?
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Fold to Turn
Fold to Turn
Why does a bill behave so strange to be upright all the way? Maybe it simply doesn't like to be folded and unfolded?
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Feeding Schedule
Feeding Schedule
Four residents of Park Street all left for vacation on Sunday evening. Each family left behind a pet, whom one of the local teenagers had agreed to take care of for them. Kristin, the local teenager, made a schedule of stops for each day to cover the five different pets she needed to take care of that week...
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The 7 Knights Problem
The 7 Knights Problem
It is easy to place 7 chess knights on a 3x3 board. But it becomes a little bit different when there is a rule to move the knight after you place it on the board, don't you say?
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The Number Grid Puzzle
The Number Grid Puzzle
Don't let the adjacent digits be... adjacent. The eight digits are known, a simple grid is drawn and the systematic approach is recommended.
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To Work, To Work!
To Work, To Work!
Monday morning, five people fight their way through commuter traffic to the subway station on their way to work. Each person needed to get to a different part of the city for work. Each used a different subway line, conveniently labeled by color, and each line left at a different time...
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Four Stacks
Four Stacks
Jumping over two coins every time rearrange a row of eight coins into four stacks of two coins each. It can be done in four jumps - just keep jumping.
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Cross vs. Square
Cross vs. Square
The four identical pieces can be simultaneously used to form a Greek cross and a perfect square. Can you discover both of these shapes? Any ideas how on it?
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Sleigh Ride
Sleigh Ride
Sara and her husband, along with three other couples, went on a sleigh ride Friday evening. With light flurries of snowflakes drifting down and cool crisp air, they snuggled down under the blanket provided while listening to the muted clip clop of the horses’ hooves and the silent tinkling of the jingle bells on the harnesses. The sleigh ride took them to a big barn, where a dance was being held...
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Disk in2 Ovals
Disk in2 Ovals
Can you divide a circular table top into the fewest number of pieces so that they could be rearranged into the seats of two oval stools with open handholds?
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The Testa
The Testa
It consists of nine rectangles, it uses five colors, and it reminds you of the "different-colors-in-rows-and-columns" challenge all the way.
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