Via Puzzlinks I found the story in the Yemen Observer about a Yemeni man who may have broken the record for the world’s largest crossword puzzle. Abdul-Karim Qasem has created a crossword puzzle that has 320,500 squares and an 800,720 word clue book. The puzzle took him seven years to complete and he needed to spend two days in bed after finishing it.
If you like Sudoku, you’ll love kakuro!
For Sudoku fans looking for a new puzzle to challenge and delight, Will Shortz, crossword editor of The New York Times since 1993 and America’s puzzlemaster, presents kakuro. You will probably know Will Shortz from the hit documentary Wordplay in which he starred.
If you’ve never tried these deceptively simple-looking puzzles, get set: Millions of puzzlers around the globe are already hooked. Pick up your pencil and get ready to see if you can kakuro! Kakuro Presented by Will Shortz has 100 addictive Logic Puzzles and is available from Amazon.com. Personally [Read More...]
In Scientific American from 1956 to 1986, Martin Gardner had a column where he introduced hundreds of thousands of readers with the delights of mathematics, puzzles and problem solving techniques. He enlivened classic geometry and number theory and introduced readers to new areas such as combinatorics and graph theory.
At Amazon you can now buy a CD which contains the following fifteen books of Martin Gardner: 1. Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions 2. The Second Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions 3. New Mathematical Diversions 4. The Unexpected Hanging and Other Mathematical Diversions 5. Martin Gardner’s 6th Book [Read More...]
The longest crossword puzzle book is 21 feet long, it’s nine squares high, 966 squares long, and with a colossal 2,439 answers to figure out: this is truly a record-breaking, brain-busting crossword puzzle!
Crossword mavens can make a choice: they can either start a marathon solving session or come back to it time and time again—doing a little more and stretching out the pleasure. It starts simply—with easy first solutions. But as you get deeper into the puzzle, the clues get harder.
Plus, as a fun extra, an excerpt from John F. Kennedy’s 1961 inaugural address is woven throughout the [Read More...]
Next to The World’s Longest Sudoku there is also the longest crossword puzzle book.
This puzzle book is 21 feet long, it’s nine squares high, 966 squares long, and with a colossal 2,439 answers to figure out: this is truly a record-breaking, brain-busting crossword puzzle! Crossword mavens can make a choice: they can either start a marathon solving session or come back to it time and time again—doing a little more and stretching out the pleasure.
It starts simply—with easy first solutions. But as you get deeper into the puzzle, the clues get harder. [Read More...]
Audio puzzles?, Yes we are talking about Audio puzzles. An Audio puzzle game is a challenging problem, like a brainteaser or logical puzzle, in audio format.
There are lots of variety from one Audio puzzle game to another. Sometimes an Audio puzzle game includes recorded sound effects, sometimes math problems, sometimes verbal play, or even descriptions of graphics or scenarios. In all cases, you have the challenge of listening to the Audio puzzle game and figuring out the answer. You can try to solve the puzzles your self or with your family and friends.
AudioPuzzles.com publishes a variety of Audio [Read More...]
Book of Curious and Interesting Puzzles is a lovely collection of puzzles by a bestselling author consists of more than 560 puzzles from around the world and throughout history.
Only a familiarity with elementary algebra and geometry is needed, and complete answers appear at the end.
This lovely puzzle book of 400 pages and 382 illustrations is published by Dover Publications and available from Amazon.
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