Brain-Busting Lateral Thinking Puzzles

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2004 - Games - 192 pages
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These are think-out-of-the-box brainbusters, lots of fun for anyone who enjoys a challenge. Some of the situations presented may seem really strange, and almost impossible to solve, but once the obvious assumptions are discarded, the answers begin to come into focus. The key lies in being creative, and getting into the groove by trying the easier puzzles before moving on to the super-hard ones. The collection includes problems that use visual clues, timed questions, and thorny conundrums that ask you to look for sequences, uncover relationships, use deductive reasoning, and make clever observations. It’s a true test of anyone's smarts.
 

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User Review  - mwhel - LibraryThing

Lateral thinking encourages us to solve problems in non-standard ways. This is a collection of several hundred puzzles that lend themselves to this type of thinking. This would be a great book to take ... Read full review

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I would argue that a few of these are ridiculous and far-fetched but nothing's perfect. The point of the book was to entertain and make you think in crazy ways and I believe it was effective.

Contents

Instructions
9
Workout Puzzles
22
Strenuous Puzzles
30
SuperStrenuous Puzzles
43
About the Authors
183
WhatlsMensa?
190
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Des MacHale grew up in Ireland not far from where "The Quiet Man" was filmed. He is the author of more than 50 books, including "Wit" and "Kerryman Jokes".

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