Rediscovered Lewis Carroll Puzzles

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Courier Corporation, Jan 1, 1995 - Games & Activities - 79 pages
Best known as the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll was also a noted mathematician and puzzlist. Toward the end of his life, he was working on a collection of puzzles, but died before it was completed. Edward Wakeling, a Lewis Carroll scholar and mathematician, drew on that collection to prepare this volume of 42 delightfully diverting mind-benders: A Geometrical Paradox; Castle Croquet; A Sticky but Polished Riddle; Predicting the Total; Pounds, Shillings and Pence; Cats and Rats; Eligible Apartments; A Good Prospect; The Monkey and Weight Problem; Feeding the Cat; A New Way to Pay Old Debts; Crossing the River; Who's Coming to Dinner?; Going to the Theatre; Two Tumblers; Spheres and Dodecahedrons; and 26 more. Enhanced with illustrations by John Tenniel (the original illustrator of Alice) and others, this volume will delight Lewis Carroll fans and puzzlists alike. Solutions are included.
 

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Contents

Anagrammatic Sonnet
31
A Charade
32
Fish Riddle
33
Cats and Rats
34
Syzygies
35
Pounds Shillings and Pence
41
Three Triangles
42
Every Triangle Has a Pair of Equal Sides
43
Predicting the Total
55
The Impossible Hole
56
Excelsior
57
Eligible Apartments
58
Whos Coming to Dinner?
59
Memoria Technica
60
The Solutions to the Puzzles
63
Why Is a Raven Like a WritingDesk?
64

A Good Prospect
44
The Telegraph Cipher
45
Division by 9 and 11
47
Coins
49
Bag Containing Tickets
50
Going to the Theatre
51
Two Tumblers
52
Roman Numerals
53
Spheres and Dodecahedrons
54
The Captive Queen
65
A New Way to Pay Old Debts 6 The Day of the Week for Any Given Date
66
More Doublets
67
Anagrams
68
Anagrammatic Sonnet
69
Cats and Rats
70
Syzygies
71
Three Triangles
72
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Lewis Carroll (1832–98) was the pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass, are rich repositories of his sparkling gifts for wordplay, logic, and fantasy.

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