By Muriel Mandell, Elise Chanowitz

Magicians, ogres, dragons, genies and wizards exhibit tips to do the most well-liked common sense puzzle forms: removing, crossing the river, dimension, likelihood, extra. 128 pages, b/w illus. all through, five 3/8 x eight 1/4.

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Sword To enlist the aid of the opposite kingdoms, the king talked to the queen approximately inviting neighboring royalty Play to dinner. This positioned the queen right into a royal snit. Theirs used to be no longer a really prosperous nation and the royal dinner- ware used to be in a disgraceful . except ordi- nary dishes for daily use, all that the royal pantry contained have been a number of dinner plates of 3 diversified dinner styles: 1. 5 silver ones with birds 2. six crystal with seashells The neighborhood king, decided to safeguard his state three. seven gold with the royal crest from that depraved ogre, despatched his eldest sons to the courtroom swordsmith. They have been all saved in disarray on a really darkish most sensible The swordsmith saved a offer of certain ogre- shelf of the royal pantry. in simple terms these will be compatible opponents (four daggers, 3 swords and axes) for wonderful different royalty. locked in a chest. the 2 princes insisted on having If the queen did not want to climb as much as the pinnacle shelf a similar form of weapon. two times, what percentage dinner plates might she need to take what number guns did the swordsmith need to right down to ascertain she had matching dinner plates for take out of the chest to make sure he may possibly meet the de- herself, her royal wife, and for the neighboring king mands of the princes? and queen? Clues on web page 87. Clue on web page 87. solutions on pages 105-106. resolution on web page 106. 18. Anti-Ogre Potions 19. Seven-League Boots The king had his doubts approximately his sons' battling talents, and so he despatched his eldest to the courtroom magi- dan for potions to aid struggle the ogre. The magician saved his magic hidden, conscious of the possibility of his effective potion falling into the inaccurate in the meantime, again on the fort, the ogre came upon that the arms. In a mystery yet inconvenient compartment in his boots he had picked at random from his darkish storeroom laboratory, he hoarded: have been all six-league boots. He threw them again. He 1. 4 ogre-fighters wanted seven-league boots in order that he may well hide extra 2. 3 dragon-destroyers territory. three. evil wizard-vanquishers If in that darkish storeroom he had 4 six-league boots and 8 seven-league boots, what number boots did he what number potions did he need to achieve for so as need to pull out to ensure he had a couple of 7- to ensure that he might supply an ogre-fighter to every league boots? of the king's sons? Clue on web page 87. Clue on web page 87. solution on pages 106-107. solution on web page 107. ike the reality puzzles in "Would Martians Lie? " and the elimina- tion puzzles in "Martian Mis- chief," the brainteasers during this bankruptcy are vintage difficulties in common sense. After the 1st few puzzles that get you began, all of them contain "if" statements. the belief depends upon the "if" half being real. when you find out how to imagine them via, you could locate those puzzles extra enjoyable than nearly any different type. if you happen to like them, move directly to the bankruptcy known as "Genie Devilment," within which you'll want to care for numerous conditional statements—several "if's"— in one puzzle.

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