Jan 1, 2018
Here are six new lateral thinking puzzles -- play along with us as we try to untangle some perplexing situations using yes-or-no questions.
Here are the sources for this week's puzzles. In a few places we've included links to further information -- these contain spoilers, so don't click until you've listened to the episode:
Puzzle #2 is from listener Simon Grimes.
Puzzle #3 is from listener Jean-Yves. Here's a corroborating link.
Puzzle #4 is from Kyle Hendrickson's 1998 book Mental Fitness Puzzles.
Puzzle #5 is from listener Alex Baumans.
Puzzle #6 is adapted from W.S. Anglin's 1994 book Mathematics: A Concise History and Philosophy.
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