Greetings, fellow puzzle enthusiasts. This book is a collection of the finest puzzles and problems that have challenged thinking people for the past 100 years. This volume adds another 96 brain-busters to the list. Not all these puzzles are venerable problems of the past. There are several new items, as well. You'll also find over a hundred detailed and amusing illustrations to liven up the presentation.
In this book you'll travel back in time to our favorite diner to match wits with Hash House Harriet, check out the spying methods of J. Pinkerton Snoopington, play a game of checkers with Mr. Fogg, learn how Joan Crawford would handle a job application, and attend the "Riddle Ball" at the famous old Palm House. Then it's off for a Mediterranean cruise, a stop in the Old West for a Flaming Comet cocktail, and then a chance to win a wager against that Prince of Con Men, J. Wellington Moneybags. Other problems deal with phrenology, archaeology, the Second World War, chess, the circus, farming, and the machinations of a Mad Scientist. All in all, you're in for an exciting adventure in Puzzleland.
Find a nice comfortable chair, a supply of pencils and paper, and hang a "Do Not Disturb" sign on your door for the next few hours. It's time to do battle with The World's Trickiest Puzzles!
Author: Charles Barry Townsend