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- Author: Sam Loyd
- Title: Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of 5000 Puzzles tricks and Conundrums with Answers
- Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0923891781/?tag=pfamazon01-20
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Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia is a collection of 5000 puzzles, tricks, and conundrums that were compiled by American puzzle designer and recreational mathematician, Sam Loyd. It was first published in 1914 and has since become a popular resource for puzzle enthusiasts.
Sam Loyd was an American puzzle designer and recreational mathematician who lived from 1841 to 1911. He is famous for creating and popularizing numerous puzzles, including the famous 15-puzzle and the Pigs in Clover puzzle. He is also known for his mathematical and chess problems, as well as his work as an illustrator and author.
The Cyclopedia includes a wide range of puzzles, including mathematical and logic puzzles, word puzzles and riddles, mechanical puzzles, and visual puzzles. There are also tricks and conundrums that involve sleight of hand, optical illusions, and other forms of deception.
Yes, the Cyclopedia includes answers to all 5000 puzzles, tricks, and conundrums. They can be found at the end of each section or in the index at the back of the book. Some puzzles also include hints to help solve them.
While some of the puzzles may be challenging for younger children, the Cyclopedia is suitable for all ages. It offers a variety of puzzles that cater to different levels and interests, making it a great resource for families, classrooms, and puzzle enthusiasts of all ages.