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Sit and Solve Lateral Thinking Puzzles (Sit & Solve) [Paperback]

Des MacHale , Paul Sloane
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1 Nov 2003 Sit & Solve
"Books for the smallest room in the house...
"That generate BIG sales
It's clear--people everywhere are sitting and solving! That's why more than 110,000 copies of this amazing series have nearly jumped out of stores. With their amusing shape, great content, and popular price, these compilations are a must-have on every puzzler's shelf. And the quality of the problems, games, and trickery is absolutely superb and fabulously diverse. Go for great word searches, stimulating criss-cross puzzles, brilliant brainteasers; cunning logic games, cannily challenging IQ Tests, mysterious mathamatricks, and lots more.


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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (1 Nov 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806957050
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806957050
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 15.9 x 11.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 986,479 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There's always an answer. 4 Jan 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is a brilliant little book that can be used for party games or just to while away the time if you enjoy puzzles. It has something for everyone and apart from the entertainment value I have also found some of the puzzles to be quite educational. What is most fascinating is that although many of the puzzles seem to be impossible to solve there is always an answer. A little gem and an ideal fun gift.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Challenging 21 Sep 2013
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Someone had lent me this book and I had to have my own copy!!!! Great at any moment of the day!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of oldies, but still a good collection 22 Dec 2003
By Charles Ashbacher - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a collection of puzzles designed to be solved quickly using only thought. While it is true that for some it may help to construct a diagram or write options down, for most the answer is just a matter of using the right approach. Most of the puzzles are not new, I recognized over fifty percent as having appeared elsewhere. Examples of such puzzles are:
1) If you are in a boat and throw something overboard which immediately sinks, does the boat rise or fall?
2) When in the last 200 years has there been a year that reads the same upside down?
3) A woman has five children and half of them are boys. How is this possible?
4) There are several problems where matches are to be moved.
5) The problem of a three-cornered duel where the odds of each hitting their target are different and the poorest shot shoots first.
6) How to arrange five circular coins so that they all touch each other.
7) If everybody in a family always votes Republican, then how come one person did not last election?
Nevertheless, I read through it with interest, even when I was only checking my memory rather than my wits. Solutions to all puzzles are in the back and there are some real sneaky ones. It is a good book for the beginning puzzle solver, although veterans may not be impressed.
Published in the recreational mathematics e-mail newsletter, reprinted with permission.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There's always an answer 30 Jan 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a brilliant little book that can be used for party games or just to while away the time if you enjoy puzzles. It has something for everyone and apart from the entertainment value I have also found some of the puzzles to be quite educational. What is most fascinating is that although many of the puzzles seem to be impossible to solve there is always an answer. A little gem and an ideal fun gift.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I just love lateral thinking 24 Jun 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
One day my Language Arts teacher said that we would try something fun today. Yeah right I thought, but he read us some lateral thinking puzzles, and I just loved trying to figure them out. I bought this book and read every one, some were hard, and some I could figure out after thinking for about 5 minutes. It is a perfect thing for boredom, and is just fun and interesting. A man was born before his father, killed his mother, and married his sister, and was perfectly normal. What was going on?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun 4 Jan 2008
By jayce - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a great book full of many categories to stretch your mind, including math, science, and story problems. Many of the questions can be played in a group, like 20 questions. Then you also have to arrange things like pencils and coins certain ways. This book is a great introduction to lateral thinking puzzles!
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Product, Delivered in a Timely Fashion 14 Sep 2009
By Cody Waldrop - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is good for those long thoughts on the can and help you have a brain teaser to take your mind off....other things.
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