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The Week-End Problems Book [Hardcover]

Hubert Phillips
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2 Oct 2008
"The Week-End Problems Book" contains hundreds, even thousands, of hours of stimulating puzzlement, with time tests, crosswords, and card problems among many others. It is the perfect companion for rainy weekend afternoons. In selecting these puzzles, Hubert Phillips aimed to 'provide maximum entertainment' and they are sure to test even the most astute of 21st-century minds (there is a complete set of solutions for those who find some of the problems a little too taxing).
--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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  • Hardcover: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Duckworth Overlook (2 Oct 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585678589
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585678587
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 11 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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the puzzles remain stimulating and fun today...Enjoy! -- The Oldie --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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Hubert Phillips was an acknowledged expert in the setting and solving of problems: as 'Caliban' he contributed problems to the New Statesman. He was a composer of crosswords and editor of The British Bridge World, and author of several books on contract bridge and whist. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Brainteasers from the 1930s 15 May 2011
Format:Hardcover
This is a reprint of a book that appeared around 1930, authored by the famous "Caliban" (Hubert Phillips). Production values are excellent. The content is fascinating -- including logic puzzles, chess and bridge problems and crosswords. I found many of the logic puzzles to be exceedingly difficult, requiring detailed knowldege of probability theory and advanced maths to solve. The style of cryptic crossword is very different to today's and should serve as a real challenge to those who enjoy such things...
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