The Mammoth Book of Carnival Puzzles (The Mammoth Book Series) Paperback – 1 Jun 1997
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The only downside of the book is some of the puzzles are not fully thought through and can have more then one answer. Also, some of the answers don't explain how to find the solution.
However, the absolute best thing about the book is an incredibly satisfying scoring system. Within each round, puzzles are given point values from 2 - 10, which the occasional puzzle worth some bonus points. As you work your way through the book, you accumulate a running score. I finished the book about 7 years ago, and I'm seeing if I can go back and top my old score.
The other reviewer mentioned the occasionally unsatisfying answer section. I agree with this critique, although I don't think it warrants knocking my rating down to a 4. Comparatively speaking, Bodycombe's answers are a lot more complete and accurate than other puzzle books I've seen. With 300+ puzzles, only a very few fall into this category.