The puzzler : one man's quest to solve the most baffling puzzles ever, from crosswords to jigsaws to the meaning of life / A.J. Jacobs ; with puzzles by Greg Pliska.
Book | Crown | 2022 | First edition.
3 holds on first copy returned of 17 copies

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Edition
First edition.
Description
xvi, 342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-299).
Contents
Introduction -- Crosswords -- The puzzles of puzzles -- The Rubik's cube -- Anagrams -- Rebuses -- Jigsaws -- Mazes -- Math and logic puzzles -- Ciphers and secret codes -- Visual puzzles -- Sudoku and KenKen -- Chess puzzles (chess problems) -- Riddles -- Japanese puzzle boxes -- Controversial puzzles -- Cryptics -- Scavenger hunts and puzzle hunts -- Infinite puzzles -- The Puzzler contest -- An original puzzle hunt by Greg Pliska -- Puzzle resources -- Solutions -- Hints to the original puzzle hunt by Greg Pliska -- Solutions to the original puzzle hunt by Greg Pliska.
Summary
"The New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically goes on a journey to understand the enduring power of puzzles: why we love them, what they do to our brains, and how they can improve our world."-- Provided by publisher.
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Online version: Jacobs, A. J., 1968- Puzzler First edition. New York : Crown, 2022 9780593136720 (DLC) 2021053377
ISBN
9780593136713 (hardcover)
0593136713 (hardcover)
9780593136720 (ebook)
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