For those of you working on today’s (July 22, 2015) NY Times Crossword, I’ll give you this hint: my name appears somewhere on the board! Hope that wasn’t too much of a spoiler. This crossword is a pretty fun one. Give it a shot! > Go play the crossword! > Read about this puzzle on the WordPlay Blog Continue reading A NY Times crossword hint!
I love seeing teasers about math and logic gain popular appeal! Here’s the math (specifically, logic) problem that the internet is talking about today:
I spent some time with the problem and put together this response here. I know that various online outlets have discussed the answer as well; here are the respective solutions presented by The Guardian and The New York Times (don’t click those links until you think about the problem for yourself). But I think there’s a useful “information” framework to use in considering how to arrive at the answer. I discuss that framework at the end.
Spoiler alert — I’m going to discuss the birthday answer starting in the next paragraph.
Time for a brain teaser! All the info you need is in the picture below: Click the photo for a full-resolution version you can print and share with your friends. Thanks to Martin van Velsen for posting this to Facebook! Continue reading Puzzle Time: Think Like a Pre-Schooler
Replace each letter below with a digit to make the math correct: Contact me when you figure it out! (Puzzler courtesy of The Mensa Puzzle Calendar) Continue reading A puzzler