The Hidden Paw

The Hidden Paw's First 50 Puzzles

TitleThe Hidden Paw's First 50 Puzzles
AuthorAkram Najjar
PublishedJanuary 2017
Size55 pages (13,000 words)

This first puzzle eBook contains a collection of 50 puzzles or riddles with their solutions. These brain teasers require insight to solve but not brute force. Some of them rely on common sense. Others are AHA or GOTCHA puzzles that Martin Gardner loved. There are some that rely on lateral thinking while others require convoluted logic to solve. Of interest are some uncommon puzzles such as cross numbers and puzzles extracted from real life situations.

When selecting the puzzles, two attempts were made:

  • Not to include commonly available puzzles
  • Not to include puzzles that require general knowledge or expertise in specific domains (such as math or algebra).

The intended age bracket is from early teens onwards.

Where can you purchase the eBook?

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SamplesClick Here to download a few puzzles from the book.
DoodlingClick Here to download a printable PDF file. It contains the layout for some puzzles that may require doodling or the folding of paper.

Try this puzzle from the book .  . . 

A man leaves his office everyday at the same time. His wife drives from home to pick him up. She has it timed so that she arrives at his office just as he is leaving it. They turn around and head home. They get there at the same time every day.
One day, he finished work one hour earlier than usual. He decided to walk along the road his wife uses to reach him. After a while, he saw her driving towards him. He flagged her down and she stopped. He got into the car, they turned around and went back home. They got home 30 minutes earlier than usual.

Sample Puzzle

How long in time did he walk before he met his wife?

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