Here are five new lateral thinking puzzles to test your wits and stump your friends — play along with us as we try to untangle some perplexing situations using yes-or-no questions.
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Here are the sources for this week’s puzzles. In a couple of places we’ve included links to further information — these contain spoilers, so don’t click until you’ve listened to the episode:
Hotel: Listener Paul Sophocleous
Train: Listener Sean Gilbertson
Safe (more information): Listener David White
Robber (more information): Sharon Ross
Murder: Paul Sloane and Des MacHale, Intriguing Lateral Thinking Puzzles, 1996
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