Podcast Episode 178: Lateral Thinking Puzzles


Here are six 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.

Here are the sources for this week’s puzzles. In a few places we’ve included links to further information — these contain spoilers, so don’t click until you’ve listened to the episode:

Puzzle #1 is adapted from the 2000 book Lateral Mindtrap Puzzles.

Puzzle #2 was contributed by listener Dave Lawrence.

Puzzle #3 was devised by Greg. Here are three corroborating links.

Puzzle #4 is from listener Andrea Crinklaw. Here are two corroborating links.

Puzzle #5 is from Greg. Here are three corroborating links.

Puzzle #6 was inspired by an item on the podcast No Such Thing as a Fish. Here are three corroborating links.

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Many thanks to Doug Ross for the music in this episode.

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