Podcast Episode 210: Lateral Thinking Puzzles


Here are six new lateral thinking puzzles — 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 was contributed by listener Amy Howard.

Puzzle #2 was suggested by an item on the podcast No Such Thing as a Fish. Here are some corroborating links: 1, 2, 3, 4

Puzzle #3 was inspired by an item in Jerry Clark and Ed Palattella’s 2015 book A History of Heists, and here’s a link.

Puzzle #4 was devised by Sharon. Here are two links; note that both contain some nudity.

Puzzle #5 is from listener Justin Sabe, who was inspired by an item on the podcast 99% Invisible.

Puzzle #6 is from listener Sam Dyck, who sent these links.

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