Here are eight new lateral thinking puzzles — play along with us as we try to untangle some perplexing situations using yes-or-no questions.
In 1890 Mark Twain composed a holiday message for the New York World.
The sources for this week’s puzzles are below. 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 from Agnes Rogers’ 1953 book How Come? A Book of Riddles, sent to us by listener Jon Jerome.
Puzzle #2 is from listener Cheryl Jensen, who sent this link.
Puzzle #3 is from listener Neil de Carteret and his cat Nala.
Puzzle #4 is from listener Ananth Viswanathan.
Puzzle #6 is from Greg. Here’s a link.
Puzzle #8 is from Greg. Here’s a link.
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