The Riddles of the Sphinx: .and the Puzzles, Word Games, Brainteasers, Conundrums, Maps, Mysteries, Codes and Ciphers That Have Baffled, Entertained and Confused the World Over the Last 100 Years

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This new collection of classic puzzles will examine the most fascinating stories behind the world's most popular varieties of brainteasers. Why are they so popular, who are the people that have developed them, and where have they come from? Skipping from Lewis Carroll's word ladders to how the "Times" crossword won World War Two, "The Riddles of the Sphinx" is the perfect book for anyone who likes a brain teaser.

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The Riddles of the Sphinx: .and the Puzzles, Word Games, Brainteasers, Conundrums, Maps, Mysteries, Codes and Ciphers That Have Baffled, Entertained and Confused the World Over the Last 100 Years 2007, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780141030371

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