Synopses & Reviews
Its not elementary, but you will need Holmess famed powers of deduction to solve these crafty puzzles. Heres how it goes: at the end of each conundrum, youll find at least one conditionand sometimes morethat the solution must meet. For example, heres the first, relatively simple problem:
Mr. Scott, his sister, his son, and his daughter are tennis players.
- The best players twin and the worst player are of the opposite sex.
- The best player and the worst player are the same age.
Which one of the four is the best player?
Did you figure out that Mr. Scotts sister had to be the same age as his children?
A few of the puzzles demand a basic knowledge of algebra, and others feature drawings or diagrams.
Take your brain to the extreme! This terrific collection of tough logic puzzles comes from Barry R. Clarke—a theoretical physicist, film director, comedy sketch writer, and true Renaissance man. His amusing, challenging conundrums give you a setup and a list of clues, but you'll need every drop of logic to unravel the who, what, when, where, and why!
What's the verdict? These challenging conundrums give wannabe attorneys the edge they need to succeed! Every game contains the type of problems encountered on admissions tests to law schools, with questions that help sharpen reasoning skills and powers of logic. So grab a study buddy, and start solving. We rest our case . . . so you can win yours!
About the Author
Barry R. Clarke is a British puzzle designer born in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales. In 1984, he obtained a Master of Science degree with his thesis in theoretical physics from the University of Hull and published papers on perturbation methods in quantum mechanics. He has written and directed several award-winning short films and his comedy sketches have appeared on both the BBC and ITV. Since 1989, he has written a regular puzzle column for the Daily Telegraph, his puzzle work has been featured on BBC TV Mindgames, and he has published several books of original puzzles. His enigmas have also appeared in the Sunday Telegraph, the Sunday Times, New Scientist, and Reader's Digest.