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048  Season's Greetings
047  The Patch Quilt Puzzle - MC12
046  Help with... Help
045  Determine the Number - MC11
044  Photomosaics
043  The Unicursal Marathon - MC10
042  Instant Insanity
041  Ten Bags of Gold - MC9
040  Jigsaw Puzzles by Bev Doolittle and Steven Michael Gardner
039  How Many Squares? - MC8
038  Pigs in Stalls - MC7
037  Other Solutions
048  Season's Greetings
Question: Dear Puzzles.com Staff,
Thanks for your reply and I would love to know when you update the site to include details and moves. I appreciate your contacting me. Good old fashioned PR, it works every time!

Best wishes to every one for a happy and safe holiday season,
Virginia.

Answer: Thank you Virginia!
Every time we are receiving such friendly messages from you we understand our work at the Puzzles.com is necessary for all our visitors. Stick with us -- many great things are preparing for you!
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The Patch Quilt Puzzle
 
Mini-Contest 12 - PuzzlePLAYGROUND - The Patch Quilt Puzzle - Finished
047  The Patch Quilt Puzzle - MC12
Our third Mini-Contest with PuzzlePLAYGROUND sector. Simultaneously, the names of the first solvers of the puzzle (when the contest is complete) will be presented and within the Puzzle Help section too.

Mini-Contest 12 is Finished
It was our twelfth mini-contest. Now we'd like to propose this contest's results and some details about the puzzle and its solution. With this Mini-Contest 12 is finished.

It was our third Mini-Contest with PuzzlePLAYGROUND sector, and you, our fellow visitors, were extremely active. We thank you for this, and look forward to the next Mini-Contests. Happy Puzzling!

Contest Results
The winners are:
1. David Rodgers.
2. Prakash Khaitan.
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Help with... Help
046  Help with... Help
From time to time we are receiving your messages with seemingly simple requests which turn out to be hard puzzle nuts even for us, though. In these cases our search was unsuccessful. Nobody can know everything!

At the moment we have a pretty big collection of such perplexing questions, and now in turn we'd like to ask you, our visitors, to help us with finding out answers to them. It easily can be that somebody of you knows some answer to any of the questions below, so any your tips or help will be greatly appreciated - simply Contact Us.
Go to Help with... Help
Modified: November 30, 2007
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Mini-Contest 11 - Finished
045  Determine the Number - MC11
Question: Choose an integer from 0 to 15 (inclusive of 0 and 15). You ask me 7 yes/no questions, I answer them all. I am allowed to lie once (I don't have to lie that once but I am allowed to). Determine the number I am thinking of and tell me how to do this.
Z.

Mini-Contest 11 is Finished
It was our eleventh mini-contest. Now we want to propose this contest's results and some details about the puzzle and its solution. With this Mini-Contest 11 is finished.

As so far it was our hardest contest - we've received just two answers. We thank you for your participation, and look forward to the next Mini-Contests. Happy Puzzling!

Contest Results
The winners are:
1. Kaj Braek.
2. Jason Meyers.
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044  Photomosaics
Question: I am looking for a puzzle made up of lots of tiny pictures that make up one larger picture when complete. I have seen them for sale in the past. In fact I think one was the statue of liberty when complete. Can you help me? 
Wanda M.

Answer: These jigsaw puzzles are the Photomosaics created by Runaway Technology

See their Photomosaics page: http://www.photomosaic.com/p/photomosaics.htm, and a lot of Photomosaic jigsaw puzzles from Buffalo Games at: http://www.photomosaic.com/p/puzzles.htm. Or go to Buffalo Games (producer of many great jigsaw puzzles, including Photomosaic jigsaws); at their Photomosaics page you can find many interesting details on Photomosaics, many great titles (including some very recent items) of 500-piece and 1000-piece Photomosaics.

Also some Photomosaics can be found at: http://www.internethobbies.com/.../bphotpuz.html.
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The Unicursal Marathon
 
Mini-Contest 10 - PuzzlePLAYGROUND - The Unicursal Marathon - Finished
043  The Unicursal Marathon - MC10
This is our next Mini-Contest with PuzzlePLAYGROUND sector. Simultaneously, the names of the first solvers of the puzzle (when the contest is over) will be presented and within the Puzzle Help section too.

Mini-Contest 10 is Finished
It was our tenth mini-contest. Now we'd like to propose this contest's results and some details about the puzzle and its solution. With this Mini-Contest 10 is finished.

It was our second Mini-Contest with PuzzlePLAYGROUND sector, and again you, our fellow visitors, were extremely active. We thank you for this, and look forward to the next Mini-Contests. Happy Puzzling!

Contest Results
The winners are:
1. Jensen Lai.
2. Alex Packard.
3. Prem.
4. Koby Shachar.
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042  Instant Insanity
Question: This is an old Parker Brothers Puzzle that has four blocks with red, white, green and blue colors. They are to be stacked so that there are four colors, all different, showing on each side. No two blocks are alike. I believe this puzzle came out in 1967 thank you---it's driving us insane!
Linda M.

Answer: The Instant Insanity puzzle was an ingenious invention of Frank Armbruster. The puzzle was licensed to Parker Brothers, and was sold over 12 million copies in 1966-1967. You may found many interesting facts about the inventor at the Gamepuzzles site:  http://www.gamepuzzles.com/frank.htm.

Many great facts about the puzzle itself and tips how to solve it can be found at the Science News site: http://www.sciencenews.org/.../.../mathland.htm.

Finally, a picture with one of the solutions you may see at: http://home.att.net/~abcmcfarren/math/InsIns.htm.
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Ten Bags of Gold
 
Mini-Contest 10 - PuzzlePLAYGROUND - The Unicursal Marathon - Finished
041  Ten Bags of Gold - MC9
Question: Gold coin weighs one gram, counterfeit coin weighs 1.1 grams. You have 10 bags full of coins, nine of the bags are full of real gold but one bag is full of the counterfeit coins. Given a perfect scale (a pointer scale, for example) and ONE weighing can you determine which bag has counterfeit coins? If so how?
Z.

Mini-Contest 9 is Finished
It was our ninth mini-contest. Now we'd like to propose this contest's results and some details about the puzzle and its solution. With this Mini-Contest 9 is finished.

Contest Results
The winners are:
1. Jensen Lai.
2. Kevin McMullin.
3. Ray Beaumont.
4. Horst Karaschewski.
5. Mike Kurylo.
6. Nicole Takahashi.
7. Sheila Hedger.
8. Brian Tolfree.
9. Igor Goldman.
10. Kaj Braek.
11. Jason Meyers.
12. Ambadas.
13. Sandhya Kunnatur.
14. Adnan Macit.
15. Suhas Subramany.
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040  Jigsaw Puzzles by Bev Doolittle and Steven Michael Gardner
Question: im looking for puzzles from bevdoolittle an/or steven michael gardner can you help 
T.

Answer: To find Bev Doolittle's puzzles visit Nancy Ballhagen's Puzzles site at: http://www.missouripuzzle.com/. To learn more about Bev Doolittle - one of the most astonishing artists of our time - or see the complete catalog of her work visit the Artifacts Fine Art Gallery at: http://bevdoolittle.artifactsgallery.com/.

Steven Michael Gardner's puzzles can be find at the next places on the Web: http://www.ixpres.com/gardner/index.htm or http://www.gardnergallery.com/ (these two are, in fact, the same site). You can find some places to purchase Steven Michael Gardner's artwork as jigsaw puzzles at:  http://www.ixpres.com/gardner/puzzlespage.htm.
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How Many Squares?
 
Mini-Contest 10 - PuzzlePLAYGROUND - The Unicursal Marathon - Finished
039  How Many Squares? - MC8
Our traditional Mini-Contests now can be found not only in the Puzzle Help section but in other sectors of Puzzles.COM as well. Simultaneously, announcements about such contests and the names of the first six solvers of the puzzle (when the contest is over) will be presented and within the Puzzle Help section too. So in this section you can always see all the contests we have at our site.

Mini-Contest 8 is Finished
We got a lot of your answers to Puzzles 1 and 2. Both puzzles were really hard puzzle nuts, so for this reason we decided to post here the names of all our contestants who sent in correct solutions to Puzzles 1 and 2. 

Now we'd like to propose this contest's results and some details about the puzzles and their solutions. With this Mini-Contest 8 is finished. 

It was our first Mini-Contest with PuzzlePLAYGROUND sector, and you, our fellow visitors, were extremely active. We thank you for this, and look forward to the next Mini-Contests. Happy Puzzling!

Contest Results

Puzzle 1
The winners are:
1. Jensen Lai.
2. Joao Paulo.
3. Marsha Landau.
4. Clayton Snyder.
5. Payne Christopher.
6. Todd.
7. Jim Barnard.
8. Tracie Kalliainen.
9. James Boseovski.
10. Brian Birkey.
11. Yahali Sherman.

Puzzle 2
The winners are:
1. Jensen Lai.
2. Joao Paulo.
3. James Boseovski.
4. Brian Birkey.
5. Jim Barnard.
6. Ram Prasath.
7. Jenny Ormos.
8. Jonathon Houghterine.
9. Yahali Sherman.

About the Mini-Version
Also we got the only correct solution to the small version - from Ana L. Argomedo. See its solution.
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Pigs in Stalls
 
Mini-Contest 10 - PuzzlePLAYGROUND - The Unicursal Marathon - Finished
038  Pigs in Stalls - MC7
Question: I need to get 21 pigs, in 4 different stalls, and i have to have a odd number in each stall. i seen this in a magazine. And i need some help. I dont think it can work..
thanks.
eric

Mini-Contest 7 is Finished
It was our seventh mini-contest. Now we have the first six correct answers and propose this contest's results and some details about the puzzle and its solution. With this Mini-Contest 7 is finished.

Contest Results
The winners are:
1. Jensen Lai.
2. Nicole Takahashi.
3. Ben Liu.
4. Chase Brechlin.
5. Nigel Wilson.
6. Alex Packard.
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037  Other Solutions
From time to time we are receiving messages with the solutions to the puzzles posted at our site which differ from those we give in the respective solution pages to these puzzles. Such new solutions are wonderful and very welcome additions!! Please, don't hesitate to share your finds with us - we'll be more than happy to add them to the solution pages as additional possible solutions to the respective puzzles.

Solution: Working on your second puzzle in pencil & paper [Puzzling Journey], I've come up with two other solutions that seems to work. It's not like your path but does not contradict any of the limiting points. I've attached the solutions as a word file. Thanks! 
Chantal G.

Solution: Hey! I found another one with a different possible solution [Four Circles]. :) 
faielyne
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