You can view individual pages , or download a zipped file of the entire book. I could perhaps close the column there, due to fame of the Cyclopedia, heretofore unavailable online. Take a look. How famous? Loyd is mentioned in the MacTutor History of Mathematics. We were walking on the deck of the steamer, discoursing on the curious White Horse monument on Uppington Hill, Berkshire England.
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You can view individual pages , or download a zipped file of the entire book. I could perhaps close the column there, due to fame of the Cyclopedia, heretofore unavailable online. Take a look. How famous? Loyd is mentioned in the MacTutor History of Mathematics. We were walking on the deck of the steamer, discoursing on the curious White Horse monument on Uppington Hill, Berkshire England. If you know nothing about that weird relic of the early Saxons, the accompanying sketch will afford an excellent idea of its appearance.
It represents the figure of a colossal white horse, several hundred feet long, engraved on the side of the mountain, about a thousand feet above the level of the sea, so that it can be clearly distinguished at a distance of some 15 miles. The Boarding house Pie page Slice a circular pie into the maximal number of pieces with 6 straight lines. The Puzzling Scales page An Elementary Lessons in Algebra. The Patch Quilt puzzle page This in the Mrs. The Eight Wine Glasses page What is the most inexpensive way to fix the necklace?
Puzzleland Park page There are eight houses in Puzzleland Park, and the people of each house much only go out of their private gate directly across, on a line with the door of their own house. Each family has a private path of their own leading to their gate between a row of trees; no paths cross any other paths; no inmates of one house ever meet any of their neighbors, so they never quarrel about which should turn out for the other in Puzzleland.
Some of the paths are crooked and very funny, but as each one has a map marked out by the landlord, who is a great puzzlist, they never get lost. The Deaf and Dumb Alphabet page A story coded in the American Sign Language alphabet. The Betsy Ross trick page How to fold and cut a 5 pointed star. George Washington originally asked for 6-pointed stars, but Betsy Ross knew how to cut 5-pointed stars, and convinced George that they would look better.
The Moving Day puzzle page A difficult 2x3 Sliding Block Puzzle. Nick Baxter Sliding Block Puzzle page has a version of it. The Boxer Puzzle page Likely the first puzzle for Dots and Boxes. For a modern analysis, see the Elwyn Berlekamp book.
Picket Posts page The "no 3 in a row" problem. Back From the Klondike page In recent years, Robert Abbott has greatly improved this maze type. Fore and Aft Puzzle page A peg-jumping puzzle. The Domino Puzzle page In the game of Muggins, whenever the ends total to a multiple of 5, you score that many points. Show a game with a score of Peaches, Pears, Persimmons, and Plums page Obtain 5 rows of 4 in a row, 4 times, on a limited grid. One of many dissection problems studied by Loyd.
The Bridges of Konigberg page The Switch Problem page Show how to exchange the trains. The Gingerbread Dog page Divide the cookie into two identical shapes. More similar dissections have been made by Mineyuki Uyematsu and Michael Reid. A Lip-Reading Puzzle page Now it would not seem possible to be able to give the correct name to each of the twelve boys, but if you practice the list over to each one, you will find it not a difficult task to locate the proper name for every one of the boys.
The Rip Van Winkle puzzle page Now called the game of Kayles.
Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of 5000 Puzzles Tricks and Conundrums
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Sam ___, author of the classic “Cyclopedia of 5,000 Puzzles”