Hoffmann, Professor: Miscellaneous
Puzzles©1901 Frederick Warne & Co., NY Softcover, 130 pages Also published by Martinka & Co, NY |
Interior Page, Cover needed |

**Comments**: "Uniform with this volume, by the same author,
"Arithmetical Puzzles", "Mechanical Puzzles".

This is an extract of *Puzzles Old and New*, which was later
split into three books, much as *Modern Magic* was split
into four.

**Contents **(from book ToC, numbers are not page numbers):

__CHAPTER I Puzzles With Counters __

I With 11 Counters, to make 12 rows of 3

II With 9 Counters, to make 10 rows of 3

III With 27 Counters, to make 9 rows of 6

IV With 10 Counters, to make 5 rows of 4

V With 12 Counters, to make 6 rows of 4

VI With 19 Counters, to make 9 rows of 5

VII With 16 Counters, to make 10 rows of 4

VIII With 12 Counters, to make 7 rows of 4

IX With 9 white and 9 red Counters, to make 10 rows of S white and
8 rows of 3 red

X The Blind Abbot and his Monks

XI With 10 Counters, to make 8 rows of 4

XII With 13 Counters, to make 12 rows of 5

XIII The Eight-pointed Star Puzzle

XIV The "Okto" Puzzle

XV With 21 Counters, following the lines of a given figure, to
form 30 rows of 3

XVI The "Crowning" Puzzle

XVII The Puzzle

XVIII The "Right and Left" Puzzle (Improved)

XIX The "Four and Four" Puzzle

XX The "Five and Five" Puzzle

XXI The "Six and Six" Puzzle

XXII The "Thirly-six" Puzzle

XXDI The "Five to Four" Puzzle

XXIV No Two in a Row

XXV The "Simple" Puzzle

XXVI The "English Sixteen" Puzzle

XXVII The Twenty Counters

__CHAPTER II Puzzles With Lucifer Matches __

I Of Eleven Matches, to make Nine

II Of Nine Matches, to make Three Dozen

III Of Nine Matohes, to make Three and a half-dozen

IV Of Three Matches, to make Four

V Of Three Matches, to make Six

VI The Bridge of Three Matches

VII The Bridge of Four Matches

VIII From Twenty-Four Matches, forming Nine Squares, to take
Eight, and leave Two Squares only

IX The Bridge of Two Matches

X From Seventeen Matches, forming Six Squares, to take Five, and
leave Three Squares only

XI From Seventeen Matches, forming Six Squares, to take Six, and
leave Two Squares only

XII Twelve Matches being so placed as to form Four equal Squares,
to remove and replace Four so as to form Three Squares only

XIII From Fifteen Matches, forming Five Squares, to remove Three,
and leave Three Squares only

XIV With Five Matches, to form Two Equilateral Triangles

XV With Six Matches, to form Four Triangles of equal size

XVI To Lift Three Matches with One

XVII To Lift Nine Matches with One

XVIII The Magnetised Matches

XIX The Fifteen Matches Puzzle

__Chapter III Wire Puzzles__

I The United Hearts

II The Triangle

III The Snake and Ring

IV The Hieroglyph

V The Five Triangles

VI The Double Bow and Ring

VII The Egyptian Mystery

VIII The Ball and Spiral

IX The Unionist Puzzle

X The Eastern Question

XI The Handcuff Pazzle

XII The Stanley Puzzle

__CHAPTER IV "Quibble", or "Catch" Puzzles __

I A Remarkable Division

II Sabtraotion Extraordinary

III Two Halves Greater than the Whole

IV A Distinction and a DiJJerenoe

V The Family Party

VI A Sum in Subtraction

VII Anolher Sum in BnbtraoUon

VIII Three times Six

IX A New Way of Writing 100

X A Seeming Impossibility

XI Multiplication Extraordinary

XII A Question in Notation

XIII The Miraculous Herrings

XIV Two Evens make an Odd

XV Six made Three

XVI A Singular Subtraction

XVII A Sum in Addition

XVIII The Flying Sixpence

XIX The Last Thing Ont

XX The Three Gingerbread Nuts

XXI The Mysterious Obstacle

XXII The Bewitched Right Hand

XXIII The Invisible Candle

XXIV The Draper's Puzzle

XXV The Portrait

XXVI The Charmed Circle

XXVII The Egg and the Cannon-ball

XXVIII A Curious Window

XXIX A Queer Caloalation

XXX An Arithmetical Enigma

XXXI A Short Year

XXXII The Mysterious Addition

XXXIIL Arithmetical Enigma

XXXIV A New Valuation

XXXV Easy, When You Know It

XXXVI Necessity the Mother of Invention

XXXVII A Singular Sabtraction

XXXVIII A Vanishing Number

XXXIX A Queer Query

XL The Mouse

XLI The Fasting Man

XLII The Family Party

XLIII A Reversible Fraction

XLIV The Three Counters

XLV Magic Made Easy

__Chapter V Miscellaneous Puzzles__

I The John Bull Puzzle

II The Pig in Sty

III Hide and Seek

IV The Brahmin's Puzzle

V Cardan's Rings

VI The Knight's Tour

VII The Knotted Handkerchief

VIII Orossette

IX Single-Stroke Figures

X The Balanced Egg (Another method)

XI Solitaire Problems

XII Skihi

XIII A Card Puzzle

XIV Another Card Puzzle

XV The Floating Corks

XVI The Obstinate Cork

XVII Fixing the Bing

XVIII The Treasure at Medinet

XIX The Four Wine-Glasses

XX One Peg to Fit Three Holes

XXI The Balanced Pencil

XXII To Balance an Egg on the Point of a Walking Stick

XXIII The Ashantee Horseshoe

XXIV A Feat of Dexterity

XXV The Divided Square

XXVI The "Oval" Problem

XXVII The Floating Ball

XXVIIL The Cut Playing-Card

XXIX The Mitre Pozzle

XXX The Five Straws

XXXI The Three Fountains

XXXII The Two Dogs

XXXIII Water Bewitched

XXXIV The Balanced Halfpenny

XXXV The Balanced Sixpence

XXXVI Silken Fetters

XXXVII The Orchard Puzzle

XXXVIII The Cook in a Difficulty

XXXIX The Devil's Bridge

XL The Two Corks

XLI The Divided Farm

XLII The Conjuror's Medal

XLID The Maze Medal

XLIV The Puzzle Key-ring

XLV The Singular Shilling

XLVI The Entangled Scissors

XLVII The Penetrative Penny

XLVIII The Packer's Secret