Hoffmann, Professor: Puzzles Old
and New©1907 Frederick Warne and Co, London & NY Hardcover, 395 pages |
Image courtesy Bryan-Keith Taylor |

**Comments**: A ton of puzzles in this book!

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

__Chapter I Puzzles Dependent on Dexterity and Perseverance__

I The "Pick-Me-Up" Puzzle

II The Planet Puzzle

III The i Dotting Puzzle

IV The Spider and the Flies

V The Tower Bridge Puzzle

VI In the Soup

VII The Matrimonial Chair

VIII The "Tire 'Em Out" Puzzle

IX The Electric Ball

X The "Hang Him" Puzzle

XI Bouci-Boula

XII The Switchback

XIII The Five Horse-Shoes

XIV The Two Horse-Shoes

XV The Maze

XVI The Pitfall Puzzle

XVII The Fifteen Pellets Puzzle

XVIII The Cross Puzzle

XIX The Hand of Cards

XX The Pig Puzzle

XXI The Four Colours Puzzle

XXII The Amphitheatre Puzzle

XXIII The Persian Shah

XXIV The Balance Puzzle

XXV The Fish Puzzle

XXVI The Marksman

XXVII The Snake and Bird

XXVIII The Coin and Card Puzzle

XXIX The Egg and Card Puzzle

__Chapter II Mechanical Puzzles Dependent on Some Trick or
Secret__

I The Barrel and Ball

II The Dice Box

III The Churn

IV The Cannon and Ball

V The Cage and Ball

VI The Castle Money-Box

VII The New Castle Money-Bo

VIII The Brass Money-Box

IX The Captive Sixpence

X The Cannon and Cord

XI The Heart Puzzle

XII The Alliance (or Victoria) Puzzle

XIII The Two Balls

XIV The Ariel Puzzle

XV The Pen and Wheel

XVI The Balls and Rings

XVII The Chinese Ladder

XVIII The Staff

XIX The Imperial Scale

XX The Sceptre

XXI The Balls and Cha'n

XXII The Four Keys

XXIII The Screw Box

XXIV The Ball and Three Strings

XXV The Lighthouse

XXVI The Jubilee Puzzle Box

XXVII The Jubilee Penny

XXVIII The Invisible Gift

XXIX The Arabi Gun

XXX The Psycho Match-Box

XXXI The "Touch-me-not" Match-Box and

XXXII The Magic Drawer Match-Box

XXXIII The "Unique" Match-Box

XXXIV The Surprise Match-Box

XXXV The New Brass Puzzle Match-Box

XXXVI The Ne Plus Ultra Match-Box

XXXVII The Sphinx Match-Box

XXXVIII The Puzzle Snuff-Box

XXXIX The New Puzzle Snuff-Box

XL The Puzzle Ball

XLI The Ebony Puzzle Ball

XLII The Puzzle Purse

XLIII The Puzzle Pocket-Knife

XLIV The Automatic Knife

XLV The Double Barrel and Ring

XLVI The Wedding-King Box

XLYII The New Money-Box

XLVIII The Zulu Box

XLIX The New Persian Puzzle

L The Magic Handcuff

LT The Key and Bing Puzzle

LII The New Egg of Columbus

__Chapter III Dissected or Combination Puzzles__

The Dissected Puzzles of fifty years ago-The Richter Building
Stones

Hints for the Readier Solution of Dissected Puzzles

The Richter Puzzles—

I The Anchor Puzzle

II The Tormentor Puzzle

III The Pythagoras Puzzle

IV The Cross Puzzle

V The Circular Puzzle

VI The Star Puzzle

VII The Zigzag Square

VIII The Extended Square

IX The Octagon Puzzle

X The Patchwork Square

XI The Two Squares

XII The Latin Cross Puzzle

XIII The Greek Cross Puzzle

XIV The Protean Puzzle

XV The Caricature Puzzle

XVI The Chequers Puzzle

XVII The "Spots" Puzzle

XYIII The Endless Chain

XIX The Hexagon

XX Eight Squares in One

XXI The Five Squares

XXII The Geometrical Square

XXIII The Dissected Square

XXIV The Twenty Triangles

XXV, The New Triangle Puzzle

XXVI The Japanese Square

XXVII The Chinese Square

XXVIII The Yankee Square

XXIX Another Cross Puzzle

XXX The Carpenter's Puzzle No 1

XXXI The Carpenter's Puzzle No 2

XXXII The Cabinet Mater's Puzzle

XXXIII The Bonbon Nut Puzzle

XXXIV The Battle Puzzle

XXXV The Cross Keys (or Three piece)

XXXVI The Nut (or Six-piece) Puzzle

XXXVII The Fairy Tea-table

XXXVIII The Mystery

XXXIX The Diabolical Cube

XL The Chinese Zigzag

XLI The Man of Many Parts

__Chapter IV Aritmetical Puzzles__

Elementary Properties of Numbers

I The "Forty-five" Puzzle

II A Singular Subtraction

III A Mysterious Multiplicand

IV Counting the Pigs

V Another Pig Problem

VI A Little Miscalculation

VII A Simple Magic Square

VIII The "Thirty-four" Puzzle

IX The "Sixty-five" Puzzle

X The "Twenty-six" Puzzle

XI An Unmanageable Legacy

XII Many Figures, but a Small Result

XIII Can you Name It?

XIV Squares, Product, and Difference

XV A Peculiar Number

XVI A Novel Century

XVII Another Century

XVIII Another Way to Make 100

XIX The Lucky Number

XX The Two Ages

XXI The Graces and the Muses

XXII The Graces and the Muses again

XXIII Just One Over

XXIV Scarcely Explicit

XXV Making Things Even

XXVI A Rejected Proposal

XXVII The Market-woman and her Stock

XXVIII The Captives in the Tower

XXIX Father and Son

XXX A Complicated Transaction

XXXI A Long Family

XXXII A Curious Number

XXXIII The Shepherd and his Sheep

XXXIV A Difficult Problem

XXXV Well Laid Out

XXXVI The Two Travellers

XXXVII Measuring the Garden

XXXVIII When Will They Get It?

XXXIX Passing the Gate

XL A Novel Magic Square

XLI Another Magic Square

XLII The Set of Weights

XLIII What Did He Lose?

XL IV A Difficult Division

XLV The Hundred Bottles of Wine

XLVI The Last of her Stock

XLII The Walking Match

XLVI1I A Feat of Divination

XLIX A Peculiar Number

L Another Peculiar Number

LI The Three Legacies

LII Another Mysterious Multiplicand

LIII How to Divide Twelve among Thirteen

LIV Tenth Man Out

LV Ninth Man Out

LVI The Three Travellers

LVII The Wolf, the Goat, and the Cabbages

LYIII The Three Jealous Husbands

LIX The Captain and his Company

LX The Treasure Trove

LXI The Kow of Counters

LXII A Loan and a Present

LXIII Eleven Guests in Ten Beds

LXIV A Difficult Division

LXV The Three Market-Women

LXVI The Farmer and his Three Daughters

LXVII How Many for a Penny?

LXVIII The Magic Cards

LXIX The "Fifteen" or "Boss" Puzzle

LXX The Peg-away Puzzle

LXXI The Over-polite Guests

LXXIL The "Royal Aquarium" Thirteen Puzzle

LXXIII An Easy Creditor

LXXIV The Three Arabs

LXXV An Eccentric Testator

LXXVI Another Eccentric Testator

LXXVII An Aggravating Uncle

LXXVIIL Apples and Oranges

LXXIX The Two Squares

LXXX A Curious Division

LXXXI A Curious Multiplication

LXXXII The Two Schoolmasters

LXXXIII Nothing Left

LXXXIV The Three Generations

LXXXV The Two Brothers

LXXXVI The Two Sons

LXXXVII The Two Nephews

LXXXYIII The Beversed Number

LXXXIX Another Keversed Number

XC The Shepherd and his Sheep

XCI The Shepherdess and her Sheep

XCII A Weighty Matter

XCIII The Three Topers

XCIV The False Scales

XCV An Arithmetical Policeman

XCVI The Flock of Geese

XCVII The Divided Cord

XCVIII The Divided Number

XCIX The Two Numbers

C The Horse and Trap

CI The Two Workmen

CII Another Divided Number

CIII The Three Reapers

CIV The Bag of Marbles

CV The Expunged Numerals A

CVI The Expunged Numerals B

CVII A Tradesman in a Difficulty

CVIII Profit and Loss

CIX A Curious Fraction

CX The Menagerie

CXI The Market Woman and her Eggs

CXII The Cook and his Assistants

__Chapter V Word and Letter Puzzles__

I A Puzzling Inscription

II An Easy One

III Pied Proverbs

IV Scattered Sentiment

V Dropped-Letter Proverbs

VI Dropped-Letter Nursery Bhymes

VII Transformations

VIII Beheaded Words

IX Anagrams

X Word Squares

XL Word Diamonds

XII A Cross of DiamondSc

XIII Knight's Tour Letter Puzzles

XIV Knight's Tour Word Puzzle

XV Hidden Proverbs

XVI The Five Arab Maxims

__Chapter VI 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 3 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 figure, to form 30
rows of 3

XVI The "Crowning" Puzzle

XVII The "Eight and Left" Puzzle

XVIII The "Eight and Left" (Improved)

XIX The "Four and Four" Puzzle

XX The "Five and Five" Puzzle

XXI The "Six and Six" Puzzle

XXIL The "Thirty-six" Puzzle

XXIII 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 VII Puzzles With Lucifer Matches__

I Of Eleven Matches, to make Nine

II Of Nine Matches, to make Three Dozen

III Of Nine Matches, 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 VIII Wire Puzzles__

I The United Hearts

II The Triangle

III The Snake and Eing

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 Puzzle

XII The Stanley Puzzle

__Chapter IX Quibble or Catch Puzzles__

I A Remarkable Division

II Subtraction Extraordinary

III Two Halves Greater than the Whole

IV A Distinction and a Difference

V The Family Party

VI A Sum in Subtraction

VII Another Sum in Subtraction

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 Out

XX The Three Gingerbread Nuts

XXII The Bewitched Right Hand

XXIII The Invisible Candle

XXIV The Draper's Puzzle

XXV The Portrait

XXVI Tue Charmed Circle

XXVIL The Egg and the Cannon-ball

XXVIH k Curious Window

XXIX A Queer Calculation

XXX An Arithmetical Enigma

XXXI A Short Year

XXXII The Mysterious Addition

XXXIII Arithmetical Enigma

XXXIV A New Valuation

XXXV Easy, When You Know It

XXXVI Necessity the Mother of Invention

XXXVII A Singular Subtraction

XXXVIII A Vanishing Number

XXXIX A Queer Query

XL The Mouse

XLI The Fasting Man

XLII The Family Party

XLIII A Eeversible Fraction

XLIV The Three Counters

XLV Magic Made Easy

__Chapter X 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 Crossette

IX Single-Stroke Figuies

X The Balanced Egg (Another

XI Solitaire Problems

XII Skihi

XIII A Card Puzzle

XIV Another Card Puzzle

XV The Floating Corks

XVI The Obstinate Cork

XVII Fixing the Ring

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

XXVI The Floating Ball

XXVIII The Cut Playing-Card

XXIX The Mitre Puzzle

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 Conjurer's Medal

XLIII The Maze Medal

XLIV The Puzzle Key Ring

XLV The Singluar Shilling

XLVI The Entangled Scissors

XLVII The Penetrative Penny

XLVIlL The Packer's Secret