Sam Loyd Puzzles You Have Not Seen

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G4G13

Title

Sam Loyd Puzzles You Have Not Seen

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Contributor

Michael Tanoff

Subject

Puzzle

Description

In 1909, the Lyon Manufacturing Co. of Brooklyn, NY, published a small advertising booklet for Mexican Mustang Liniment. The booklet contained sixteen Sam Loyd puzzles, most signed with Loyd’s name. Most of the puzzles were duplicates or redrawn designs of puzzles that appeared in either Sam Loyd’s Cyclopedia of Puzzles or his Sam Loyd's Puzzles: A Book for Children, and some appeared in later publications like Houdini's Red Magic Section, but three of the puzzles cannot be traced to these or other original sources. My exchange gift is a reproduction of these three puzzles. Note that I first learned about Sam Loyd as a sixth grader in 1972 after purchasing a paperback copy of The Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions by Martin Gardner.

Identifier

G13-098

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Citation

“Sam Loyd Puzzles You Have Not Seen,” G4G Gift Exchange Archive, accessed July 19, 2024, https://g4gexchangearchive.omeka.net/items/show/1351.

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