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   Error.  I didn't mean to start two of the same topics and I couldn't remove one. I guess I'm having a senior moment.  :)

 

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I like one called Code Cracker. It's set up like a fairly large crossword, and each letter square contains a number in one corner. Each number corresponds to a letter, and all letters of the alphabet appear. One or two number/letter correlations are supplied as a clue, and from there you're on your own.

I also like cryptic crosswords. I sometimes make up clues for them (just for quiz questions), but I've never attempted to put together a whole crossword.
 

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NogDog said:
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I like very difficult crossword puzzles even if I can't finish them. My favorite puzzles books are by Dell.
 

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Puzzles that intrigue me but I'm lousy at are logic problems.  I had a boss who could zip right through them without any problem. 
 

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I'm a big fan of nonograms, where you fill in boxes on a grid, according to numbers on the side. If you do it correctly, you get a picture of something. I find them very relaxing to figure out and I used to do them before bed.
 

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Jessica Billings said:
I'm a big fan of nonograms, where you fill in boxes on a grid, according to numbers on the side. If you do it correctly, you get a picture of something. I find them very relaxing to figure out and I used to do them before bed.
We did something like that in art class once. We each picked a photograph, and drew a grid on it. Then on a poster board, we drew the same grid, but at a larger size.

Then we got black construction paper and used hole punches to punch out three different size holes, so we had three different size black dots. Many, many, many dots.

Then we went through each small square in the photograph, and decided if it was black, gray, or white. If it was black, we glued the large dot into the corresponding square on the poster board, the medium dot if it was gray, and the small dot if it was white.

Many, many. many squares later, we had a reproduction of the photograph on the poster board.
 

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sudoku, crosswords (but only the hard ones, NYT Sundays are the BEST!), and I have to admit a longstanding love for jigsaw puzzles, although I do top out at around 1000 pieces. 

I really like the idea of those tavern puzzles, but I'm hopeless at them. Can't figure them out to save my life.
 

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I have to admit a longstanding love for jigsaw puzzles, although I do top out at around 1000 pieces.
My wife and I used to be jigsaw fanatics, but now we've cooled off some. Our biggest puzzle was the 8,000-piece Sistine Chapel that we did in 1996. The size is 9 feet by 5 feet, although it's actually made up of four 2,000-piece puzzles that fit together.
 

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I go through cycles.  Sometimes it's crossword puzzles and sometimes
it's jigsaw puzzles.    I've looked at Sudoku a couple times but they
don't appeal to me.

 

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My wife is a big sudoku fan as well. Has anyone tried the Kindle sudoku?

I like the hand held puzzles, the type you have to take apart and put back together. I have a wooden block one that I battled to solve and then one day I did it in under 5 minutes (in fairness that day I had actually gotten a proper nights sleep).

The best one, though, was a friends puzzle. It was a cylindrical tube with slots running down its length and holes at each end. Inside this was a ball with spikes on it. The goal was to remove the ball from the cylinder. My friend had never solved it after owning it for years. Took me a few minutes to work it out. He was very annoyed.
 
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