Newsletter Puzzle Solutions

Volume III, Issue XXIV – August 8, 2018
Riddle: Hour is the only one that can’t be preceded by “mid”
Trivia: Africa
Chess: 1. … Qxg2+  2. Kxg2 Bf3+  3. Kf1 Nh2#

Volume III, Issue XXIII – August 1, 2018
Riddle: They are both in the middle of water.
Trivia: Franz Ferdinand
Chess: 1. Qd3+ Kc5  2. Qd4+ Kb5  3. Qb4#

Volume III, Issue XXII – July 25, 2018
Riddle: Fish
Trivia: California
Chess: 1. … Qh2+  2. Kf1 Qh1+  3. Nxh1 Rxh1#

Volume III, Issue XXI – July 18, 2018
Riddle: The other two-thirds are also boys.
Trivia: Brazil
Chess: 1. Ng6+ Kg8  2. Nxf6+ Qxf6  3. Qf8#

Volume III, Issue XX – July 11, 2018
Riddle: On a spiral staircase where the insides are narrower and hence harder to climb.
Trivia: Apollo 11
Chess: 1. Qxh5+ gxh5  2. g6+ fxg6  3. fxg6#

Volume III, Issue XIX – July 4, 2018
Riddle: Pencils are 10p and pens are 20p.
Trivia: Thomas Jefferson
Chess: 1. Ng6+ hxg6  2. hxg3+ Qxh4  3. Rxh4#

Volume III, Issue XVIII – June 27, 2018
Riddle: You cannot lay a fish.
Trivia: The first world cup soccer match kicked off on July 13th, 1930 with France beating Mexico 4 to 1.
Chess: 1. … Qxe1+  2. Kxe1 Bf2+  3. Kf1 Rd1#

Volume III, Issue XVII – June 20, 2018
Riddle: When you are eating a watermelon
Trivia: Marsupial
Chess: 1. Re7+ Kf8  2. Re8+ Kxe8  3. Qe7#

Volume III, Issue XVI – June 13, 2018
Riddle: 120kg
Trivia: The Great Barrier Reef
Chess: 1. Qxf7+ Kxf7  2. R1h7+ Ke8  3. Bxg6#

Volume III, Issue XV – June 6, 2018
Riddle: Two. If two men marry each other mothers, they automatically become half-brothers. So, if they have one son each, then the other one’s son is automatically nephew and uncle.
Trivia: Dictionary
Chess: 1. … Qxg2+  2. Kxg2 Nf4+  3. Kg1 Nh3#

Volume III, Issue XIV – May 30, 2018
Riddle: It is true.
Trivia: August 19, 1909
Chess: 1. Rb8+ Ke7  2. Bc5+ Kf7  3. Rf8#

Volume III, Issue XIII – May 23, 2018
Riddle: Biting – the bullet, your tongue, and the hand that feeds.
Trivia: Trees
Chess: 1. Qxh6+ gxh6  2. Rxh6+ Rh7  3. Bxf6#

Volume III, Issue XII – May 16, 2018
Riddle: $1.50 (You have $2.00)
Trivia: Walt Disney
Chess: 1. Qxd7+ Rxd7  2. Rc8+ Rd8  3. Bb5#

Volume III, Issue XI – May 9, 2018
Riddle: Yes, when you first picked a box you had 1/3 chance of picking the million dollars, so a 2/3 chance of picking the wrong box. Therefore once one chicken has been eliminated there is a higher chance you initially chose the wrong box.
Trivia: It was established by Anna Jarvis, with the first official Mother’s Day was celebrated at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia, on May 10, 1908. It was later declared an official holiday by Woodrow Wilson.
Chess: 1. Ne5+ Nxf7  2. Be2+ Bg4  3. Bxg4#

Volume III, Issue X – May 2, 2018
Riddle: An envelope
Trivia: Secretariat in 1973
Chess: 1. … Bg1+  2. Kg3 Qf2+  3. Kh3 Qh2#

Volume III, Issue IX – April 25, 2018
Riddle: An ear of corn
Trivia: White Castle
Chess: 1. … Qf2+  2. Kxf2 Rd1+  3. Be3 Bxe3#

Volume III, Issue VIII – April 18, 2018
Riddle: Ruff and Rough
Trivia: Computer Science
Chess: 1. Qd6+ Nge7  2. Qd8+ Nxd8  3. Rxd8#

Volume III, Issue VII – April 11, 2018
Riddle: Once. After that you’er subtracting 3 from 36, and so on.
Trivia: Skylab
Chess: 1. Qxh6+ Kg8  2. Qg5+ Kh8  3. Rh6#

Volume III, Issue VI – April 4, 2018
Riddle: Dimensions. A point is a place, it has no form.
Trivia: Larry Brown
Chess: 1. Qg8+ Ke7  2. Qe6+ Kf8  3. Qd6#

Volume III, Issue V – March 28, 2018
Riddle: Three. A carpenter and a half could make one chair in half an hour, and two chairs in an hour, so three could make four chairs an hour.
Trivia: Video Killed the Radio Star
Chess: 1. Rb8+ Ke7  2. Bc5+ Kf7 3. Rf8#

Volume III, Issue IV – March 21, 2018
Riddle: All statements contradict each other, therefore one at most can be true, which makes the other four false. Therefore, statement 4 is the answer.
Trivia: Zone Improvement Plan
Chess: 1. Ng6+ Kxh7  2. Nxf8+ Kg8  3. Qh7#

Volume III, Issue III – March 14, 2018
Riddle: Truck – it is the only one that cannot be preceded by ‘sleeping’
Trivia: Cetus
Chess: 1. Rh8+ Kxh8  2. Qh6+ Kg8  3. Qxg7#

Volume III, Issue II – March 7, 2018
Riddle: 10 years old
Trivia: Sargasso Sea
Chess: 1. … Qh3+  2. Kxh3 Ne3+  3. Kh2 Rh8#

Volume III, Issue I – February 28, 2018
Riddle: 24 meters
Trivia: Blue
Chess: 1. … Bh3+  2. Nxh3 Qf3+  3. Kg1 Qh1#

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