Newsletter Puzzle Solutions

Volume II, Issue XXV – February 14, 2018
Riddle: Typewriter
Trivia: Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Chess: 1. Qxh5 gxh5  2. g6+ fxg6  3. fxg6#

Volume II, Issue XXIV – February 7, 2018
Riddle: Star Wars
Trivia: St. Louis
Chess: 1. … Qd2+  2. Kb1 Qd1+  3. Rxd1 Rxd1#

Volume II, Issue XXIII – January 31, 2018
Riddle: $2
Trivia: Aluminum
Chess: 1. Qxd7+ Rxd7  2. Rc8+ Rd8  3. Bb5#

Volume II, Issue XXII – January 24, 2018
Riddle: WHOLLY and HOLY
Trivia: The measels
Chess: 1. Ng6+ Kg8  2. Nxf6+ Qxf6  3. Qf8#

Volume II, Issue XXI – January 17, 2018
Riddle: A population.
Trivia: Dionysos
Chess: 1. d4 Bxa5  2. Nc6+ Ka6  3. Rxa5#

Volume II, Issue XX – January 10, 2018
Riddle: None. If “I’ve got at least one daughter” is true, then one of the others must also be true. “I’ve got fewer than ten daughters” can be true by itself only if I have no daughters.
Trivia: Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Niue, Norfolk Island, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway
Chess: 1. Qxg7+ Qxg7  2. Rxf8+ Bg8  3. Rxg8#

Volume II, Issue XIX – January 3, 2018
Riddle: HAT
Trivia: Uranus and Neptune
Chess: 1. Rf8+ Qxf8  2. Rxf8+ Rxf8  3. Qxg6#

Volume II, Issue XIII – December 27, 2017
Riddle: As the watch is gaining a total of 10 seconds in a day, May 31st seems the logical answer, but, after the watch first gains 30 seconds and then loses 20 overnight, it will be 5 minutes fast for the first time on the evening of the 28th, even though it will only be 4 minutes 40 seconds fast the following morning.
Trivia: Oklahoma City
Chess: 1. Qxh6+ gxh6  2. Rxh6+ Rh7  3. Bxf6#

Volume II, Issue XII – December 20, 2017
Riddle: SWIMS
Trivia: White Christmas

Volume II, Issue XI – December 13, 2017
Riddle: 1996
Trivia: A glove
Chess: 1. … Qf2+  2. Kxf2 Rd1+  3. Be3 Bxe3#

Volume II, Issue X – December 6, 2017
Riddle: 55+5=60
Trivia: Meat tenderizer
Chess: 1. … Ng1+  2. Kxh4 Kh7+  3. Qh6 Rxh6#

Volume II, Issue IX – November 29, 2017
Riddle: Charcoal
Trivia: Zeus
Chess: 1. Qg6 Qg8  2. Qh7+ Qxh7  3. Nf7#

Volume II, Issue VIII – November 22, 2017
Trivia: Fitzgerald
Chess: 1. … Rg1+  2. Nxg1 Qg2#

Volume II, Issue VII – November 15, 2017
Riddle: A river
Trivia: 100
Chess: 1. … Bh3+  2. Nxh3 Qf3+  3. Kg1 Qh1#

Volume II, Issue VI – November 8, 2017
Riddle: pi*z*z*a
Trivia: Andrew
Chess: 1. Qh6+ Kg8  2. Qh8+ Kf7  3. Qg7#

Volume II, Issue V – November 1, 2017
Riddle: The letter E
Trivia: 1954 by Roger Bannister in 3:59.4
Chess: 1. Bf5+ Kc6  2. Nd8+ Kd6  3. Bf4#

Volume II, Issue IV – October 25, 2017
Riddle: Footsteps
Trivia: Tied House
Chess: 1. Rb8+ Ke7  2. Bc5+ Kf7  3. Rf8#

Volume II, Issue III – October 18, 2017
Riddle: Since the three prime numbers add up to 100, one of them must be even. The only even prime number is 2. Therefore, the other two prime numbers must add up to 98. By trial and error, these other two are determined to be 31 and 67. (Source: L.H. Longley-Cook, Work this One Out, 1960, Fawcett Publications, p.34)
Trivia: Gluteus maximus
Chess: 1. Re7+ Kf8  2. Re8+ Kxe8  3. Qe7#

Volume II, Issue II – October 11, 2017
Riddle: The victim was in a convertible.
Trivia: Abraham Lincoln
Chess: 1. Ne5+ Nxf7  2. Be2+ Bg4  3. Bxg4#

Volume II, Issue I – October 4, 2017
Riddle: Place 3 balls on each side of the balance scale. If the 2 sides balance out, you have found the lightest ball (the one not on the scale). If the two sides do not balance out, the lightest ball is clearly one of the 3 balls on the less weighted side. To find which, place 1 each of your remaining 3 balls on either side of the scale. If the two sides balance out, the lightest ball is the one not on the scale. If not, the lightest ball is the one on the less weighted side.
Trivia: Lemons
Chess: 1. Ng6+ Kxh7  2. Nxf8+ Kg8  3. Qh7#

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