Newsletter Puzzle Solutions

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#

Volume II, Issue XXVI – February 21, 2018
Riddle: 7 at $1, 3 at $3, and 2 at $4
Trivia: Germany
Chess: 1. … Qxg2+  2. Kxg2 Bf3+  3. Kf1 Nh2#

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 measles
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
Riddle: https://udel.edu/~os/riddle-solution.html
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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