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Sam Loyd Puzzles

Samuel Loyd (January 31, 1841 - April 10, 1911), perhaps Americas greatest ever puzzle maker, invented and refined thousands of puzzles in his lifetime. Word puzzles, rebuses, tangrams and math puzzles. Here we have collected some of his best math puzzles from his Cyclopedia of Puzzles for your enjoyment.
A Question of Time

A Question of Time

The hour and minute hands are at equal distance... Try Puzzle »
Covent Garden Problem

Covent Garden Problem

Here is a puzzle known as the Covent Garden... Try Puzzle »
Great Picnic Puzzle

Great Picnic Puzzle

When they started off on the great annual picnic... Try Puzzle »
Guess the Boy's Age

Guess the Boy's Age

It appears that an ingenious or eccentric teacher... Try Puzzle »
Marther's Vineyard

Marther's Vineyard

What are the maximum number of grape vines that... Try Puzzle »
Merry Go Round Puzzle

Merry Go Round Puzzle

While enjoying a giddy ride at the carousel Sammy... Try Puzzle »
Our Columbus Problem

Our Columbus Problem

Here is a famous prize problem that Sam Loyd... Try Puzzle »
Outwitting the Weighing Machine

Outwitting the Weighing Machine

The five school children in couples weigh 129... Try Puzzle »
Puzzling Prattle

Puzzling Prattle

Two school children, who were all tangled up in... Try Puzzle »
Riding Against the Wind

Riding Against the Wind

A bicycle rider went a mile in three minutes with... Try Puzzle »
Sam Loyd's Archery Puzzle

Sam Loyd's Archery Puzzle

Here is an odd little puzzle which occurred the... Try Puzzle »
Sam Loyd's Banana Puzzle

Sam Loyd's Banana Puzzle

How it is that when I buy yellow bananas at three... Try Puzzle »
Sam Loyd's Battle of Hastings Puzzle

Sam Loyd's Battle of Hastings Puzzle

In the Battle of Hastings that occurred on October... Try Puzzle »
Sam Loyd's Boxer's Puzzle

Sam Loyd's Boxer's Puzzle

Here is an odd little puzzle-game from the... Try Puzzle »
Sam Loyd's Carrying Puzzle

Sam Loyd's Carrying Puzzle

Aesop tells how a father and son failing to ride... Try Puzzle »
Sam Loyd's Engineer's Puzzle

Sam Loyd's Engineer's Puzzle

Big Jim, engineer of the Oval Express says: "We... Try Puzzle »
Sam Loyd's Jack and Jill Puzzle

Sam Loyd's Jack and Jill Puzzle

Here is a pretty puzzle from Mother Goose's story... Try Puzzle »
Sam Loyd's Juggler Puzzle

Sam Loyd's Juggler Puzzle

The clown after juggling with the five triangular... Try Puzzle »
Sam Loyd's Keys Puzzle

Sam Loyd's Keys Puzzle

Bluebeard explains that his bunch of keys was... Try Puzzle »
Sam Loyds Laundry Puzzle

Sam Loyds Laundry Puzzle

Charlie and Freddie, having sent their lingerie... Try Puzzle »
Sam Loyds Monkeys Puzzle

Sam Loyds Monkeys Puzzle

Here is the original story of the Seignor and the... Try Puzzle »
Sam Loyd's Palmistry Puzzle

Sam Loyd's Palmistry Puzzle

A gypsy queen who ekes out a precarious existence... Try Puzzle »
Sam Loyds Puzzling Scales

Sam Loyds Puzzling Scales

Try to solve Sam Loyds Puzzle as shown here.... Try Puzzle »
Sam Loyd's Trolley Puzzle

Sam Loyd's Trolley Puzzle

Charley Smalleash treats his best girl to a... Try Puzzle »
Santos-Dumont: Flying Balloon

Santos-Dumont: Flying Balloon

A balloon propelled by some mechanical device... Try Puzzle »
The Cashier's Problem

The Cashier's Problem

An old man goes to a bank with a check of $200 and... Try Puzzle »
The Cat and Dog Race

The Cat and Dog Race

Many years ago, when Barnum's Circus was of a... Try Puzzle »
The Four Elopements

The Four Elopements

The story of four elopements says that four men... Try Puzzle »
The Herd of Camels

The Herd of Camels

An Arab Sheik, finding himself about to die,... Try Puzzle »
The Mathematical Milkman of Puzzleland

The Mathematical Milkman of Puzzleland

The school children were returning to their homes... Try Puzzle »
The Price of Eggs

The Price of Eggs

This odd little problem in domestic arithmetic was... Try Puzzle »
Weighing the Baby

Weighing the Baby

How much does the baby weigh if the mother weighs... Try Puzzle »