# World's Hardest Puzzles by Charles Townsned

By Charles Townsned

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62 This is an old and rather interesting puzzle. On the grid above are five pairs of dots, labeled A through E. Connect these pairs: A to A, B to B, C to C, D to D, and E to E. The routes you lay out must follow the lines on the grid. No two routes may cross cr touch each other. Now, take charge of traffic control. " — "So ask me a hard one, why don't you! Last week a little old Oriental woman came into the shop. I thought the gloves she wore were ten sizes too big before she took them off. Her nails were a foot long if they were an inch.

Myra has some great cuticle stories, all right. She also likes to show off her puzzling ability as exemplified by her way of specifying the long-nailed lady's origin. Can you figure out what Myra meant when she said the lady was "E, E, E"? 62 This is an old and rather interesting puzzle. On the grid above are five pairs of dots, labeled A through E. Connect these pairs: A to A, B to B, C to C, D to D, and E to E. The routes you lay out must follow the lines on the grid. No two routes may cross cr touch each other.

If each station must be the same distance away from every other station on the moon, what is the maximum number of stations that could be constructed on the moon's surface? You may need to reposition our two sample stations. 40 World's Hardest "Checkerboard" Puzzle In 1879 ore trains leaving the Silverado Mine passed through Dead Dutchman Mountain on the way to the smelter's. The tunnel through Dead Dutchman was exactly one mile long, and the trains that hauled the ore were exactly one mile long from the cowcatcher on the lead locomotive to the red lantern hanging on the back of the caboose.