I got the puzzle from here. Here is a picture of it:

Spiral and Triangle with U-Shape; Triangle with Ring at the beginning

How is it possible to solve it?

UPDATE: Thanks @JaapScherphuis - this is the solution:

Spiral and Triangle with U-Shape; Triangle with Ring at the beginning Spiral and Triangle with U-Shape; Triangle with Ring at the beginning

  • $\begingroup$ Here is an older question with generic solving method for these kinds of puzzles. $\endgroup$ Jan 16, 2020 at 17:50
  • $\begingroup$ the lenght of the parallel part of the "heart" seems close to the diameter of the inner part of the spiral (without the outer ring), it is suspicious that you might have to use this fact somehow. $\endgroup$
    – FIreCase
    Jan 16, 2020 at 19:03

2 Answers 2


I cannot be certain without physically attempting.

However, I can posit a solution...
Step 1:

It appears that the U-shape in the middle of the triangle should fit in the hole at the top left of the spiral.
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Step 2:

Loop it through the spiral until it gets to the center. Then follow the opposite path out.


Since the wire is now on the "outside" of the spiral then it will be removed.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks, but i dont think this works or i cant implement this one . I will post a picture of my current situation $\endgroup$
    – user64969
    Jan 16, 2020 at 14:46
  • $\begingroup$ @user64969 The puzzle consists of the small ring, which has a stem that goes around in a loop, through the ring, and then spirals inward. The part you need to remove needs to follow that stem and dip into the ring. On your photo you are approaching the ring from the side that the stem sprouts from, but you should be going in from the other side which is where the stem dips into the ring. $\endgroup$ Jan 16, 2020 at 16:38
  • $\begingroup$ thanks. i am now really near the middle of the loop. but again i am stuck :( -> Photo in the question $\endgroup$
    – user64969
    Jan 16, 2020 at 17:40
  • $\begingroup$ @user64969 Read the comment above yours here. $\endgroup$
    – LeppyR64
    Jan 16, 2020 at 17:48
  • $\begingroup$ sorry i was just delayed uploading the new photo, i have read it already $\endgroup$
    – user64969
    Jan 16, 2020 at 17:49

The trick with these such puzzles is to take the thin "U" shape in the centre of the removeable piece, and thread it through the small "o" joining the enclosing piece, before looping it around the maze to the other side of the "o" where it can be removed. The below puzzle is a slightly different shape, but it is essentially the same solution:

enter image description here


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