Questions tagged [reference-request]

For questions seeking references, e.g. to literature about puzzling or to a specific puzzle.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
97 views

CiSRA Puzzle Hunt Backups?

I found this article describing what makes a good puzzle, and it references several puzzles which, as best as I can tell, were designed for something called the CiSRA Puzzle Hunt. However, the website ...
1
vote
1answer
148 views

Listing of New York Times celebrity crosswords?

The New York Times crossword for Friday May 12 was co-authored by Bill Clinton, as part of an ongoing series of celebrity crosswords. Actor Jesse Eisenberg did one too. Is there a way to get a list ...
6
votes
2answers
751 views

How do you decrypt a keyword transposition cipher without keyword?

I have computed the keyword length using I.C. but I don't know how to derive the first keyword. This polyalphabetic cryptogram requires two keywords to break, but I am not sure how to get either of ...
5
votes
1answer
254 views

References - In what order should I start reading the books by Raymond Smullyan?

The books by Raymond Smullyan have caught my fancy because they seem to teach mathematical logic using puzzles. However since I am very weak at solving puzzles in general and logic puzzles in specific,...
5
votes
2answers
798 views

Where can I find diagramless fill-in puzzles?

From the answers that I got over here, I found out that the type of puzzle that I was looking for would be referred to as diagramless fill-in puzzle. (A cross of a diagramless crossword and a fill-in ...