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I haven't seen this particular puzzle before, but this seems to work: (Edit note: my earlier answer went through an extra loop, which turned the whole method into a complicated no-op. This new one should work better.)


The google results for this shows that it is a "Disentanglement puzzle" These are a type of mechanical puzzle that involves disentangling one piece or set of pieces from another piece or set of pieces. For the mentioned puzzle, the goal is to separate the ring from the puzzle strings by making loops out of the string and passing it through a hole or some ...


The goal is almost certainly to detach the ring (and then to put it back) by careful manipulation of the bits of the puzzle. I haven't seen this exact one before (but I'm not an expert in such puzzles so that doesn't mean much). Solving them often requires you to do things like forming part of the string into a loop and passing it through a hole / around a ...

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