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Puzzlebomb – October 2015

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Puzzlebomb is a monthly puzzle compendium. Issue 46 of Puzzlebomb, for October 2015, can be found here:

Puzzlebomb – Issue 46 – October 2015

The solutions to Issue 46 can be found here:

Puzzlebomb – Issue 46 – October 2015 – Solutions

Previous issues of Puzzlebomb, and their solutions, can be found here.

Puzzlebomb – September 2015

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Puzzlebomb is a monthly puzzle compendium. Issue 45 of Puzzlebomb, for September 2015, can be found here:

Puzzlebomb – Issue 45 – September 2015

The solutions to Issue 45 can be found here:

Puzzlebomb – Issue 45 – September 2015 – Solutions

Previous issues of Puzzlebomb, and their solutions, can be found here.

New York Times puzzle is pure game theory

Image CC-BY Raymond Bryson, f-oxymoron on FlickrThe Upshot is a column in the New York Times based around analytics, data and graphics. (It was conceived around the time when Nate Silver left to work for ESPN). Earlier this week, managing editor David Leonhardt and data journalist Kevin Quealy posted an interesting puzzle, entitled ‘Are You Smarter Than 49,485 other New York Times Readers?’

The puzzle consists of a simple question – you need to pick a number between 0 and 100, and all 49,485 of the responses will be collated (assuming that every single one of the Times’ readership actually enters a number) and averaged. If your guess turns out to be the closest whole number to two-thirds of the average guess, you are clever and you win.

Puzzlebomb – August 2015

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Puzzlebomb is a monthly puzzle compendium. Issue 44 of Puzzlebomb, for August 2015, can be found here:

Puzzlebomb – Issue 44 – August 2015

The solutions to Issue 44 can be found here:

Puzzlebomb – Issue 44 – August 2015 – Solutions

Previous issues of Puzzlebomb, and their solutions, can be found here.

Puzzlebomb – July 2015

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Puzzlebomb is a monthly puzzle compendium. Issue 43 of Puzzlebomb, for July 2015, can be found here:

Puzzlebomb – Issue 43 – July 2015

The solutions to Issue 43 can be found here:

Puzzlebomb – Issue 43 – July 2015 – Solutions

Previous issues of Puzzlebomb, and their solutions, can be found here.

Puzzlebomb – June 2015

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Puzzlebomb is a monthly puzzle compendium. Issue 42 of Puzzlebomb, for June 2015, can be found here:

Puzzlebomb – Issue 42 – June 2015

The solutions to Issue 42 can be found here:

Puzzlebomb – Issue 42 – June 2015 – Solutions

Previous issues of Puzzlebomb, and their solutions, can be found here.

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