# Sam Loyd Puzzles

Samuel Loyd (January 31, 1841 - April 10, 1911), perhaps Americas greatest ever puzzle maker, invented and refined thousands of puzzles in his lifetime. Word puzzles, rebuses, tangrams and math puzzles. Here we have collected some of his best math puzzles from his Cyclopedia of Puzzles for your enjoyment.

The hour and minute hands are at equal distance from the 6 hour, what time will it be exactly? Try Puzzle >>
Here is a puzzle known as the Covent Garden Problem, which appeared in London half a century... Try Puzzle >>
When they started off on the great annual picnic every wagon in town was pressed into service,... Try Puzzle >>
It appears that an ingenious or eccentric teacher being desirous of bringing together a number... Try Puzzle >>
What are the maximum number of grape vines that can be planted, not closer than nine feet apart,... Try Puzzle >>
While enjoying a giddy ride at the carousel Sammy propounded a puzzle which reflects much credit... Try Puzzle >>
Here is a famous prize problem that Sam Loyd issued in 1882, offering \$1000 as a prize for... Try Puzzle >>
The five school children in couples weigh 129 pounds, 125 pounds, 124 pounds, 123 pounds, 122... Try Puzzle >>
Two school children, who were all tangled up in their reckoning of the days of the week, paused... Try Puzzle >>
A bicycle rider went a mile in three minutes with the wind, and returned in four minutes against... Try Puzzle >>
Here is an odd little puzzle which occurred the other day at an archery meeting.

The... Try Puzzle >>
How it is that when I buy yellow bananas at three shillings a bunch and the same number of... Try Puzzle >>
In the Battle of Hastings that occurred on October 14, 1066 Harold's forces formed 13... Try Puzzle >>
Here is an odd little puzzle-game from the East:

One of the Chinese girls writes sixteen... Try Puzzle >>
Aesop tells how a father and son failing to ride their donkey in a way to please the public,... Try Puzzle >>
Big Jim, engineer of the Oval Express says: "We blew off a cylinder head an hour after leaving... Try Puzzle >>
Here is a pretty puzzle from Mother Goose's story of Jack and Jill's race for a pail... Try Puzzle >>
The clown after juggling with the five triangular pieces of cardboard to attract attention... Try Puzzle >>
Bluebeard explains that his bunch of keys was strung upon an endless key ring and divided into... Try Puzzle >>
A gypsy queen who ekes out a precarious existence by gathering quarters from gullible victims... Try Puzzle >>
Charley Smalleash treats his best girl to a trolley ride, but on account of his limited resources... Try Puzzle >>
Charlie and Freddie, having sent their lingerie consisting of thirty pieces to the wash, Freddie... Try Puzzle >>
Here is the original story of the Seignor and the monkey house as told by an eye witness. You... Try Puzzle >>
Try to solve Sam Loyds Puzzle as shown here.

• the first illustration shows a... Try Puzzle >>
A balloon propelled by some mechanical device travels five miles in ten minutes with the wind,... Try Puzzle >>
An old man goes to a bank with a check of \$200 and asks the cashier "Give me some one-dollar... Try Puzzle >>
Many years ago, when Barnum's Circus was of a truth "the greatest show on earth" the famous... Try Puzzle >>
The story of four elopements says that four men eloped with their sweethearts, but in carrying... Try Puzzle >>
An Arab Sheik, finding himself about to die, called his sons about him and said: "Divide my... Try Puzzle >>
The school children were returning to their homes when they met the mathematical milkman, who... Try Puzzle >>
This odd little problem in domestic arithmetic was sprung by the cook upon Mrs. Smith when... Try Puzzle >>
How much does the baby weigh if the mother weighs 100 pounds more than the combined weight... Try Puzzle >>