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1995

  • Enigma 855: Magic moment / 23rd December 1995
  • Enigma 854: Colourful Christmas / 23rd December 1995
  • Enigma 853: Franglais / 16th December 1995
  • Enigma 852: Sheep pens / 9th December 1995
  • Enigma 851: Age-old question / 2nd December 1995
  • Enigma 850: Swapping the letters / 25th November 1995
  • Enigma 849: Bird watching / 18th November 1995
  • Enigma 848: Not-so-ambiguous clock / 11th November 1995
  • Enigma 847: Deranged / 4th November 1995
  • Enigma 846: Winners on the left / 28th October 1995
  • Enigma 845: Draw lots! / 21st October 1995
  • Enigma 844: Add what? / 14th October 1995
  • Enigma 843: How many are whole? / 7th October 1995
  • Enigma 842: Cover photo / 30th September 1995
  • Enigma 841: Five to four / 23rd September 1995
  • Enigma 840: Four graduates / 16th September 1995
  • Enigma 839: Squash square / 9th September 1995
  • Enigma 838: Time for insomniacs / 2nd September 1995
  • Enigma 837: The quick brown … / 26th August 1995
  • Enigma 836: Who buys the drinks? / 19th August 1995
  • Enigma 835: Treble top / 12th August 1995
  • Enigma 834: Square root of seven / 5th August 1995
  • Enigma 833: Equal shares / 29th July 1995
  • Enigma 832: Big tax has little taxes / 22nd July 1995
  • Enigma 831: Pot black / 15th July 1995
  • Enigma 830: Post mix / 8th July 1995
  • Enigma 829: How do you manage without one? / 1st July 1995
  • Enigma 828: A line of boxes / 24th June 1995
  • Enigma 827: Four squares / 17th June 1995
  • Enigma 826: Crescents / 10th June 1995
  • Enigma 825: The long silence / 3rd June 1995
  • Enigma 824: Buying a book / 27th May 1995
  • Enigma 823: Double sum / 20th May 1995
  • Enigma 822: All change at the top / 13th May 1995
  • Enigma 821: Diminishing returns / 6th May 1995
  • Enigma 820: Hard cheese / 29th April 1995
  • Enigma 819: The money mountain / 22nd April 1995
  • Enigma 818: Breeding like …? / 15th April 1995
  • Enigma 817: Young and honest / 8th April 1995
  • Enigma 816: Pairs in pairs / 1st April 1995
  • Enigma 815: Over the edge / 25th March 1995
  • Enigma 814: Mixed and matched / 18th March 1995
  • Enigma 813: Easy as ABC / 11th March 1995
  • Enigma 812: Upon my word! / 4th March 1995
  • Enigma 811: To change or not to … / 25th February 1995
  • Enigma 810: Wooded acres / 18th February 1995
  • Enigma 809: What’s the score? / 11th February 1995
  • Enigma 808: Multi-choice quest / 4th February 1995
  • Enigma 807: Track tickets / 28th January 1995
  • Enigma 806: Arrow route / 21st January 1995
  • Enigma 805: A prime year / 14th January 1995
  • Enigma 804: Deductions / 7th January 1995

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1994

  • Enigma 803: Christmas cricket / 24th December 1994
  • Enigma 802: Sharing Christmas / 24th December 1994
  • Enigma 801: Forty-eight squares / 17th December 1994
  • Enigma 800: Back to basics / 10th December 1994
  • Enigma 799: Going to great lengths / 3rd December 1994
  • Enigma 798: Noughts and crosses / 26th November 1994
  • Enigma 797: Unforced entry / 19th November 1994
  • Enigma 796: Wrong numbers / 12th November 1994
  • Enigma 795: All the colours of the rainbow / 5th November 1994
  • Enigma 794: Squares on cubes / 29th October 1994
  • Enigma 793: Imaginary journeys / 22nd October 1994
  • Enigma 792: Multiple locks / 15th October 1994
  • Enigma 791: Magic hexagon / 8th October 1994
  • Enigma 790: A diversion / 1st October 1994
  • Enigma 789: Fourth to first / 24th September 1994
  • Enigma 788: Count and count / 17th September 1994
  • Enigma 787: Red light / 10th September 1994
  • Enigma 786: Handshakes / 3rd September 1994
  • Enigma 785: Brothers-in-law / 27th August 1994
  • Enigma 784: The 3 circles game / 20th August 1994
  • Enigma 783: A teeny enigma / 13th August 1994
  • Enigma 782: Cubism on high / 6th August 1994
  • Enigma 781: Structural count / 30th July 1994
  • Enigma 780: The same park? / 23rd July 1994
  • Enigma 779: Cross-sums / 16th July 1994
  • Enigma 778: Trying triangle / 9th July 1994
  • Enigma 777: An odd multiplication / 2nd July 1994
  • Enigma 776: Annual progression / 25th June 1994
  • Enigma 775: Length of time / 18th June 1994
  • Enigma 774: Sting in the tail / 11th June 1994
  • Enigma 773: Duodecimal / 4th June 1994
  • Enigma 772: Have you seen the trailer? / 28th May 1994
  • Enigma 771: Cross the island / 21st May 1994
  • Enigma 770: Long-distance calls / 14th May 1994
  • Enigma 769: Magic square / 7th May 1994
  • Enigma 768: Inverted mirror? / 30th April 1994
  • Enigma 767: Safety in numbers / 23rd April 1994
  • Enigma 766: Who won? / 16th April 1994
  • Enigma 765: Mad cubes / 9th April 1994
  • Enigma 764: Increasing distances / 2nd April 1994
  • Enigma 763: Dicey numbers / 26th March 1994
  • Enigma 762: Match-play golf / 19th March 1994
  • Enigma 761: Loopy limericks / 12th March 1994
  • Enigma 760: Who won? / 5th March 1994
  • Enigma 759: Towns and roads / 26th February 1994
  • Enigma 758: Tube City / 19th February 1994
  • Enigma 757: Derived squares / 12th February 1994
  • Enigma 756: Never a cross word / 5th February 1994
  • Enigma 755: Anyone for tennis? / 29th January 1994
  • Enigma 754: The long walk / 22nd January 1994
  • Enigma 753: I love you, I love you not / 15th January 1994
  • Enigma 752: Four squared / 8th January 1994

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1993

  • Enigma 751: Help is on its way / 25th December 1993
  • Enigma 750: Factory gifts / 25th December 1993
  • Enigma 749: Four square digits / 18th December 1993
  • Enigma 748: A far, far letter thing / 11th December 1993
  • Enigma 747: Guess / 4th December 1993
  • Enigma 746: Top to bottom / 27th November 1993
  • Enigma 745: Pot white / 20th November 1993
  • Enigma 744: Infallible card trick / 13th November 1993
  • Enigma 743: Two dreams / 6th November 1993
  • Enigma 742: A protean square / 30th October 1993
  • Enigma 741: Substitution required / 23rd October 1993
  • Enigma 740: Dashing in and out / 16th October 1993
  • Enigma 739: Soccer score / 9th October 1993
  • Enigma 738: The narrow margin / 2nd October 1993
  • Enigma 737: The odd dynasty / 25th September 1993
  • Enigma 736: Which island? / 18th September 1993
  • Enigma 735: Am I blue? / 11th September 1993
  • Enigma 734: Wrong numbers / 4th September 1993
  • Enigma 733: Moving orders / 28th August 1993
  • Enigma 732: To coin a phrase / 21st August 1993
  • Enigma 731: Pub crawl / 14th August 1993
  • Enigma 730: “Hokum” / 7th August 1993
  • Enigma 729: Obey the instructions / 31st July 1993
  • Enigma 728: The bank clock / 24th July 1993
  • Enigma 727: Canada drive / 17th July 1993
  • Enigma 726: The Gruntlings / 10th July 1993
  • Enigma 725: Perfect puzzle / 3rd July 1993
  • Enigma 724: Anniversaries / 26th June 1993
  • Enigma 723: Alphabet fractions / 19th June 1993
  • Enigma 722: Between friends / 12th June 1993
  • Enigma 721: Five-sided league / 5th June 1993
  • Enigma 720: Count of counts / 29th May 1993
  • Enigma 719: Just one wrong / 22nd May 1993
  • Enigma 718: Where we came in / 15th May 1993
  • Enigma 717: Number lumber / 8th May 1993
  • Enigma 716: Many numbers / 1st May 1993
  • Enigma 715: Kick it! / 24th April 1993
  • Enigma 714: Tie-break tennis / 17th April 1993
  • Enigma 713: Birds by the sea / 10th April 1993
  • Enigma 712: Monkey nuts / 3rd April 1993
  • Enigma 711: Padding about / 27th March 1993
  • Enigma 710: Shuffles / 20th March 1993
  • Enigma 709: How many ones? / 13th March 1993
  • Enigma 708: Picnic spot / 6th March 1993
  • Enigma 707: Doing his pieces / 27th February 1993
  • Enigma 706: Change of score / 20th February 1993
  • Enigma 705: Xs mark the spots / 13th February 1993
  • Enigma 704: Cards on the table / 6th February 1993
  • Enigma 703: Let me out! / 30th January 1993
  • Enigma 702: Simple Simon / 23rd January 1993
  • Enigma 701: Free tickets / 16th January 1993
  • Enigma 700: Nightmare / 9th January 1993
  • Enigma 699: Colourful tiles / 2nd January 1993

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1992

  • Enigma 698: Christmas order / 19th December 1992
  • Enigma 697: Star of wonder / 19th December 1992
  • Enigma 696: A kinky tale / 12th December 1992
  • Enigma 695: Island of roads / 5th December 1992
  • Enigma 694: In the balance / 28th November 1992
  • Enigma 693: Two additions / 21st November 1992
  • Enigma 692: PERFECT PRODUCT / 14th November 1992
  • Enigma 691: Excuse me, please! / 7th November 1992
  • Enigma 690: A walk in the park / 31st October 1992
  • Enigma 689: PIN number / 24th October 1992
  • Enigma 688: Cryptic multiplication / 17th October 1992
  • Enigma 687: Cubic calendar / 10th October 1992
  • Enigma 686: An alien planet / 3rd October 1992
  • Enigma 685: Food and fast / 26th September 1992
  • Enigma 684: Take to the hills / 19th September 1992
  • Enigma 683: How big is the world? / 12th September 1992
  • Enigma 682: Two halves / 5th September 1992
  • Enigma 681: Chemistry as easy as ABC / 29th August 1992
  • Enigma 680: Great darts / 22nd August 1992
  • Enigma 679: Say uncle / 15th August 1992
  • Enigma 678: It’s in the bag / 8th August 1992
  • Enigma 677: Perpetual motion / 1st August 1992
  • Enigma 676: Library factors / 25th July 1992
  • Enigma 675: Mensal exercise / 18th July 1992
  • Enigma 674: Fours and fives / 11th July 1992
  • Enigma 673: Sliding blocks / 4th July 1992
  • Enigma 672: Amazing odds / 27th June 1992
  • Enigma 671: An average age / 20th June 1992
  • Enigma 670: Round in circles / 13th June 1992
  • Enigma 669: Stairway to the stars / 6th June 1992
  • Enigma 668: A great escape / 30th May 1992
  • Enigma 667: Why worry? / 23rd May 1992
  • Enigma 666: Enigmatic 666 / 16th May 1992
  • Enigma 665: Occupational hazard / 9th May 1992
  • Enigma 664: The way of the dove / 2nd May 1992
  • Enigma 663: Clock hop / 25th April 1992
  • Enigma 662: State of the parties II / 18th April 1992
  • Enigma 661: The last smoke / 11th April 1992
  • Enigma 660: Bookworm / 4th April 1992
  • Enigma 659: What was the question? / 28th March 1992
  • Enigma 658: The secret base / 21st March 1992
  • Enigma 657: East is east and west is west / 14th March 1992
  • Enigma 656: The missing link / 7th March 1992
  • Enigma 655: Unscrabbled / 29th February 1992
  • Enigma 654: Catch the bus / 22nd February 1992
  • Enigma 653: Possible worlds / 15th February 1992
  • Enigma 652: Hong Kong / 8th February 1992
  • Enigma 651: The price to pay / 1st February 1992
  • Enigma 650: Squares is squares / 25th January 1992
  • Enigma 649: Wall of the year / 18th January 1992
  • Enigma 648: Piles of fun / 11th January 1992
  • Enigma 647: A dinner party / 4th January 1992

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Before Enigma New Scientist had a series of puzzles compiled by Eric Emmet just called Puzzle:

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And before that there was a series of puzzles compiled Martin Hollis called Tantalizer:

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1973

  • Tantalizer 327: Ace detectives / 27th December 1973
  • Tantalizer 326: Hi time / 20th December 1973
  • Tantalizer 325: Post early for Christmas / 13th December 1973
  • Tantalizer 324: A matter of convenience / 6th December 1973
  • Tantalizer 323: Wizard prang / 29th November 1973
  • Tantalizer 322: Handicapped children / 22nd November 1973
  • Tantalizer 321: Paper-chains / 15th November 1973
  • Tantalizer 320: Devil’s dice / 8th November 1973
  • Tantalizer 319: Imperfect competition / 1st November 1973
  • Tantalizer 318: Spot the pips / 25th October 1973
  • Tantalizer 317: Mixed double / 18th October 1973
  • Tantalizer 316: Enigma Island / 11th October 1973
  • Tantalizer 315: Weight of numbers / 4th October 1973
  • Tantalizer 314: Bridge roles / 27th September 1973
  • Tantalizer 313: La Dolce Vita / 20th September 1973
  • Tantalizer 312: Tickets, please! / 13th September 1973
  • Tantalizer 311: Mind and body / 6th September 1973
  • Tantalizer 310: Miss Prism / 30th August 1973
  • Tantalizer 309: Mystery tour / 23rd August 1973
  • Tantalizer 308: From the horses’ mouths / 16th August 1973
  • Tantalizer 307: Cross references / 9th August 1973
  • Tantalizer 306: Hats off / 2nd August 1973
  • Tantalizer 305: Mistress of the Glebe / 26th July 1973
  • Tantalizer 304: Goldilocks / 19th July 1973
  • Tantalizer 303: Cognitive pneumatics / 12th July 1973
  • Tantalizer 302: Deadliners / 5th July 1973
  • Tantalizer 301: War and fish / 28th June 1973
  • Tantalizer 300: Gogol / 21st June 1973 — [missing]
  • Tantalizer 299: Homer’s birthplace / 14th June 1973
  • Tantalizer 298: Aces and kings / 7th June 1973
  • Tantalizer 297: Three of a kind / 31st May 1973
  • Tantalizer 296: Lock, stock and barrel / 24th May 1973
  • Tantalizer 295: En passant / 17th May 1973
  • Tantalizer 294: Marriage lines / 10th May 1973
  • Tantalizer 293: Wedding belles / 3rd May 1973
  • Tantalizer 292: In mediocritate virtus / 26th April 1973
  • Tantalizer 291: Who’s for tennis? / 19th April 1973
  • Tantalizer 290: Divine service / 12th April 1973
  • Tantalizer 289: Production table / 5th April 1973
  • Tantalizer 288: April Fool / 29th March 1973
  • Tantalizer 287: Hunt the letter / 22nd March 1973
  • Tantalizer 286: Elementary, my dear Watson! / 15th March 1973
  • Tantalizer 285: Holocaust / 8th March 1973
  • Tantalizer 284: The Seven Dwarfs / 1st March 1973
  • Tantalizer 283: Stars in their eyes / 22nd February 1973
  • Tantalizer 282: Buttons and bows / 15th February 1973
  • Tantalizer 281: Sweet and sour / 8th February 1973
  • Tantalizer 280: Combinations / 1st February 1973
  • Tantalizer 279: College politics / 25th January 1973
  • Tantalizer 278: Hold your hats, lads! / 18th January 1973
  • Tantalizer 277: Fishy tale / 11th January 1973
  • Tantalizer 276: The Wizard of Oz / 4th January 1973

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  • Tantalizer 275: Premonitions / 28th December 1972
  • Tantalizer 274: Goal! / 21st December 1972
  • Tantalizer 273: Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo / 14th December 1972
  • Tantalizer 272: The mystery gang / 7th December 1972
  • Tantalizer 271: A message for you / 30th November 1972
  • Tantalizer 270: Cupid’s arrow / 23rd November 1972
  • Tantalizer 269: The last trumps / 16th November 1972
  • Tantalizer 268: Approach roads / 9th November 1972
  • Tantalizer 267: Quince jam / 2nd November 1972
  • Tantalizer 266: The light of the world / 26th October 1972
  • Tantalizer 265: Hot Breath of Passion / 19th October 1972
  • Tantalizer 264: Cross-number / 12th October 1972
  • Tantalizer 263: Today’s the day / 5th October 1972
  • Tantalizer 262: Deadly sins / 28th September 1972
  • Tantalizer 261: Abracadabra Avenue / 21st September 1972
  • Tantalizer 260: Rupert of Hentzau / 31st August 1972
  • Tantalizer 259: Pigs in a poke / 24th August 1972
  • Tantalizer 258b: Dumkins and Podder / 17th August 1972
  • Tantalizer 258a: Days of the week / 10th August 1972
  • Tantalizer 257: Fischer v. Spassky / 3rd August 1972
  • Tantalizer 256: Victor ludorum / 27th July 1972
  • Tantalizer 255: Down memory lane / 20th July 1972
  • Tantalizer 254: Goal! / 13th July 1972
  • Tantalizer 253: Beef extract / 6th July 1972
  • Tantalizer 252: Chocolate creams / 29th June 1972
  • Tantalizer 251: Cats and dogs / 22nd June 1972
  • Tantalizer 250: Just follow the instructions / 15th June 1972
  • Tantalizer 249: Fish figures / 8th June 1972
  • Tantalizer 248: The golden touch / 1st June 1972
  • Tantalizer 247: Tube test / 25th May 1972
  • Tantalizer 246: Call my bluff / 18th May 1972
  • Tantalizer 245: Eating people is wrong / 11th May 1972
  • Tantalizer 244: Faith, Hope and Charity / 4th May 1972
  • Tantalizer 243: Self-selection / 27th April 1972
  • Tantalizer 242: Checkmate / 20th April 1972
  • Tantalizer 241: Circumferential evidence / 13th April 1972
  • Tantalizer 240: Applied logic / 6th April 1972
  • Tantalizer 239: If and only if / 29th March 1972
  • Tantalizer 238: Blue Angel / 23rd March 1972
  • Tantalizer 237: Lock, Stock and Barrel / 16th March 1972
  • Tantalizer 236: Soundings / 9th March 1972
  • Tantalizer 235: Home and away / 2nd March 1972
  • Tantalizer 234: Ratselheim / 24th February 1972
  • Tantalizer 233: Spuds / 17th February 1972
  • Tantalizer 232: No files in China / 10th February 1972
  • Tantalizer 231: The Elusive Oyster Cafe / 3rd February 1972
  • Tantalizer 230: Women’s lib / 27th January 1972
  • Tantalizer 229[non-existent]
  • Tantalizer 228: Top secret / 20th January 1972
  • Tantalizer 227: Darby and Joan / 13th January 1972
  • Tantalizer 226b: School colours / 6th January 1972

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  • Tantalizer 226a: Apples / 30th December 1971
  • Tantalizer 225: Soda pops / 23rd December 1971
  • Tantalizer 224: Happy families / 16th December 1971
  • Tantalizer 223: Heads and tails / 9th December 1971
  • Tantalizer 222: Chef d’oeuvres / 2nd December 1971
  • Tantalizer 221: The four horsemen of the Apocalypse / 30th September 1971
  • Tantalizer 220: Robinson Crusoe / 23rd September 1971
  • Tantalizer 219: Take three girls / 16th September 1971
  • Tantalizer 218: Lapse of memory / 9th September 1971
  • Tantalizer 217: Simple arithmetic / 2nd September 1971 — [missing]
  • Tantalizer 216: Pot shots / 26th August 1971
  • Tantalizer 215: King Pippin / 19th August 1971
  • Tantalizer 214: In darkest Africa / 12th August 1971
  • Tantalizer 213: Puzzle setters / 5th August 1971
  • Tantalizer 212: Cabal / 29th July 1971
  • Tantalizer 211: Faith, Hope and Charity / 22nd July 1971
  • Tantalizer 210: Goats / 15th July 1971
  • Tantalizer 209: Buckets / 8th July 1971
  • Tantalizer 208: Chain reaction / 1st July 1971
  • Tantalizer 206: Tiddlywinks / 24th June 1971
  • Tantalizer 205: Vingt-et-un / 17th June 1971
  • Tantalizer 204: Spud-bashing / 10th June 1971
  • Tantalizer 203: Ten little indians / 3rd June 1971
  • Tantalizer 202: Kings of the board / 27th May 1971
  • Tantalizer 201: Bee-line / 20th May 1971
  • Tantalizer 200: Operations research / 13th May 1971
  • Tantalizer 199: Party piece / 6th May 1971
  • Tantalizer 198: Free love / 29th April 1971
  • Tantalizer 197: Pom-pom / 22nd April 1971
  • Tantalizer 196: Vampire / 15th April 1971
  • Tantalizer 195: Parcel post / 8th April 1971
  • Tantalizer 194: RIP / 1st April 1971
  • Tantalizer 193: Stylometry / 25th March 1971
  • Tantalizer 192: The invisible man / 18th March 1971
  • Tantalizer 191: Best sellers / 11th March 1971
  • Tantalizer 190: Parable of the talents / 4th March 1971
  • Tantalizer 189: Football / 25th February 1971
  • Tantalizer 188: Social statistics / 18th February 1971
  • Tantalizer 187: Men at arms / 11th February 1971
  • Tantalizer 186: Dandelions / 4th February 1971
  • Tantalizer 185: Tantalus Trophy / 28th January 1971
  • Tantalizer 184: Bricks / 21st January 1971
  • Tantalizer 183: Perfect understanding / 14th January 1971
  • Tantalizer 182: Bookworms / 7th January 1971

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1970

  • Tantalizer 181: Safety in numbers / 31st December 1970
  • Tantalizer 180: Voting behaviour / 24th December 1970 — [missing]

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1967

  • Tantalizer 1: ??? / ??? — [missing]

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This list shows which puzzles I have been able to track down. If a puzzle is marked [source?] then I have a transcription of the puzzle, but not a complete source. If a puzzle is marked as [incomplete], [missing] or is completely absent from the list then I have not yet acquired a source for that puzzle. I would appreciate any help with finding the missing puzzles. If possible I would prefer a photo or scan of the puzzle direct from a physical copy of the magazine, but a transcription of the puzzle text is the next best thing.

15 responses to “List of Enigma Puzzles

  1. ahmet cetinbudaklar 13 January 2013 at 11:53 am

    This is the most comprehensive listing I have seen in any listing of teasers

    • Jim Randell 13 January 2013 at 11:56 am

      Thanks. I’ll keep adding “classic” Enigma puzzles as I find them. Although I try not to put up more than one a day, to avoid flooding people who want to have a go at them all. So it will be a few years before I have them all (if I can find sources for them all).

  2. ahmet cetinbudaklar 9 February 2013 at 8:35 am

    Your listing is growing gradually and as a paper and pencil teaser solver I can manage to attempt only couple of them a week which means decades of trying to solve them with a lot of fun.
    A teaser a week keeps the neurologist away!
    Lots of appreciation for your invaluable work you accomplish

  3. Julian Gray 25 September 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Having just completed all the Sunday Times Teasers from 2325 onwards, I was concerned that the rest of my retirement might be bereft of easily accessible similar challenges. However Brian Gladman pointed me to your HUGE collection of Enigma variations. What a wonderful future your hard work will guarantee.

    • Jim Randell 26 September 2014 at 1:45 pm

      Thanks. I plan to keep posting Enigma puzzles as I track down back issues of New Scientist (and when I get a reliable internet connection).

      If you want to post any solutions or comments please feel free to.

      • Hugh Casement 14 November 2014 at 4:57 pm

        Jim, as it took so very long to get a tellafoam line you’re clearly living somewhere in the Amazon basin, so it won’t be easy for you to get to Brissl public library. Therefore I’ve put some of the early 1200s in my Dropbox:
        https://www.dropbox.com/s/wvaouvv2p12yzf2/Enigma12.doc?dl=0

        Any use? Do you want earlier ones?

        • Jim Randell 15 November 2014 at 10:33 am

          This page (“List of Enigma Puzzles”) basically shows the puzzles that I’ve been able to source so far. If the puzzle is listed on this page then I’ve been able to find the text of the puzzle. Some of them I only have a partial problem statement for, these are marked “[incomplete]”.

          The puzzles before 1990 I have been able to transcribe from Google Books archive, quite a lot of the more recent ones I’ve been able to source from the archive on the New Scientist web site (although some of these are missing diagrams), and from the rec.puzzles Usenet newsgroup.

          The rest I plan to get from back issues of New Scientist. I transcribed Enigmas from 1207 – 1295 (although somehow I missed 1234 and 1264) last time I went to Bristol Central Library.

          So I’ve still got to find quite a lot of puzzles. I’m currently missing most of the puzzles from 545 (published in 1990) up to 1206 (published in 2003) – so I’ve got around 650 to source.

          I welcome any help in sourcing the missing puzzles. Photographs of pages of New Scientist with the missing puzzles on are particularly useful. I will transcribe them. But any pointers that will allow me to complete the archive are useful.

  4. Jackie W 10 October 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Brilliant site. Am working forward from the oldest. Please could you check the listed link to Enigma 193 6 Jan ’83, as it seems to be leading to a different puzzle (no.1322)?

    • Jim Randell 11 October 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Thanks for pointing out the problem – it should be fixed now.

      I hope you find the site useful, and do feel free to share any comments or insights on the problems you try.

      • ahmet cetinbudaklar 15 November 2014 at 3:13 pm

        This site of Enigmas has been and will be the largest source of brain teasers I have ever come accross. The more additions the better until we have the full list of 1780 enigmas as long as our worldly life permits , even so there is the following generations who can show interest.
        I again very much appreciate Jim and his valuable friends for their contributions not only in terms of puzzles themselves but also their solutions.

        ahmet cetinbudaklar

  5. John Jones 23 December 2014 at 10:16 am

    Well done for hosting these excellent puzzles. It is a pity New Scientist no longer publish them. Where do the puzzle authors now publish? Keep up the good work.

  6. Danie Viljoen 3 August 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Jim, I have Tantalizer no. 226 to 378 (Jan. 1972 to Dec. 1974) in a big (133MB) PDF file. If you are interested, please let me know where to send it to.

    • Jim Randell 4 August 2015 at 7:30 pm

      At the moment I’m still working on the Enigma puzzles. I’m nearly half way through the archive of all Enigmas published, so I’ve still got around 900 to go. Which is going to take several years to get through. I have thought that once I’d finished Enigma – if I still have the energy and inclination – I would make a start on 80 “Puzzles” and the 500 “Tantalizers”, which I would be able to transcribe from the Google Books archive of New Scientists. That would probably last another few years.

      So, I am interested, but I probably won’t get around to using them for some time.

      I’ll drop you an email.

    • Jim Randell 5 May 2021 at 10:32 am

      Thanks. I am slowly transcribing the remaining Tantalizer puzzles from 1971-1973 using the Google Books archive, so I should be able to source those OK.

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