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1998

  • Enigma 1011: The ribbon’s reach / 19th December 1998
  • Enigma 1010: Christmas list / 19th December 1998
  • Enigma 1009: Squared square / 12th December 1998
  • Enigma 1008: Triangles and squares / 5th December 1998
  • Enigma 1007: Triangular and Fibonacci cubes / 28th November 1998
  • Enigma 1006: Booklist / 21st November 1998
  • Enigma 1005: Prime A v Square B / 14th November 1998
  • Enigma 1004: The art of cubes / 7th November 1998
  • Enigma 1003: Dicey names / 31st October 1998
  • Enigma 1002: Albion in Europe / 24th October 1998 — [missing]
  • Enigma 1001: What the hex? / 17th October 1998
  • Enigma 1000: One thousand times / 10th October 1998
  • Enigma 999: Combined celebrations / 3rd October 1998
  • Enigma 998: Multiple purchases / 26th September 1998
  • Enigma 997: Building sites / 19th September 1998 — [incomplete]
  • Enigma 996: Change of weight / 12th September 1998
  • Enigma 995: Number please / 5th September 1998
  • Enigma 994: Lake land / 29th August 1998
  • Enigma 985: 57 varieties / 27th June 1998

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1997

  • Enigma 936: Shift of fortune / 19th July 1997

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1996

  • Enigma 900: Divide and multiply / 9th November 1996 — [incomplete]
  • Enigma 899: Squares and primes / 2nd November 1996
  • Enigma 898: Overhanging weeks / 26th October 1996
  • Enigma 897: Look four ways / 19th October 1996
  • Enigma 896: Dot, dot, dot … / 12th October 1996
  • Enigma 895: Squares and cubes / 5th October 1996
  • Enigma 894: Deltoids / 28th September 1996
  • Enigma 893: Number game / 21st September 1996
  • Enigma 892: Five to four / 14th September 1996
  • Enigma 891: Mock examinations / 7th September 1996
  • Enigma 890: A mad sum / 31st August 1996
  • Enigma 889: Prime conditions / 24th August 1996
  • Enigma 888: One point ahead / 17th August 1996
  • Enigma 887: Return tickets / 10th August 1996
  • Enigma 886: Set square / 3rd August 1996
  • Enigma 885: Speed of the light / 27th July 1996
  • Enigma 884: Coincidence / 20th July 1996
  • Enigma 883: Number honeycomb / 13th July 1996
  • Enigma 882: The long, long… / 6th July 1996
  • Enigma 881: Up, up and away / 29th June 1996
  • Enigma 880: Let there be light / 22nd June 1996
  • Enigma 879: AA v. BB on CC / 15th June 1996
  • Enigma 878: A game of cards / 8th June 1996
  • Enigma 877: Fantastic football / 1st June 1996
  • Enigma 876: Short circuit / 25th May 1996
  • Enigma 875: Oh Hell! / 18th May 1996
  • Enigma 874: Scamelot lottery / 11th May 1996
  • Enigma 873: Prime time / 4th May 1996
  • Enigma 872: All move round / 27th April 1996
  • Enigma 871: Pandigitals / 20th April 1996
  • Enigma 870: Cabinet reshuffle / 13th April 1996
  • Enigma 869: Solitaire / 6th April 1996
  • Enigma 868: Colour the triangle / 30th March 1996
  • Enigma 867: Eurosums / 23rd March 1996
  • Enigma 866: Own goals galore / 16th March 1996
  • Enigma 865: Infinite fours / 9th March 1996
  • Enigma 864: A display of time / 2nd March 1996
  • Enigma 863: Light-hearted choice / 24th February 1996
  • Enigma 862: Distances / 17th February 1996
  • Enigma 861: Tomorrow and tomorrow / 10th February 1996
  • Enigma 860: Weight for it! / 3rd February 1996
  • Enigma 859: Oh lucky day! / 27th January 1996
  • Enigma 858: A matter of degree / 20th January 1996
  • Enigma 857: Four cubes / 13th January 1996
  • Enigma 856: Royal birthdays / 6th January 1996

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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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1991

  • Enigma 646b: Christmas games / 21st December 1991
  • Enigma 646a: Christmas fair / 21st December 1991
  • Enigma 645: Sea shells / 14th December 1991
  • Enigma 644: This way or that? / 7th December 1991
  • Enigma 643: Battery failure? / 30th November 1991
  • Enigma 642: Fibonacciesque / 23rd November 1991
  • Enigma 641: Cabinet padding / 16th November 1991
  • Enigma 640: Rally round / 9th November 1991
  • Enigma 639: NORTH-SOUTH-EAST-WEST / 2nd November 1991
  • Enigma 638: Umpires all / 26th October 1991
  • Enigma 637: The joker is wild / 19th October 1991
  • Enigma 636: Lift your spirits / 12th October 1991
  • Enigma 635: Link the colours / 5th October 1991
  • Enigma 634: Biscuit routine / 28th September 1991
  • Enigma 633: Fifth division / 21st September 1991
  • Enigma 632: Agreeable affinities / 14th September 1991
  • Enigma 631: Fidget digit / 7th September 1991
  • Enigma 630: Fibo flipping / 31st August 1991
  • Enigma 629: Divisible at last / 24th August 1991
  • Enigma 628: Trans-Atlantic / 17th August 1991
  • Enigma 627: Street numbers / 10th August 1991
  • Enigma 626: Square layout / 3rd August 1991
  • Enigma 625: Unlucky arrow / 27th July 1991
  • Enigma 624: The train game / 20th July 1991
  • Enigma 623: The engineer’s dilemma / 13th July 1991
  • Enigma 622: Drawaward / 6th July 1991
  • Enigma 621: ISBN numbers / 29th June 1991
  • Enigma 620: Magic product square / 22nd June 1991
  • Enigma 619: Pussycat (ii) / 15th June 1991
  • Enigma 618: Mysterious divisor / 8th June 1991
  • Enigma 617: Five-a-side / 1st June 1991
  • Enigma 616: PERFECT PRODUCT / 25th May 1991
  • Enigma 615: A problem in maths / 18th May 1991
  • Enigma 614: Utopia needs nuts / 11th May 1991
  • Enigma 613: Series of paintings / 4th May 1991
  • Enigma 612: Bad habits / 27th April 1991
  • Enigma 611: Going to pieces / 20th April 1991
  • Enigma 610: Uncommon cars / 13th April 1991
  • Enigma 609: Pleasant crossings / 6th April 1991
  • Enigma 608: Alphadditional / 30th March 1991
  • Enigma 607: On target / 23rd March 1991
  • Enigma 606: Polarglot / 16th March 1991
  • Enigma 605: Singular singles / 9th March 1991
  • Enigma 604: Problematic letters / 2nd March 1991
  • Enigma 603: Digits count / 23rd February 1991
  • Enigma 602: Damsel in her prime / 16th February 1991
  • Enigma 601: Positive routes / 9th February 1991
  • Enigma 600: Green questions / 2nd February 1991
  • Enigma 599: Plus or minus one / 26th January 1991
  • Enigma 598: Break-down / 19th January 1991
  • Enigma 597: Break-uprithmetic / 12th January 1991
  • Enigma 596: Cracker jacks / 5th January 1991

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1990

  • Enigma 595c: Christmas on Argos-3 / 22nd December 1990
  • Enigma 595b: Sorting parcels / 22nd December 1990
  • Enigma 595a: Christmas message / 22nd December 1990
  • Enigma 594: Witch colours / 15th December 1990
  • Enigma 593: Part score / 8th December 1990
  • Enigma 592: Perfect gentlemen / 1st December 1990
  • Enigma 591: Unhelpful list / 24th November 1990
  • Enigma 590: Paint expression / 17th November 1990
  • Enigma 589: PG remaining / 10th November 1990
  • Enigma 588: Framed fifteen / 3rd November 1990 — [incomplete]
  • Enigma 587: Find the fractions / 27th October 1990
  • Enigma 586: The paint runs down / 20th October 1990
  • Enigma 585: Three into seven letters / 13th October 1990
  • Enigma 584: Win or lose? / 6th October 1990
  • Enigma 583: Solitaire / 29th September 1990
  • Enigma 582: Fiendish photocopies / 22nd September 1990
  • Enigma 581: Trail blazing cards / 15th September 1990
  • Enigma 580: Own goal / 8th September 1990
  • Enigma 579: The great divide / 1st September 1990
  • Enigma 578: Multiplicative magic / 25th August 1990
  • Enigma 577: Cryptic telegram / 18th August 1990
  • Enigma 576: The sum of the letters / 11th August 1990
  • Enigma 575: Square dance / 4th August 1990
  • Enigma 574: The discarded cube / 28th July 1990
  • Enigma 573: Logical laying / 21st July 1990
  • Enigma 572: A deal of thought / 14th July 1990
  • Enigma 571: Spelling test / 7th July 1990
  • Enigma 570: Dead right / 30th June 1990
  • Enigma 569: A different division / 23rd June 1990
  • Enigma 568: Coloured stripes / 16th June 1990
  • Enigma 567: Imperfect details / 9th June 1990
  • Enigma 566: Genuine vocations / 2nd June 1990
  • Enigma 565: Family powers / 26th May 1990
  • Enigma 564: Terrible symmetry / 19th May 1990
  • Enigma 563: Now count / 12th May 1990
  • Enigma 562: The frozen river / 5th May 1990
  • Enigma 561: Building sand castles / 28th April 1990
  • Enigma 560: Cuts in football / 21st April 1990
  • Enigma 559: By Jingo! / 14th April 1990
  • Enigma 558: Simple arithmetic / 7th April 1990
  • Enigma 557: Ring a bell / 31st March 1990
  • Enigma 556: At the match / 24th March 1990
  • Enigma 555: A taxation teaser / 17th March 1990
  • Enigma 554: Pure magic / 10th March 1990
  • Enigma 553: Playing for time / 3rd March 1990
  • Enigma 552: An average piece / 24th February 1990
  • Enigma 551: Mileage mix up / 17th February 1990
  • Enigma 550: Do your level best / 10th February 1990
  • Enigma 549: Prime pairs / 3rd February 1990
  • Enigma 548: A magic hexagon / 27th January 1990
  • Enigma 547: Just a bite / 20th January 1990
  • Enigma 546: Concede or score / 13th January 1990
  • Enigma 545: Identikit / 6th January 1990

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1989

  • Enigma 544b: Little puzzlers / 23rd December 1989
  • Enigma 544a: Merry Christmas / 23rd December 1989
  • Enigma 543: Spires point the way / 16th December 1989
  • Enigma 542: A table and a sum / 9th December 1989
  • Enigma 541: A roundabout route / 2nd December 1989
  • Enigma 540: Icarus allsorts / 25th November 1989
  • Enigma 539: Letters into letters / 18th November 1989
  • Enigma 538: Rule of the road / 11th November 1989
  • Enigma 537: The three sisters / 4th November 1989
  • Enigma 536: A strange encounter / 28th October 1989
  • Enigma 535: For old time’s sake / 21st October 1989
  • Enigma 534: Under and over / 14th October 1989
  • Enigma 533: An odd enigma / 7th October 1989
  • Enigma 532: Friday the 13th / 30th September 1989
  • Enigma 531: Petits fours / 23rd September 1989
  • Enigma 530: Sudden death / 16th September 1989
  • Enigma 529: Statistical sickness / 9th September 1989
  • Enigma 528: An enigma for U / 2nd September 1989
  • Enigma 527: Sum secret / 26th August 1989
  • Enigma 526: Ewe to move / 19th August 1989
  • Enigma 525: Crossed lines / 12th August 1989
  • Enigma 524: Spot check / 5th August 1989
  • Enigma 523: Ivory eyewash / 29th July 1989
  • Enigma 522: As easy as ABC / 22nd July 1989
  • Enigma 521: Changing truths / 15th July 1989
  • Enigma 520: Fifteen goals, but find the scores / 8th July 1989
  • Enigma 519: Fibonacci thimbles / 1st July 1989
  • Enigma 518: Day of reckoning / 24th June 1989
  • Enigma 517: Walk in the dark / 17th June 1989
  • Enigma 516: The ABC of division / 10th June 1989
  • Enigma 515: Foreign ties / 3rd June 1989
  • Enigma 514: State of the parties / 27th May 1989
  • Enigma 513: Less than a bargain / 20th May 1989
  • Enigma 512: Sufficient evidence / 13th May 1989
  • Enigma 511: Double, double … / 6th May 1989
  • Enigma 510: Out of court / 29th April 1989
  • Enigma 509: Banking on a prime / 22nd April 1989
  • Enigma 508: A colourful deception / 15th April 1989
  • Enigma 507: Does it figure? / 8th April 1989
  • Enigma 506: Remember an Enigma / 1st April 1989
  • Enigma 505: A pretty puzzle / 25th March 1989
  • Enigma 504: Hooray for Hollywood / 18th March 1989
  • Enigma 503: Early in the season / 11th March 1989
  • Enigma 502: Fill this up! / 4th March 1989
  • Enigma 501: A reciprocal arrangement / 25th February 1989
  • Enigma 500: Child’s play / 18th February 1989
  • Enigma 499: Mathematical spelling test / 11th February 1989
  • Enigma 498: Vowel count / 4th February 1989
  • Enigma 497: The longest puzzle in the world? / 28th January 1989
  • Enigma 496: A princely sum / 21st January 1989
  • Enigma 495: Lack of details / 14th January 1989
  • Enigma 494: Look blank / 7th January 1989

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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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1975

  • Tantalizer 429: Merry Christmas / 18th December 1975
  • Tantalizer 428: Sisters of mercy / 11th December 1975
  • Tantalizer 427: Pub crawl / 4th December 1975
  • Tantalizer 426: Drawing conclusions / 27th November 1975
  • Tantalizer 425: Beauty contest / 20th November 1975
  • Tantalizer 424: Directory enquiry / 13th November 1975
  • Tantalizer 423b: Body count / 6th November 1975
  • Tantalizer 423a: Humbugs / 30th October 1975
  • Tantalizer 422: Holy matrimony / 23rd October 1975
  • Tantalizer 421: Present time / 16th October 1975
  • Tantalizer 420: Box and Cox / 9th October 1975
  • Tantalizer 419: Wollycobblestones / 2nd October 1975
  • Tantalizer 418: Life in the old dogs / 25th September 1975
  • Tantalizer 417: King Kong / 28th September 1975
  • Tantalizer 416: Prior arrangements / 11th September 1975
  • Tantalizer 415: Dizzy spell / 4th September 1975
  • Tantalizer 414: Three men in a catastrophe / 28th August 1975
  • Tantalizer 413: Sports day / 21st August 1975
  • Tantalizer 412: Consider your verdict / 14th August 1975
  • Tantalizer 411: Diplomatic niceties / 7th August 1975
  • Tantalizer 410: The Clans together / 31st July 1975
  • Tantalizer 409: Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum / 24th July 1975
  • Tantalizer 408: Test question / 17th July 1975
  • Tantalizer 407: Late knight extra / 10th July 1975
  • Tantalizer 406: Two-way traffic / 3rd July 1975
  • Tantalizer 405: Lucky dogs / 26th June 1975
  • Tantalizer 404: Triumvirate / 19th June 1975
  • Tantalizer 403: Monsters / 12th June 1975
  • Tantalizer 402: Pairs of knits / 5th June 1975
  • Tantalizer 401: The way of all flesh / 29th May 1975
  • Tantalizer 400: Loaves and fishes / 22nd May 1975
  • Tantalizer 399: Gold shares / 15th May 1975
  • Tantalizer 398: To the aid of the party / 8th May 1975
  • Tantalizer 397: Cliff-hanger / 1st May 1975
  • Tantalizer 396: Finals reckoning / 24th April 1975
  • Tantalizer 395: Common cold / 17th April 1975
  • Tantalizer 394: Waste disposal / 10th April 1975
  • Tantalizer 393: Og, Gog and Magog / 3rd April 1975
  • Tantalizer 392: A question of authorship / 27th March 1975
  • Tantalizer 391: Tough luck / 20th March 1975
  • Tantalizer 390: Ask the family / 13th March 1975
  • Tantalizer 389: Present time / 6th March 1975
  • Tantalizer 388: Consequences / 27th February 1975
  • Tantalizer 387: Fair deal / 20th February 1975
  • Tantalizer 386: A boring problem / 13th February 1975
  • Tantalizer 385: The Masked Mauler / 6th February 1975
  • Tantalizer 384: Twice two is eight / 30th January 1975
  • Tantalizer 383: Peace plan / 23rd January 1975
  • Tantalizer 382: Tally ho! / 16th January 1975
  • Tantalizer 381: Mastermind / 9th January 1975
  • Tantalizer 380: Tribute / 2nd January 1975

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1974

  • Tantalizer 379: Playfair, chaps! / 26th December 1974
  • Tantalizer 378: Say when / 19th December 1974
  • Tantalizer 377: The case of the fried egg / 12th December 1974
  • Tantalizer 376: Dealers in death / 5th December 1974
  • Tantalizer 375: Dandelions / 28th November 1974
  • Tantalizer 374: Buried treasure / 21st November 1974
  • Tantalizer 373: Hidden thought / 14th November 1974
  • Tantalizer 372: O my hat / 7th November 1974
  • Tantalizer 371: Jolly jumbo / 31st October 1974
  • Tantalizer 370: Who’s who? / 24th October 1974
  • Tantalizer 369: Find the catch / 17th October 1974
  • Tantalizer 368: Pink meringues / 10th October 1974
  • Tantalizer 367: Ratselpfeffer / 3rd October 1974
  • Tantalizer 366: Ins and outs / 26th September 1974
  • Tantalizer 365: Acknowledgements / 19th September 1974
  • Tantalizer 364: The long vacation / 12th September 1974
  • Tantalizer 363: England their England / 5th September 1974
  • Tantalizer 362: Wish you were here / 29th August 1974
  • Tantalizer 361: A chess problem / 22nd August 1974
  • Tantalizer 360: Frog leaps / 15th August 1974
  • Tantalizer 359: Girls and buoys / 8th August 1974
  • Tantalizer 358: Book post / 1st August 1974
  • Tantalizer 356: The Talisman / 25th July 1974
  • Tantalizer 355: Apples and pears / 18th July 1974
  • Tantalizer 354: Auntie’s gift pack / 11th July 1974
  • Tantalizer 353: Wine, women and song / 4th July 1974
  • Tantalizer 352: Og, Gog and Magog / 27th June 1974
  • Tantalizer 351: Hidden costs / 13th June 1974
  • Tantalizer 350: Part scores / 6th June 1974
  • Tantalizer 349: Poached fish / 30th May 1974
  • Tantalizer 348: Qualities of leadership / 23rd May 1974
  • Tantalizer 347: Long odds / 16th May 1974
  • Tantalizer 346: Pseudologia / 9th May 1974
  • Tantalizer 345: Compleat idiots / 2nd May 1974
  • Tantalizer 344: Elementary! / 25th April 1974
  • Tantalizer 343: Forming fours / 18th April 1974
  • Tantalizer 342: That was no lady / 11th April 1974
  • Tantalizer 341: Calling a Spade / 4th April 1974
  • Tantalizer 340: The grand old Duke of York / 28th March 1974
  • Tantalizer 339: Planning permission / 21st March 1974
  • Tantalizer 338: Whatever became of old Pongo? / 14th March 1974
  • Tantalizer 337: Tracks for home / 7th March 1974
  • Tantalizer 336: East and west and south and north / 28th February 1974
  • Tantalizer 335: Pocket money / 21st February 1974
  • Tantalizer 334: Tell us another one / 14th February 1974
  • Tantalizer 333: Codex Enigmaticus / 7th February 1974
  • Tantalizer 332: Think of a number / 31st January 1974
  • Tantalizer 331: Sunt lacrimae rerum / 24th January 1974
  • Tantalizer 330: Amazing! / 17th January 1974
  • Tantalizer 329: Safari / 10th January 1974
  • Tantalizer 328: Let us pray / 3rd January 1974

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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 303: Cognitive pneumatics / 12th July 1973
  • Tantalizer 282: Buttons and bows / 15th February 1974
  • Tantalizer 276: The Wizard of Oz / 4th January 1973

::

1972

  • Tantalizer 275: Premonitions / 28th December 1972
  • Tantalizer 274: Goal! / 21st December 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 227: Darby and Joan / 13th January 1972
  • Tantalizer 226b: School colours / 6th January 1972

::

1971

  • 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 183: Perfect understanding / 14th January 1971
  • Tantalizer 182: Bookworms / 7th January 1971

::

1970

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

::

1969

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1968

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1967

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

::


This list shows which puzzles I have been able to track down. 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.

13 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.

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