Enigmatic Code

Programming Enigma Puzzles

Missing Enigmas

Any help in sourcing the text for the following puzzles would be much appreciated.


The following are puzzles I have been able to transcribe correctly (I think), even though I do not have an original source image, so will be able to post them, but I would appreciate a complete source image in order to verify my transcription:

  • Enigma 944: What a cracker! / 13th September 1997
  • Enigma 941: True clues / 23rd August 1997
  • Enigma 938: Trios of primes / 2nd August 1997
  • Enigma 936: Shift of fortune / 19th July 1997
  • Enigma 931: Primes and primes / 14th June 1997
  • Enigma 928: Back to square one / 24th May 1997
  • Enigma 923: Chain of squares / 19th April 1997
  • Enigma 909: Pairs of primes / 11th January 1997
  • 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 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 852: Sheep pens / 9th December 1995
  • Enigma 851: Age-old question / 2nd December 1995
  • Enigma 850: Swapping the letters / 25th 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 843: How many are whole? / 7th October 1995
  • Enigma 841: Five to four / 23rd September 1995
  • Enigma 840: Four graduates / 16th 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 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
  • Enigma 803: Christmas cricket / 24th December 1994
  • Enigma 802: Sharing Christmas / 24th December 1994
  • Enigma 799: Going to great lengths / 3rd December 1994
  • Enigma 796: Wrong numbers / 12th November 1994
  • Enigma 795: All the colours of the rainbow / 5th November 1994
  • Enigma 7: Football substitutes / 5th April 1979

Puzzles from 1970 – 1989 have been transcribed from the Google Books archive of New Scientist magazines.

Much of 1990 – 1999 are transcribed from images sent to me by Hugh Casement or others, or from the New Scientist web site (although this can lead to missing diagrams).

Puzzles from 2000 – 2013 were transcribed from physical copies of the magazine.

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