Answers to Sage's yearly client puzzles
Count on me
Even accountants sometimes have trouble getting numbers to fit where they are supposed to. Enjoy this year's puzzle and put yourself in our shoes.View Solution
If you are reading this solution then you must have scrambled the puzzle without taking the time to look at where the pieces belong. Good for you. Now let us help you figure out how to get it back together.
A challenging Tom Lensch design, the first puzzle is opening the box. When this is solved and you successfully disassemble the puzzle you will find there are six unique pieces. The pieces are notched and will interlock when assembled properly to reform the box. Good luck.View Solution
Each piece of the block is inserted in the order below. Follow the steps to assemble the box.
A challenging Stewart Coffin puzzle designed to allow only one workable solution. To complete the puzzle, all six pieces need to be placed inside the oval egg cutout.View Solution
Follow the steps below to solve the Cracked Egg.
To solve the puzzle you must find a way to retrieve the prize behind the window without breaking, altering, or otherwise causing any destruction to the puzzle. The solution does not require brute force, power tools, or persuasive argument.View Solution
There is a small metal pin held in place by a magnet in the base of the puzzle which prevents the base from sliding off. To release the pin, hold the puzzle upright and hit the base against the palm of your hand. This should be forceful enough to release the pin and enable the base to slide off.
The Log Jam puzzle was designed by Tesa Timonen of Sweden in 2002. It is easy to fit seven pieces into the box, its the last piece that is the killer. Can you solve it?View Solution
The first step to solve the Log Jam is to arrange all the logs in descending order based on their height. You'll notice that there are two logs at every height increment. Follow the steps below to correctly place all of the logs into the box.
A Stewart Coffin designed puzzle that combines apparent simplicity into something that is cunningly difficult. The goal is to get all four pieces into the rectangular opening in the base.View Solution
This puzzle sucks you in by making you believe you are on the verge of solving it, but the solution remains elusive for much longer. Luckily, We have provided the solution for you below.
The red block on the top of the box or the "Redstone" must be placed into the box with the additional eight pieces. When you slide off the lid you will see that the box appears to be filled to the top. It may seem impossible, but it can be done.
Safe Cracker 40
Based on a hundred year old design, the object is to get each of the 16 columns of numbers to add to 40 at the same time. There is a base ring and then four rings that rotate on top. To complicate matters, the top sets of rings are all notched, so they will expose or hide some of the numbers on the ring below as the rings are turned. There is only one possible solution.View Solution
Rotate each wheel until the numbers match up with the image below.
This peg jumping game was first patented in 1891 by Herbert Smith. To play, select a peg and jump over an adjacent peg to a vacant hole. Remove the peg that was jumped. Repeat this process until there is only one peg left.
The first task is to determine how to take the puzzle apart. Next, task is to reassemble the puzzle. This is not the most difficult puzzle we have released, but it is a fun one. There is only one possible solution.
Seven bunches of grapes will come together to form the cluster. This puzzle is a lot tougher than it looks.