Inquiring minds try to solve IU’s puzzle collection

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Of the other 35,000 puzzles in the collection many come with a series of three hints to help you solve them. If you really get flummoxed, you can sneak a peek at the printed solution. Unlike a museum, Slocum’s collection invites you to experience the art and science of just about every puzzle imaginable — plus many mind-bogglingly complex, unfathomably clever ones.

Indianapolis Star reporter Stephanie Wang recently checked out the Slocum Puzzle Collection, housed at IU Bloomington’s Lilly Library. Her visit resulted in a feature story published in the Star, which was in turn picked up by the Associated Press:

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