# Puzzles

## The self referential crossword

Source: Alex Bellos's Monday puzzle

Fill in the following crossnumber grid so that each clue describes the solution.

For example, if some clues read "TEN DS", "ONE X" and "THREE ES" then there will be ten Ds, one X and three Es in the completed grid. The entries in the crossword include the spaces.

## Shinro

Source: AMS Grad Blog

In the grid below, there are 12 holes hidden in the grid. Each of the arrows is pointing towards at least one hole. None of the arrows covers a hole.

For example, the arrow in the first row tells you that at least one of the last four squares in that row contains a hole.

Find the location of all 12 holes.

## Dice maze

Source: Daily Telegraph, 30/05/2015

Each colour represents a different direction (up, down, left or right) and the number of dots on each die tells you how far to go. Starting at the middle die, following the directions correctly will cause you to visit every die exactly once.

Which die will you visit last on the journey?

## Whist

Messrs. Banker, Dentist, Apothecary and Scrivener played whist last night. (whist is a four player card game where partners sit opposite each other.) Each of these gentlemen is the namesake of another's vocation.

Last night, the apothecary partnered Mr. Apothecary; Mr. Banker's partner was the scrivener; on Mr. Scrivener's right sat the dentist.

Who sat on the banker's left?