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The Canterbury Puzzles

by Henry Ernest Dudeney
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The Canterbury Puzzles by Henry Ernest Dudeney

This is a collection of many wonderful puzzles and riddles. The title stems from the fact that the first part of the book features a series of puzzles based on the characters from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.

  • INTRODUCTION
  • THE CANTERBURY PUZZLES
    • 1. - The Reve's Puzzle
    • 2. - The Pardoner's Puzzle
    • 3. - The Miller's Puzzle
    • 4. - The Knight's Puzzle
    • 5. - The Wife of Bath's Riddles
    • 6. - The Host's Puzzle
    • 7. - The Clerk of Oxenford's Puzzle
    • 8. - The Tapiser's Puzzle
    • 9. - The Carpenter's Puzzle
    • 10. - The Puzzle of the Squire's Yeoman
    • 11. - The Nuns Puzzle
    • 12. - The Merchant's Puzzle
    • 13. - The Man of Law's Puzzle
    • 14. - The Weavers Puzzle
    • 15. - The Cook's Puzzle
    • 16. - The Sompnour's Puzzle
    • 17. - The Shipman's Puzzle
    • 18. - The Monk's Puzzle
    • 19. - The Puzzle of the Prioress
    • 20. - The Puzzle of the Doctor of Physic
    • 21. - The Ploughman's Puzzle
    • 22. - The Franklin's Puzzle
    • 23. - The Squire's Puzzle
    • 24. - The Friar's Puzzle
    • 25. - The Parsons Puzzle
    • 26. - The Haberdasher's Puzzle
    • 27. - The Dyer's Puzzle
    • 28. - The Great Dispute between the Friar and the Sompnour
    • 29. - Chaucer's Puzzle
    • 30. - The Puzzle of the Canon's Yeoman
    • 31. - The Manciple's Puzzle
  • PUZZLING TIMES AT SOLVAMHALL CASTLE
    • 32. - The Game of Bandy-Ball
    • 33. - Tilting at the Ring
    • 34. - The Noble Demoiselle
    • 35. - The Archery Butt
    • 36. - The Donjon Keep Window
    • 37. - The Crescent and the Cross
    • 38. - The Amulet
    • 39. - The Snail on the Flagstaff
    • 40. - Lady Isabel's Casket
  • THE MERRY MONKS OF RIDDLEWELL
    • 41. - The Riddle of the Fish-pond
    • 42. - The Riddle of the Pilgrims
    • 43. - The Riddle of the Tiled Hearth
    • 44. - The Riddle of the Sack Wine
    • 45. - The Riddle of the Cellarer
    • 46. - The Riddle of the Crusaders
    • 47. - The Riddle of St. Edmondsbury
    • 48. - The Riddle of the Frogs' Ring
  • THE STRANGE ESCAPE OF THE KING'S JESTER
    • 49. - The Mysterious Rope
    • 50. - The Underground Maze
    • 51. - The Secret Lock
    • 52. - Crossing the Moat
    • 53. - The Royal Gardens
    • 54. - Bridging the Ditch
  • THE SQUIRE'S CHRISTMAS PUZZLE PARTY
    • 55. - The Eleven Pennies
    • 56. - The Three Teacups
    • 57. - The Christmas Geese
    • 58. - The Chalked Numbers
    • 59. - Tasting the Plum Puddings
    • 60. - Under the Mistletoe Bough
    • 61. - The Silver Cubes
  • ADVENTURES OF THE PUZZLE CLUB
    • 62. - The Ambiguous Photograph
    • 63. - The Cornish Cliff Mystery
    • 64. - The Runaway Motor-Car
    • 65. - The Mystery of Ravensdene Park
    • 66. - The Buried Treasure
  • THE PROFESSOR'S PUZZLES
    • 67. - The Coinage Puzzle.
    • 68. - The Postage Stamps Puzzles
    • 69. - The Frogs and Tumblers
    • 70. - Romeo and Juliet
    • 71. - Romeos Second Journey
    • 72. - The Frogs Who Would a-Wooing Go
  • MISCELLANEOUS PUZZLES
    • 73. - The Game of Kayles
    • 74. - The Broken Chessboard
    • 75. - The Spider and the Fly
    • 76. - The Perplexed Cellarman
    • 77. - Making a Flag
    • 78. - Catching the Hogs
    • 79. - The Thirty-one Game
    • 80. - The Chinese Railways
    • 81. - The Eight Clowns
    • 82. - The Wizard's Arithmetic
    • 83. - The Ribbon Problem
    • 84. - The Japanese Ladies and the Carpet
    • 85. - The English Tour
    • 86. - Captain Longbow and the Bears
    • 87. - The Chifu-Chemulpo Puzzle
    • 88. - The Eccentric Market-woman
    • 89. - The Primrose Puzzle
    • 90. - The Round Table
    • 91. - The Five Tea-Tins
    • 92. - The Four Porkers
    • 93. - The Number Blocks
    • 94. - Foxes and Geese
    • 95. - Robinson Crusoe's Table
    • 96. - The Fifteen Orchards
    • 97. - The Perplexed Plumber
    • 98. - The Nelson Column
    • 99. - The Two Errand Boys
    • 100. - On the Ramsgate Sands
    • 101. - The Three Motor-Cars
    • 102. - A Reversible Magic Square
    • 103. - The Tube Railway
    • 104. - The Skipper and the Sea-Serpent
    • 105. - The Dorcas Society
    • 106. - The Adventurous Snail
    • 107. - The Four Princes
    • 108. - Plato and the Nines
    • 109. - Noughts and Crosses
    • 110. - Ovid's Game
    • 111. - The Farmer's Oxen
    • 112. - The Great Grangemoor Mystery
    • 113. - Cutting a Wood Block
    • 114. - The Tramps and the Biscuits
  • SOLUTIONS
Edition 1908, 195 pages; PDF 162 pages.
word count: 51811 which is equivalent to 207 standard pages of text

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