AHA! Puzzle This

By Michael H. Pryor

MAKE’s favorite puzzles. (When you’re ready to check your answers, visit makezine.com/14/aha.)

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River Crossing

A dysfunctional family has to cross the river. On one side of the river are the mom and 2 daughters, dad and 2 sons, the maid, and the dog. There is a boat only big enough to hold 2 people (counting the dog as 1 person). Only the adults (mom, dad, maid) are capable of operating the boat. Everyone has to get to the other side, without anything bad happening.

There are some difficulties. If the dog is left with anyone and the maid isn’t there to control him, he’ll bite. The dad can’t stay with any of ...

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