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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Brain Teaser...

Can you connect all the dots with just 4 straight, connected lines without lifting your pen from the paper? (Please don't write on your screen though!)


  1. Anonymous7:49 am

    I can do it but when I draw on the screen it stays there. Can you help?

  2. Anonymous9:25 am

    Tippex, or any other brand of correction fluid will do the trick.

  3. Anonymous9:44 am

    Thanks. That worked perfectly.

  4. Yes, you do a sort of arrow shaped thingy - the trick being that you have to think "outside the box", so to speak.

  5. Anonymous10:26 am

    The questions's not phrased properly to be a proper brain teaser - it should end "without lifting your pen from the paper"

    Otherwise it would be bloody easy - 2 diagonal, one horizontal, one vertical all meeting at the centre = 4 lines, all dots connected.

  6. Thank you for the correction Anon. You are quite right. I've now amended the question to include "without lifting your pen from the paper".

    And, Mike, you are quite correct.

  7. Anonymous10:48 pm

    If you're getting really frustrated with this puzzle here's a handy hint: ignore the middle dot....simple.


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