Puzzles & Quizzes

Can You Connect the Dots in This Logic Puzzle?

Get a pencil and notepad out — you're about to do a little drawing. This connect-the-dots logic puzzle featured in "Fundrum My Conundrum: A Book of Riddles" by Ray Epstein and Ben Kovler is similar to puzzles you may have seen before. If you've done little challenges like this, you know there's a lot of trial and error, and that's okay. Keep reading for the puzzle and the answer. Good luck!

Here's the Puzzle

You have an even grid of nine dots. Your grid is exactly three rows by three columns, as pictured above. You must draw through each dot once by using four straight lines and without lifting your pencil from the page. Can you do it?

Doodle around on a pad of paper until you think you've cracked this little puzzle. Once you have an answer, scroll down to compare it against the answer we have. You got this.

Here's the Answer

Quick hint before you read on to the answer: One of your lines will end up with a loose end, so your figure is not a closed shape.

Okay, ready? The way to connect all nine of the dots in the grid by drawing only four straight lines without lifting your pencil is with the shape below. Did you get it? This puzzle was labeled as being of medium difficulty by the book's authors, so great job.

For more head-scratching puzzles and riddles, check out Ray Epstein and Ben Kovler's"Fundrum My Conundrum: A Book of Riddles." We handpick reading recommendations we think you may like. If you choose to make a purchase through that link, Curiosity will get a share of the sale.

Written by Joanie Faletto June 26, 2018

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