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Picture Puzzles For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-56129-4
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192 pages
August 2009
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Introduction.

About This Book.

Conventions Used in This Book.

What You're Not to Read.

Foolish Assumptions.

How This Book Is Organized.

Part I: Picking Apart Picture Puzzles.

Part II: Progressing through the Puzzles.

Part III: Checking Your Work — No Peeking!

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Icons Used in This Book.

Where to Go from Here.

Part I: Picking Apart Picture Puzzles.

Chapter 1: Getting Set to Solve Picture Puzzles.

Getting a Feel for the Picture Puzzle Types.

Checking out changes.

Knowing which one is not like the other.

Working a jigsaw puzzle . . . on paper.

Serving Up Solving Strategies.

Spotting the differences.

Eyeing the oddball.

Piecing the picture together.

Pumping Mental Iron with Picture Puzzles.

Breaking a sweat with your brain.

Taking it to the next level.

Part II: Progressing through the Puzzles.

Part III: Checking Your Work — No Peeking!

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 2: Ten Tips for Solving.

Getting Organized.

Establishing a Solving Routine.

Keeping Track of What You’ve Done.

Limiting Distractions.

Scanning the Forest . . . .

. . . Scouring the Trees.

Trying a New Strategy.

Taking a Break . . . But Don't Quit!

Wrangling out of a Rut.

Noticing the Unnoticeable.

Chapter 3: Ten Ways to Build Your Brain for Better Solving.

Keeping Your Focus.

Finding the Right Spot to Settle In.

Engaging Your Attention.

Trying a Variety of Other Puzzles.

Taking a Break from Mind-Numbing Activities.

Learning Something New.

Reading, Writing, and 'Rithmetic.

Clearing Your Mind.

Eating Right.

Keeping Active.

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