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by Serhiy Grabarchuk


The Cubix puzzle by Serhiy Grabarchuk.
 
The object of this puzzle is to put the chain of cubes in four colors within a 4x4 square tray so that each horizontal and vertical row, and each of two main diagonals are assembled of four different colors.

First the idea of this puzzle was published in my book The Jug with Diamonds in 1991. The book and the puzzle as it appeared in it is shown below.

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More details about the puzzle:
-- manufactured: by Haba;
-- overall design: by GRIFFIOEN Design BV;
-- concept and challenge: by Serhiy Grabarchuk.
The Jug with Diamonds: Twelve Oriental Tales and Twelve Puzzles by Serhiy Grabarchuk
The Jug with Diamonds book by Serhiy Grabarchuk.
The Jug with Diamonds: Twelve Oriental Tales and Twelve Puzzles
by Serhiy Grabarchuk
This is my first puzzle book published by Logica Ent. in 1991. Language: Russian. The book contains detailed b/w drawings, complete solutions, and brief English descriptions for the puzzles.

It is a tiny, 32-page puzzle book describing twelve different puzzles, but since it was published, many of its puzzles were many times republished in different magazines, books and newspapers, and were manufactured by different companies and individual puzzle makers.


The Thief and a Clever Wife Puzzle by Serhiy Grabarchuk. An illustration from The Jug with Diamonds book by Serhiy Grabarchuk.
 

The Puzzle Bracelet as it is shown in the OSHO Collection, Japan.
The Puzzle Bracelet
Sixteen beads in red, blue, green, and ruby are connected in a bracelet. Purpose: Arrange the bracelet into a 4x4 square so that each color is represented once in each possible straight line of four beads. In other words, beads of the same color in each line do not repeat.

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-- source: Diary of Puzzle-In -- March 2, 2006.
 
*) This puzzle is based on The Thief and a Clever Wife puzzle published in The Jug with Diamonds book by Serhiy Grabarchuk in 1991.
 
Last Updated: October 14, 2008
Posted: June 14, 2006
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