This article is from the Puzzles FAQ, by Chris Cole firstname.lastname@example.org and Matthew Daly email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
This section contains, short summaries of the most commonly occurring
puzzles on rec.puzzles. Unless you have some devastatingly new twist or
observation on these puzzles, please don't post about it.
Throughout this FAQ, the phrases between arrows ==> like this <== are the
names of puzzles as they appear in the archive. The stuff in [square
brackets] is the name of the file you should look for, once you're in the
rec.puzzles archive directory, if you are accessing the archive by ftp
(see Section 5.2 below). In general, the solutions given in the archive
are much broader than those given here.