A disentanglement puzzle is a type of mechanical puzzle that involves disentangling one piece or set of pieces from another piece or set of pieces. The reverse problem of reassembling the puzzle can be as hard as—or even harder than—disentanglement. There are several different kinds of disentanglement puzzles, though a single puzzle may incorporate several of these features.
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... Wire-and-string puzzles usually consist of one piece of string, ribbon or similar, which may form a closed loop or which may have other pieces like balls fixed to its end ... One can distinguish three subgroups of wire-and-string puzzles Closed string subgroup Here the pieces of string consist of one closed loop ... Obviously in these puzzles the task is not to disentangle the string from the wire ...
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“The at present unutterable things we may find somewhere uttered. These same questions that disturb and puzzle and confound us have in their turn occurred to all the wise men; not one has been omitted; and each has answered them, according to his ability, by his words and his life.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)