above line is from Act IV of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.
in the present context, it’s a bit of an exaggeration. Yet
if the small amount of feedback we’ve received in the
office is any indication, the quotation would seem
spectacularly to draw attention to the reaction of readers
to our last little brainteaser (Five
Easy Pieces in Issue 22, November 2000).
really, and any of you who attempted it but were not successful may well
kick yourselves when you see that it isn’t impossible after all. Like
all puzzles, it just requires perseverance and some lateral thinking.
those few who care, the solution will be found
things considered, ’twere probably best were we to postpone our next
puzzle challenge for another eighteen months or more.
let sleeping dogs lie?