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Eureka’s Einstein Puzzles

May 17, 2023  Updated May 30, 2023 at 6:05 p.m.
Brought to you by Eureka Puzzles

A fan favorite since the store began almost 20 years ago, Eureka’s Einstein Riddles have hung in the store’s window, delighting (and stumping!) fans for years.

Now, Brookline.News offers you the opportunity to view a new puzzle every week online! Check back here every Tuesday for a new riddle … and a link to the previous week’s puzzle solution.

Think you know the answer and can’t wait a week? Just walk into the store at 1355 Beacon Street in Coolidge Corner and talk to one of Eureka’s cashiers for that! What’s more, if you bring in the correct answer to the current week’s puzzle before the solution is posted online each Tuesday, you will receive 10% off any item in the store!

P.S. If you miss a puzzle, no worries! All will be archived here. Solutions to prior puzzles can be accessed by clicking on the individual puzzle images or going to Eureka’s blog.

  • Einstein Riddle Week of 6/6/23

    Bring in the correct answer to this riddle during the week of  6/6 – 6/12 for 10% off of an item in store! 

    Hidden in these sentences are the names of animals. Can you find them all?
    All around the globe, artists create sculptures.
    We see the tornado going south.
    Eccentric athletes never wash their lucky socks.
    That’s a touch awkward, don’t you think?
    C Major is a common key for music.
    That fiasco was overwhelming.
    We need to recode errors on the website immediately.
    The answer!

  • Einstein Riddle Week of 5/30/23

    Bring in the correct answer to this riddle during the week of  5/30 – 6/5 for 10% off of an item in store! 

    Two men are arguing over the ownership of a car, each claiming that the other stole it from him. 
    With only these pieces of evidence, the detective was able to determine who was the rightful owner:
    The license plate of the car is 173 337
    The car is a black 1967 Ford Mustang
    The men are named Elijah Lee and Callum Fox
    Whose car is it?
    The car is Elijah Lee’s. The license plate, when flipped upside down reads ‘Lee Eli,’ with Eli being a nickname for Elijah.

  • Einstein Riddle Week of 5/23/23

    Bring in the correct answer to this riddle during the week of  5/23 – 5/29 for 10% off of an item in store!

    A mother and daughter are talking, discussing a birthday coming up tomorrow.
    Mother: If I switch the number in the tens digit and the number in the ones digit of my age, I get your age.
    Daughter: Ah, and tomorrow you will be twice as old as me!
    How old are they today? There are two possible answers
    If tomorrow is the mother’s birthday, the mother is 73 and the daughter is 37. If tomorrow is the daughter’s birthday, the mother is 52 and the daughter is 25.