Decode the Deadliest Joke in the Universe
OUTLINE: Each puzzle gives you the start of a joke - and if you solve
it you find the punchline elsewhere in the book. Once you have solved
every puzzle correctly, you get the information you need to decode
the deadliest joke in the universe.
HELP: Ooops!....If you have an early printing of this book (the
cover does NOT have the "Killer Puzzles" logo on it and
on the inside title page under "All rights reserved" the
numbers go right from 10 - 1) then there were one or two mistakes.
On page 52, the clock is not drawn correctly - so I'll tell you
the answer should be 9.55. Page 44 you have to add up the odd
numbers and take them away from the evens!
CODE: In case you're really stuck, the pages with the fake punchlines are 11,25,56,73.
Find the Phantom of Ghastly Castle
OUTLINE: You start at the gates of Ghastly Castle. As you solve the
puzzles you are taken through the different rooms of the castle
including the secret lake, the catacombs and the laboratory. As you
go along you have to build up a map of the entire castle and eventually
you will find there is one room that you cannot get to. This is the
room that contains the Phantom! You won't be able to see it by flicking
through the book, but when you have solved all the puzzles AND
discovered the haunted room, you will find how you can actually see
the phantom right there on the page!
HELP: Ooops!....Again the early prints were not perfect. If your
copy does not have the "KILLER PUZZLES" logo on it, then
the text on page 8 is misleading, obviously the gates are NOT
portcullises, but don't let that worry you.
The big secret of this book is to look at page 87 and find how to
decipher Goblin code. There are lots of hints using the code dotted
around the castle. Two more points...you CAN get to the Grey Bedroom
through the hole in the belfry wall, and in the catacombs (Pages 40-41)
you should NOT be able to reach the pass key or the upper right
doorway from any of the other entrances. Sadly in some copies the
printing going over the centre of the page does not make the maze
as clear as it could be.
The Attack of the Killer Puzzles
OUTLINE: Solve the puzzles and work your way around the book - but
if you go wrong you are instructed to punish yourself. Of course you're
hardly likely to do things such as tipping cornflakes into your pants
if no-one is watching you are you? However... once you've solved every
puzzle the book tells you how to sabotage it so that nobody else can
complete it! You then pass it over to your worst enemies and make sure
that THEY DO suffer all the forfeits!
HINTS: All right, this book IS tough and if it wasn't for the
razor brained Tracey at the publisher's, I doubt I'd have been
allowed to get away with it! Here are one or two answers to particularily
nasty puzzles - there are 56 fish in the frog/lily pond on page 75 -
there are 66 circles on page 81 - the cheapest clown outfit on page
63 costs £32. Also- notice which way the stripes go on the bases of the
SOLUTION: I've had the most fantastic range of messages from all around the world
about this book - frantic, rude, begging, weeping, bribing, furious, indignant - and so
I've decided to put people out of their misery. (Do please still keep contacting me though!)
Here is the order in which the pages should be visited. You'll
still have to work out the message yourself!
6 60 90 76 22 50 74 56 62 32 31 46 80 66 50 12 28 70 78 50 18 11 8 36
50 48 113 26 84 24 70 58 38 20 50 64 31 92 40 44 and finally 14.
Please note that there are some pages you DON'T visit - so in particular, don't
bother asking how you're supposed to get an answer from page 86!
Titus O'Skinty's Gruesome Game Show
OUTLINE: Originally this idea was a spoof t.v. format whereby a really
obnoxious host presents the most humiliating games for SMUG TV. Sadly
this sort of thing has become too close to the truth to be on telly,
and so I made it into a book instead. If you get the puzzles right
you'll avoid the maggot spray and the turgid bathwater and finally
discover the mystery star prize... oooh whatever could it be? This
book especially leaps to life thanks to some fabulously funny pictures
by the artist Chris Fisher.
HELP: Only one hint has been requested so far, so here it is:
Page 87 - start on the "R" just below the crow and
move round 9 places to the "U" continue from there!