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What makes puzzles — jigsaws, mazes, riddles, sudokus — so satisfying? Be it the formation of new cerebral pathways, their close link to insight and humor, or their community-building properties, they're among the fundamental elements that make us human. Convinced that puzzles have made him a better person, A.J. Jacobs — four-time New York Times bestselling author, master of immersion journalism, and nightly crossworder — set out to determine their myriad benefits. Chock-full of unforgettable adventures and original examples from around the world, The Puzzler will open readers' eyes to the power of flexible thinking and concentration.