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Cutler's Dilemma II

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Cutler's Dilemma II by John Devost
Photo courtesy of Bill Cutler
Name
Cutler's Dilemma II
Designer
Manufacturer
Dimensions
5.0 x 5.0 x 5.0"
Year
1995
Cost
$160
Availability
Available
Type
# of Pieces
15 + 2 3-Sided Box Halves
Material
Walnut, Cherry
Objective
Pack all 15 pieces in between the 2 box halves
Other
Bill Cutler deemed the original Cutler's Dilemma puzzle to be too difficult, and as such made this simplified version.

"The revised version of Cutler's Dilemma simplifies the puzzle. The basic design is a 15-piece puzzle; the original version cut some of the pieces into smaller blocks, but it proved to be much too hard. Cutler's Dilemma II returns the design to its basic version. John Devost's model has a 3-sided box and cover made from walnut. The top and bottom pieces are dovetailed to the sides for expansion/contraction. The pieces and slipfeathers are cherry.

The picture shows an 'almost' solution. Everything fits except for a piece on the top - the 20x20 square does not fit into a 23x19 opening. Squeezing that last unit in is the problem!" -Bill Cutler

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