Chinese puzzle

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Chinese puzzle

an intricate puzzle, esp one consisting of boxes within boxes
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Anyone may submit his or her own mechanical puzzle design for the seventh annual competition, as long as the person is independent of the International Puzzle Collectors' Party affiliation.
The cube has been hailed as the most popular mechanical puzzle of the 20th century.
It was a real mechanical puzzle ( how to get a three-and-a-half tonne digging machine three quarters of the way up a Lake District mountain.
Competitors will solve mechanical puzzles that are operated by twisting groups of pieces, commonly known as "twisty puzzles".
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