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preface

1. a statement written as an introduction to a literary or other work, typically explaining its scope, intention, method, etc.; foreword
2. RC Church a prayer of thanksgiving and exhortation serving as an introduction to the canon of the Mass
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This is clearly a more dignified setting, and perhaps it's time to reclaim these objects from scholars who would prefer aesthetic delights to be prefaced by helpings of verbose texts.
Arranged by subject and prefaced by short introductory notes, the puzzles range from algebraic problems such as "Was Fermat Wrong?" a puzzle challenging Fermat's last theorem, to "Inverting a Triangle," which asks the reader to calculate the minimum number of coins that must be shifted to invert a triangle of 10 pennies.
Each section is prefaced by information about how the category represents common Kerala cuisine, and interesting stories and anecdotes preface each recipe.