On Friday I set this puzzle….

Can you move 2 of these coins and change the direction of the arrow?


If you have not tried to solve it, have a go now.  For everyone else the answer is after the break.

Take the two coins shown in grey in the diagram below and move them below the arrow.


I have produced an ebook containing 101 of the previous Friday Puzzles! It is called PUZZLED and is available for the Kindle(UKhere and USA here) and on the iBookstore (UK here in the USA here). You can try 101 of the puzzles for free here.


  1. I thought it was a fine puzzle. It took me about one minute. First, I had to realize that the wording was “change the direction” not “reverse the direction”. Second, I had to notice the triangle of coins.

  2. Richard’s answer makes the arrow point “northwest,” but you could use the same method to make it point “southeast.”

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