Please do NOT post your answer, but do say if you think you have solved the puzzle and how long it took. Solution on Monday.

A visual puzzle this week.  How many faces can you see in the picture below?

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

43 comments

    1. Hah. 12 seconds, but I had to use simultaneous equations and also the wording of the puzzle was ambiguous.

    1. Please do NOT post your answer, but do say if you think you have solved the puzzle and how long it took. Solution on Monday.

  1. When these friday puzzles are not instantly solvable i like to do them whilst sat on my train,
    and so as I lack a smartphone, I’ve made a quick sketch on the back of an envelope….

  2. Have applied myself for about a minute, and have said a number out loud that can’t be put back! I’m willing to bet there’s at least one more in a particular part of the picture, but no matter how I stare at it, it won’t show itself!

    1. Please do NOT post your answer, but do say if you think you have solved the puzzle and how long it took. Solution on Monday.

    1. Please do NOT post your answer, but do say if you think you have solved the puzzle and how long it took. Solution on Monday.

  3. IMHO you really have to look hard to ‘unsee’ the central face. There are several ‘full’ faces, a few caused by arrangements of other objects (e.g. birds) and a few negative space facial illusions (remember the candlestick illusion?)

    It’ll be interesting on Monday to see the variation in the number of faces people have spotted…

  4. not really a puzzle though, as any answer is correct, just as any question worded “Can you?” can be correctly answered “no” so really any number here is “correct”. e,g, if I say 1, prove I can see more. So yes, I “solved” it and it took me the time it took to compose this little mini-rant

  5. For a bunch of smarties, you sure are a bunch of dummies! It says very clearly not to post your answer!!!!!

  6. I tweeted this picture to richard in the week asking what he thought of it. He never replied, but now I see him using the picture for the friday puzzle! Cheeky git!

  7. the questions asks how many faces I see, not how many are there. So whatever I say is correct. I see six. That may not be *your* correct answer, but it’s correct for me.

  8. i am boycotting this puzz as it is unfair to those who are Blind or do not suffer from Paradelia.

    a puzz should be for everyone but just those of a certain medical persuasion.

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