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Re "thinking outside the box"

Posted by Bob on January 10, 2001

In Reply to: Re "thinking outside the box" posted by R. Berg on January 10, 2001

: : Does anyone know the origin of thinking out of the box???
: : thanks!

: This phrase was discussed here in December. Go down the page to a query titled "Out of the Box," posted on 12/26/00. By the way, the solution to the nine-dot puzzle promised in one of the responses hasn't yet been provided, as far as I know.

I knew somebody was listening. Ok. I'll give everybody who's encountering this classic puzzle another day or so to ponder, and I'll supply the answer. Actually, an answer... since there are more than one.