Mr. Benedict's Book of Perplexing Puzzles, Elusive Enigmas, and Curious Conundrums is a book of puzzles and archival materials that is framed as a collection that Mr. Benedict curated.
There are 40 puzzles, enigmas, and conundrums. In addition to traditional riddles, there are visual riddles, logic puzzles, geography quizzes, and poetry challenges. The puzzles are credited to a variety of characters besides Mr. Benedict, including members of the Mysterious Benedict Society, Captain Noland, and Cannonball. Most puzzles do not require extensive knowledge of The Mysterious Benedict Society series in order to be solved.
One puzzle's answer provides a code that can be entered in the Books section on the Mysterious Benedict Society website.
Archival Materials Edit
Character profiles, government dossiers, diagrams, encyclopedia articles, and newspaper clippings are interspersed throughout the book. Some of the information in the archival materials is useful in solving the puzzles.
Helpful Resources Edit
Three puzzles (Dots and Dashes, S.Q.'s Vocabulization, and Tamil Squares) refer the reader to resources at the end of the book: Morse Code, Counting in Tamil, and Sticky's Glossary.
There are also hints for each puzzle, but the answers are not listed in the book.
Mr. Benedict's Book of Perplexing Puzzles, Elusive Enigmas, and Curious Conundrums