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This puzzle will leave you… seeing stars!

Ok, I think you guys are really going to like this one!

Try to draw the form of a 5 pointed star that is larger than the others, and yet have it not touch one of them!

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If you can solve this, feel free to enter your answer below. Will unmask submissions toward the end of the week-good luck!

UPDATE! Those who have solved this so far include:

19 Comments to “This puzzle will leave you… seeing stars!”


  1. Bobo The Bear | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    Bear with me as I try to describe, nongraphically, how to draw the star.


    Start with the star that is closest to the center, just a little bit below and to the left. Draw a regular pentagon that surrounds that star as snugly as you can. Extend the sides of this pentagon to form the points of the star.


    (That’s the “real” answer. The “funny” answer to “Try to draw … not touch one of them!” is “Heck, I can draw one that touches not one, but four or even five of them!” But I don’t think that was what you were going for.)


  2. Someone | Profile

    Draw a star with the middle star in its center
    -or-
    Draw a star with the top 2nd-from-the-right in its center


    One of those should work.


  3. Hendy | Profile

    From the bottom left corner, go up two and right two. At this star draw the larger star with the “pentagon” part of the star touching the corners of this star. The remaining 5 triangles that make up the “points” of the larger star should fit around the pentagon.


  4. Hendy | Profile

    Actually, I meant to say “close to” not “touching”.


  5. Falwan | Profile

    One way is to draw a big star and have your picture in the center of the star not touching it…


    Right?!


  6. bizarette18 | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    My daughter Sally fitted another star in around the one that’s nearest the middle, towards the lower left. I don’t know how to send a picture as a comment, so I’ll send it as an email.


  7. Shawn | PUZZLE GRANDMASTER | Profile

    There is nothing that says the new star has to be limited to the confines of the yellow square…


  8. Diego | Profile

    the inner pentagon of the 5 pointed star is “nearly” touching the 5 points of the centermost star


  9. Jeff Kosmos | Profile

    At first I thought that the “Trick” was in the wording, stating “…have it not touch one of them.” I thought that the trick was to make a BIG start touching ALL of the other stars, except ONE. Then I started to see a pattern. You can see that the one star, just above the middle star of the bottom 3 has exactly 5 stars around it, evenly spaced out. You can draw the 5-sided pentagon around that star, which is the “Middle”. You just need to draw the spokes to finish the star, and viola!


  10. suineg | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    RK, the 5 pointed star has to be symmetrical???
    or the only limitation is that had 5 points and 5 lines, and does it have to have straight lines??


  11. RK | Founder | Profile

    Hey there Suineg- it has to be symmetrical


  12. jonah | Profile

    stumbled the site and solved this pretty quick.


    the big star is around the star which is 3 down and 1 to the right. you, almost, join all the points of the (1,-3) star with straight lines, so as not to actually touch them, making a pentagon. the straight lines can then be extended into the free space which surrounds that star and you have a massive star.


    i will check out some other things on the site, but first impressions are good.


    while you’re waiting for games to load or videos to buffer go to jonahfreeland.blogspot.com for free stories and poetry as well as my favourite turkey sandwich recipe.


  13. Falwan | Profile

    Mashplum:


    Your Image does not open.There must be something wrong with this part:


    “/U…../”


    I think.


  14. suineg | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    Nice answer, I thought that the star was seen as a solid object jajajaja but cool, so no inner star was allowed by “my” and only my limitation.


  15. Mashplum | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    Hmmm… maybe it only works for people with yahoo accounts?


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