From David J. Bodycombe’s The Riddles of the Sphinx…and the puzzles, word games, brainteasers, conundrums, quizzes, mysteries, codes and ciphers that have baffled, entertained and confused the world over the last 100 years.
“Three quarters of a cross, a circle next,
Two semicircles then an upright meet;
A triangle upon two legs is set,
Two semicircles, and a ring complete.
This poem will give you the name of a well-known plant, greatly appreciated by Thomas Atkins in the trenches.”