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The Virus Puzzle
Object: Remove the ellipse.
Difficulty: Medium difficulty
Dimensions: Body: 5" (10.5 cm.) long
Materials used: Nickel-plated 1/8" (3.28 mm.) steel wire

Whether a biological entity or a mischievous annoyance dreamed up by some misdirected hacker, a virus is something not to be sneezed at. Our Virus puzzle may look simple, but its elegant symmetry belies its more sinister character.
The beauty of this puzzle is in its ability to seemingly cover its tracks. Even having solved it several times the solution does not become obvious.

Virus Puzzle