It has been said that success is a journey, not a destination. If so, then the solution to a puzzle must take a back seat to the thought processes used to obtain that solution.
Nonetheless, we do occasionally get a request for the solution to one of our puzzles. We do provide solutions, but we recommend that the solver work at it for a minimum of six months before we will send it to him or her.
The reason for the six-month waiting period is twofold: we want to encourage the recipient to give it his or her best shot, but also, we do not intend to betray you the gift-giver by divulging the answer too quickly. After six months have gone by, most puzzlers have either solved the puzzle or have given up. We feel that by sending them the solution at that point we are not betraying your trust.
By the way, there is no charge for the answer. After the appropriate time, simply write or email us for the solution.