Would you like to know the best possible method for solving a Syzygy problem? It is this. Having ascertained from your doctor that you are in a state of health to bear, without risk, severe brainwork and keen intellectual excitement, from the most candid of your intimate friends that you are in a pleasant temper, and free from all morbid irritability; and from yourself that you are in the humour for the task seat yourself in an easy-chair, taking care that you have writing materials within reach, and that there are no dictionaries in the room; close your eyes, and paint the two given words on your mental retina.

Lewis Carroll