I got this puzzle pretty easily- less than a minute- but the simple elegance of it was pleasing. White to move.
8/8/3p4/6QR/4b3/7P/5K1P/6Bk w - - 0 1
a) 1...Bc6, 2. Rd5!! Bxd5, 3. Qxd5#!b) 1...d5, 2. Qg4! (Black is in zugzwang) d4, 3. Qxe4#!
Yes, Loyd was deeply fond of zugzwang themes in mate in 3s.
c) 1.Qc8 Bf3 2.Kxf3 d5 3.Qg2#
It took 20 minutes to solve this puzzle.
Hey, Alena!! You mistyped 1. Qc8. It should be 1. Qg8
Yes, you are right Dave.
1.Qg8 Ba82.Rd5 Bxd53.Qxd5#