Question 25 of the Cryptic Quiz: “Three is the Magic Number!”

11th September 2009 by Simon G

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Hardboiled, Part Nine

Building a Better Trap

We decided to turn our investigation on Mary. This meant one thing–stakeout! Fortunately we’re small enough we could spy on her in her very own office. Unfortunately because we’re all legally blind, we have to be very careful about how we position ourselves, lest we miss entire sections of a room. So we tapped our way into her office and set ourselves up so that each of us were an separate rows and separate columns. Plus, we made sure that none of us could see each other along a straight diagonal, as seeing each others blurry movement might cause us to call out in false alarm.

So we set ourselves up and waited. Little did we know, Mary had followed us in and set herself up in the office by the very same rules!

Trap Puzzle

Q: If Ray was standing in square A3, which squares were Mary and the other 2 mice standing in so that none of them were in the same row, column, or diagonal line?

Comments (183)

  1. Shereen:

    B1, C4, D2!

  2. Gabi Nüchter:


  3. Mirek:

    B1, C4 and D2.

  4. Bart Braem:

    B1, C4 and D2

  5. Dan:

    B1, C4 and D2

    Loving your Cryptic Quiz series!

  6. Lee Stone:

    They’d be in B1, C4 and D2

  7. Sara:

    They are in B1, C4 and D2.

  8. Aaron McFann:

    B1, C4 and D2

  9. Leigh Grundy:

    Is this how I submit my answer?
    They were in B1, C4 and D2

  10. Priscilla Yuen:

    B1, C4, D2

  11. Antonietta:


  12. Gareth Whitehead:

    B1, C4, D2
    Pick me! Pick me!!

  13. Janet:

    Mary and the other 2 mice were standing in B1, C4, and D2

  14. Doug Bewley:

    B1, C4, D2

  15. Laurel:

    B1, D2, C4

  16. Hector Casalprim:

    Mary and other 2 mice are in squares B1, C4, D2.

  17. Grace Tadgell:

    C2 & D4

  18. Victoria:

    B1,C4 and D2

  19. Carrie:

    I think the answer is A3, then B1, C4, and D2 :)

  20. Jillian:

    Squares – B1, C4, D2

  21. Megan Duff:

    If Ray was standing in square A3, Mary and the other two mice were standing in b1, d2, and c4.

  22. Elise:

    Fun puzzle! I think it’s B1, C4, D2.

  23. Hilary Helton:

    Okay, I’ll play! B1, C4, D2?? Please tell me you don’t have to be on a white square!

  24. Marie Sweeten:

    B1, C4 and D2

  25. Whitney:

    Mary and the other 2 mice are standing in squares: B1, C4, and D2

  26. Natalie Luffman:

    would they be stood on 1B, 4C & 2D. ???

  27. Michael:

    B1, C4 and D2

  28. Chryssy:

    B1, C4 , D2

  29. Vanessa Chabre:

    Mary and the other mice were in squares B1, C4, D2.

  30. michele annelouise cohen:

    D1 AND C4 AND A3

    MARY AND RAY are standing in the same square and the two mice are in D1 and C4 respectively.

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