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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?

Read comments (183)

  1. Flor Gardea:

    If Ray is in quare A3, then Mary and the other two mice must be in squares B1, C4, and D2.

  2. Carole:

    B1, C4, D2

  3. Sheila Tajima:

    B1,C2 and D4…thanks

  4. Sylvia:

    B1, C4, D2

  5. Lucy Atkinson:

    They were standing in B1, C4 & D2.

  6. George grom Greece:

    If Ray is standing in square A3, then the other squares are B1, C4 and D2!

  7. Emma Pearce:

    The answers are B1, C4, D2

  8. Bex Harris:

    B1, C4 and D2

  9. amber manthey:

    B4 C1 D3

  10. amber manthey:

    grrr…i put my numbers backward!

    B1 C4 D2

  11. Jason Kremeniuk:

    A3, C4, D2, B1

  12. Betsy:


  13. Rigel:

    b1, c4, and d2

  14. Stephanie:

    Ray is in A3
    Mary is in B1
    Mice #1 is in D2
    Mice #2 is in C4.

  15. Robert Paloutzian:

    B1, C4, D2

  16. Nina Udvadia:

    B1, C4, D2

  17. frankie:

    D2, B1, C4

  18. Olga:

    They’ll be standing on B1, C4 & D2

  19. Dan Mastrian:

    B1, C4, D2

  20. Helena:

    B1, C4, and D2.

  21. Gaia Canestrari:

    i meant B1 – C4 and D2!!!

  22. An Dreesen:

    Mary and her two little friends are standing on squares B1, C4, D2!

  23. Andrew Sosnkowski:

    They would be in B1, C4 & D2

  24. Christina Megill Craven:

    Mary and the other mice were in squares 1B, C4, and D2.


    B1 MARY
    D2 MICE 1
    C4 MICE 2

  26. Maura:

    B1, C4, and D2.

  27. istoo:

    B1, C4, D2.

  28. Jessica Rogers:

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

  29. Debbie:

    Answers: (I hope!)
    the little mice will be on squares
    B1 C2 D4

  30. Debbie:

    Actually scratch that *blushes*
    B1 C4 D2

  31. Abby Carinder:

    C4, D2, and B1

  32. Tania:

    B1, C4 and D2

  33. Carlos Ingala:

    C4, D2 and B1

  34. sar:

    b1 and 4c and 2d

  35. Heather:

    The others are located in 1B, 4C, and D2

  36. Paul Nguyen:



  37. Alistair:

    B1, C4, D2

  38. James Learie:

    B4, C1, and D2

  39. Ed Udvadia:

    B1 C4 D2

  40. Agnes Vanya:

    B1, C4, D2

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