## 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!

### 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?

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:

OOps!
Its
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. Evie Milo:

B1, C4, D2

8. Emma Pearce:

The answers are B1, C4, D2

9. Bex Harris:

B1, C4 and D2

10. Paula Mould:

C4, D2, B1

11. amber manthey:

B4 C1 D3

12. Amy:

B1
C4
D2

13. amber manthey:

grrr…i put my numbers backward!

B1 C4 D2

14. Jason Kremeniuk:

A3, C4, D2, B1

15. Betsy:

C4
D2
B1

16. Rigel:

b1, c4, and d2

17. Derek Smith:

D2, C4, B1

18. Stephanie:

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

19. Robert Paloutzian:

B1, C4, D2

20. Andy Rota:

B1, C4, D2

B1, C4, D2

22. frankie:

D2, B1, C4

23. Olga:

They’ll be standing on B1, C4 & D2

24. Dan Mastrian:

B1, C4, D2

25. Helena:

B1, C4, and D2.

26. Isabelle:

B1, C4 and D2

27. Gaia Canestrari:

B! – C4 – D2

28. Gaia Canestrari:

i meant B1 – C4 and D2!!!

29. An Dreesen:

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

30. Andrew Sosnkowski:

They would be in B1, C4 & D2

31. Scott Brown:

B1, C4, D2

32. Christina Megill Craven:

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

33. TANIA ALLEN:

B1 MARY
D2 MICE 1
C4 MICE 2

34. Maura:

B1, C4, and D2.

35. istoo:

B1, C4, D2.

36. Jessica Rogers:

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

37. Debbie:

the little mice will be on squares
B1 C2 D4

38. Debbie:

Actually scratch that *blushes*
B1 C4 D2

39. Abby Carinder:

C4, D2, and B1

40. Tania:

B1, C4 and D2

41. Carlos Ingala:

C4, D2 and B1

42. Becci:

B1, C4, D2

43. sar:

b1 and 4c and 2d

44. Heather:

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

45. Paul Nguyen:

B1
C4
D2

Fun!

46. Alistair:

B1, C4, D2

47. James Learie:

B4, C1, and D2

B1 C4 D2

49. Agnes Vanya:

B1, C4, D2

50. Alan Costello:

B1 and C4

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