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. William Kapes:

    1b, 4c, 2d

  2. Aubrey Buller:

    If Ray is starting out in 3A then the other 3 would be in 1B, 3C and 2D. :)

  3. Melissa Osburn:

    B1, c4, D2

  4. Melissa:

    B1, C4, D2

  5. SarahG:

    B1, C4, D2

  6. Carla:

    Hi! The answer is c4 and d1

  7. Jennifer Chan:

    Ray = A3
    Mary = B1
    Mouse 1 = C4
    Mouse 2 = D2

  8. Melinda Walker:

    They were standing in B1, C4, and D2

  9. MIchelle McGanney:

    They would be standing in B1, C4, and D2. Thanks, Michelle

  10. MonkeyRPN:

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

    Mary – B1
    Mouse 1 – C4
    Mouse 2 – D2

  11. Caro:

    I think the squares are: B1, C4 and D2. I think.

  12. Catherine Bell:

    B1, C4 and D2

  13. Stephen Miller:

    C4, D2, B1

  14. Lelien Hang:

    The answer is:
    B1, C4 and D2


  15. Abigail Adams:

    Ray is on A3 and the others are on D2 C4 and B1.

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