## Question 50 in our cryptic quiz: “Three is the magic number”

23rd September 2009 by Pete

Wow, number 50! In marriage terms, we have reached our golden anniversary. Lots of hard work, but I am sure you will agree, lots of great rewards too? Anyway, down to business:

### Domicile03, Guin

I was happy to help out my cousins, distant though they were, but if they thought they were getting a free vacation, they were sadly mistaken. I’d been trying to get at a particular area of exposed rock to take some measurements and the local wildlife hadn’t been at all cooperative. I could temporarily lure them into large pens, but if I wasn’t careful with their placement, they’d run riot and break out–making it impossible to safely examine the traces of weather.
I had four different types of animal that I needed to contain–Frigatebird, lizard, seal, and tortoise. What figured I needed to do was find a way to make sure no animal shared a quadrant, row, or column with another animal of the same type.

### QUESTION: What was Guin’s plan? List the animals by row starting with the top row (be sure to include the animals Guin has already placed).

That’s it for now life partners!

#### Comments (24)

1. Chi:

Row1: F, L, S, T
Row2: T, S, F, L
Row3: S, T, L, F
Row4: L, F, T, S
F=Frigatebird, L=Lizard, S=Seal, T=Tortoise

2. Colleen C:

1. Frigatebird, lizard, seal, tortoise
2. Tortoise, Seal, Frigatebird, lizard
3. Seal, Tortoise, Lizard, Frigatebird
4. Lizard, Frigatebird, Tortoise, Seal

or

FLST
TSFL
STLF
LFTS

3. isaiah Carew:

Row 1: bird, lizard, seal, tortoise
Row 2: tortoise, seal, bird, lizard
Row 3: seal, tortoise, lizard, bird
Row 4: lizard, bird, tortoise, seal

4. zoe:

Frigate Bird, Lizard, seal, Tortoise
Toirtoise, seal, frigate bird, lizard
seal, tortoise, lizard, frigate bird
Lizard, frigate bird, tortoise, seal

5. Justine:

Bird, Lizard, Seal, Turtle
Turtle, Seal, Bird, Lizard
Seal, Turtle, Lizard, Bird
Lizard, Bird, Turtle, Seal

6. Calvin:

All that needs to happen, is the seal needs to move down one box in its column. Resulting in Frigatebird in the 1st quadrant, row, and column, lizard in the 2nd quadrant, 4th column, and 2nd row, seal in the 3rd quadrant, 2nd column, and third row, and tortoise in the 4th quadrant and row, and 3rd column.

7. Clare selley:

Animal Suduko!

Frigatebird, Lizard, Seal, Turtle
Turtle, Seal, Frigatebird, Lizard
Seal, Turtle, Lizard, Frigatebird
Lizard, Frigatebird, Turtle, Seal

8. Michael:

frigatebird lizard seal tortoise
tortoise seal frigatebird lizard
seal tortoise lizard frigatebird
lizard frigatebird tortoise seal

9. jgardy:

F= frigatebird, L = lizard, S = seal, T = tortoise. From top to bottom, left to right:

FLST
TSFL
STLF
LFTS

10. Caro:

Okay, from the top left:
Frigatebird, lizard, seal, and tortoise.
Tortoise, seal, frigatebird, lizard.
Seal, tortoise, lizard, frigatebird.
Lizard, frigatebird, tortoise, seal.

11. Sally:

Row1: Frigatebird, lizard, seal, tortoise
Row2: tortoise, seal, Frigatebird, lizard
Row3: seal, tortoise, lizard, Frigatebird
Row4: lizard, Frigatebird, tortoise, seal

12. Alex:

Frigate Bird, Tortoise, Seal, Lizard;
Lizard, Seal, Frigate Bird, Tortoise;
Tortoise, Frigate Bird, Lizard, Seal;
Seal, Lizard, Tortoise, Frigate Bird;

13. Victoria Parkinson:

Row 1: frigate bird, lizard, seal, tortoise
Row 2: tortoise, seal, frigate bird, lizard
Row 3: seal, tortoise, lizard, frigate bird
Row 4: lizard, frigate bird, tortoise, seal

14. Pauline:

1: frigatebird lizard seal tortoise
2: tortoise seal frigatebird lizard
3: seal tortoise lizard frigatebird
4: lizard frigatebird tortoise seal

15. Ricky Moorhouse:

frigatebird, lizard, seal, tortoise
tortoise, seal, frigatebird, lizard
seal, tortoise, lizard, frigatebird
lizard, frigatebird, tortoise, seal

16. Shereen:

Row 1: Frigatebird, Lizard, Seal, Tortoise
Row 2: Tortoise, Seal, Frigatebird, Lizard
Row 3: Seal, Tortoise, Lizard, Frigatebird
Row 4: Lizard, Frigatebird, Tortoise, Seal

17. Rebekah:

Row 1: Frigatebird, lizard, seal, tortoise
Row 2: Tortoise, seal, frigatebird, lizard
Row 3: Seal, tortoise, lizard, frigatebird
Row 4: Lizard, frigatebird, tortoise, seal

18. Jenn:

The frigatebird, lizard, and tortoise are already placed correctly. The seal needs to move down one row to the 3rd quadrant.

frigatebird
lizard
seal
tortoise

19. Sarah G:

Row 1(l-r): Frigatebird, lizard, seal, tortoise
Row 2(l-r): tortoise, seal, frigatebird, lizard
Row 3(l-r): seal, tortoise, lizard, frigatebird
Row 4(l-r): lizard, frigatebird, tortoise, seal

20. Kathy:

Row 1: Frigatebird, lizard, seal, tortoise
Row 2: Tortoise, seal, frigatebird, lizard
Row 3: Seal, tortoise, lizard, frigatebird
Row 4: Lizard, frigatebird, tortoise, seal

21. istoo:

Frigatebird, Lizard, Seal, Tortoise.
Tortoise, Seal, Frigatebird, lizard.
Seal, Tortoise ,lizard, Frigatebird.
Lizard, Frigatebird, tortoise, seal.

22. Lauren Brice:

FrigateBird, Lizard, Seal, Tortoise
Tortoise, Seal, FrigateBird, Lizard
Seal, Tortoise, Lizard, FrigateBird
Lizard, FrigateBird, Tortoise, Seal

23. char:

bird, lizard, seal, tortoise
tortoise, seal, bird, lizard
seal, tortoise, lizard, bird
lizard, bird, tortoise, seal

24. Clare:

Qu 50:
Bird, Lizard, Seal, Tortoise
T, S, B, L
S, T, L, B
L, B, T, S

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