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Started the Christmas Quiz

Started the Christmas Quiz

So, I’ve finally started work on Christmas Quiz XIII, only five months behind schedule! Still, six months to go before advent, so plenty of time yet to ensure it’s suitable challenging. 🙂 This year is a cryptic year and the theme is going to be ‘Countries and Regions’ – and as with cities in Christmas Quiz III, you will be told which continent they’re in. For those who’ve not been following the Christmas Quiz through the years, the back catalogue…

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Answer to Monday’s Puzzle

Answer to Monday’s Puzzle

On Monday I posted the following puzzle: “A prisoner is given a choice between two doors; one of which leads to freedom and the other of which leads to certain death. In front of the doors stand three guards, one of whom always tells the truth, one of whom always lies and the other of which answers randomly. The guards will only answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to questions. The prisoner does not know which guard is which. In only two…

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A Logic Puzzle

A Logic Puzzle

Most readers are probably familiar with the old chestnut of two doors and two guards, one of which always tells the truth and one of which always lies. But what about if we have three guards? This is a twist on the classic puzzle that I found pleasantly appealing. Without further ado: A prisoner is given a choice between two doors; one of which leads to freedom and the other of which leads to certain death. In front of the…

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