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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby onewithnature » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:46 am

You're right that I never said one cross per square, and I should have because this is what I am trying to achieve (oversight, sorry). Can you then figure it out with one cross in a square, such that you place six crosses in the nine squares, and not get three in any one line or diagonal?
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby Jungle Junkie » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:54 am

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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby onewithnature » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:36 am

Spot on, JJ. :clap: :clap:
Nice try, EJ. :D Just glad you mites could get those minds churning. :D
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby Elzet » Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:04 am

There was an avid hunter who enjoyed hunting around a dam near his farm. He always hunted on the eastern side of the river where wild animals were not abundant. However, the western side was filled with wild animals, easy hunting grounds. So why does the hunter avoid the western side?
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:14 am

The dam is Kariba and the river is the mighty Zambezi, so there is either no way for him to cross or it is too far to the other side? :wall:
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby Rooies » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:11 am

Elzet, just clear something up. You are referring to a dam where the hunter like to hunt, but then you say that he shoots on the eastern side of the river. Do you mean that he likes to hunt on the eastern side of the dam, or is it part of the riddle?
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby ossendryver » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:55 pm

i agree, you said dam and then river.

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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby Elzet » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:20 am

Ooops - apologies. :redface:


There was an avid hunter who enjoyed hunting around a dam near his farm. He always hunted on the eastern side of the river that flowed into said dam, where wild animals were not abundant. However, the western side was filled with wild animals, easy hunting grounds. So why does the hunter avoid the western side?
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby Elzet » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:22 am

onewithnature wrote:The dam is Kariba and the river is the mighty Zambezi, so there is either no way for him to cross or it is too far to the other side? :wall:




OWN, not a bad deduction. Could have been correct, but not what I am looking for.
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:32 am

He is a sheep farmer, so he prefers the side that has few wild animals. The "domestic" side of his farm he only uses to hunt leopards and other predators that threaten his sheep? :hmz:
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby Rooies » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:06 am

The western side is not his property, or
He is also a conservationist and would like to keep the western side as a breeding place for animals, or
He doesn't have a boat to cross the river, or
He is afraid of water.
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby Elzet » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:12 pm

I like your way of thinking... :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:27 am

The western side is across the border in another country and he is unable to get a visa because he has a criminal record. :doh:
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby ecojunkie » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:47 am

Maybe he did not 'hunt' wild animals, but new species of plants/insects or similar?
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby Jungle Junkie » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:32 am

The hunter is not a human, but an animal and cannot swim?
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