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Re: riddle(OQ)

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

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Re: riddle(OQ)

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

i agree, you said dam and then river.

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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by Goggo EJ » 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 post by 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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