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 11-25-2013, 01:23 PM Replies: 5 Views: 3,276 Posted By zenobia43 Lewis Carroll wrote about logic. If you're... Lewis Carroll wrote about logic. If you're really interested in the historical treatment of this, you might find the pdf at the following link useful: ...
 11-20-2013, 06:41 PM Replies: 5 Views: 22,848 Posted By zenobia43 I think the difficulty stems from the fact that... I think the difficulty stems from the fact that the Englishized clues don't state the missing logical terms (thankfully). Ready for some tedium? If not, start another puzzle and have some more...
 11-05-2013, 02:10 PM Replies: 3 Views: 6,130 Posted By zenobia43 Clue 7 states that 1989 is Switzerland or 100. ... Clue 7 states that 1989 is Switzerland or 100. From your grid, we see that 100 cannot be Canada or Nigeria. And that means 1989 will not be Canada or Nigeria. Copy those two Xs from the 100...
 10-11-2013, 05:24 PM Replies: 2 Views: 9,998 Posted By zenobia43 The recent puzzle list only shows puzzles... The recent puzzle list only shows puzzles attempted within the past 24 hours. If you don't solve it within that period, you probably won't see it in the list anymore. Print out the puzzle if you...
 09-28-2013, 04:40 AM Replies: 9 Views: 20,500 Posted By zenobia43 Check out... Check out http://www.printable-puzzles.com/printable-logic-puzzles.php Try the 4x6 and 4x7 puzzles if you're looking for a weekly challenge :).
 08-30-2013, 01:00 PM Replies: 3 Views: 17,703 Posted By zenobia43 Wow - that's a great puzzle with all those open... Wow - that's a great puzzle with all those open cells. Clues of the type seen in 6 and 7 are usually a gold mine of Xs. Here's yet another way of extracting those Xs from those two clues. ...
 07-11-2013, 02:16 AM Replies: 8 Views: 30,894 Posted By zenobia43 Points Here is a link to a post with lots of information: http://www.logic-puzzles.org/forum/showthread.php?t=270 There is a formula for both the 4x5 and 4x4 puzzles.
 06-18-2013, 12:57 AM Replies: 3 Views: 35,133 Posted By zenobia43 And here is yet another method using the two... And here is yet another method using the two ordering clues with a substitution. Lay out clues 1 and 5 with the substitution for capellini. Yolanda -> capellini = Margie mushroom -> Angie...
 06-16-2013, 11:48 PM Replies: 4 Views: 32,569 Posted By zenobia43 In addition to the exclusion noted by... In addition to the exclusion noted by shriekingviolet, we can lay out clues 5, 7, and 8 like this (I've included the positive relations already in the grid): Traci = Mongolia -> ? -> Gwendolyn ->...
 06-14-2013, 12:57 PM Replies: 5 Views: 32,034 Posted By zenobia43 The ordering clues are pretty useful if you find... The ordering clues are pretty useful if you find yourself at that brick wall. This is the place where you start to doubt that each puzzle has a solution, and you doubt that the puzzle can be solved...
 06-07-2013, 01:14 AM Replies: 1 Views: 24,600 Posted By zenobia43 Now here is where it gets interesting. The... Now here is where it gets interesting. The ordering clues, 3, 6, and 9 can be laid out like the Baron shows in the video. We already have a couple positive relations, so I will include those in...
 06-07-2013, 12:57 AM Replies: 1 Views: 24,600 Posted By zenobia43 Great puzzle The recent post by BillsBayou entitled Thursday's Broken Ladder was a real stumper unless all the exclusions were extracted from the 3 ordering clues. I think this puzzle is one of the best...
 06-05-2013, 09:05 PM Replies: 11 Views: 27,181 Posted By zenobia43 Clue 2 says that painting has to be less than... Clue 2 says that painting has to be less than Mia. In your grid, Mia can be \$100K and \$209K, and painting can be \$100K and \$153K. If painting is less than Mia, Mia cannot be \$100K. Try...
 06-04-2013, 08:53 PM Replies: 5 Views: 24,153 Posted By zenobia43 I hope this isn't spoiling anything, but the key... I hope this isn't spoiling anything, but the key to this solution, starting from the "stuck" screen shot, is found in a very recent post on this subject. The symmetry of the open spaces in this...
 05-31-2013, 08:25 PM Replies: 11 Views: 24,183 Posted By zenobia43 That's it! By substituting Della for the... That's it! By substituting Della for the parrot, you get the relations described by shriekingviolet, and a puzzle that looked like it needed the what-if treatment becomes routine pure logic. ...
 05-31-2013, 01:20 AM Replies: 11 Views: 24,183 Posted By zenobia43 Here is another example where I found that the... Here is another example where I found that the ordering clues made the difference between a pure logic solution and a what-if approach. In the puzzle below, I needed a substitution before I could...
 05-30-2013, 08:51 PM Replies: 11 Views: 24,183 Posted By zenobia43 This one was relatively straightforward: 2 clues... This one was relatively straightforward: 2 clues with fixed length, same size inequalities, and, when ordered such that the lesser entity in each clue is on the left, one side of the inequality pair...
 05-30-2013, 05:49 PM Replies: 11 Views: 24,183 Posted By zenobia43 The solution is all laid out neatly in your post.... The solution is all laid out neatly in your post. "The daisy-chain for "Bryan < Caffe Latte < (+20 cents) Henry" does not intersect the relationship of "Austin < (+20cents) Fredrick". I've marked...
 05-30-2013, 03:23 AM Replies: 3 Views: 15,075 Posted By zenobia43 From clues 1 and 9 we know that Oslo is before... From clues 1 and 9 we know that Oslo is before Zynga, and Ewing is before Bale-Hahn. We also know that Zynga is Ewing. So Oslo is before Bale-Hahn, and Oslo cannot be Bale-Hahn. Now Oslo can...
 05-21-2013, 10:50 PM Replies: 4 Views: 17,754 Posted By zenobia43 Clue 6 has a lot of Xs for you. You basically... Clue 6 has a lot of Xs for you. You basically determine what the left side cannot be, and reflect that as exclusions (Xs) for the two elements of the right side. Then turn it around and determine...
 05-17-2013, 01:43 AM Replies: 2 Views: 17,831 Posted By zenobia43 Ghana can only be 350 or 2008 (clue 1). ... Ghana can only be 350 or 2008 (clue 1). 2008 cannot be 315 (your grid), so Ghana cannot be 315 either. Now 315 can only be Russia or Ukraine. Neither byengo bat nor listner cat can be...
 04-11-2013, 12:03 PM Replies: 3 Views: 12,372 Posted By zenobia43 Another tough one and one that has a very... Another tough one and one that has a very tempting "what if" instead of pure logic. There are two more Xs that can be added to your grid from clues 5 and 11. Clue 5: mac and cheese cannot be...
 04-09-2013, 01:53 AM Replies: 6 Views: 11,577 Posted By zenobia43 This particular puzzle had a clue of the type:... This particular puzzle had a clue of the type: "Of A and B, one is C, and the other is D." The technique used for this type of clue also works for its one-sided version of the type: "A is...
 04-08-2013, 07:22 PM Replies: 6 Views: 11,577 Posted By zenobia43 This is a great one, and unless I'm not seeing... This is a great one, and unless I'm not seeing this right, it really does require something not seen directly in the video of advanced techniques. But first, let's use the technique shown in the...
 04-03-2013, 01:04 AM Replies: 10 Views: 11,396 Posted By zenobia43 BillsBayou, if you encounter one of those brick... BillsBayou, if you encounter one of those brick walls again, post the screen shot of the grid and the clues, and we'll see if we can come up with the logic to get the next X.
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