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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member Alcra
    Lazy Sod
    17 May '05 08:51
    Anyone here been to http://nr.wireplay.co.uk/modules.php?name=Net_Riddle

    It is a riddle "game" with a cash prize. At the moment, seems most of the planet is stuck on #48. Thought we here at RHP can show them how its done!

    If you need help getting to #48 (and some of the puzzles are plain stupid IMHO), go to
    http://www.wizardgroup.net/home/
  2. Standard member Daemon Sin
    I'm A Mighty Pirate™
    17 May '05 12:24
    Originally posted by Alcra
    Anyone here been to http://nr.wireplay.co.uk/modules.php?name=Net_Riddle

    It is a riddle "game" with a cash prize. At the moment, seems most of the planet is stuck on #48. Thought we here at RHP can show them how its done!

    If you need help getting to #48 (and some of the puzzles are plain stupid IMHO), go to
    http://www.wizardgroup.net/home/
    Looks like a laugh, I'm working my way through it now!
  3. Standard member Daemon Sin
    I'm A Mighty Pirate™
    17 May '05 14:10
    #48 - The one everyone's stuck on!

    A) I am white's first move in the game of kings I have how many choices?

    B) Number of ways of winnings 0s and Xs

    C) "As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives. Every wife had seven sacks, every sack had seven cats, every cat had seven kitts. Kitts, cats, sacks, wives, how many were going to St. Ives?"

    D) How many rings not owned by elves?


    U = (CD) + (AB)

    U = The answer


    Please use BODMAS, also spell your answer, for example 2 would become two. And lastly good luck!

    ******************

    There's probably some stupid trick in the question that I haven;t spotted as per usual, but.... fas as I see:

    A = 10 possible moves
    B = Either 1 (Get 3 in a row) or 8 (possible ways of getting 3 in a row)
    C = 1 (Only I am going to St. Ives)
    D = 13 Rings out of the 16... I hate LOTR and had to ask many people for that answer.

    Where am I going wrong?!
  4. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    17 May '05 14:30
    Originally posted by Daemon Sin
    #48 - The one everyone's stuck on!

    A) I am white's first move in the game of kings I have how many choices?

    B) Number of ways of winnings 0s and Xs

    C) "As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives. Every wife had seven sacks, every sack had seven cats, every cat had seven kitts. Kitts, cats, sacks, wives, how many were going to St. ...[text shortened]... of the 16... I hate LOTR and had to ask many people for that answer.

    Where am I going wrong?!
    I think it's something related to the letters

    U = CD + AB

    You(U) see(C) the(D) plus? (+) ay? (A) be? (B)

    Placebo? (+ab)?

    U = the answer. Why U? Why the CD first? Why is the strange grammar?
  5. Standard member Daemon Sin
    I'm A Mighty Pirate™
    17 May '05 14:51
    Originally posted by Palynka
    I think it's something related to the letters

    U = CD + AB

    You(U) see(C) the(D) plus? (+) ay? (A) be? (B)

    Placebo? (+ab)?

    U = the answer. Why U? Why the CD first? Why is the strange grammar?
    All very good points!

    Especially the order of the equation.... =/

    Placebo isn't the answer btw.
  6. Standard member Alcra
    Lazy Sod
    17 May '05 14:52 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Daemon Sin
    #48 - The one everyone's stuck on!

    A) I am white's first move in the game of kings I have how many choices?

    B) Number of ways of winnings 0s and Xs

    C) "As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives. Every wife had ...[text shortened]... ad to ask many people for that answer.

    Where am I going wrong?!
    Nice thinking, except A <> 10, A= 20

    each pawn can move 1 of two spaces = 16
    + each knight can move to two squares = 4
    16 + 4 =20

    However, some people have said that white can also resign in move 1, so maybe 21?

    EDIT: Tidied up a bit. First go was rushed
  7. Standard member Alcra
    Lazy Sod
    17 May '05 14:53
    Originally posted by Palynka
    I think it's something related to the letters

    U = CD + AB

    You(U) see(C) the(D) plus? (+) ay? (A) be? (B)

    Placebo? (+ab)?

    U = the answer. Why U? Why the CD first? Why is the strange grammar?
    Nice thinking. I knew if i posted here, we would get some different thoughts.
  8. Standard member Alcra
    Lazy Sod
    17 May '05 14:55
    Everyone thinks D is LOTR? Why?
    Can anyone think of anything that is not LOTR here, might be interesting?

    Also, a "clue" was given that states the answer is not numeric? This may help or hinder.
  9. Standard member Daemon Sin
    I'm A Mighty Pirate™
    17 May '05 15:01
    Originally posted by Alcra
    Everyone thinks D is LOTR? Why?
    Can anyone think of anything that is not LOTR here, might be interesting?

    Also, a "clue" was given that states the answer is not numeric? This may help or hinder.
    LOTR is the most generic "Elves" and "Rings" connection. I can't think of any other mainstream connection that everyone else would know...?
  10. Standard member Daemon Sin
    I'm A Mighty Pirate™
    17 May '05 17:12
    Originally posted by Daemon Sin
    #48 - The one everyone's stuck on!

    A) I am white's first move in the game of kings I have how many choices?

    B) Number of ways of winnings 0s and Xs

    C) "As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives. Every wife had seven sacks, every sack had seven cats, every cat had seven kitts. Kitts, cats, sacks, wives, how many were going to St. ...[text shortened]... of the 16... I hate LOTR and had to ask many people for that answer.

    Where am I going wrong?!
    Just to completely throw a spanner in the works...

    Is the 'Game of Kings' definately chess?! Thinking about it, I'm sure Backgammon has been referred to as the 'Game of Kings' by my friends before and it could even possibly be about Checkers/Draughts =/
  11. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Proud Boys Beware
    17 May '05 18:31 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by Daemon Sin
    #48 - The one everyone's stuck on!

    A) I am white's first move in the game of kings I have how many choices?

    B) Number of ways of winnings 0s and Xs

    C) "As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives. Every wife had ...[text shortened]... ad to ask many people for that answer.

    Where am I going wrong?!
    A) Does checkers have a White side? I thought it was Red and Black. If "The Game of Kings" is chess, there are 8x2 Pawn moves = 16, and four possible Knight moves = 20 total. A = 20. Does Backgammon have a White side?

    B) 8. Two diagonals, three horizontals, three verticals. Well maybe we should double that because either O or X can win. B = 16 or 8.

    C) When I heard this puzzle, I was told no kits, cats, sacks or wives were going to St. Ives; I am going to St Ives, and I met them, so supposedly they must be going the other way. So C=0. However it's possible that they were just going slower than I was, so C would equal 7 wives + 7^2 sacks +7^3 cats + 7^4 kits.

    D) This is almost certainly LOTR. Originally, there were the Three, which the Elves always had; the Seven, which the Dwarves had; and the Nine, which the Men had. Sauron made the One Ring to control the others (I guess through the Law of Sympathy, that which seems alike is alike, and so there was a magical connection between the One and the others?). At the time of the LOTR story, the Nine are held by the Ringwraiths; the Elves still have the Three; the Seven were lost and/or destroyed by dragonfire; and of course Frodo has the One. One could interpret this question any number of ways, and the best interpretations would include how many of the Seven were destroyed. However the simple answer would be 1+7+9 = 17 Rings not held by Elves.

    Woops! The Ring of Fire is held by Gandalf, so that makes 18. And Elrond is only Half Elven, and he has the Ring of Air...does that mean 18.5 minus any of the Seven that were destroyed?
  12. Standard member Daemon Sin
    I'm A Mighty Pirate™
    20 May '05 12:21
    There's other riddle/puzzle/quiz games on the rest of the site too, you know. Quite good if you think you're a film boffin
  13. 20 May '05 15:35
    for the chess game, there are 21 moves!!!! You can resign, you dolts!
  14. Standard member Daemon Sin
    I'm A Mighty Pirate™
    20 May '05 16:43
    Originally posted by link345
    for the chess game, there are 21 moves!!!! You can resign, you dolts!
    Check out Alcra's 4th post...
  15. Standard member The Plumber
    Leak-Proof
    20 May '05 17:32 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Alcra
    Anyone here been to http://nr.wireplay.co.uk/modules.php?name=Net_Riddle

    It is a riddle "game" with a cash prize. At the moment, seems most of the planet is stuck on #48. Thought we here at RHP can show them how its done!

    If you need ...[text shortened]... s are plain stupid IMHO), go to
    http://www.wizardgroup.net/home/
    What answers have you tried?

    It appears the correct answer could be any of the following:

    U = (1 * 17) + (20 * 8) = one hundred seventy seven
    U = (1 * 17) + (20 * 16) = three hundred thirty seven
    U = (1 * 17) + (21 * 8) = one hundred eighty five
    U = (1 * 17) + (21 * 16) = three hundred fifty three

    Have you tried all of those?