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#1 octopuppy

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 01:04 PM

Following the recent breakdown in diplomatic relations, the government of Honestants and Swindlecants is taking a hard line on foreigners, declaring all “Normaltons” (people who can tell the truth or lie at will) detrimental to the logical integrity of society. Yesterday I was backpacking on the island with a companion. The secret police found us and took us both to a detention centre. We were forcibly separated and I was locked in a solitary cell. That night I heard terrible screams, and in the morning there was an eerie silence. Fearing the worst, I called out my companion’s name, but there was no reply. There were two guards outside my cell so I asked them what had become of my companion.

Guard 1: “If your companion is dead, the other guard is an Honestant.”

Guard 2: “If the other guard is an Honestant, your companion is alive. Unfortunately, the other guard is a Swindlecant.”

That sounds like bad news, but is it really? Is my companion alive, or dead?
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#2 bonanova

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 03:53 PM

Spoiler for Help needed. First try gives no solution.

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 05:18 PM

Spoiler for Help arrived!


That's the only help I can provide here I supppose!
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#4 unreality

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 05:30 PM

Spoiler for ask guard 1 if YOU are going to live

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#5 unreality

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 05:31 PM

wow it bleeped out A-S-S, ;D
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Posted 10 February 2008 - 05:50 PM

Spoiler for ask guard 1 if YOU are going to live


Spoiler for DHS doen't really work

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#7 octopuppy

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 09:09 PM

I like roolstar's answer to this!

Not the right answer though, they haven't been infiltrated. Not yet anyway. Might use that later, hmm...

"How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?" - Sherlock Holmes
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#8 TwoaDay

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 11:12 PM

i say alive
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Posted 10 February 2008 - 11:14 PM

guard2 is a swindlecant and guard1 is an honestant making guard 1s state ment true bu since guard 2 ix not an honestant he must be alive

but thier are probably other answers
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#10 TwoaDay

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 11:15 PM

check out my puzzle
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