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#1 bonanova

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 10:22 PM

You run across three persons, each of whom is a knight [truthteller] or a liar

You ask them, How many of you are knights?
Person 1: Snagglefartz.

You ask, What does snagglefartz mean?
Person 2: It means one.
Person 3: It does not!

Who are they?
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Posted 13 January 2008 - 01:53 AM

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 08:37 AM

Spoiler for What we know is ...

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 10:36 PM

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 05:34 AM

Spoiler for huh?

Spoiler for Snagglefartz can mean

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#6 unreality

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 10:50 PM

ah okay. I had that in my answer, I just went a step further and assumed we should give the best answer, which was LLK, I didnt know we could do a ?LK and stop there. I see now. Good riddle bonanova!
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 09:09 AM

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 10:07 PM

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Two faults in your answer. One, the first person is not introduced as a knight. He is introduced as Person 1. Second, just because two people disagree it does not mean they cannot both be lying.
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#9 Duh Puck

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 01:56 PM

You run across three persons, each of whom is a knight [truthteller] or a liar

You ask them, How many of you are knights?
Person 1: Snagglefartz.

You ask, What does snagglefartz mean?
Person 2: It means one.
Person 3: It does not!

Who are they?


Fun fun. Seemed hard until I drew a grid and eliminated possibilities, after which it took about 2 mins ...
[spoiler='"']Person 1: Knight
Person 2: Liar
Person 3: Knight[/spoiler]
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 06:06 AM

Fun fun. Seemed hard until I drew a grid and eliminated possibilities, after which it took about 2 mins ...


... to arrive at the wrong answer. I incorrectly eliminated LLK. Incidentally, I assumed that Snagglefartz would have to be an answer to the question, either a number or a statement such as "I don't know", "I can't tell you", etc. Otherwise, how could it be evaluated for truth? If I ask you how many fingers are on my right hand and you say "blue," is that a lie?

On the other hand, I imagine it would most definitely get you tossed off Monty's Bridge of Death.
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