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Thalia

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  1. Help me please to solve

    What are you trying to do? Is there any other information or directions?
  2. Nine men play the positions

    Ok. That's fair. I think all the assumptions I've seen are fairly safe ones though. Maybe less safe if it were written today. The divorce one would be a rather cruel trick if applied that way. I don't usually see this kind of puzzle written with a trick like that.
  3. Nine men play the positions

    I got the outfield and 2B without assuming children have married fathers. The rest seem to depend on that assumption. I've seen a couple sites post this with those assumptions stated with the original problem. I found the sports illustrated version but it sounds like the writer had gotten it elsewhere as he mentioned he hadn't solved it yet. So that is not the original source. It looks like the only purpose of mentioning the residence is to establish that a given player does not play a given position. Sounds more interesting than just saying "Adams is not the catcher." or "Jones is not the third baseman."
  4. Nine men play the positions

    Thanks for the clarification. After some googling, I see apartment house is another term for apartment building. . . So if you live in an apartment, you live in a "house". Haven't done the puzzle yet so not sure how relevant that is but it would explain the perceived discrepancy. It was noted that this was published in 1959. I'm sure reality hasn't changed since then in terms of children and bachelors but I'm wondering if there were some different assumptions back then about recognizing children outside of marriage. I get the feeling that unless you're a politician, it might not be quite as big of a deal for a bachelor (or bachelorette) to have a child now as it was in the 50s. I don't have any evidence of that though. How does recognizing divorce contradict engaged men being bachelors? Google shows a bachelor as being a man who isn't and has never been married. So an engaged man would be a bachelor because he's not actually married, a divorced man would not be a bachelor because he used to be married, but as written, it doesn't matter anyway because Green is still married until the suit is settled.
  5. Nine men play the positions

    "3. The third baseman lives across the corridor from Jones in the same apartment house." Normally, I would consider an apartment and a house to be different. But clue number 3 seems to indicate that they are interchangeable.
  6. I might be a memory aid

  7. Take a guess

    So...
  8. New math

    flamebirde - last 2 digits
  9. Same numbers of heads

    Think this one has been posted before. EDIT:
  10. The answer should be plain to see

    Lol. That's what lead to one of the other guesses. Plain to see--> crystal clear. Crystal would be fancier drinking cups though. And I couldn't quite call it white.
  11. The answer should be plain to see

    Lol. I saw people making it on tv once. The process is pretty impressive. Think it was a specialized kind though. Not good for mass production. Nice riddle.
  12. The answer should be plain to see

    Still struggling with the last line.
  13. Riddle

  14. The answer should be plain to see

    Maybe not quite white but
  15. a barrel of pickles

    Assuming the 99% refers to weight...
  16. Next card is Red

  17. Cubicle Stack #2

    Well, there goes your curve estimation. I don't remember the situation but there were certain combinations that I could calculate with some multiplication. I think one of them was a CE combination. But of course the other combinations didn't feel like cooperating. I'll try to work on this over the weekend. Agree on your pink combinations except for XMEE. Should be the same count as EEM, right?
  18. Shortest roads

  19. Cubicle Stack #2

    Sorry to say I didn't save my counts. Slightly burnt out from counting, recounting, and rerecounting the previous ones. lol. Maybe I'll try again when I've had more time to recover.
  20. 3 Quickies

    #1
  21. Cubicle Stack #2

    I did some quick counting for the easier ones. I've noticed that at least up to this point, the number of combinations of C, E, M, and X is (# cubelets removed+1)^2. There are 25 combinations for 4 cubelets removed. The ones including X would be the same as the counts for 3 cubelets without X. I did not count the combinations that have 2 or more E's or CCEM, CCMM, AND CEMM. I got 191 for the rest. I'm guessing the ones I didn't count are going to be pretty high so maybe around 500?
  22. Cubicle Stack #2

    When you remove a cubelet, the kind you remove matters because it changes the shape. When you take away 26, it doesn't matter which one is left. There may be 4 different labels but in the end, when it comes to the remaining shape, all you see is a cube. Another thing. For T27, there is one possibility. But given the phrasing of the original question, does nothing count as a shape?
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