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Thalia

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  1. What are you trying to do? Is there any other information or directions?
  2. 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. 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. 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. "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. flamebirde - last 2 digits
  7. Think this one has been posted before. EDIT:
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Still struggling with the last line.
  11. Assuming the 99% refers to weight...
  12. 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?
  13. 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.
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