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Your task: to determine how each of five judges, all knights, rankes each of five squires in terms of their overall promise as future knights.

The five judges were Sir Good, Sir Pure, Sir Noble, and Sir Wise. The five squires were Gort, Harl, Jol, Kal, and Lok. in determining their rankings, each knight gave a score of 5 to the squire he considered the next-most-prmising, and so on, so that he gave a score of 1 to that squire he considered least promising. Thus, each squire received five scores. These were totaled to determine the "most promising squire of the year."

The following additional facts were made available to you:

1. Sir Black gave a higher ranking to Harl than Sir Good did.

2. Sir Noble's score for Harl was higher than any other score Harl received.

3. Sir Black rated Kal as Sir Good rated Lok.

4. Sir Pure's score for Kal was half Sir Noble's score for Harl.

5. Three knights, Black, Good, and one other, assigned their highest rating of 5 to Jol.

6. Sir Wise's score of 2 went to Harl; Sir Noble's score of 2 went to Kal.

7. Sir Pure and Sir Noble gave their 5's to the same squire.

8. Lok's total score was 21 points; Lok received a lower score from Sir Black than from any other judge.

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So, I don't know if there is enough information to solve this puzzle completely...however I got this far with it:

SIR GOOD:

1 - Harl

2 - Gort or Kal

3 - Gort or Kal

4 - Lok

5 - Jol

SIR PURE:

1 - Gort, Harl, or Jol

2 - Kal

3 - Gort, Harl, or Jol

4 - Gort or Jol

5 - Lok

SIR NOBLE:

1 - Gort or Jol

2 - Kal

3 - Gort or Jol

4 - Harl

5 - Lok

SIR WISE:

1 - Gort or Kal

2 - Harl

3 - Gort or Kal

4 - Lok

5 - Jol

SIR BLACK:

1 - Gort

2 - Harl

3 - Lok

4 - Kal

5 - Jol

Basically Lok has 21 total points (duh)...Jol COULD have up to 22...Kal and Gort COULD have up to 14...and Harl COULD have up to 12. You can arbitrarily assign the points that are still in question to the squires and not violate any of the clues...

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Agreed w/Pickett, both on what I came up with for lists, and on the notion that there isn't enough info to fill out the whole list. I had 9 spots that could be assigned in any number of ways without violating the rules.

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