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Old August 4 2009, 10:04 PM   #28
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Re: Monday Puzzle #3: "Circular Reasoning"

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I'm not going to play this time.

I don't like this sort of logic-based/number-crunching puzzle. Anyone can force an answer from the information provided, by running through a series of rules and testing which fails.
Often easier said than done.
Point taken.

Well, put more simply, I just don't find this kind of problem solving enjoyable to do.

It is good that anyone can answer it. It makes it a balanced and accessible question.
Puzzles should not be fair. They should be grossly UNfair, requiring a rare and unique moment of incisive inspiration to solve and make it all suddenly clear. Puzzles that are fair are not puzzles, they're maths or logic PROBLEMS. I don't do problems for fun.
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