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Lurker
12-05-2010, 18:45:14
I can't see how a solution to this is possible:
http://wordplay.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/10/numberplay-order-in-the-ranks/#more-28683

Even reading the comments to date I don't get it.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
12-05-2010, 20:00:55
Funny riddle, I guess you have to assume something related with the star game above.

If you write the topics A B C D E around the star, B2 and C4 are given. Maybe you have to attribute the remaining numbers to get the highest score. Didn't try it, but I doubt that gives a single possible solution.

Lurker
12-05-2010, 20:11:20
Yeah, I assume the star game is a training exercise or a clue or something like that, but I'm still flummoxed by the problem (yeah, yeah, I'm generally flummoxed, but you get my point).

Cheshire Cat
13-05-2010, 07:52:26
since when lawyers got allowed to apply for the "math genius" guild?

Drekkus
14-05-2010, 20:27:59
flummoxed is not a real word, is it?

zmama
15-05-2010, 02:39:35
Is as real as beer, yes that real.