Re: Riddles (was: Lateral Thinking)

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Fri Jan 05 2001 - 22:49:18 MST

At 09:36 PM 5/01/01 -0800, Spike wrote:

>There is a larger box containing a smaller box and the smaller
>box has the lock on the inside, and so can only be locked by
>someone on the inside. The hinges for the smaller box are inside,
>so that the lid opens inward.

Forget the hinges. The `smaller' box, S, is big enough to get inside, and
is situated within larger box L. You enter box L, lock it with key l, take
l with you into S, lock S with key s. l and s are now both inside S *and*
L. Reverse procedure to escape.

How this squares (so to speak) with old and younger I have no idea, except
perhaps as a metonymy for size differences.

Damien Broderick

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