Re: Riddles (was: Lateral Thinking)

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sat Jan 06 2001 - 21:26:10 MST

At 12:05 PM 6/01/01 -0500, Eliezer wrote:

>> of is ... well, it's just dumb -- you had two keys to one of the boxes?

>Of course. How else would I get two locked boxes each containing the
>other's key in the first place?

This is a *flabbergastingly* uninteresting `solution'. Why not just say you
used a teleport machine? Why not say that the keys were tailored paramecia
(one older than the other) that oozed this way and that? Why not say both
locks opened with the same key? Several other proffered solutions
(including both of mine) strike me as far truer to the spirit of the puzzle
than this fudge.

Damien Broderick

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