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Ungred himself was satisfied to drink merely water...
The glass of milk was found at the place to his other side.


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So either someone gets 2 things (but someone already said that this is wrong) or I misunderstood the meaning of "opposite" and "other side" (which should be the same)

Note the possessive pronoun, though:

His other side.

This is not the same as "opposite".

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What I've got here on the side is basically a diagram to help you work the puzzle out; It's the same thing you'd see if this was in a logic puzzle book. It makes life a lot easier if you need to do these things vaguely kinesthetically.

I mean, if you don't know how to use the diagrams, that's not my problem, I can't totally handhold you, but...
11-04-2005 at 06:18 PM
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Note the possessive pronoun, though:

His other side.

This is not the same as "opposite".


I still dont get it (sorry I am stupid).

His other side... what exactly does this mean now ?

a) If he is North then the milk is South
b) If he is North then the milk is West or East
c) If he is North then the milk is South or West or East
d) If he is North then the milk is North
e) other (please explain)

If its c or b I have the correct solution.
11-04-2005 at 06:32 PM
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Ungred sat next to someone eating a horster leg. The glass of milk was found at the place to his other side.


This is to be taken as a whole: He has a horster leg-eater either to his left or right, and a milk-drinker to the other side. (left if leg-eater's on the right or vice versa).

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Ungred sat next to someone eating a horster leg. The glass of milk was found at the place to his other side.


This is to be taken as a whole: He has a horster leg-eater either to his left or right, and a milk-drinker to the other side. (left if leg-eater's on the right or vice versa).


Have 2 mod points for that. Now the puzzle is quite easy (because I did about exactly few months ago, only it was about cars, hobbys and locations instead of hats, food and drink.)
11-04-2005 at 06:52 PM
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Yay, those rank points boost me up to Master Delver!

Yeah, these puzzles appear every now and then, and I quite enjoy them. And I have to commend Erik for a puzzle well done.This was one of the best puzzles of this type Ive ever solved.
11-04-2005 at 06:56 PM
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What are horsters and fegundos, anyway?
11-05-2005 at 12:49 AM
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What are horsters and fegundos, anyway?


Delicious.

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I know what fegundos are. They taste like chicken.

That's been pre-cooked.

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11-05-2005 at 01:21 AM
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And horsters must taste pretty much like... well, the closest word to horster is holster, so go eat one on my behalf!
11-05-2005 at 08:44 AM
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What are horsters and fegundos, anyway?

I think you will be able to find out what a fegundo is at some time in the (near) future [mental self-poke :pokey]. They are rather hot even when not cooked, so you can actually eat them rare.

Well-done fegundos are also popular, although there is much debate about exactly what they taste of. Most agree, however, that it's an acquired taste.

Edit: Um... This is again a strange negative mod. Did I forget to mention something?

Okay, how about...

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I think you will be able to find out what a fegundo is at some time in the (near) future because the information will be on the site...


There. I didn't want to say that, since I don't want to spoil it before we've finished, but that might make it more clear.

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11-05-2005 at 09:22 AM
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hi folx,
i know by myself that it isn't easy to solve such a puzzle in a foreign language. so i (and my dictionary too) do not know what is a 'horster', a 'fegundo egg' or 'leafjuice' (i think this are some unique foods/beverages in the lands of d.r.o.d.). but however: to all the people who not so good speaking english i tried to translate the puzzle into german. the translation may be not 'very high exactly', but i think that german-speeking fellows are able to solve the puzzle with this. means: when the language is the major problem ;)

to all others: sorry for any delay :?

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11-05-2005 at 01:15 PM
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Horsters and Fegundos are the new monsters in TCB !
11-05-2005 at 01:29 PM
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Horsters and Fegundos are the new monsters in TCB !


next question: what means TCB ?¿?

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11-05-2005 at 04:38 PM
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Horsters and Fegundos are the new monsters in TCB !


next question: what means TCB ?¿?

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11-05-2005 at 04:51 PM
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There's fauna that aren't monsters, so the horster might be one of those. Lemme tell you about umbrella bees sometime.

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Honestly, I wish I never used the term "monsters". It feels like a bad inheritence from the 16-bit DROD days. How is the distinction made from one creature that is a monster and another that isn't? I dunno.

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11-06-2005 at 01:12 AM
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Erik: The same way you distinguish weeds from plants.
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What, they try to kill you?

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I just relized there was a contest, ouch. Kept looking in "The Illumination" for a newsletter.
Good thing it only took me about an hour to do. I agree it is like the Moriarty game which I like very much too. I solved this using the same concepts of elimination used in that game.

I am looking forward to the contest :D
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If you are afraid you are out of time try it anyway who knows Erik may extend the time for you.

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11-07-2005 at 02:59 AM
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In case anyone was wondering, the answer to the puzzle is:

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-Erik

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