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LotR Logic Puzzle!

dernwyn
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Sep 2 2017, 3:10am

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LotR Logic Puzzle! Can't Post

Here's a logic puzzle to ponder as you enjoy the weekend:

Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin entered the Old Forest with five ponies, who would eventually be named by Tom Bombadil: Sharp-ears, Wise-nose, Swish-tail, Bumpkin, and White-socks. Four of the ponies carried a hobbit each, while the fifth carried extra baggage. Let's say they stopped for a rest, and the hobbits offered their ponies a choice of a carrot or an apple for a treat. From the following statements, can you determine which riders and which treats belong to which pony?

1. The ponies ridden by Frodo and Pippin have names that begin with the same letter.

2. Swish-tail and Frodo's pony chose different treats.

3. Sharp-ears and the baggage pony both chose apples.

4. Bumpkin chose a carrot.

5. Pippin did not ride White-socks.

6. More ponies chose apples than carrots.

7. One hobbit's name begins with the same letter as his pony's.


I'll post the answer after Monday. Be careful to NOT put any answer in your subject line!


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Silverlode
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Sep 2 2017, 3:32am

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Fun! [In reply to] Can't Post

Herewith my answers (highlight to read)

Frodo's pony White-Socks ate a carrot
Sam's pony Sharp-ears ate an apple
Merry's pony Bumpkin ate a carrot
Pippin's pony Wise-nose ate an apple
Swish-Tail, the baggage pony, had an apple


Silverlode

Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.




Smaug the iron
Gondor


Sep 2 2017, 7:20am

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This will be fun. [In reply to] Can't Post

Sharp-ears = Sam, apple
Wise-nose = Pippin, apple
Swish-tail = baggage, apple
Bumpkin = Marry, carrot
White-socks = Frodo, carrot


sevilodorf
Grey Havens


Sep 3 2017, 12:19am

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Now the question is how to get all of them across the river along with a warg using only one boat... [In reply to] Can't Post

Hobbit/pony/treat

S- Sh-A
M- B - c
F- Wh- c
P- Wi- a
B- Sw- a

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 3 2017, 12:09pm

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What a great puzzle! :D [In reply to] Can't Post

Absolutely brilliant! That was FUN! :D I'll bet it was fun putting it together and figuring it all out. Thank you so much

White-socks Frodo carrot
Bumpkin Merry carrot
Wise-nose Pippin apple
Sharp-ears Sam apple
Swish-tail baggage pony apple


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dernwyn
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Sep 3 2017, 6:11pm

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Actually... [In reply to] Can't Post

I've been cleaning out some boxes of old math test papers from hubby's teaching days, and found this amongst some sample quizzes! Couldn't believe it. So I can't take credit for writing it! Laugh

It is a fun, simple one, isn't it!


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Hamfast Gamgee
Grey Havens

Sep 3 2017, 11:08pm

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This reminds me a bit of some of the Tolkien quizes I used to do on another site years ago. Anyway

Frodo rides White-socks.
Pippin rides Wise-nose.
Merry rides Bumpkin
Sam rides Sharp-ears
The baggage pony is Swish-tail
Wise-nose had an apple
Swish-tail had a carrot.
Is this cannon or did someone just make it up? Not that I object to making thing up!
Also, I wonder what Bombadil's reaction was when he heard that those Hobbits had lost the ponies not once, but twice after Bree. Did he think, 'these guys are going to take that Ring to Mordor and destroy it? seriously?'


(This post was edited by Hamfast Gamgee on Sep 3 2017, 11:10pm)


sador
Half-elven


Sep 4 2017, 8:19am

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That was fun! [In reply to] Can't Post

Let's try:

1. Frodo rode White-socks, and gave him a carrot.

2. Sam rode Sharp-ears, and gave him an apple.

3. Pippin rode Wise-nose, and gave him an apple.

4. Merry rode Bumpkin, and gave him a carrot.

5. Swish-tail was the baggage pony, and had an apple.



grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 4 2017, 11:59am

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That SO makes me think of [In reply to] Can't Post

Tolkien taking a blank sheet from a student's paper... Your Hubby and you make a FANtastic Team! :D


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TORn's Geeky Observations Lists for LotR and The Hobbit


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Sep 5 2017, 12:18pm

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Frodo : White-socks : Carrot
Pippen: Wise-nose : Apple
Merry: Bumpkin : Carrot
Sam : Sharp-ears : Apple
Baggage: Swish-tail : Apple

Determined by:

Horses-riders
#7: Sam rode one of the S ponies
#1: Frodo & Pippen rode the W ponies
#5: Frodo rode White-socks and Pippen rode Wise-nose
#4 & #3: Bumpkin can't be Baggage pony and can't be Sam's (#7), must be Merry's. Sharp-ears isn't the Baggage pony, must be Sam's. Baggage pony must be Swish-tail.

Horses-treats:
#4: Bumpkin : Carrot
#3: Sharp-ears & Swish-tail : Apples
#3 & #2: White-socks: Carrot
#6: Wise-nose: Apple

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Bracegirdle
Valinor


Sep 6 2017, 11:38pm

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OH! GEE! Tanks a bunch dernwyn .... **armpits a-sweat* [In reply to] Can't Post

 I just spent an hour and a half on the computer! Frown
The most time for over 3 months. I think I've lost more brain-cells than the average bear coming quickly to 3 score 10 and 6 years young . . . . but it was fun. But I can't recall all my scribblings to see how I came up w/ some answers. I will now peekee to see how did. Thanks again.

Merry rode Bumpkin and gave him a carrot.
Pippin rode Wise-nose and gave him an apple
Sam rodeSharp-ears and gae him a carrot
Frodo rose White-socks and gave him a carrot
Nobody rode Swish-tail the baggage pony but someone gave him an apple

So... who gave Swish-tail an apple? I gots to know... Wink

p.s. A personal note: (Viewer digression advised) I just got back from a visit with my psychiatrist at the V.A. (true!) He gave me 3 months to live. I told him I couldn't pay my bill - he gave me another 3 months! (not true) WinkWink

. . . the rule of no realm is mine . . .
But all worthy things that are in peril . . . those are my care.
For I also am a steward. Did you not know?'

Gandalf to Denethor




grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 7 2017, 11:41am

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OMG! I SO relate to your sweaty pits and missing brain cells!! Gotta love your psychiatrist! ;)

I'm thinking Sam is the one who really loves apples and is drawn to the worker-bees... so I'm thinking Sam :)

"Apples for walking..."


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We have been there and back again.


TIME Google Calendar


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4th draft of TH:DOS Geeky Observations List - May 15, 2014

5th draft of TH:BotFA Geeky Observations List - January 30, 2015


TORn's Geeky Observations Lists for LotR and The Hobbit


Bracegirdle
Valinor


Sep 7 2017, 6:05pm

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Methinks you're right gramma [In reply to] Can't Post

I didn't pay close enough attn. to #6 Crazy (more apples than carrots), and it should be almost a given that Sam and apples go together like peaches and cream. Tongue

And am I going to go back and attempt to figure what went wrong? UH UH !! Do I need the grief?

"Apples for walking... Apples for throwing... "

. . . the rule of no realm is mine . . .
But all worthy things that are in peril . . . those are my care.
For I also am a steward. Did you not know?'

Gandalf to Denethor




dernwyn
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Sep 7 2017, 9:29pm

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Definitely. [In reply to] Can't Post

Sam and apples! I bet he was so disappointed with those who wanted carrots...

Therapist, eh? In revenge return, here's one for you, from one of our local awesome (we have her CDs and love them) songwriters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCwYve87iKA

Angelic

(yeah, I know, I've got to post the answers!)


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 12 2017, 11:18pm

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Which inspires [In reply to] Can't Post

one of Sam's BEST LINES EVER!!!! "Waste of a good apple." *geeky hand clapping! I say it every time I'm faced with idiot stuff!


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We have been there and back again.


TIME Google Calendar


6th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observations List - November 28, 2013
4th draft of TH:DOS Geeky Observations List - May 15, 2014

5th draft of TH:BotFA Geeky Observations List - January 30, 2015


TORn's Geeky Observations Lists for LotR and The Hobbit


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 13 2017, 12:18am

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I have no filter [In reply to] Can't Post

Every time I see your **armpits a-sweat** I can't help but think of the inspired pit-squeaking tune you could toot!

I know... I know... I really need to get out more ;) But you gotta admit, the conditions aren't always perfect for a proper *pfffffft!*



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We have been there and back again.


TIME Google Calendar


6th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observations List - November 28, 2013
4th draft of TH:DOS Geeky Observations List - May 15, 2014

5th draft of TH:BotFA Geeky Observations List - January 30, 2015


TORn's Geeky Observations Lists for LotR and The Hobbit


dernwyn
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Sep 13 2017, 1:13am

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Got some veggies left over, there, that haven't been given... [In reply to] Can't Post

The ponies are getting hungry! Laugh

This is just a quiz I found among hubby's old math-teacher papers. If I can find some more like this, maybe I'll post them every now and then!

Roheryn used to post them, especially on the Old Boards, and they were really good. If she doesn't mind, I'll see if I can locate some of those (I have printouts somewhere).

Twice lost after Bree? I can't recall that offhand...when did they lose them?


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


dernwyn
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Sep 13 2017, 1:17am

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What? You want the answers? [In reply to] Can't Post

Before I forget (which I do keep doing):

Merry on Bumpkin, with a carrot.
Sam on Sharp-ears, with an apple.
Frodo on White-socks, with a carrot.
Pippin on Wise-nose, with an apple
And Swish-tail was the baggage pony, to whom Sam (of course) gave an apple.

Congrats to Silverlode, Smaug the Iron, sevilodorf, gramma, sador, and Notta for the correct answers right off, and to Hamfast and BG for coming very close - an apple each for consolation prize! Wink


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

 
 

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