Tuesday, June 8, 2010
It struck the exact center, driving the post through the works and stopping the clock. The two hands became united, as it were, in one line, pointing in opposite directions, although not in the direction shown, for it is evident that the hands could not point at three and nine at the same time.
Can you tell what time of day it must have been, thereby proving an alibi for the hero who wishes to show he was eating a plate of pig's knuckles in Hoboken at the time the pistol was fired in Sir Reginald's flat in Harlem?
- Sam Loyd, Cyclopedia of Puzzles, 1914
answer in this backdated post.
Posted by Curmudgeon at Tuesday, June 08, 2010