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Two Spies In a Hotel

Situation puzzles (sometimes called lateral thinking puzzles) are ones where you need to ask lots of yes or no questions to figure out what happened in the situation. These are good puzzles for groups where one person knows the puzzle and answers the questions.


Puzzle ID:#18293
Fun:*** (2.82)
Difficulty:** (1.72)
Submitted By:andrewcs*us*****
Corrected By:boodler




The police had discovered two spies, which were both living in the same hotel. Instead of arresting them straight away, the police decided to intercept their messages, and see what they were planning. The police had two detectives follow the men around. Much to the detectives amazement, the two spies never met or talked to each other. They realized that the only place the men could communicate through was the hotel's bathroom. The police then searched the bathroom from top to bottom, they searched in and around everything in the bathroom. They had to finally give up, concluding that the spies did not communicate through the bathroom. They were about to leave, when one policeman came up with the answer.

Where, out in the open, could the spies leave their messages, and still not have anyone see them?

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