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Who Will Marry the Princess?

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:#17007
Fun:*** (2.93)
Difficulty:** (1.47)
Submitted By:dieblondboff****
Corrected By:ultimatecub




A wizard left each of his three sons a gift before he died. The eldest received a mirror, through which he could see anyone in the world. The second, a horse which could ride to any place in the world in one day. The third, a magic apple which would never rot, and when eaten would cure any disease.
One day the brothers heard about a princess in a faraway land who was dying of an unknown disease. Rumour had it the king would let the man who saved his daughter marry her. The brothers sprung into action. The first looked in his mirror and saw the ill princess and the land she lived in. All three jumped on the second brother's horse, and they rode so fast they got to the princess' land the next morning. Then the third son took his apple to the princess, who ate it and recovered full health instantly.

The king was grateful, and indeed intended to let one of them marry the princess. But it had taken the co-operation of all three brothers to save her. Which one did the king decide should marry his daughter?

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Mar 18, 2004

Fun teaser! I hope the princess had at least some say, though.
Mar 18, 2004

a beautiful story
Mar 18, 2004

Very similar to the story of Princess Nur Al-Nihar, The Three Princes,and Peri-Banu of The Arabian Nights
Mar 19, 2004

I have to disagree with the answer. Your teaser states, "A wizard left each of his three sons a gift before he died." Key word, before. The king should have let the princess marry the wizard as he was responsible for the gifts that saved her life.
Mar 20, 2004

don't be pedantic samm, we all know that he was dead.
Mar 21, 2004

Why would a beautiful young princess want to marry an old wizard? And besides, when a story states that so-and-so did x,y, and/or z before s/he died, it is understood that s/he has died by the time the story takes place.
Mar 22, 2004

man u so stole this from arabian nights
Apr 02, 2004

I agree, the answer isn't correct.
Jul 22, 2004

Umm whatever, you guys take fun brain teasers WAY to seriosly.
Jul 29, 2004

Nice one, but quite difficult to figure out.
May 03, 2005

reasons it couldn't be the wizard:

1. he was probably dead, thought the teaser should say it.

2. even if he isn't dead, he has children old enough to marry, so he was probably married and if not, too old.
May 03, 2005

the answer was obvious i have never read arabian nights or any of those other stories.
May 03, 2005

the answer was obvious i have never read arabian nights or any of those other stories.
May 03, 2005

the answer was obvious i have never read arabian nights or any of those other stories.
May 20, 2006

i agree with jannie_delta
great teaser, though!
Oct 21, 2008

This isn't a riddle, it is a book report. 'Tis the equivalent of:

"There are two wizards.
One has been named Harry Potter.
The other is called Snape.
How does Snape die?"
Dec 01, 2008

I though it was the wizard because he gave all the items to his sons
Jan 27, 2009

I totally disagree -- that's not how kings think. The youngest one is the only one that he clearly would NOT choose, because he is the one with nothing left to offer. Gratitude is generally not a king's forte.

I was inclined to pick the son with the horse over the son with the mirror, but you could make a good argument either way.

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