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## Lucky Guesses

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 Puzzle ID: #24742 Fun: (3.05) Difficulty: (2.45) Category: Logic-Grid Submitted By: tjm531 Corrected By: silly_goose

On a rainy night, five gnomish characters huddled on stools at the bar of Rumplestiltskin's Place and told their sad tales. Each had once had the good fortune to come across a beautiful maiden who was desperate to complete a different formidable task to win a king's hand in marriage. Each gnome agreed to help, but only in exchange for the maiden's first born child. Although the women hastily agreed, when the time came to pay their dues, they naturally resisted. Each gnome offered one final bargain. If the maiden could guess his name, she could keep her new born baby. Since each gnome had a rather odd name, he felt safe in offering the maiden a different number of guesses. Each was therefore horrified when he returned to the woman only to hear her promptly and calmly reciting his name! From the information provided, can you determine the name of the gnome who helped each woman and the task she had to complete, as well as the number of guesses each woman was given?

Gnomes: Arklesblatt, Dinkleberry, Haycocklebloo, Sneedermon, Zizzyrimple

Women: Bianca, Diana, Ione, Katrina, Valerie

Task: Crush rocks into diamonds, Roll roses into rubies, Spin flax into silver, Stir broth into myrrh, Stomp string into silk.

# of Guesses: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

1. The woman who needed to spin flax into silver (who isn't Diana) didn't negotiate with Haycocklebloo. Dinkleberry didn't give a queen either two or three guesses.

2. Queen Katrina was given fewer guesses than the woman helped by Sneedermon (who didn't get either four or six guesses) but more chances than the lady Zizzyrimple assisted.

3. Valerie promised the king that she could roll roses into rubies. Neither Arklesblatt nor Haycocklebloo helped either Valerie or Diana. With Zizzyrimple's assistance, Ione won the king's hand in marriage.

4. The woman who was given six guesses (who isn't the one Dinkleberry helped) isn't the one who vowed she could stir broth into myrrh.

5. Bianca (who wasn't required to spin flax into silver) is neither the woman Haycocklebloo helped nor the one who was trying to crush rocks into diamonds. Diana wasn't granted four guesses.

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## Comments

 FamilyInFilm Jul 21, 2005 Excellent teaser -- good story as well! dtaggart Jul 21, 2005 Great teaser! Very fun... froggygg Jul 21, 2005 Great teaser! TsunamiSurfer Jul 22, 2005 Hi: I did not read the teaser because it was too long. As the three before me have rated this teaser as "great", so I rate it great too. Funny, isn`t it? quack - quack angeleyes_7 Jul 22, 2005 Very cute teaser!! I thoroughly enjoyed it! Good job! chaskey Jul 22, 2005 I haven't solved it yet, but I am still struggling with it! I am wondering if I met these difficult people years ago?! tjm531 Jul 23, 2005 It's possible chaskey...you never, never know! Thanks to everyone for their very possitive feedback! chaskey Jul 24, 2005 You're right! I finally solved it! Now I'll probably have to avoid the popparazzi! peanut Jul 25, 2005 Good one! Although there was no distinction between rock/diamond and broth/myrrh, they're interchangable.... bjoel4evr Jul 25, 2005 That was a good one. It's really cool that you can do these things on the internet. onlyeeyore Jul 26, 2005 I had the same initial problem with the rock/diamond-broth/myrrh thing, peanut! Clue 5 clearly makes the answer for those two items unique! Great teaser! tjm531 Jul 27, 2005 Thanks for clearing the up onlyeeyore! I was beginning to wonder if I'd forgotten something and then I went back and re-did it myself and it came out alright. toxic_happiness Jul 28, 2005 great teaser! I had lots of fun w/ it! mahalo! sueintexas Jul 30, 2005 great teaser, lots of fun and very creative mejoza Aug 01, 2005 I liked your characters and story very much. It made the grid a little harder and more fun. Good job Gadget Aug 04, 2005 How Fun... Good Job... gorillazgirl Aug 05, 2005 LLLLUUUUVVVVEEEEDDDD IIITTTT!!! P.S nice job!!! _fire_fly Aug 08, 2005 It was my fav teaser yet!!! great story . . . it was very creative! Marwen Aug 26, 2005 I like a challenge! Thanks! maximo3491 Oct 01, 2005 Awsome , altough i messed up a little great job by the way, it was a good laugh dragon-B Nov 01, 2005 lucky guess I get it now DaveC Nov 10, 2005 GREAT teaser and thanks to onlyeeyore for pointing me to clue 5 where it is indirectly stated that Haycocklebloo is not the one who... Well thanks anyway onlyeeyore for rescuing me from the brink of insanity DaveC Nov 10, 2005 Again tjm GGRRRRREEEEEEEAAAAATTTTTT Teaser!!!!!!!! sundaisy227 Nov 16, 2005 good one--too hard for my brain right now. I had to give up. dreamlvr1432 Oct 10, 2007 Great teaser! Had me thinking until clue 5 came into focus. Loved the reference to the fairy tale!

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