### Brain Teasers

# Captain John's Journey (Part 1)

Captain John is the captain of a pirate ship called the "Wasp". He just heard about a lost treasure on a far away island. He needs to get his two crew mates, and lead them to a ship, but there are guards around and he needs to do this without passing them, or they will throw him in the brig. Can you help him get his two crew mates to the ship without getting sent to the brig?

The positions of everything are in a 3-by-3 grid (1 John, 1 ship, 2 crew mates, 2 guards, and 3 grass areas). John may only move 1 space at a time, either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. He can only go to each space once.

But before he can figure out the right way to go, he must figure out where everything is. This is what he knew:

1. The Wasp is not in the same row or column as John.

2. John is not in the same row or column as either guard.

3. Neither guard is in the third column.

4. Both guards are vertically next to grass.

5. The ship is in the same row as one guard, and the same column as the other guard.

6. One of the grass spaces is diagonally next to both crew mates.

7. One of the grass spaces is in the 2nd column, in the first row.

8. The two guards are not in the same row or column.

The positions of everything are in a 3-by-3 grid (1 John, 1 ship, 2 crew mates, 2 guards, and 3 grass areas). John may only move 1 space at a time, either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. He can only go to each space once.

But before he can figure out the right way to go, he must figure out where everything is. This is what he knew:

1. The Wasp is not in the same row or column as John.

2. John is not in the same row or column as either guard.

3. Neither guard is in the third column.

4. Both guards are vertically next to grass.

5. The ship is in the same row as one guard, and the same column as the other guard.

6. One of the grass spaces is diagonally next to both crew mates.

7. One of the grass spaces is in the 2nd column, in the first row.

8. The two guards are not in the same row or column.

### Hint

Use paper and pencil.### Answer

The positions of everything.Guard - Grass - Crew Mate

Grass - Grass - John

Ship - Guard - Crew Mate

The correct way for John to go (1-7, in order of each space he goes to, X meaning don't go).

X - 5 - 4

6 - 3 - 1

7 - X - 2

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## Comments

That was hard and I SO didnt get it. awesome job!

MAN!!!!

THIS IS HARD!!!!

Good Job Cdrock!

THIS IS HARD!!!!

Good Job Cdrock!

well im glad everyone likes it

no not really

Great puzzle cdrock! Your teasers are becoming better and better!

wow, thanx Krishan

This teaser has made me feal really good about myself today

This teaser has made me feal really good about myself today

liked it!

logic grid, or paper and pen, either way these are fun to do/

Good job

logic grid, or paper and pen, either way these are fun to do/

Good job

Good job cd! You're right - you are very good at logic! This one was really hard and very thought provoking! I have a question - if he couldn't pass a guard wouldn't going from 5 to 6 which crosses the guard diagonally from the top to the side be considered passing him?

No, frogg, you just cant land on a guards space

It really does need a grid, so I made one.

Great Job! Lots of fun. I didn't get your 2nd one, but I got this one on the first try!!

Well thought out. Very good job. I missed it but worked on it for a while had me going, was fun.

nice one

BTW, you can make it probably more interesting if you leave out conditions #1 and #8 ,, or alternatively leave out only condition #5 - since in both cases you still get same result, but problem is more interesting withh less clues ;)

BTW, you can make it probably more interesting if you leave out conditions #1 and #8 ,, or alternatively leave out only condition #5 - since in both cases you still get same result, but problem is more interesting withh less clues ;)

Whoa! That was a challenge but it was also a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to working some of your other puzzles!

Wow, I am still feeling the heat from my little brain that got fried! I got about three positions right but then it all fell apart! Great job cdrock!

Your logic teasers are AWESOME!!

I did the daily teaser today and had not done any of yours before . I enjoyed it so much that now I am going back and trying all of yours. Thanks for the brain workout!!

I did the daily teaser today and had not done any of yours before . I enjoyed it so much that now I am going back and trying all of yours. Thanks for the brain workout!!

Feb 09, 2007

Loads of fun! Thanks for the excellent puzzle.

I may be having a brain freeze here... Can you explain why my answer doesn't work equally well?

grass-grass-John

guard-grass-crewmate

ship-guard-crewmate

?

It seems to fit all the criteria and it allows John to grab his mates and get them to the ship without meeting a guard or going over a square twice...

Anyway, Thanks!

I may be having a brain freeze here... Can you explain why my answer doesn't work equally well?

grass-grass-John

guard-grass-crewmate

ship-guard-crewmate

?

It seems to fit all the criteria and it allows John to grab his mates and get them to the ship without meeting a guard or going over a square twice...

Anyway, Thanks!

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