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# Kebab Combination

Mad Ade is in a bit of a dilemma. He has accidentally locked his Kebab in a combination safe. Only this safe uses letters instead of numbers. Only he has forgotten the combination.

These are the 6 letters used in the combination: A, B, C, D, E, F; with none of them being used twice.

Here are three incorrect guesses Mad Ade has already made at the combination.

C B A D F E

A E D C B F

E D F A C B

In the FIRST guess, only ONE letter is in its correct place.

In the SECOND guess, only TWO letters are in their correct places.

In the THIRD guess, only THREE letters are in their correct places.

Each of the 6 letters is in its correct place once.

What is the correct combination needed to rescue the Kebab?

These are the 6 letters used in the combination: A, B, C, D, E, F; with none of them being used twice.

Here are three incorrect guesses Mad Ade has already made at the combination.

C B A D F E

A E D C B F

E D F A C B

In the FIRST guess, only ONE letter is in its correct place.

In the SECOND guess, only TWO letters are in their correct places.

In the THIRD guess, only THREE letters are in their correct places.

Each of the 6 letters is in its correct place once.

What is the correct combination needed to rescue the Kebab?

### Answer

The combination was EBDACF or AEFDCB (either will work).Hide Answer Show Answer

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i got it but it took a while :-)

The way I got this was to guess which letter

in the top row was correct. Say we guess "B".

Then D can't be in the correct position in the

third row (because it shares a column with B), so it must be correct in the second row.

Looking down from D in the second row, we find that

F can't be in the correct position in the third row either,

so it must be correct in the second row. Fortunately, the

letter below the second row F is B, closing the loop with the original

letter. That means that the the remaining letters can

all be correct in the third row, leading to the solution

EBDACF. Checking the other letters in the first row, we find

that D also leads to a 3-letter loop: D->A->E->D, so that

provides the second solution, AEFDCB. The other four letters

all lead to loops that are longer than three letters, which

means that they could not have three letters correct in the third row.

in the top row was correct. Say we guess "B".

Then D can't be in the correct position in the

third row (because it shares a column with B), so it must be correct in the second row.

Looking down from D in the second row, we find that

F can't be in the correct position in the third row either,

so it must be correct in the second row. Fortunately, the

letter below the second row F is B, closing the loop with the original

letter. That means that the the remaining letters can

all be correct in the third row, leading to the solution

EBDACF. Checking the other letters in the first row, we find

that D also leads to a 3-letter loop: D->A->E->D, so that

provides the second solution, AEFDCB. The other four letters

all lead to loops that are longer than three letters, which

means that they could not have three letters correct in the third row.

I got ADFCBE which also seems to work

Nope, that would have three guesses correct in the second row.

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