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# The Case of the Missing Ice Cream Sandwich

Logic
Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.

Earl and Joe are best friends, who secretly sent encrypted messages to each other ever since they were little. Now they're both in college, and Earl had aced his midterm on cryptology.

Joe congratulated Earl by buying him a Neapolitan ice cream sandwich (Joe couldn't afford much), hid the sandwich somewhere in Joe's house, and he later encrypted, on a piece of paper, where he hid the sandwich. Soon after Joe hid the sandwich, he realized he placed the sandwich near the sun, meaning that he'd better relocate it, otherwise the sandwich would melt.

Unfortunately, Joe, being extremely forgetful, had misplaced the sandwich and forgot where he put it. He still had the encryption note in his hand, and so he turned to his best friend Earl to solve it.

"I was gonna give you this later, but you gotta hurry now and find the ice cream I got you, otherwise it'll melt."

The note said this:

T embrace embrace pound embrace kiss

Where did he hide the ice cream sandwich?

Joe congratulated Earl by buying him a Neapolitan ice cream sandwich (Joe couldn't afford much), hid the sandwich somewhere in Joe's house, and he later encrypted, on a piece of paper, where he hid the sandwich. Soon after Joe hid the sandwich, he realized he placed the sandwich near the sun, meaning that he'd better relocate it, otherwise the sandwich would melt.

Unfortunately, Joe, being extremely forgetful, had misplaced the sandwich and forgot where he put it. He still had the encryption note in his hand, and so he turned to his best friend Earl to solve it.

"I was gonna give you this later, but you gotta hurry now and find the ice cream I got you, otherwise it'll melt."

The note said this:

T embrace embrace pound embrace kiss

Where did he hide the ice cream sandwich?

### Hint

"Pound" is not referring to the verb or money, but rather the measurement.Also, pound is the only word not being encrypted for one letter.

### Answer

He hid the ice cream sandwich in the TOOLBOX.T = T

Embrace = hug = O

Kiss = X

(as in XOXO: Hugs and Kisses)

pound = lb.

T [embrace][embrace](pound)[embrace]{kiss} = T [O][O](lb)[O]{X} = TOOLBOX.

Earl solved the cryptogram and found the ice cream in the toolbox. Unfortunately Earl, being a bit of a chocoholic, ate only the chocolate of the sandwich, leaving vanilla and strawberry.

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