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AMY and ANN (Posted on 2013-07-26) Difficulty: 4 of 5
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| WAS | NOW | WAS | OLD | WAS |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| AS  | AMY | ANN | HALF| AS  |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| IS  |  A  | OLD |  IS |WHEN |    
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| AS  | AMY | ANN |THIRD| AS  |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
You can make a 20 word sentence about the ages of Amy and Ann by following the jumps of a chess knight from word to word in the above diagram.

Given that Amy is in her teens, and each of the ages of Amy and Ann is expressible in integer number of years, how old is each of Amy and Ann?

Note: No cell can be visited more than once.

No Solution Yet Submitted by K Sengupta    
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Some Thoughts Troubles... | Comment 1 of 5
I feel like I must be missing something here, but I can't help feeling that something is wrong with the arrangement of the grid. The sentence seems like it ought to read:

X is 1/m as old as Y was when Y was 1/n as old as X is now.

Or some similar variation of that, anyway. But this sentence is only 19 words long (one of those fractions is the two-word phrase "a third"). It lacks a third "was," and there are three was's in the grid. But considering that we only have four nouns total, (2 Amys, 2 Anns), how can our sentence have five verbs (3 was's, 2 is's)?

I also can't think of any appropriate sentence that doesn't contain the phrase "as old as" twice. But all four of the as's link to only one of the old's, while the other "old" in the top row seems impossibly cut off, leading to or from only "Amy," "when" or the other "old."

Little help?

  Posted by Jyqm on 2013-07-26 21:48:42
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