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Enigmas & puzzles

Phoney statements

Barry R Clarke

Six friends Apple, Babble, Crumble, Dibble, Earwig, and Frizzle each had their own school locker with their initial on it (shown). Someone had stolen Trudge’s mobile phone and hidden it in their locker. All six friends knew which one of them had it. When questioned, each made a statement about the location of the missing phone in relation to their own locker position.

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In Prospect’s March issue: Sam Tanenhaus, George Magnus and Dahlia Lithwick examine the state of America after Donald Trump’s first couple of weeks. Tanenhaus looks at the situation faced by the American press, Magnus looks at the state of global trade and Lithwick inspects the diminishing right to choice women face over abortion. Anne Perkins explores the rise of Theresa May through the political ranks and David Edmonds looks at how empathy affects our decision making. Also in this issue: Jay Elwes on Trump’s relationship with America’s intelligence agencies, Anita Charlesworth on the state of the NHS and Nick Cohen on what is done in the name of “the people” by politicians
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