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Enigmas & puzzles

The competition consists of five puzzles in logic and mathematics. A possible solution (a), (b), or (c) is given below each puzzle. Entries must give the correct sequence of five letters.

Tournament of the Mind

1. Exactly one of five friends Antwit, Babble, Crumble, Dibdib, and Earwig threw a snowball at Constable Cratchet. Each was questioned to identify the culprit. Exactly two told the truth and the culprit did not lie.

Antwit said “Me or Crumble.”

Babble claimed “Antwit or Babble.”

Crumble suggested “Antwit or Earwig.”

Dibdib said “Antwit, Dibdib, or Earwig.”

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In Prospect’s January/February double issue: A host of writers and personalities explain what they think will be the most important thing we need to learn in the new year. From Justin Welby arguing for new emphasis on learning to forgive and Lord Neuberger on the importance of a free judiciary to Hannah Fry on AI and Cathy Newman on what happens next for #MeToo—Prospect has it all. Elsewhere in the issue: Fintan O’Toole looks at Brexit from an Irish perspective, Wendell Steavenson dishes the dirt on what really happens to the waste you want to recycle, Frank Close questions why—half a century after our last visit—we’ve not been back to the Moon. Also, Michael Blastland argues that we’re ignoring the upsides of having an alcoholic drink and Clive James explores the life of Philip Larkin.