For the magic practitioner wishing to test their skill, there is a way to do this. You must be relatively advanced as a witch to use the magical method, but once you learn it's fun and entertaining. This type of magic is al... Read more of TO CHANGE YOUR EYE COLOR at White Magic.caInformational Site Network Informational
Home Top Rated Puzzles Most Viewed Puzzles All Puzzle Questions Random Puzzle Question Search


(Chessboard Problems)
Once upon a time the Lord Abbot of St. Edmondsbury, in consequence of
"devotions too strong for his head," fell sick and was unable to leave
his bed. As he lay awake, tossing his head restlessly from side to side,
the attentive monks noticed that something was disturbing his mind; but
nobody dared ask what it might be, for the abbot was of a stern
disposition, and never would brook inquisitiveness. Suddenly he called
for Father John, and that venerable monk was soon at the bedside.
"Father John," said the Abbot, "dost thou know that I came into this
wicked world on a Christmas Even?"
The monk nodded assent.
"And have I not often told thee that, having been born on Christmas
Even, I have no love for the things that are odd? Look there!"
The Abbot pointed to the large dormitory window, of which I give a
sketch. The monk looked, and was perplexed.
"Dost thou not see that the sixty-four lights add up an even number
vertically and horizontally, but that all the _diagonal_ lines, except
fourteen are of a number that is odd? Why is this?"
"Of a truth, my Lord Abbot, it is of the very nature of things, and
cannot be changed."
"Nay, but it _shall_ be changed. I command thee that certain of the
lights be closed this day, so that every line shall have an even number
of lights. See thou that this be done without delay, lest the cellars be
locked up for a month and other grievous troubles befall thee."
Father John was at his wits' end, but after consultation with one who
was learned in strange mysteries, a way was found to satisfy the whim of
the Lord Abbot. Which lights were blocked up, so that those which
remained added up an even number in every line horizontally, vertically,
and diagonally, while the least possible obstruction of light was

Read Answer



Add to Informational Site Network

Random Questions

The Languishing Maiden.
The Guarded Chessboard
The Stonemason's Problem.
Money Puzzles
The Trusses Of Hay.
Money Puzzles
Gold Packing In Russia.
Measuring, Weight, and Packing Puzzles.
The Fly On The Octahedron.
Unicursal and Route Problems
The Cushion Covers.
Patchwork Puzzles
The Fifteen Orchards
Those Fifteen Sheep.
Combination and Group Problems
The Great Scramble.
Money Puzzles
Find Ada's Surname.
Money Puzzles
The Five Dominoes.
Problems Concerning Games.
Adding The Digits.
Money Puzzles
Immovable Pawns.
The Guarded Chessboard
Pocket Money.
Money Puzzles
The Ribbon Problem