Teaser in the Mensa: A solution
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 11:13

As last year, you can find a teasing demo puzzle lying on tables in the Mensa. This time it was very artistic, especially if you had lamb meet for your lunch. Longing for a solution?






There are 7 hills in this landscape picture. The hills seem to be uniquely ordered from the front to the back by their maximum height. Each hill contains between one and four sheep and some wolves. However, there is also a hill without a wolf. The number of the sheep together with the fact that they are nearly in a horizontal line might suggest to use the Morse code on the sheep. But how to choose what a "." and a "-" is?

A small hint is given: a sheep looking at a wolf cries "baa aa!" in fear, whereas - as one knows from nursery school - other sheep do just boring "baa" while eating their grass. Thus, the sheep directly seeing any wolf on their hill represent dashes and the rest stand for dots. This gives us ...- / .. / -.-. / - / --- / .-. / -.-- , which means VICTORY.


(Copyright: The sheep image is free, wolf and cloud come from MS Office)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 April 2011 12:24
Comments (3)
third uds puzzle hunt
3Friday, 04 May 2012 19:57
hi, do you plan to do a third uds puzzle hunt this year?
Sun and Cloud
2Saturday, 30 April 2011 16:04
Why did you need the sun and the cloud in the puzzle?
Re: Sun and Cloud
Tuesday, 03 May 2011 00:07
It's not just a puzzle, it's also (and mainly) an advertisement:).
1Tuesday, 19 April 2011 13:18
I should have attended a nursery school to solve this puzzle :)

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