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The Maiden and Three Boxes

The Puzzler


RAY: Here’s how you solve it. If you look at one and three, they're contradictory, which means that one of them must be true.

And the inscription on the gold box cannot be true, because if it is, then the inscription on the silver box must also be true, and that can't happen.

The statement on the third box is the only one that can be true. The first one must be false, and the second box, which says, "Rowena's picture is not in this box," that is also false, which means that her picture is in the silver box. Do we have a winner?

TOM: Our winner this week is Greg Frye from Scottsdale, Arizona. Congratulations, Greg! 

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