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A CRIB PUZZLE.

TO THE EDITOR. Sih,—The problem in cribbage given in year issue of last evening by your correspondent " Cribbage " is one which will doubtless prova interesting to all lovers of that popular game, more especially bb it is not too far fetched, but on the contrary, is a combination which might occur at any time in ordinary play. The solution I presume to be as follows:—A and C partners against B and D. A leads a four, B pairs and scores 2 points. 0 plays a five, D a six, scoring 3 more points for the run. Ain tarn pairs, and B playing the third six makes 31, scoring 8 points, which with the previous 5 gives a total of 13.—1 am, etc., Firo. Dunedin, July 20. TO THE EDITOR. . Sm,—ln reply to " Cribbage's " inquiries of 19th inst., allow me to state that th» only possible way the cards could have been played for the partners to have scored 13 is as follows: 4 4 5 C 6 6 = 31. A played the second 4, scoring 2; B, his partner, played the first 6, scoring 3, and also the third 6, scoring 8 ; total, IS. Such scoring is probably not very nnfrequent, as the odds are not so extraordinarily long against doing so.—l am, etc., His Knob. Christchurch, July 22, [The question does not appear to have been stated with sufficient clearness. One set of partners found themselves unable to play at a given point of the game, and their opponents played three consecutive cards, withjtho reßult already stated.—Ed. E.B.]

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A CRIB PUZZLE., Issue 7970, 27 July 1889, Supplement

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A CRIB PUZZLE. Issue 7970, 27 July 1889, Supplement

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