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THE CRIBBAGE PUZZLE.

TO THE EDITOB, Sir,— There are four players—A, B, C, D, A and C being partners and B and D; partners, A and C to score. B plays a2, making 25; C p’ays a3, making 28; D baa no more cards to come in; A plays a 1, scoring 3, and making 29; B has no more cards; C pairs his partner with an ace, making 30; A then plays a third ace, making 31, and scoring 8 holes, making altogether a total of 13 points.—l am, etc., Six for Aces. Dunedin, July 30. TO THE EDITOR, Sir,—ln a four-handed game of cribbage for two partners to score 13 points with 3 cards after their opponents have cried “go” could be done thus:— A and C partners, B and D ditto. A plays 2, B 7, C 4, D 10, A 3, B cries “ go,” C 2, D cries go, A 1 (scoring 3 for run), C 1 (scoring 2 for pair), A 1 (scoring 8), making a total of 13 points scored with the last 3 cards, played after their opponents have cried “ go.”—l am, etc., Sandy. Dunedin, July 31. TO THE EDITOR, Sir,— The following, I believe, you will find the true solution of the 13 points with three cards:—A and C are partners, and B and D. A plays a 7, Ba 9, Ca 7, Da 3 = 26; then A plays a2, B says “ go,” C plays an ace = 29, and scores a run of 3; D says “ go,” and A plays an ace = 30, and scores 2 for a pair. B, of course, is again "go,” and C, by playing another ace, counts 31 with 8 holes. Therefore 8 + 3+2 are the 13 points gained by the partners A and C with their three aces. Like Columbus with the egg, quite simple when shown the way to do it.—l am, etc., W.B, Caversham, July 29. [This is the correct combination of cards. -Ed. E.S.]

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THE CRIBBAGE PUZZLE., Evening Star, Issue 7975, 2 August 1889

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THE CRIBBAGE PUZZLE. Evening Star, Issue 7975, 2 August 1889

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