"The clue is hidden in this statement", read the note handed to Sherlock by Moriarty, who hid the stolen treasure in one of the ten pillars. Which pillar is it?

  • $\begingroup$ I've edited the title to make it more specific. You can always rollback if you want to. $\endgroup$ – ghosts_in_the_code Dec 21 '15 at 11:31
  • $\begingroup$ No problem at all, I think this title suits more. Thanks. :) $\endgroup$ – Member Dec 21 '15 at 12:35

It's in the

ninth: hidden in this statement


its in

IX.... hidden in this...
(read it from back... enin---> nine)

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    $\begingroup$ Wow, two different methods for the same outcome. +1 $\endgroup$ – Martijn Dec 21 '15 at 19:11

My guess and reasoning is as under.

It's in ninth pillar, hidde$N \ IN \ TH$is contains ninth.

  • $\begingroup$ -1 This is a duplicate of the existing answer. Idk if @Sunny did this on purpose, but it's surprising that the answer got 2 upvotes anyways. $\endgroup$ – ghosts_in_the_code Dec 23 '15 at 10:45
  • $\begingroup$ I don't think so, anyone do this purposefully. Why anyone will do this? We are not giving any rewards for answer, so why one would cheat. $\endgroup$ – Member Dec 23 '15 at 17:06

according to the statement I think answer is one of(f) ten i.e. IX

  • $\begingroup$ "Of" and "Off" are very different words. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Dec 23 '15 at 11:06
  • $\begingroup$ But the note says that " The answer is hidden in this statement", so I think we should look for answer in that line only. $\endgroup$ – Member Dec 23 '15 at 17:03
  • $\begingroup$ Anyways nice observation. $\endgroup$ – Member Dec 23 '15 at 17:03

The clue is hidden in this statement. So correct Answer is 9th.

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    $\begingroup$ This question was already answered a month and a half ago. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Feb 3 '16 at 14:35

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