Our Stack O' Puzzle Heroe's have amnesia! It happened last night, when each one of the puzzle heroes' arch-nemesis defeated them all by giving them all AMNESIA! They all lost their brilliant puzzle solving skills.

The heroes cannot remember anything, including who they are! In a rare showing of compassion, each of their enemies has given them a chance to regain their memory, along with their brilliant puzzle solving skills.

Each hero is to meet their arch-nemesis at a certain place, on a certain day, at a specific time. The puzzle world is in total chaos until this information can be deciphered. They need you.

Here are the only clues the villains have left for us:

Clue 1: JOHNMARK who doesn't live in a warm climate, is supposed to meet 8 hours and 15 minutes after one of the other heroes.

Clue 2: Both PIRATE and RAND Al THOR are meeting in Florida but neither meeting in the southern most city and neither are supposed to meet at the earliest times the villains specified.

Clue 3 The California meeting is at 2:45pm

Clue 4 RAND Al THOR isn't meeting at 2:45pm

Clue 5 RAND Al THOR isn't meeting on THU

Clue 6 The MON meeting time is 14.5 hours after the WED meeting

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    $\begingroup$ Better them than me. Anyway I don't look good in a cape. $\endgroup$ Feb 1, 2019 at 1:42
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    $\begingroup$ is "heroe's" intentional? or is it supposed to be "heroes" $\endgroup$
    – Yout Ried
    Feb 1, 2019 at 2:00
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    $\begingroup$ Rule 2 seems to imply that multiple people can meet in the same city, is that correct? (i.e. it says that two people must both meet in the northern-most of two cities in Miami) $\endgroup$
    – Alconja
    Feb 1, 2019 at 2:02
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    $\begingroup$ It took me this long to realize St. Pete is in Florida not Russia :-) $\endgroup$ Feb 1, 2019 at 3:13
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    $\begingroup$ @JohnS. Fair enough, my logic (or math/geography) must just be failing me. I don't see how Pirate & Rand can both meet in Florida (Miami or St. Pete), but neither in Miami (southern most). Surely that makes them both St. Pete... Similarly, clue 2 tells us that Pirate & Rand must be meeting at 2:45pm & 11pm (not the earliest times, unless you meant "earliest time", not "times"), which means no one else can, but clue 1 means John has 11pm (only other gap with a 15min included is 8:30a-2:45p = 6h15m)... I guess I'll just leave it to someone else. $\endgroup$
    – Alconja
    Feb 1, 2019 at 5:13

1 Answer 1


I'll go with

John Mark: Boston, Monday 2300
Aejay: Miami, Wednesday 0800
Pirate: Los Angeles, Thursday 1445
Randal: St. Petersburg, Saturday 1000

You can check this fits all the clues

Except clue 2, where @Alconja has pointed out a couple of problems: "I don't see how Pirate & Rand can both meet in Florida (Miami or St. Pete), but neither in Miami (southern most). Surely that makes them both St. Pete..."
Now, if you look at clue 4, it appears to be redundant: clue 2 says Randal is in Florida, clue 3 says the California meeting is at 1445. Then clue 4 says that Randal is not meeting at 1445, which would follow from the previous two, since California is not Florida. Right? Unless... California has been annexed by Florida. Now the contradiction in clue 2 is resolved and clue 4 is not vacuous.
No doubt the villains are behind this annexation. But they'll never get away with it!!


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