5.6: The Duck Konundrum

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```Author: Dan Katz

The Duck Konundrum, step by friggin' step:

Here we go... Call the people A, B, C, D, E, and F in order from
starting chair 1 to 6.

(3)
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ABCDEF

(4)
Duck to Chair 5

(5)
D is now blue w/ yellow dots

(6)
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ABFDEC

(7)
Orange paint can contains blue
Purple paint can contains yellow
Green paint can contains red

Small watering can contains orange
Medium watering can contains green
Large watering can contains purple

(8)
D starts chanting 1+2+3+4+5+6=21
Duck to Chair 2

(9)
F leaves room
D paints <<Red U on Chair 6>>
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AB-DEC

(10)
E starts chanting 1+2+3+4+5=15
D leaves room
E paints <<Red O on Chair 4>>
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AB--EC

(11)
C to Chair 1
A to Chair 2
B to Chair 6
E to Chair 3
Duck to Chair 4
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CAB--E

(12)
A and C leave room
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--B--E

(13)
N=12.5+12.5=25
E paints <<Green Y on Chair 6>>
B paints <<Purple Y on Chair 3>>

(14)
D sits in Chair 1
Others fill as below
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DABFCE

(15)
B has been in chairs 2 and 6
C has been in chairs 1, 3, and 5
The happy chair is chair 4
Paint <<Blue R (see below) on Chair 4>>

(16)
Ignore odd statements (if you ignored evens, the duck would have multiple
names)
A to Chair 4, F to Chair 2
B and C switch chairs
Duck's name is Reginald (see above)
E's right elbow is orange
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DFBACE

(18)
<<Orange B on Chair 2>>

(19)
C is "it"
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DFBA-E

(20)
<<Blue A on Chair 1>>
<<Purple A on Chair 1>>
<<Green A on Chair 1>>

(21)
Skip me!!! (See step 26)

(22)
Chairs 1, 2, 3, and 4 gaze at duck
(Chair 5 is unpainted, Chair 6 is unoccupied)
A eats Cheetos
Duck to D's lap (Chair 1)

(23)
F to Chair 3
E to Chair 4
A to Chair 5
B to Chair 6
D can't move (duck)
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D-AEBF

(24)
N=5+6=11
<<Orange L on Chair 5>>
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DCAEBF

(25)
Lucky numbers:
A=3+6=9
B=1+3+4=8
C=4
D=2+3+5+6=16
E=1+2+6
F=1+5=6

D is in position 1, B is in position 5:
A, in position 3, is Duck King

(26)
A's name is ED.

(27)
<<Yellow ED on Chair 5>>
<<Indigo ED on Chair 5>>

Final Result!

#1	Blue A, Purple A, Green A
#2	Orange B
#3	Purple Y
#4	Red O, Blue R
#5	Orange L, Yellow ED, Indigo ED
#6 	Red U, Green Y

Reading by color in rainbow order, and by number within each color, we get:

Red		4-O 6-U
Orange	2-B 5-L
Yellow	5-ED
Green		1-A 6-Y
Blue		1-A 4-R
Indigo 	6-ED
Violet	1-A 3-Y

OUBLEDAY AREDAY, which is Double Dare in a strange exotic language
(Pig  Latin)
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