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more on the cowboy's dilemma

Tuesday,  01/08/08  09:45 PM

slugfight at the OK corralYesterday I posted the cowboy's dilemma.  Maybe you thought the answer is obvious, or not, and maybe you thought it was a trivial puzzle.  But there's a surprising message in there.  I'm not ready to tell you the answer - and there is "an answer", by the way - but I will give you a hint. 

The problem is carefully worded: "Where or who should you shoot first?"  There are two other cowboys, but there are more than two possible answers to this question...  More tomorrow.

Update: here's the answer.

Update: here's a detailed analysis.

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