# Can You Solve This Challenging Letter Placement Puzzle?

• moe darklight
In summary, the conversation is about a difficult puzzle that the person solved using a book called "FANTASTIC 500 PUZZLE CHALLENGE." The puzzle involves placing letters in a diagram according to specific rules, and the person shares their solution. They also mention the difficulty levels of the puzzles in the book.
moe darklight
not going to lie... this thing got me pretty frustrated.

: you're going to need the picture in the link (print it or copy it on a piece of paper, it's pretty easy to draw.

http://aycu37.webshots.com/image/10476/2004406912463755374_rs.jpg
- The letters A-P are to be arranged in the diagram, with one letter allocated to each point, so that no two consecutive letters are connected by any direct line (i.e: 1-15 pr 7-10).

- F is to the left of, and in the same horizontal line as I, which is above C.

- H and D are both somewhere left of B though not necessarily in the same line.

- P is somewhere higher than J, O somewhere higher than F, H somewhere higher than M and L somewhere higher than E but not necessarily in the same line.

- B is diagonally adjacent to G and A is diagonally adjacent to C.

- N is the greatest distance possible from O.

- L is immediately left of I, G immediately left of K, J immediately left of C and D immediately left of O.

If the positions of the letters E and F add up to 17, can you place each letter in its correct position?

post your solution as 1=X, 2=X, 3=X, etc. how long it took you and what method you used (white font would be cool so that no one accidentally reads the answer)

I got it from this book called "FANTASTIC 500 PUZZLE CHALLENGE."
It's pretty cool, there's puzzles easy enough for kids or 5 minutes at the "throne" (connect the dots, spot the difference), and there's puzzles so frustrating they make me want to stab my eyes out.

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moe darklight said:
you're going to need the picture in the link (print it or copy it on a piece of paper, it's pretty easy to draw.

You'll need to specify the image in a different way, then. For whatever reason, the Brain Teaser forum won't allow people to view attachments :(

DaveE

there, fixed it.

D1 O2 F3 L4 I5 B6 P7 A8 G9 K10 H11 J12 C13 E14 N15 M16
I think that this is the answer. (hidden text showing the letter followed by the number indicating its location)

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haha yeep that's it. in the book they're rated 1/3 2/3 and 3/3 in level of difficulty. this one was one of the 2/3, i might post one of the 3/3 later on this week if i have some time to kill to draw the diagram. although 2/3's are probably my favorites... some 3/3's just take tooo long, and 1/3 and ridiculously easy.

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