Enigma 74: Superdads
24 March 2013
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From New Scientist #1217, 4th September 1980 [link]
The school sports ended with a “Fathers’ event” or, to be exact, three of them. A “Fathers’ hop” was followed by a “Fathers’ skip” and a “Fathers’ jump”. Most dads were strangely absent when the call for volunteers went up but the headmistress managed to bag four who were new to the school.
They went sheepishly to the slaughter. Amble did better than Dimwit in the Hop, Bumble won the silver star in the Skip, and did better than Crumble in the Jump. Crumble collected one silver star and Dimwit one gold one. In fact, no one gained more than one gold star or more than one silver or more than one bronze. There were no ties and the order in the Hop was the precise reverse of that in the Jump.
When the stars were totted up, who was Superdad and who was 2nd, 3rd and 4th?