Enigma 294: The Great and the Good
12 July 2015
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From New Scientist #1442, 7th February 1985 [link]
There are five possible chairman for the new Committee on Honary Degrees in Ancient Universities. All are on the secret list of the Great and the Good, where each has a secret score for Greatness and another for Goodness. All their scores are different but the exact figures have not yet been leaked to the newspapers.
Having seen the whole book, however, I can reveal that Sir Anthony Absolute is better than anyone greater than Dame Barbara Beveridge. Sir Charles Cumference is greater than all and only those better than Lady Dunstable. Lord Enterprise is less good than all and only those greater than Absolute. The least good of them is not also the least great.
The job, it has been decided, needs a good chairman. So please rank them in order of goodness.