Tantalizer 432: A way with the ladies
3 April 2019
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From New Scientist #983, 15th January 1976 [link]
The Rätselgarten in Vienna is famous for its twenty goddesses, whos statues stand at the junctions of its paths. The task of keeping them spick and span belongs to Stephan Schnitzel. Once a month he dusts and polishes them, following a route of his own design which, without leaving the paths show, takes him to each goddess exactly twice.
Each goddess has a different letters on the plan in his office and his order of visiting is, he tells me:
P A D M O I C T F K G B J R H N L Q E S P A L Q J R H N D M O I C T S F E K G B.
But, as you will no doubt spot without even being told which letter to put at which junction, he has made a small error in the telling. He has inadvertently put two consecutive letters in the wrong order somewhere.
Can you work out which they are?