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Programming Enigma Puzzles
From New Scientist #957, 10th July 1975 [link]
Of the King’s four champions, Sir Albus was the bravest, Sir Bruce, astride Geronimo, the strongest, Sir Caspar, in his purple helm, the proudest and Sir Daniel, with his lilac banner, the craftiest. All were mounted on fine steeds, the knight with the silver shield on Evangeline, he with the orange plume on Furiosus and he with the silver helm on Hercules.
Resplendent too were the hues of their accoutrements. One wore an orange helm and purple shield. One displayed a silver plume and orange shield. One boasted a lilac shield and silver banner. One rejoiced in a lilac helm and purple banner. Sir Caspar’s brother flaunted a lilac plume and orange banner.
“What noble knight is that”, inquired the Queen, “whose purple plume the fitful breezes toss?”.
Can you oblige Her Majesty?