**From New Scientist #962, 14th August 1975 **[link]

While waiting for the judge to settle his wig, sharpen his quill and pump up his cushion, each member of the jury wondered how the 11 others would vote when it came to the point. Here are their predictions in alphabetical order:

Juror A thought all the others would favour acquittal.

Juror B thought all the others would be for convicting.

Juror C thought exactly one of the others would want to convict.

Juror D thought exactly one of the others would want to acquit.

Juror E thought exactly 10 of the others would want to convict.

Juror F thought exactly 3 of the others would want to acquit.

Juror G thought exactly 8 of the others would want to convict.

Juror H thought exactly 7 of the others would want to acquit.

Juror I thought exactly 4 of the others would want to convict.

Juror J thought exactly 8 of the others would want to convict.

Juror K thought exactly 3 of the others would want to acquit.

Juror L thought exactly 9 of the others would want to convict.

In the event all those whose predictions were incorrect voted for one verdict, whereas those (if any) whose predictions were correct voted for the other.

Which jurors favoured acquittal?

A correction (applied to the text above) was published with **Tantalizer 416**.

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