5/4/2013 3:08:11 PM
Texan1836 Posts: 1

I'm a newbie to all puzzles, so please be nice when you explain this to me. I read the starting tips for Figure Logic 2 in July 2013 issue of Math and Logic Problems, but I still can't see the obvious of Linda Thistle's starting tip answers. As it stands in the answer chart, Clue for 2Down (2 digits) "is nine times 13Across." 13Across (2 digits) is "One less than 31Down" and 31Down is two digits. According to the answer key, the answer for 31Down is "12." The answer for 13Across was "11." The answer for 2Down was "99".
So here's my question... Couldn't 31Down have been "11" (not just the 12). Couldn't 13Across been "10." And Couldn't 2Down been "90"? How do I use logic and math when it initially appears there are more than two possible answers? Could you please explain how I would have known for sure that it was 12 (not 11) in 31Down? I am missing something.
Thank you for your help! Please give step by step on the formulas and algebra if possible.
