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Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

Raymond Smullyan

Errata

Thanks to

   Wei-Hwa Huang <whuang(at)ngwee.ugcs.caltech.edu>
   Richard Sabey <richard_8978_sabey(at)hotmail.com>

for providing this list of errata!

(Note: In the above mail addresses, please replace the "(at)" by the "@" sign!)

 

p.???, "..."

Original: 3qk2r/p2pbp1p/1pp2np1/2nBpb2/8/NP2PN1P/P2P1P1P/R2QK3

Revised: 3qk2r/p2pbp1p/bpp2np1/2nBp3/8/NP2PN1P/P2P1P1P/R2QK3

 

p.34, line 5

Original: "nor could any White piece--even if the unknown were White--"

Revised: "nor could any Black piece--even if the unknown were Black--"

p.37, line 5

Original: "Therefore the pawn on g3 did *not* come from g2."

Revised: "Therefore the pawn on g3 did *not* come from f2."

 

p.52, line 6

"The only way White can even *check* Black is with the knight on g4 either moving to h6 or capturing the knight on f6." Or Rh8+.

 

P.103, "Thoughts of a Logician"

Original: r3k3/P5P1/1P1P1P2/3PpK2/8/8/6B1/8

Revised: r3k3/B5P1/1P1P1P2/3PpK2/8/8/6B1/8

 

p.120, "A Remarkable Monochromatic"

Original: 8/3p1p2/8/7p/8/8/k3P1P1/1N1QK3

Revised: 8/3p1p2/8/7p/8/8/k3P1P1/1N1QKB2

 

p.126, "On Marston's Island"

According to p.126, the coded stipulation for problem II is:

AK 63--3,4,5
14--12,18,2,21;
16--12,4,17,5,22?

According to p.130, AK 14--12 decodes to "what".

According to p.138, the coded stipulation is:

68--12,2,14,22,
14--3,15,8,12,9.

The code book is the same as before, and 14--12 decodes to "in".

 

p.127, "On Marston's Island"

In puzzle III, a "?" (question mark) has been added to h6, presumably to aid the solver. The text already reveals that h6 has an unknown.

The correct diagram is

4k3/1p1pp1pp/2p2p2/8/4P3/3P4/PPP2PP1/4K3

but at least one edition wrongly has wPg3 instead of g2.

 

p145, Moriarty's promblems, M1

Original: 2B5/8/6p1/6Pk/3P2qb/3p4/3PB1P1/2NrNKQR

Revised: 2B5/8/6p1/6Pk/3P2qb/3p4/3PB3/2NrNKQR