Katherine and Serena Visit the Museum
(Added October 1, 2015: This raffle is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to Fran M. who won the general draw and Iris L. who won the member draw!)
Can you reconstruct Serena and Katherine’s path through the museum?
They start at the museum entrance. They choose a random direction, north, south, east, or west and walk together in that direction until they come upon the first exhibit that they had not yet visited and stop. When done looking at that exhibit, they again choose a random direction, north, south, east, or west and walk together in that direction until they come upon an exhibit that they had not yet visited and stop. They continue wandering in this manner. Miraculously, they manage to visit all 17 exhibits!
Figure out all 17 directions Serena and Katherine took and the order that they took them. Send your answer to girlsanglepuzzler “at” gmail.com by midnight on September 30, 2015. For example, you might send the string “NSEWNSEWNSEWNSEWN” if you think those are the directions they went in that order, left to right. On October 1, 2015, two random “winners” will be drawn from correct entries, one from among Girls’ Angle members and the other from among the general public. The two “winners” will receive a modest prize. (The member prize is bigger.)
Exhibits are marked by flag poles. Determine the path that goes from flag pole to flag pole. They start at the museum entrance and end at one of the exhibits.
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