Two questions, two answers
- Published on Saturday, 21 May 2011 12:08
- Written by Vitaly Novikov
Here are the solututions to the two questions Mahjong News, on behalf of Sherlock Holmes and his secretary Vitaly Novikov, asks of our readers.
Question: Please, reconstruct the hands (any discarded tile from any of four hands gives three mahjongs).
Answer. All four players have “Thirteen Orphans” – 13 single Terminals and Honor tiles.
7 Pairs, 14 points
Mrs. Hudson has in her hand 14 tiles and she distinctly sees 14 points.
She made a legal declaration.
Question: What declaration could Mrs. Hudson make?
Answer. Mrs. Hudson played with adapted set. She has in her hand:
and Flower “Plum” and Season “Spring”. All 14 adapted tiles has digit “1”.
So she can make two possible legal declarations – “Kong” or “Flower”.