Main Puzzle 8N73 by Richard Pavlicek
Bridge players have long considered an ace to be a worthy asset, and rightly so until Friday Feb 23, 2018. This was the day Professor Freebid accidentally dropped a deck of playing cards into his large hadron collider. What happened next was unprecedented. Accelerated card particles defied the laws of quantum physics, thus giving credence to the Professors boson deflection theory. Bridge had begun a new era!
Ill spare you the math. Suffice it to say that after billions of collisions, ace particles would expectedly surge to the fore, but it didn't happen. Lower-rank particles continually kept pace! Could it be that our perception of card ranks is just an illusion? Could all card ranks be the same? The Professor wouldnt go so far as to make that contention, attributing the phenomenon to obtusely deflected bosons. Well, sure; he took the words right out of my mouth. If youre still a bit fuzzy, this puzzle may shed some light.
© 2018 Richard Pavlicek