reset# N ≈ 1000

`N`

black `X`

s enclose `\u2200\ufb06\u5712`

.

Atop the `X`

s sit `M`

gold/silver `Y`

s.

What is the value of `M`

?

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2017-09-26 03:40:34 +0000

**author: Nic Bricknell**

The puzzle tells us that `N`

black `X`

s enclose `\u2200\ufb06\u5712`

. Recognising that `\uXXXX`

refers to a unicode character, we can decode it as ∀ﬆ園. Literally, this means "for all st garden/park/orchard", which must refer to the garden near St. John's called 'All Saints' Garden'. Indeed this is enclosed by many (perhaps a thousand) black fence posts, some of which are crowned by a gold or silver ornament. Going there and counting this number gives us the answer, 41.