Mac King was on hand when Edde Ddodd was nabbed at a clothing shop only an hour after his partner Hannah knocked over a nearby jewelry store. The Ddodd gang was famous for its fascination with palindromes, that is, a word or phrase that, like magic, reads the same forward or backwards.
Ddodd carried a note from his partner that seemed to disclose the jewels’ hiding place. It read: Ed, I hide, what you do with a shoelace.
“The first three words are a palindrome in themselves,” noted Mac. “The remainder of the note must relate to a different palindrome,” he reasoned.
Walking directly to a display of men’s neckwear, Mac fished out the valuable plunder. How did he know where to look?
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Solution: What do you do with a shoelace, that when written out is also a palindrome? Tie it! Mac reasoned the jewels were hidden in the clothing store’s display of neck ties.
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