Return to the Island of Women

On the sixteenth night, however, a number of men were executed, and on the seventeenth day the faithful men of the island awoke with their wives to see the judgment.

How many men of the island were adulterers? How did their wives find out?

Before reading this post, please review the riddle in The Island of Women.

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The Island of Women

Big news: My middle brother Josh got married today!!! This post is dedicated to him and his new wife Mandy.

Josh’s big news got me thinking about an old riddle I heard first in law school, and I figured that now would be an appropriate time to share it. I don’t know the origin of this riddle, and I’m certain that my recollection is not precisely identical to the original form, but it’s still very challenging and, I think, a lot of fun.

Good luck!

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