Steem Riddle of the Week #9: Wandering Monster
Last weeks riddle was solved by @kryzec, congrats to him for claiming the SBD prize! The solution is posted here: https://steemit.com/riddle/@droopy/steem-riddle-of-the-week-8-lies-truth-and-chaos-solution-revealed-prize-awarded
This week, I'm trying something new. I'm asking that everyone who posts a solution, obfuscate it with ROT13 using this link: http://md5decrypt.net/en/Rot13/ That way others can more easily take part without worrying about spoilers. Only obfuscated posts can win the prize!
This weeks riddle goes as follows:
There is a sequence of 11 caves in a straight line. A wondering monster has been terrorizing the town and the king has put a large bounty on its head. Each night a wandering monster chooses one of the 11 caves to sleep in. The monster never sleeps in the same cave two nights in a row and always sleeps in a cave either one to the left or to the right of where he slept the previous night.
Each night, you can check exactly one cave. If you find the monster sleeping you can kill it and claim the bounty. If you don't find the monster you can try again the next night. However, the king has decreed that the bounty is only good if the monster is killed within 20 days.
Is there a strategy that guarantees that you successfully find the monster in 20 nights or less?
Again, I'm asking that everyone who posts a solution, obfuscate it with ROT13 using this link: http://md5decrypt.net/en/Rot13/. If your comment isn't obfuscated, you aren't eligible for the prize.
The first person to upvote and comment with a valid obfuscated!!!! solution (as decided by me and only me) prior to this post paying out will win 1SBD! The prize will be paid out right after the rewards from the post are paid.
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