Hans Moonrunner, Space Trader
by Randall L. Whipkey
Last Kosmosweek, universal trader Hans Moonrunner made
a trading voyage through six planets in the Musketeer
Galaxy. Loading the Cautious Canary at his
jumping off world on Kosmosday 1 with a single kind of
cargo, Hans delivered it to another planet where he
picked up new cargo on Kosmosday 2, etc., until he
returned to his original starting point on Kosmosday 7
with the material he loaded on KD 6. Each of the planets
the trader visited is in a different system, one in the
Asimov System, and each cargo is different from the
others, with one being Blaxite ore. From the log below,
can you solve the Space Logic Puzzle of Hans Moonrunner's
voyage: what cargo he loaded at which planet and in which
system on each Kosmosday 1-6?
- The cargo the Cautious Canary took on at the
planet in the Bradbury system isn't the Ufot root
Hans delivered to one world, where it is the
- After being on planet Cimaronia one Kosmosday, the
trader visited the world in the Le Guin system on
the next Kosmosday and then the planet where he
loaded baled Nottoc material on the Kosmosday after
- Moonrunner's stop on world K-9 wasn't the one in
the Lieber System.
- Hans delivered a load of live Hoofed Yammas on his
return to his original starting planet.
- In consecutive order first-to-last, the trader was
on these three planets: Vvlddz, the one in the
Heinlein System, and the world where he acquired a
cargo of Cirkotic robot chips.
- The Kosmosday after being on red Ptolemaia, where
he dined with his old Space Warrior comrade Luke
the Nutt, Hans was on a planet in the Bradbury
- On Kosmosday 3, Hans Moonrunner attended a Backwater
Worlds Boys concert on the planet Acxis while the
Cautious Canary was being loaded.
- Cimaronia isn't in the Heinlein System.
- Hans was on the planet New Airth at an earlier point
in his journey than he was on the world where he
picked up a cargo of Lopa crystals; the Kosmosday after
he acquired the Lopa crystals, Moonrunner delivered them
to a planet in the Clarke System.
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