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Sunday Times Teaser 2692 – Runners Up

by Robin Nayler

Teams in our local football league play once each week at 15:00 on Saturdays, playing each other twice in a season. Teams earn three points for a win and one for a draw.  All teams played their last match on the same day.
Last season, the top team won two thirds of their matches; we were the runners-up with one point less even though we had won more matches.  The top team had also lost twice as many matches as we had drawn.
How many games did the top team win, draw and lose?
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  1. brian gladman permalink

    I my first attempt I didn’t find a unique answer for this one but I didn’t spend much time on it as I don’t much like football teasers. But Peter Hayes has pointed out that my description (now amended) missed one aspect of the original text that can be interpreted to imply that the runner up draws more than once. This interpretation can hence be used to resolve the ambiguity.

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