272. THE NINE SCHOOLBOYS. This is a new and interesting companion puzzle to the "Fifteen Schoolgirls" (see solution of No. 269), and even in the simplest possible form in which I present it there are unquestionable difficulties. Nine schoolboys walk out in triplets on the six week days so that no boy ever walks _side by side_ with any other boy more than once. How would you arrange them?

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