A puzzle designed by Katie Falcon-Uff

A medium-difficulty logic puzzle created for the Reading Fringe Festival (played tabletop with meeple figures provided).

Reading is holding a recognition ceremony for well-known figures from the town to be commended for their achievements. They have all sent their RSVPs back, but with quite a few requests. The council officials are wondering where they can sit at the Awards Lunch, so they’re in need of someone who can work out a seating plan that will satisfy every attendant, leaving three seats for them!

2021 Reading Figures Puzzle
2021 Reading Figures cork board notes

As a starting point, consider Sir John Madejski, Sir Sam Mendes and Ricky Gervais together.

Solution: the three seats left for the council officials are 7, 9 and 13.