# Einstein's Riddle...

zamba
Posers and Puzzles 05 Jun '03 23:11
1. 05 Jun '03 23:20
Weird.
2. royalchicken
CHAOS GHOST!!!
05 Jun '03 23:34
Terribly sorry. I meant to post something, and the post wasn't going through. For some reason, they just all showed up. I'll post it now. It's a good puzzle, written by Einstein, that is not intrinsically hard but is interesting to do without a pencil and paper. Here it is.
3. royalchicken
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05 Jun '03 23:35
There are 5 houses of 5 different colors. In each house lives a person of a different nationality. Each of the 5 residents drinks a certain type of beverage, smokes a certain brand of cigar, and keeps a certain pet. None of them have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar or drink the same beverage.
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The question is:

Who owns the fish?

Hints:

The Brit lives in the red house.

The Swede keeps dogs as pets.

The Dane drinks tea.

The green house is on the left of the white house.

The resident of the green house drinks coffee.

The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.

The resident of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.

The resident of the center house drinks milk.

The Norwegian lives in the first house.

The person who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.

The person who keeps the horse lives next to the one who smokes Dunhill.

The person who smokes Bluemasters drinks beer.

The German smokes Prince.

The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.

The person who smokes Blends has a neighbor who drinks water.
4. 05 Jun '03 23:52
With a peice of paper, it could be solved efficiently. However, that's too demanding for me.

I'll just leave it open for anyone who tries to solve it without using paper/pencil.
5. royalchicken
CHAOS GHOST!!!
05 Jun '03 23:58
Print it out, look carefully, pace around the room, and check each of the candidates in turn, finding the essential inconsistency in each one until you get it.
6. 06 Jun '03 15:11
Originally posted by royalchicken
Print it out, look carefully, pace around the room, and check each of the candidates in turn, finding the essential inconsistency in each one until you get it.
the german owns fish ?
7. royalchicken
CHAOS GHOST!!!
06 Jun '03 19:31
Good job ðŸ™‚. What does he smoke and where does he live?
8. orkyboy
Looooney Ork
06 Jun '03 19:35
Originally posted by royalchicken
Good job ðŸ™‚. What does he smoke and where does he live?
He smokes Prince wahey even I worked out that one! ðŸ™‚
9. royalchicken
CHAOS GHOST!!!
06 Jun '03 19:37
Very true...
10. 06 Jun '03 19:39
Originally posted by royalchicken
Good job ðŸ™‚. What does he smoke and where does he live?
the German lives in the green house, drinks coffee, smokes Prince, and owns fish.
11. royalchicken
CHAOS GHOST!!!
06 Jun '03 19:43
Very true. Out of curiosity (since a few of us got some friendly competition going at school), how long did it take, and did you use a pencil and paper?
12. 06 Jun '03 19:50
Originally posted by royalchicken
Very true. Out of curiosity (since a few of us got some friendly competition going at school), how long did it take, and did you use a pencil and paper?
about 45 minutes, from the screen. It took a while to find out in which order the hints could best be used (apart from some obvious ones like 'first' house, and 'centre' that are in absolute terms).

13. royalchicken
CHAOS GHOST!!!
07 Jun '03 02:21
Good good. That is definitely on the faster end of things...average in my study hall was about 1 hour. You can ask if you'd like to know how long it took me...
14. 07 Jun '03 07:39
Originally posted by royalchicken
Good good. That is definitely on the faster end of things...average in my study hall was about 1 hour. You can ask if you'd like to know how long it took me...
... and?
15. royalchicken
CHAOS GHOST!!!
07 Jun '03 16:51
8 minutes.