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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member Wildfire
    Force of Nature
    25 Jun '05 21:03 / 5 edits
    Puzzle #1

    Andy dislikes the catcher. Ed's sister is engaged to the second baseman. The center fielder is taller than the right fielder. Harry and the third baseman live in the same building. Paul and Allen each won $20 from the pitcher at pinochle. Ed and the outfielders play poker during their free time. The pitcher's wife is the third baseman's sister. The pitcher, catcher, and infielders except Allen, Harry, and Andy, are shorter than Sam. Paul, Andy, and the shortstop lost $50 each at the racetrack. Paul, Harry, Bill, and the catcher took a trouncing from the second baseman at pool. Sam is involved in a divorce suit. The catcher and the third baseman each have two children. Ed, Paul, Jerry, the right fielder, and the center fielder are bachelors. The others are married. The shortstop, the third baseman, and Bill each cleaned up $100 betting on the fight. One of the outfielders is either Mike or Andy. Jerry is taller than Bill. Mike is shorter than Bill. Each of them is heavier than the third baseman.

    Using these facts, determine the names of the men playing the various positions on the baseball team.
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    Puzzle #2

    1. There are 5 houses in five different colors.
    2. In each house lives a person with a different nationality.
    3. These five owners drink a certain drink, smoke a certain band of cigar and keep a certain pet.
    4. no owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar nor drink the same drink.

    THE QUESTION IS - WHO OWNS THE FISH?

    The Britt 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 green house owner drinks coffee.
    The person who smokes Paul Mall rears birds.
    The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
    The man living in the house right in centre drinks milk.
    The Norwegian lives in the first house.
    The man who smokes blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
    The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
    The owner who smokes Bluemaster drinks beer.
    The German smokes Prince.
    The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
    The man who smokes Blend has a neighbor who drinks water.
  2. 26 Jun '05 03:10 / 5 edits
    1.
    allen - catcher
    andy - 3rd baseman
    bill - center fielder
    ed - shortstop
    harry - pitcher
    jerry - 2nd baseman
    mike - right fielder
    paul - 1st baseman
    sam - left fielder

    2.
    nor | 1st (yellow) house | drinks water | smokes dunhill | kills cats
    dan | 2nd (blue) house | drinks tea | smokes blend | rides horses
    bri | 3rd (red) house | drinks milk | smokes paul mall | hunts birds
    ger | 4th (green) house | drinks coffee | smokes prince | cooks fish
    swe | 5th (white) house | drinks beer | smokes bluemaster | eats hotdogs
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    28 Jun '05 01:11 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Wildfire
    Puzzle #1

    Andy dislikes the catcher. Ed's sister is engaged to the second baseman. The center fielder is taller than the right fielder. Harry and the third baseman live in the same building. Paul and Allen each won $20 from the pitcher ...[text shortened]... house.
    The man who smokes Blend has a neighbor who drinks water.
    excuse me but since the word 'fish' isn't even mentioned in the
    puzzle it can't be part of the answer. There is nothing even remotely
    resembling fish here in the second puzzle. So I gather its a
    joke made up by Douglas Adams. Or are we to assume
    the last one with a hole in the pet department owns "the" fish?
  4. 28 Jun '05 01:50
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    excuse me but since the word 'fish' isn't even mentioned in the
    puzzle it can't be part of the answer. There is nothing even remotely
    resembling fish here in the second puzzle. So I gather its a
    joke made up by Douglas Adams. Or are we to assume
    the last one with a hole in the pet department owns "the" fish?
    You made a statement and then proved it wrong with the answer you gave in the form of a question!
  5. Standard member orfeo
    Missing 285 + 1
    28 Jun '05 03:14
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    excuse me but since the word 'fish' isn't even mentioned in the
    puzzle it can't be part of the answer. There is nothing even remotely
    resembling fish here in the second puzzle. So I gather its a
    joke made up by Douglas Adams. Or are we to assume
    the last one with a hole in the pet department owns "the" fish?
    I've seen lots of these logic puzzles before, there isn't a problem. It tells you that each person has a pet. A fish is a kind of pet. 5 people, so 5 pets, and the fish is the 5th - the others have already been mentioned.