# Who Stole the Stradivarius ?

ivanhoe
Posers and Puzzles 27 Sep '03 17:26
1. 27 Sep '03 17:26

A famous violinist was in town for a concert. While he was away from his room for a short time his favorite violin, a Stradivarius, was stolen. The inspector took immediate action and , through diligent research, was able to identify four suspects. Each of them makes one statement as follows. The guilty one's statement is false; the other statements are true.

A. I was not in town at the time of the theft.
B. C is the culprit.
C. B's statement is false.
D. C's statement is true.

C'mon, if you can mate with a King and a rook against a King you can solve this little riddle.
2. orkyboy
Looooney Ork
27 Sep '03 21:18
Originally posted by ivanhoe

A famous violinist was in town for a concert. While he was away from his room for a short time his favorite violin, a Stradivarius, was stolen. The inspector took immediate action and , through diligent research, was able to identify four suspects. Each of them makes one statement as follows. The guilty one's statement is false; the other statements are ...[text shortened]... on, if you can mate with a King and a rook against a King you can solve this little riddle.
B
3. TheMaster37
Kupikupopo!
28 Sep '03 11:13
Originally posted by orkyboy
B
B is the thief ðŸ™‚
4. 28 Sep '03 12:08
Originally posted by orkyboy
B

Orkyboy, again you've got the correct answer !
Ten points for you from the Dutch jury !

Banana Power !

IvanH
5. 28 Sep '03 12:141 edit
Originally posted by TheMaster37
B is the thief ðŸ™‚
Hi there Kupikupopo,
Orkyboy got here first, so .....
The Dutch jury gives you 2 points ...

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They'll make you go faster and faster and faster ....... look out, look out, look out, ............ ooooohh ðŸ˜•

6. 28 Sep '03 16:02
i myself think it was the question master himself that stole it- (i know ur secret) and a,b,c,d were all accolpacies (or some word like that)

Or

b (do i get mre points for mentioning b twice i promise that i didnt read the other 2 saying b)
7. orkyboy
Looooney Ork
28 Sep '03 17:46
Originally posted by ivanhoe

Orkyboy, again you've got the correct answer !
Ten points for you from the Dutch jury !

Banana Power !

IvanH
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Banana Power

orkyboy
8. 28 Sep '03 21:29
Originally posted by orkyboy
That banana power is really paying off. Check out my new profile pic. ðŸ˜‰

Banana Power

orkyboy

I've checked out your profile pic. It's really cool ðŸ˜µ
and I like your forum avatar too !

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Ivanhoe Joe.
9. 28 Sep '03 21:33
Originally posted by mr tanker
i myself think it was the question master himself that stole it- (i know ur secret) and a,b,c,d were all accolpacies (or some word like that)

Or

b (do i get mre points for mentioning b twice i promise that i didnt read the other 2 saying b)

I like the way you invent new words. Accolpacies ... great !

One point from the Dutch jury goes to the Baltic republics ...
10. 29 Sep '03 16:54
Originally posted by ivanhoe

A famous violinist was in town for a concert. While he was away from his room for a short time his favorite violin, a Stradivarius, was stolen. The inspector took immediate action and , through diligent research, was able to identify four suspects. Each of them makes one statement as follows. The guilty one's statement is false; the other statements are ...[text shortened]... on, if you can mate with a King and a rook against a King you can solve this little riddle.
A &amp; D's statements could equally well have been &quot;Penguins like fish&quot; and &quot;Fruit flies like a banana&quot;.
11. richjohnson
TANSTAAFL
29 Sep '03 18:42
Originally posted by iamatiger
A & D's statements could equally well have been "Penguins like fish" and "Fruit flies like a banana".
But then how could you know that C wasn't lying, and B was telling the truth?

Without D's statement to back up C's, there is not enough information to conclusively solve the problem.
12. 30 Sep '03 00:54
Originally posted by iamatiger
A & D's statements could equally well have been "Penguins like fish" and "Fruit flies like a banana".

Ho ho bro iamatiger,

Please reconsider joining the Illustrious Loonies Clan.

Penguin Power and Banana Power to the Fruitcakes !

Ivanhoe Joe, Proud member of the Illustrious Loonies Clan