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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 19 Mar '10 16:20 / 1 edit
    Here it is:

    - In a street there are five houses, painted five different colors.

    - In each house lives a person of different nationality.

    - These five homeowners each drink a different kind of beverage, smoke different brand of cigar and keep a different pet.

    Who owns the fish?



    Necessary clues:

    1. The British man lives in a red house.
    2. The Swedish man keeps dogs as pets.
    3. The Danish man drinks tea.
    4. The Green house is next to, and on the left of the White house.
    5. The owner of the Green house drinks coffee.
    6. The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
    7. The owner of the Yellow house smokes Dunhill.
    8. The man living in the center house drinks milk.
    9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
    10. The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
    11. The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
    12. The man who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
    13. The German smokes Prince.
    14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
    15. The Blends smoker lives next to the one who drinks water.
  2. Standard member forkedknight
    Defend the Universe
    19 Mar '10 19:03 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sloppyb
    Here it is:

    - In a street there are five houses, painted five different colors.

    - In each house lives a person of different nationality.

    - These five homeowners each drink a different kind of beverage, smoke different brand of cigar and keep a different pet.

    Who owns the fish?



    Necessary clues:

    1. The British man lives in a red house. ...[text shortened]... ian lives next to the blue house.
    15. The Blends smoker lives next to the one who drinks water.
    A little more trial and error than I'd like, but the German owns the Fish

    I think the key for me was placing the Beer/BlueMaster in the correct house.

    *edit* Isn't this the same as that famous problem either created/solved by einstein?
  3. 19 Mar '10 21:05
    Originally posted by forkedknight
    A little more trial and error than I'd like, but the German owns the Fish

    I think the key for me was placing the Beer/BlueMaster in the correct house.

    *edit* Isn't this the same as that famous problem either created/solved by einstein?
    yeah but i dont think that was the answer.........
  4. 21 Mar '10 16:45
    Originally posted by sloppyb
    yeah but i dont think that was the answer.........
    I also get the German.
  5. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    22 Mar '10 00:55
    Originally posted by sloppyb
    Here it is:

    - In a street there are five houses, painted five different colors.

    - In each house lives a person of different nationality.

    - These five homeowners each drink a different kind of beverage, smoke different brand of cigar and keep a different pet.

    Who owns the fish?



    Necessary clues:

    1. The British man lives in a red house. ...[text shortened]... ian lives next to the blue house.
    15. The Blends smoker lives next to the one who drinks water.
    This was Einstein's puzzle wasn't it?
  6. 22 Mar '10 01:10 / 2 edits
    My only assumption was that houses were numbered right to left (well, that and the implication that one of the five owns a fish)

    I also arrive at the German in the leftmost green house owning the fish. Stop off for a cup of java and some royal cigars.

    (And I do think you end up with the same answers save for house order if you assume left to right.)
  7. Standard member forkedknight
    Defend the Universe
    22 Mar '10 16:14
    Originally posted by geepamoogle
    My only assumption was that houses were numbered right to left (well, that and the implication that one of the five owns a fish)

    I also arrive at the German in the leftmost green house owning the fish. Stop off for a cup of java and some royal cigars.

    (And I do think you end up with the same answers save for house order if you assume left to right.)
    Yes, you do, except the order of the green and white houses are reversed.

    I worked it out assuming a left-to-right ordering.