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Find the killer (Posted on 2016-06-20) Difficulty: 3 of 5
British puzzle creator Hubert Phillips invented this genre of puzzle in the 1930s.

I have slightly modified a puzzle attributed to H.P. (a.k.a. Caliban).

One of five people is a murderer.
Here are their statements:
Bernie: Becky didn’t do it.
Benny: Betty did it.
Bella: Becky is innocent.
Betty: Becky did it.
Becky: I did not do it.

Can you identify the killer?

Given k people, including the killer, lied – provide your answers and reasoning for all possible values of k.

See The Solution Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
Rating: 5.0000 (1 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
Some ThoughtsOnly a pedantic comment on a formulationollie2016-11-18 19:42:06
SolutionAnswersMath Man2016-06-25 07:00:41
SolutionEven shorter solutionSteve Herman2016-06-21 11:24:15
SolutionsolutionCharlie2016-06-20 18:46:16
SolutionK is for killer (spoiler)Steve Herman2016-06-20 16:06:30
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