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Unreliable Witnesses (Posted on 2017-05-17) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Six witnesses gave conflicting descriptions of the suspect.

Each witness had exactly one item correct. Each correct value appears at least once.

What would be the correct description of the suspect?

Hair Jacket Shirt Pants
Brown White Red Gray
Red Blue Pink White
Black Purple Yellow Blue
Blond White Not Yellow White
Brown Purple Green Gray
Gray Blue Orange Blue

This can be solved analytically without trial and error.


From Mensa Puzzle Calendar 2017 by Mark Danna and Fraser Simpson, Workman Publishing, New York. Puzzle for May 12.

See The Solution Submitted by Charlie    
Rating: 3.6667 (3 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
non-perfect puzzles are sometimes more interestingollie2017-05-20 05:31:02
re: Not Yellow ShirtSteve Herman2017-05-18 15:43:56
QuestionNot Yellow Shirtatheron2017-05-18 15:06:11
SolutionAnalytical Solution (Spoiler)Steve Herman2017-05-17 10:50:10
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