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 Who Stole the Birdseed? (Posted on 2004-10-21)
Bonnie bought a bag of birdseed. She left it in her apartment (#5) before she went to work, intending to fill the feeder that afternoon. But when she got back, the bag of birdseed was gone!

There were four other people living in the same apartment building as her, all of whom were avid birdwatchers like Bonnie. One of them must have done it. Look at the clues below. If you know everybody's name, apartment number (#1 through #4), and favourite bird, you will know who is guilty.

1. The guilty person's apartment number is not numbered one higher or one lower than Hal's.
2. Joe's favourite bird is the crow; his apartment number is one lower than that of Ike (who doesn't like robins).
3. The guilty person's apartment is not #3 (the number of the finch-lover's).
4. Gil is neither at apartment #1 nor the wren-lover.

Whodunit?

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 ACTUAL SOLUTION! | Comment 71 of 133 |
Everyone be writing in saying its:

Joe #1 with Crows (Thief ?)

Ike #2 with Wren's  (Thief ?)

Gil #3 with Finch's

Hal #4 with Robbins

However the reason this isn't the corrct answer is because you can't determine whether or not Joe or Ike is the Thief.

The actual solution to the problem is:

Joe #1 with Crows (THIEF)

Ike #2 with Wren's

Hal #3 with Finch's

Gil #4 with Robbins

Now you can easily determine that Joe is the perp, because Ike is next to Hal and clue #1 says Ike can't not be the thief if he's next to Hal.

This took me 5 minutes to get, I don't understand where all the confusion is coming from.

 Posted by Emon Hunte on 2004-11-13 16:19:16

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