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.
(In reply to inewit!
by lulu stars)
First, I would ask you to please keep a civil tongue around here. There's no problem with criticism (we all need some once in a while) but name-calling won't win you any friends, and Levik can always suspend your logon if you fly off the handle too much.
Second, you're reasoning is flawed. For example, if Hal and the guilty party were in apartments #1 and #4, in some order, the birdseed-napper's apartment would be neither one above Hal's or one below Hal's, thereby complying with the clues yet not proclaiming Hal guilty.
Third, thanks to Nikki for her comment.
And fourth, thanks to everybody who posted comments on this problem. Now I can find it anytime by clicking the "Most Commented On" link.
Edited on November 28, 2004, 4:00 am