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Who Stole the Birdseed? (Posted on 2004-10-21) Difficulty: 3 of 5
  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?

See The Solution Submitted by Captain Paradox    
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Answer here | Comment 80 of 133 |

The person who stole the birdseed is Gil.  He lives on the fourth floor and likes Robins.  I used three logic charts and four cases for who lives on what floor.

Hal, who likes Wrens, lives on the first floor.

Joe, who likes Crows, lives on the second floor.

Ike, who likes Finches, lives on the third floor.

Gil, who stole the birdseed and likes Robins, lives on the fourth floor.


  Posted by Vince on 2004-11-29 16:47:35
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