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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.


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not a solution, but an answer... | Comment 117 of 133 |
honestly, i forget how i came up with this answer, and im sure someone has said it before (i'm too lazy to read all of those 100+ posts), but:

Gil lives in apt. 3 and loves finches
Hal lives in apt. 4 and loves robins
Ike lives in apr. 2 and loves wrens (and is guilty!!)
Joe lives in apt. 1 and loves crows

the one thing i'm confused about--well really it's about the site in general, so there's probably a better place i can ask this, but im new here, so whatever--anyway, i see that there are dozens of posts with "solution" in the subject, but it still says this problem has no solution posted yet...does this mean all those other solutions are wrong?? can someone please fill me in?

  Posted by yocko on 2005-02-05 08:07:53
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