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 Calm down, people! (Posted on 2005-10-25)
Mr. and Mrs. Astor, Mr. and Mrs. Blake, Mr. and Mrs. Crane, and Mr. and Mrs. Davis were seated around a table as shown:
```                      +---+
| 1 |
+---+ +---+ +---+
| 8 |       | 2 |
+---+       +---+
+---+               +---+
| 7 |       o       | 3 |
+---+               +---+
+---+       +---+
| 6 |       | 4 |
+---+ +---+ +---+
| 5 |
+---+```
1) Mrs. Astor was insulted by Mr. Blake who sat next to her on her left.

2) Mr. Blake was insulted by Mrs. Crane who sat opposite him across the center of the table.

3) Mrs. Crane was insulted by the hostess who was the only person who sat between a married couple.

4) The hostess was insulted by the only person who sat between two men.

Who insulted the hostess?

 See The Solution Submitted by pcbouhid Rating: 3.3333 (9 votes)

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 re(2): No Solution Yet? | Comment 31 of 44 |
(In reply to re: No Solution Yet? by Charlie)

Jacki's solution is correct, but so is Charlie's.  First, only the identity of the insultor is requested, not the seating arrangement.  Second, Charlie's stated seating arrangement is perfectly valid.  He does not state that he is listing them in clockwise fashion.  So you can't really say that he has Mrs A on the wrong side of Mr B.

Does pcbouhid know the correct solution has been posted?

 Posted by Mindy Rodriguez on 2005-10-29 18:59:38

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