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One strategy for solving Logic Puzzles

Need help working through a tough logic problem? This e-book shows one strategy for solving a difficult logic puzzle by walking the reader through the clues of a logic puzzle. After you go through the process, there are 4 more puzzles to try on your own!

Dr. Rebecca Sanders 6/30/2013

Solving Logic Puzzles is just another way to exercise your brain and build those connections between brain cells to enhance your thinking skills. The more connections you build, the easier this type of thinking process will happen. Therefore, this book is aimed at giving you a chance to explore the world of logic through solving puzzles that are labeled at Logic Puzzles. Think you could solve the logic puzzle on this page (and continued on the next page)? Unless you are experienced in solving logic puzzles, this one probably looks very intimidating. Once you understand the tools and strategies in solving these type of puzzles, you can solve any of them as long as you remain persistent and continue to use the tools. Having said that – let’s begin! Start your journey on Page 3. The members of Clacken Creative Club of Cenovia entered their creative works in different contests. Members frequently work together on projects. The club had earned several awards as a group over the past year. From the clues below, can you determine which members worked together, the type of work they created, how long it took them to create the work, the contest they entered, and the award they won? 1. Steve won $3,000 for his superhero, but he didn't work on it with Jackie, who only took 2 days on her project. 2. The winner of the $10,000 prize, who is not Mack, did not create a new recipe. 3. Alice and Erin entered the Creative and Unique contests in some order; the Fun contestants took 12 days to work on their project. 4. The Promote contestant did not win $5,000. 5. It took 2 months to create the entry for the Promote contest. The project taking 20 days entered either the Relic or Unique contest. 6. Eric did not win $2500. 7. In some order, Alice and Jackie entered the Unique and Relic contests; one of them is the winner of the $10,000 award. 8. The painting and photo entered the Creative and Promote contests in some order. 9. Dave, who entered the Fun contest did not win $5,000. 10. Natalie and Eric worked together, but not on the painting.

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Don’t worry! I couldn’t solve these more difficult puzzles at first, either. With a little practice, some persistence, and a lot of patience – you will soon be able to solve any logic puzzle you see. First, let’s get a common set of words to work with. The chart above is what is called the logic puzzle grid. I refer to the “grid” frequently in this breakdown for solving the puzzle. You will watch the grid change as we move through the solution to this puzzle. The first part of this book will give you a step-by-step review of how I solve this puzzle. That doesn’t mean it is the only way to solve it, but it is how I work through the logic puzzles. Review each step and make sure you understand the connections I note. If you do not grasp something on your first read, make sure you re-read that section before moving on to the next step. The second part of this book allows you to practice on some new puzzles. Not all the puzzles in the second part are as difficult as this one. It helps to start off a little simpler than this; however, I wanted to show you that even the difficult ones can easily be solved with this strategy. So, let’s begin!

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Step 1: Always read the introduction. Sometimes, the introduction provides valuable information that will help you find the solution to the puzzle. Let’s look at the introduction for this logic puzzle:

The members of Clacken Creative Club of Cenovia entered their creative works in different contests. Members frequently work together on projects. The club had earned several awards as a group over the past year. From the clues below, can you determine which members worked together, the type of work they created, how long it took them to create the work, the contest they entered, and the award they won?

Sentence #1: The members of Clacken Creative Club of Cenovia entered their creative works in different contests. This sentence informs us that this puzzle is about members of a club entering contests. Sentence #2: Members frequently work together on projects. This sentence informs us that two people worked together on a project. Sentence #3: The club had earned several awards as a group over the past year. This sentence informs us that these people won some awards. Sentence #4: From the clues below, can you determine which members worked together, the type of work they created, how long it took them to create the work, the contest they entered, and the award they won? This sentence tells us the type of connections we need to solve the puzzle (members working together, type of work, contest entered, and the award they won.

Step #1 Final Decision There is no additional information from the Introduction that can help us with the solution to the actual puzzle. That’s okay, many times, the puzzle writer does not include information in the introduction that helps you actually solve the puzzle. However, never skip this step as there are times where you will find an important piece of information needed to arrive at the final answer.

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Step 2: Find out what you can know from the Clues: This step requires you to read through each clue looking for hints that tell you exactly what is (or isn’t) linked together. Let’s take Clue 1: 1. Steve won $3,000 for his superhero, but he didn't work on it with Jackie, who only took 2 days on her project.

Clue 1 links Steve with $3,000. Let’s see where that information is in the sentence Steve won $3,000 for his superhero, but he didn't work on it with Jackie, who only took 2 days on her project. The easiest way to show there is a connection is by using a checkmark in the cell where the connections meet. That is what I do when I work a logic puzzle. However, for the purpose of showing a connection here in this book, I will mark a linked connection with the green shading (green for GO!!). Here is how you use the puzzle’s grid to show that connection:

Caleb

$1,000 $2,500 $3,000 $5,000 $10,000

Since we know that Steve did win the $3,000 award, we can mark out the $1,000, $2,500, $5,000, and $10,000 awards for Steve. The easiest way to show there is NOT a connection is to make the cell a different color – or fill it in. We show that in the grid like this: Caleb Steve Come solve with me – Page 4 Mack

Dave

$1,000 $2,500 $3,000 $5,000 $10,000

Eric

Steve

Mack

Dave

Eric

000 Clue 1 also links Steve with superhero. but he didn't work on it with Jackie. Here is how you use the puzzle’s grid to show that connection: Caleb painting photo recipe short story superhero Now. Caleb Steve Steve Come solve with me – Page 5 Steve Mack Mack Mack Dave Dave Dave $1. who only took 2 days on her project.000 for his superhero.We can also rule out the $3. Dave.500 $3.000 $2. and Mack as well. Let’s see where that information is in the sentence Steve won $3. like this: Caleb painting photo recipe short story superhero Eric Eric Eric .000 $10. Eric.000 for Caleb. we can mark out the other types of works for Steve.000 $5.

000 are linked.000 for his superhero. we can mark out the other days for her as well as mark out 2 days for the other women.And we can mark out the other men from superhero. Let’s see where that information is in the sentence Steve won $3. we also know that superhero and $3.500 12 days painting photo recipe short story superhero From this clue. Let’s shade in the cell where those 2 elements meet green – and rule out the other options with brown: $1.000 Dave $2. but he didn't work on it with Jackie. Here’s what that part of the grid will look like with those connections marked out: Alice Erin Jackie Karla Natalie 20 days 2 days $3. Since Jackie took 2 days.000 Mack 2 months $5. Don’t forget to mark out the other cells that mean there was no connection when you do find a connection. like this: Caleb Steve 6 months Come solve with me – Page 6 $10. who only took 2 days on her project.000 Eric .000 painting photo recipe short story superhero Clue 1 also links Jackie to 2 days.

who only took 2 days on her project.000 for his superhero. Here is how you use the puzzle’s grid to show that connection: Remember. Caleb Alice Erin Jackie Karla Natalie Since Steve did not work with Jackie – he could not have been the man that took 2 days. but he didn't work on it with Jackie.Clue 1 also shows us a few things that cannot be linked together. color in the cell with a different color when you see there is NOT a connection. Here is how you use the puzzle’s grid to show that connection: Caleb 2 days 12 days 20 days 2 months 6 months Steve Come solve with me – Page 7 Mack Dave Eric Steve Mack Dave Eric . Let’s see where that information is in the sentence Steve won $3. The first one we know is that Steve did not work with Jackie.

000 $5.000. Jackie cannot be the one who developed the superhero. However.500 $3.$3.000 $2. Steve – superhero . $10. The $3. We know: 1. I won’t include those last 3 connections here. the next page shows what our puzzle grid looks like after making all these connections from Clue 1.000 . Here is how you use the puzzle’s grid to show that connection: Alice Erin Jackie Karla Natalie We can still gather more information from Clue 1 based on the 2 people we do have information for.000.000 award cannot be linked to 2 days. Since we know they did not work together. Jackie and Steve.Since Jackie did not work with Steve – she could not have been the woman that won $3. Now that you’ve seen how to show these connections on the puzzle’s grid.000 Come solve with me – Page 8 $1. we can also make the following assumptions: The superhero cannot be linked to 2 days. Jackie – 2 days 2.

the grid will be completed to show the connections as they are made. Come solve with me – Page 9 . The following pages review each clue – one at a time. Just one more piece of information now. The connection you can make from each clue will be described. Finally. now. the old clue’s connections will be changed to a lighter shade of brown and green so you can see the new connections for each clue. Let’s continue on to Clue 2.This is how we will work through the puzzle.

It is still possible that Mack might be the one who created a recipe. Here is our puzzle grid after filling in the information from Clue 2: Come solve with me – Page 10 . did not create a new recipe.000 is not connected to Mack (a brown cell for no connection) $10. What we know from this clue: $10. who is not Mack. The winner of the $10.Clue #2: 2.000 prize.000 is not connected to recipe (a brown cell for no connection) There isn’t any more information we can take from this clue right now. but we still don’t know that.

Karla. so we can eliminate those from Alice and Erin as they won either the Creative and Unique contests. the Fun contestants took 12 days to work on their project. then 2 days could not be linked to Creative or Unique. our grid should look like this: Unique Come solve with me – Page 11 Relic Fun . Promote. (Note this by marking out the ones you know they are not connected with – like this: Promote Creative Alice Erin Jackie Karla Natalie The Fun contest is linked to 12 days Alice and Erin cannot be linked to 12 days since they did not enter the Fun contest Jackie. but we don’t know which one entered which contest. Since Jackie is 2 days. and relic contests. Alice and Erin entered the Creative and Unique contests in some order. Now. and Natalie had to enter the Fun. What we know: Alice and Erin are part of the two groups that entered the Creative and Unique contests. either since Jackie did not enter either of these contests.Clue #3: 3. she could not enter the Fun contest which took 12 days Since Jackie took 2 days.

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However. our grid should now look like the one on page 12: Come solve with me – Page 13 . yet. The Promote contestant did not win $5. But.000) provided from the other clues.000 are not linked We do not have any other information about either of these two topics (Promote and $5.000.Clue 4: 4. What we know: Promote and $5. these kinds of clues that give only one type of connection are typically more useful after we have gone through all the clues.

Steve did not enter the Relic contest. Relic is not connected to $3.000. It took 2 months to create the entry for the Promote contest.000 since Jackie did not win $3. which was not the superhero and she did not partner with Steve. we now know that Jackie entered the Relic contest We now have several pieces of information on Jackie – so let’s make sure we have those connections noted throughout our grid. Jackie took 2 days on her entry for the Relic contest.Clue 5: 5. What we know: Promote and 2 months are connected This leaves Relic as the only option for 2 days Since we know that Jackie was the person that took 2 days. The project taking 20 days entered either the Relic or Unique contest. Relic is not connected with the superhero since Jackie is not connected to the superhero. Our grid after Clue 5 should now look like this: Come solve with me – Page 14 .

We may be able to see a missing link later. Eric did not win $2500.Clue 6: 6. That doesn’t mean it isn’t there. though. So our grid now looks like this after Clue 6: Come solve with me – Page 15 . Another one-stop clue! I can’t see anything else that we can assume from this clue yet. What we know: Eric and $2500 are not linked.

This also means that $10. Since we discovered earlier that Jackie is connected to Relic. Karla and Natalie. In some order.000 had to be won by either the Unique or Relic contest So our grid now looks like this: Come solve with me – Page 16 . so we can rule out $10. Alice and Jackie entered the Unique and Relic contests.000 award.000 for Erin.Clue 7: 7. What we know: Alice and Jackie are connected to Unique and Relic.000 winner. This leaves Erin as connected to Creative Either Alice or Jackie is the $10. one of them is the winner of the $10. that means Unique is the correct choice for Alice.

and superhero cannot be either Creative or Promote. Here is our grid after Clue 8 on page 24: Come solve with me – Page 17 . Karla or Natalie. recipe. short story. therefore we can rule out painting and photo from Alice and Jackie. What we know: Painting is either Creative or Promote Photo is either creative or promote Therefore.Clue 8: 8. And painting and the photo has to be linked to Erin. The painting and photo entered the Creative and Promote contests in some order.

our grid after Clue 9: Come solve with me – Page 18 . Dave took 12 days Since 12 days can only be linked to Karla or Natalie.Clue 9: 9.000 Since Fun took 12 days. 12 days cannot be linked with $3.000.000 Since Dave (who won the Fun contest) did not win $3.000 or $5. Fun did not win $3.000. What we know: Dave entered Fun Dave did not win $5.000. And now.000 Fun did not win $5. who entered the Fun contest did not win $5. Dave cannot be linked with painting or photo.000 or $5. Dave. Dave must only be linked to Karla or Natalie Since Dave (who took 12 days) did not win either $3.000 Since Fun cannot be linked to painting or photo.

Clue 10: 10. Since Dave is linked to Fun and 12 days. Natalie and Eric worked together. Now we see that Dave worked with Karla because that is the only option left for Dave. After Clue 10. This leaves Natalie linked to Promote (which was also linked to 2 months) Because Eric works with Natalie. he also has to be linked to 2 months and Promote. but not on the painting. What we know: Natalie and Eric worked together Natalie and Eric did not work on the painting. Karla must be linked to Fun and 12 days. our grid now looks like this: Come solve with me – Page 19 .

ADD IN A TABLE. like this: Alice Erin Jackie Karla Natalie Unique Creative Relic Fun Promote Dave Eric 2 days 12 days 2 months Extra information based on the grid that we need to somehow fit into this chart: Steve is the superhero Steve is $3. like this: STEP 2 . That doesn’t mean we caught every clue. or 6 months. Steve can only go with Alice or Erin. clues have more meaning after you have gone through all the clues. Since there are 5 groups with 6 pieces of information for each group. However. especially when you work a harder logic puzzle such as this one. NOW First. and 20 days.TABLE Fill in the information you know that you have identified as connections within the grid. Creative or Unique. There are several ways you can go on searching for the solution. I use a 5x6 table. there is still information we do not seem to know after we have run through the clues. but they all use the same logic.000 Unique Creative Relic Fun Promote Maybe superhero Maybe superhero Dave Eric Come solve with me – Page 20 . I will show you one way I use to help simplify this part of the process. I develop a table on a scrap piece of paper.000 $3. Alice Erin Jackie Karla Natalie Maybe Steve Maybe Steve Either 20 days or 6 months Either 20 days or 6 months 2 days 12 days 2 months Maybe $3. Sometimes. That is typically what happens.As you can see. the next step I typically use is a table.000 is superhero Therefore.000 Maybe $3.

000.000. which also means the Creative winner won $5. we can now see that we should rule out 12 days and 2 months. Come solve with me – Page 21 .000 from Unique for their superhero. From the table on the previous page. We can also rule out Karla and Natalie under the $3. By looking at the row for the superhero. so we can rule out the superhero from Karla and Natalie. Let’s take a moment to check how our grid should look now: We can now see that Jackie had to win $10. Therefore. This means that Alice and Steve took either 20 days or 6 months. However. we discover that the superhero can be linked to either Fun or Unique. We also now see that Relic had to be the $10. we see that the superhero can only go with Alice or Erin.000 winner. and won $3. we now know that Steve with the $3.000 column.Now we can add a little more information to our grid.000 superhero has to go with Unique. only one of those options is available in this table. If we look at the row for superhero.

000 must be linked to 2 days 20 days and 6 months cannot be linked to $1. recipe or short story Jackie $10. In addition. $5. Let’s see if we can discover anything more by comparing this to the grid.000 or $2.500. photo is the only option from these two.500 12 days and Fun can only be linked with $1.500 2 months can only be linked to $1.000 Relic Karla 12 days Either $1.500 Fun Natalie Eric 2 months Promote Karla and Dave took 12 days to work on their project for Fun. Mack cannot be linked to $10. Erin must be either the painting or photo Since Promote could only be either the painting or photo. so Dave could only win $1.000 and Creative Come solve with me – Page 22 . However. photo. recipe or short story Either painting. recipe or short story Either painting. Mack must be linked to Erin.000 or $2.Let’s add the new information we discovered from the grid into the table now to see what else we can discover. Therefore. according to the grid.500 since they can only fit in the 12 days or 2 months cells in the table Since Creative could only be either the painting or photo.000 Unique Creative superhero Either painting. Karla could have won $1.500 $10. photo.000.000 $5. Relic. Natalie must be either the painting or photo. Jackie.000.000 or $2. photo. Alice Erin Steve Either Caleb or Mack Either Caleb or Mack Dave Either 20 days or 6 months Either 20 days or 6 months 2 days $3.000 or $2. we can look at the other possible connections based on what information is left to put into the table as noted by the green wording. Natalie and Eric entered the photo and Erin and her partner entered the painting. which leaves Caleb linked with $10.000 or $2.000 or $2.500 Either $1. and 2 days Therefore. photo.000 or $2. recipe or short story Either painting.

000 is Eric. now: Alice Erin Jackie Karla Natalie Steve Mack Caleb Dave Eric 20 days or 6 months 20 days or 6 months 2 days 12 days 2 months $3.000 Unique Creative Relic Fun Promote superhero painting photo And look at the update to the grid: We now see that the only option for $1. Come solve with me – Page 23 . This means that the $2. We’ll add that information into our table now.500 winner was Dave.Let’s update the table with the actual connections.000 $10.000 $5.

000 winner.000 Unique Creative Relic Fun Promote superhero painting short story recipe photo All we have left to figure out is the 20 days and 6 months connections. Alice Erin Jackie Karla Natalie Steve Mack Caleb Dave Eric 20 days or 6 months 20 days or 6 months 2 days 12 days 2 months $3. the only option left for $10.000 $2.000 $5.500 $1.000 is the short story. That leaves the recipe as the creative work for Karla and Dave. It took 2 months to create the entry for the Promote contest.Alice Erin Jackie Karla Natalie Steve Mack Caleb Dave Eric 20 days or 6 months 20 days or 6 months 2 days 12 days 2 months $3.000 $5. The only common link there is Unique: Alice Erin Jackie Karla Natalie Steve Mack Caleb Dave Eric 20 days 6 months 2 days 12 days 2 months $3.000 $10.000 $5.000 $2.500 $1.000 $10. If we look back over the clues. We now know the final answer. The project taking 20 days entered either the Relic or Unique contest.500 $1.000 Unique Creative Relic Fun Promote superhero painting photo Now we can decipher this: Since the photo was the $1. we can see that we left out a piece of information from Clue 5: 5.000 $2.000 Unique Creative Relic Fun Promote superhero painting short story recipe photo Come solve with me – Page 24 .000 $10.

Step 3: At the same time. creating that table can really help! Keep comparing your table and your grid. use a different kind of marking in the grid to show items that cannot be linked together. now! Officially trained in the use of Logic – Beware! Come solve with me – Page 25 . Now.Did you think you’d make it through that difficult puzzle? I hope you enjoyed working through this very difficult Logic Puzzle with me. Step 4: Keep comparing information from previous Clues as you move throughout the new information to see what new connections you can make. Remember to review both columns and rows as you will have an easier time checking for those connections. Feel free to try the next few puzzles on your own. Step 5: Once you reach the end of the clues. let’s test what you’ve learned. try creating a table to help you discover connections easier. Solving problems is oftentimes just a matter of persistence and double checking connections. The following puzzles are not as challenging as this puzzle. but you can work through them using the same process. Remember to use the following steps: Step 1: Always read the introduction Step 2: Go through each question to discover what you can know about the puzzle and fill in the grid as you go. You may be able to solve easier puzzles without a table – but if you get stuck.

and the couple that met in the bank were all from the same college. who loved Baked Alaskan. the man's first name. Charles and two other men recently asked their girlfriends for their hand in marriage. and the dessert used to hide the engagement ring are different. while another couple met in the arena during a hockey match. From the clues below. One couple met at a car wash. or Dora and her fiancée). can you determine the first names of the couples. chocolate cake dating website Baked Alaskan Andrew Bobby Charles Doug apple pie Baked Alaskan chocolate cake dirt pudding arena bank car wash dating website Solution on page 33.Logic Puzzle #1 – The Couples Andrew. used the chocolate cake as the ring's hiding place. their meeting place. 3 Neither the couple that met at the bank. where they originally met. and which dessert was used to hide the engagement ring (the apple pie was used by the couple who met at the car wash)? 1 Doug did not hide his ring in the Baked Alaskan. nor Bobby. While sitting on the sun deck and chatting about their plans. These four friends all decided to do it on the same night by placing the ring in their girlfriend's favorite dessert. 4 The initial letters of each woman's first name. which Betty would have loved. they discovered where each person first met their future wife. (like Andrew and his fiancé. Come solve with me – Page 26 dirt pudding apple pie car wash Allison Candy arena Betty Dora bank . 2 Candy.

the type of home each owns. can you determine each person's full name. Fixanator).000. The least expensive remodel was $40.000. and the most expensive project of the four (who is not Bradley).000 less than Mr. and each person's remodeling project? 1 The central air project was not completed by Grayson or Mr.Logic Puzzle #2 . 3 Liam spent ten thousand more dollars than the one who owns the Cape Cod. Coinman did not roof his house. 5 Mr. Metalshaper nor Mr. From the following information. who does not own the Ranch. 7 The owner of the Tudor invited everyone over for a party at his new patio/pool area in his backyardafter they finished Liam's roof. while the one who owns the Cape Cod spent $15. Fixanator. 4 Bradley is not Mr. 6 Mr. it really helped move the projects along. Come solve with me – Page 27 . All four people are mentioned at least once in this clue. Since each of them works in home construction. the money they spent on the project. Coinman. the roof replacement (who is neither Mr. Tinker spent five thousand dollars more than Grayson and five thousand dollars less than the kitchen remodel. 2 Three of the home improvements were the one who owns the Tudor.Home Improvements Connor and three of his friends get together to help each other finish up a home remodeling project. Coinman. Each man owns a different kind of house (one owns a Victorian). the most expensive is $55.

Logic Puzzle #2 . Come solve with me – Page 28 central air Cape Cod Fixanator Victorian Coinman roofing Tinker Ranch Tudor .Home Improvements spent kitchen remodel patio/pool area Metalshaper Bradley Connor Grayson Liam roofing central air kitchen remodel patio/pool area Cape Cod Ranch Tudor Victorian Spent Solution on page 39.

who did not purchase the lizard. Each buyer also purchased one additional item for their new pet. Pippen. can you determine the name of the buyer. parakeet playtoy Cheryl Frank collar Paula Cora Flash Leapy Pippen cat fish lizard parakeet Cheryl Frank Lori Paula Solution on page 48. Come solve with me – Page 29 lizard leash food Lori fish cat . 5 Lori named her pet Flash. and additional items are different. did not buy a playtoy as the additional 2 item.Logic Puzzle #3 – The Pet Store Flash. They are all different types of animals. the name of the pet. their new pet. and two other animals were recently adopted from the same pet store. 4 The initial letters of each buyer's first name. the type of animal they are. Frank. From the clues below. and the additional item they purchased for their pet (like the collar and playtoy)? 1 Pippen is not the fish. 3 The lizard was not purchased by Paula. and were adopted by different people (including Cheryl and Paula).

) 7 Four of the designers are Beatrice. and typically places it in a specific decoration (one is on the ceiling). the designer inspired by Hicks. and the decoration where you will find this specialty piece? None of the designers drive the same color of car. From the clues below. a black car and a blue car and neither is the one who specializes in either a bedspread nor statue. 1 Neither Maureen nor the designer inspired by Frieske use stars or curtains as their specialty. can you determine the inspiration for each designer. 6 Denise and the designer inspired by Michelangelo drive. the one who specializes in mirrors on the ceiling and drives a blue car. who uses flowers and drives the green car. but one of these designers does drive a green car and the other drives a blue car. (Note: Four designers are referred to here. in some order. inspired by Michelangelo and Currier & Ives. the designer that drives a yellow car loves to put sheep in the bedspread because she believes it makes her clients fall asleep faster. For example. Each designer has a different inspiration and no two designers work with the same specialty. 3 Four of the designers are Beatrice. Patty (who drives a red car) and the designer inspired by Hicks wake up in the morning earlier than the others. the one that uses lots of horses (who is not inspired by da Vinci or Monet). in some order. Each designer was inspired by an artist. Tabbie. who drives a white car and is inspired by da Vinci. and they are quite busy indeed.Logic Puzzle #4 – The Designers Six interior decorators live in an apartment building together. and the designer inspired by Michelangelo. the specialty piece each designer uses. Come solve with me – Page 30 . 2 The designer that uses lots of flowers does not use shelves. 4 The designer that uses lots of boats on shelves drives a black car. 5 The designer who specializes in ceilings and the one who drives a red car are. and likes to use them in each design (one designer uses sheep). and the designer who uses sheep. Horses are used with statues. who is not the one who uses shelves.

Come solve with me – Page 31 statue sheep boats Hicks stars .Logic Puzzle #4 – The Designers Currier & Ives Michelangelo bedspread wallpaper curtains da Vinci flowers mirrors shelves Frieske Monet horses ceiling Beatrice Denise Faye Maureen Patty Tabbie ceiling bedspread curtains shelves wallpaper statue boats mirrors horses stars flowers sheep Solution on page 52.

Come solve with me – Page 32 .SOLUTIONS Logic Puzzle #1 – The Couples From the introduction: From the Clues: Clue 1: Doug did not hide his ring in the Baked Alaskan.

Come solve with me – Page 33 . who loved Baked Alaskan.Clue 2: Candy. and the couple that met in the bank were all from the same college.

Clue 4: The initial letters of each woman's first name. the man's first name.Clue 3: Neither the couple that met at the bank nor Bobby used the chocolate cake as the ring's hiding place. Come solve with me – Page 34 . Now we see the only option for bank is dirt pudding. and the dessert used to hide the engagement ring are different. their meeting place.

Dirt pudding cannot be linked to Bobby or Betty. so Candy cannot be linked with Bobby and Baked Alaskan cannot be linked to Charles. that means it cannot be linked to Andrew or Allison because of Clue 4. either. We also know that Candy and Baked Alaskan are connected. either. Since bank is linked to dirt pudding. that means it cannot be linked to Doug or Dora because of Clue 4. Apple pie cannot be linked to Candy or Charles.Since car wash is linked to apple pie. Come solve with me – Page 35 We also know that Candy and Baked Alaskan are .

B or D Has to be Charles Andrew B or D Apple pie Dirt pudding Baked Alaskan Has to be Chocolate cake Car wash Bank Has to be dating website Has to be arena B or D Has to be Allison Has to be Candy B or D And adding this back to the grid: Come solve with me – Page 36 .We now have enough information to begin using the table.

And now. we can solve it with the table: Bobby Charles Andrew Doug Apple pie Dirt pudding Baked Alaskan Chocolate cake Car wash Bank Dating website Arena Dora Allison Candy Betty Come solve with me – Page 37 .

The clues: Clue 1: The central air project was not completed by Grayson or Mr. Come solve with me – Page 38 . Coinman.Logic Puzzle #2 – Home Improvements There is no information gained from the introduction.

All four people are mentioned at least once in this clue. the roof replacement (who is neither Mr. and the most expensive project of the four (who is not Bradley). Fixanator). Metalshaper nor Mr.Clue 2: Three of the home improvements were the one who owns the Tudor. Come solve with me – Page 39 .

000 less than Mr. Coinman. who does not own the Ranch. while the one who owns the Cape Cod spent $15.Clue 3: Liam spent ten thousand more dollars than the one who owns the Cape Cod. Come solve with me – Page 40 .

Come solve with me – Page 41 . Fixanator.Clue 4: Bradley is not Mr.

Clue 5: Mr.000. Come solve with me – Page 42 . The least expensive remodel was $40. Tinker spent five thousand dollars more than Grayson and five thousand dollars less than the kitchen remodel.000. the most expensive is $55.

Since Grayson cannot be Mr. Tinker. Tinker completed the roofing project. Coinman did not roof his house.Clue 6: Mr. which means he had to complete the patio/pool area project. Come solve with me – Page 43 . he could not be the one that completed the roofing project. So now we know that Mr.

000 Patio/pool Roofing We also know that Mr.Clue 7: The owner of the Tudor invited everyone over for a party at his new patio/pool area in his backyard after they finished Liam's roof.000 combination has to go with Bradley.000. Coinman spent $55. we can put what we know into the table. Now. Bradley Connor Grayson Liam Tinker Tudor $50.000 $55.000.000 and the owner of the Cape Cod spent $40. According to the grid – Connor is the one that spent $55. Let’s see where that could fit in the table.000 $50.000 Cape Cod Tudor Patio/pool Roofing Come solve with me – Page 44 . Bradley Connor Coinman Grayson Liam Tinker $40. which means the Cape Cod/$40.

000 $50. Bradley Connor Grayson Liam Metalshaper Coinman Fixanator Tinker $40.000 Cape Cod Tudor Patio/pool Roofing And we see that there are more connections we can make in the grid based on the table.000 $55.000 $45.000 Cape Cod Tudor Patio/pool Roofing Let’s include all this information into our grid. (See page 46) Come solve with me – Page 45 .000 project was completed by Grayson. now. Now we see more connections to add in our table.000 $50.We now know that the $45.000 $45. Bradley Connor Coinman Grayson Liam Tinker $40.000 $55.

$40.000 $50.000 $55.000 Cape Cod Tudor Central air kitchen Patio/pool Roofing In the grid.This brings more information to light .000 Cape Cod Victorian Tudor Ranch Central air kitchen Patio/pool Roofing Come solve with me – Page 46 .000 $55.000 $45. now. so $55. Bradley Connor Grayson Liam Metalshaper Coinman Fixanator Tinker $40.000 $45.000 was spent on the kitchen remodel. the only option left is the Victoran. we see that Mr. Therefore.000 $50. Coinman cannot be the Tudor. the final solution for this puzzle is the following: Bradley Connor Grayson Liam Metalshaper Coinman Fixanator Tinker $40.000 was spent on central air. Let’s add that into the table to see if we can finish up the puzzle.

did not buy a little bowl as the additional item. little collar food bowl playtoy Cheryl Frank Lori Paula cat Cora Flash Leapy Pippen cat fish lizard parakeet Cheryl Frank Lori Paula fish lizard parakeet Come solve with me – Page 47 .Logic Puzzle #3 – The Pet Store From the introduction: no important clues Clue 1: Pippen is not the fish. little collar food bowl playtoy Cheryl Frank Lori Paula cat Cora Flash Leapy Pippen cat fish lizard parakeet Cheryl Frank Lori Paula fish lizard parakeet Clue 2: Frank. who did not purchase the lizard.

the type of animal they are. little collar food bowl playtoy Cheryl Frank Lori Paula cat Cora Flash Leapy Pippen cat fish lizard parakeet Cheryl Frank Lori Paula fish lizard parakeet Clue 4: The initial letters of each buyer's first name. and additional items are different. little collar food bowl playtoy Cheryl Frank Lori Paula cat Cora Flash Leapy Pippen cat fish lizard parakeet Cheryl Frank Lori Paula fish lizard parakeet Come solve with me – Page 48 . their new pet.Clue 3: The lizard was not purchased by Paula.

Clue 5: Lori named her cat Flash. This leaves the lizard connected to Cheryl. little collar food bowl playtoy Cheryl Frank Lori Paula cat Cora Flash Leapy Pippen cat fish lizard parakeet Cheryl Frank Lori Paula fish lizard parakeet Come solve with me – Page 49 . little collar food bowl playtoy Cheryl Frank Lori Paula cat Cora Flash Leapy Pippen cat fish lizard parakeet Cheryl Frank Lori Paula fish lizard parakeet We also know some other connections now – Frank had to purchase the parakeet and Paula had to purchase the fish.

little collar food bowl playtoy Cheryl Frank Lori Paula cat Cora Flash Leapy Pippen cat fish lizard parakeet Cheryl Frank Lori Paula fish lizard parakeet And now. and p. So let’s use the table to see where we are with that clue. we can finish off our table with the solution: Cheryl Frank Lori Paula Lizard Parakeet Cat fish Pippen Leapy Flash Cora food collar playtoy Little bowl Come solve with me – Page 50 . Person Cheryl Frank Lori Paula pet Lizard Parakeet Cat fish named Has to be f or p Has to be c or l Flash Has to be c or l other item Has to be f or p Has to be c or l Has to be playtoy Has to be c or l From the table. we see that Cheryl had to name her pet Pippen since the f is already used by Lori. l.Because of Clue 4 – We know that each group must have a word that starts with c. Cheryl Frank Lori Paula Lizard Parakeet Cat fish Pippen Has to be c or l Flash Has to be c or l Has to be food Has to be c or l playtoy Has to be c or l Now let’s update our grid. f.

can you determine the inspiration for each designer. the designer that drives a yellow car loves to put sheep in the bedspread because she believes it makes her clients fall asleep faster. This is a time where I may use colored pencils to help with the coding. For example. and the decoration where you will find this specialty piece? None of the designers drive the same color of car. Each designer was inspired by an artist. and likes to use them in each design (one designer uses sheep). First. the introduction: Six interior decorators who live in an apartment building are quite busy indeed. You will see how I do that as I go through how to solve this puzzle. and typically places it in a specific decoration (one is on the ceiling). the specialty piece each designer uses. From the clues below. Each designer has a different inspiration and no two designers work with the same specialty. Come solve with me – Page 51 .Logic Puzzle #4 – The Designers This puzzle includes car colors but they are not listed in the grid.

Clue 1: Neither Maureen nor the designer inspired by Frieske use stars or curtains as their specialty. Come solve with me – Page 52 . but one of these designers does drive a green car and the other drives a blue car.

yet. NOTE: I have used the color purple in the cell that connects horses to statues to indicate that the color is not known. Horses are used with statues. Come solve with me – Page 53 .The designer that uses lots of flowers does not use shelves.

who is not the one who uses shelves. Clue 4: The designer that uses lots of boats on shelves drives a black car.Clue 3: Four of the designers are Beatrice. the one that uses lots of horses (who is not inspired by da Vinci or Monet). the designer inspired by Hicks. and the designer inspired by Michelangelo. Come solve with me – Page 54 .

in some order. inspired by Michelangelo and Currier & Ives. Come solve with me – Page 55 .Clue 5: The designer who specializes in ceilings and the one who drives a red car are.

(Note: Four designers are referred to here.) Clue 7: Four of the designers are Beatrice. who uses flowers and drives the green car. Come solve with me – Page 56 . Patty (who drives a red car) and the designer inspired by Hicks wake up in the morning earlier than the others. the one who specializes in mirrors on the ceiling and drives a blue car. and the designer who uses sheep. a black car and a blue car and neither is the one who specializes in either a bedspread nor statue.Clue 6: Denise and the designer inspired by Michelangelo drive. in some order. who drives a white car and is inspired by da Vinci. Tabbie.

so does statue since horses is already connected with statue. Beatrice Denise Frieske flowers boats sheep mirrors Maureen Michelangelo Patty Currier & Ives Tabbie da Vinci shelves bedspread ceiling Now we can update the grid using this information concerning the colors. Come solve with me – Page 57 .Let’s look at what we have for the table based on the information we know about the colors. Sheep has to go with Faye. We now see that horses has to go with Currier & Ives. Denise was inspired by Monet.

Now we see that wallpaper has to go with Frieske. Beatrice Denise Faye Maureen Patty Tabbie Frieske Monet (has to be Hicks) Michelangelo Currier & Ives da Vinci flowers boats sheep mirrors horses (has to be stars) shelves bedspread ceiling statue And update the grid as well. Beatrice Denise Faye Maureen Patty Tabbie Frieske Monet Hicks Michelangelo Currier & Ives da Vinci flowers boats sheep mirrors horses stars wallpaper shelves bedspread ceiling statue curtains Come solve with me – Page 58 . and we can finish up the table.Let’s see what our table will look like now.

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