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Logic Puzzle # 89 Logic Problems Help



Logic Problem Solution:
Off to See the Wizard

By clue 3, Dobie meets Krull immediately before outwitting the Troll, and meets the Troll immediately before encountering one obstacle in Darknight Wood. By clue 11, Dobie meets these three monsters consecutively first-to-last: the one in the Desert of Illusion, the Werewolf, and Beeble. Since Dobie does not meet the Troll in the Desert of Illusion (7), clues 3 and 11 either name all six monsters Dobie overcomes on her journey to Odds, or Krull is a Werewolf and Beeble a Troll. If all six monsters were mentioned between the clues, either those in clue 3 would be the 1st-3rd and those in clue 11 the 4th-6th defeated, or vice versa. Trying the first case, Dobie would meet the challenges in this order: Krull, the Troll, the monster in Darknight Wood, the one in the Desert of Illusion, the Werewolf, and Beeble. By clue 2, the monster Dobie meets on the River Riot bridge isn't the 1st or 2nd she encounters; by clue 8, then, Dobie would meet the Werewolf at the River Riot--but Mog and Beeble would both be her 6th encounter. Trying the second case above, the six monsters would appear in order: the one in the Desert of Illusion, the Werewolf, Beeble, Krull, the Troll, and the monster of Darknight Wood. Since Mog isn't a Troll (12), by clue 8, Dobie would meet the Troll at River Riot and Mog in Darknight Wood. Since Elantra isn't a Werewolf (6), by clue 10, Krull would be a Dragon and Elantra a Troll. Dobie would meet the Vampire in the Desert of Illusion and Zolda would be a Werewolf (9). Then Beeble or Mog would be a Harpy--no (1) and no (12). So the second case fails and there is overlap between clues 3 and 11: Dobie meets one creature in the Desert of Illusion, then meets the Werewolf Krull, Beeble the Troll, and the monster of Darknight Wood in consecutive order first-to-last. By clue 8, Dobie meets the monster at the River Riot bridge and then Mog. Since by clue 2 Dobie doesn't meet the monster at the bridge 1st or 2nd on her journey to see the Wiz, either she meets the River Riot ogre 5th, after the four in order as recovered above, or Beeble is the one she meets at the River Riot. If Dobie were to meet the monster on the bridge 5th and Mog 6th, by clue 9, she would meet the Vampire in Darknight Wood and Zolda at River Riot. But there is now no way for clue 10 to work. Therefore, Dobie meets Beeble on the River Riot bridge and Mog in the Darknight Wood. By clue 9, since she doesn't encounter Zolda in the Desert of Illusion (4) and doesn't outwit the Vampire in Darknight Wood (13), Dobie meets the Vampire and Zolda 1st and 2nd (before the four we have recovered) or 5th and 6th (after the four we have recovered) on her trip. Trying the first case, by clue 10, Zolda would have to be the Dragon--no (4). So, Dobie meets the Vampire 5th and Zolda 6th on her way to Odds. By clue 10, Mog is a Dragon and Elantra a Vampire. By elimination, the 1st monster Dobie defeats is Goldurn. Goldurn is a Goblin (1, 5), and Zolda is a Harpy. By clue 6, the one Dobie meets in the Bottomless Swamp is Zolda. Dobie meets Krull in a dark alley in Kingstown and the Vampire Elantra on Cragmount Tor (14). On her journey to meet the Wonderful Wizard of Odds, Dobie must overcome the monsters in order

  • 1st -- Goldurn the Goblin, Desert of Illusion
  • 2nd -- Krull the Werewolf, Kingstown alleyway
  • 3rd -- Beeble the Troll, River Riot bridge
  • 4th -- Mog the Dragon, Darknight Wood
  • 5th -- Elantra the Vampire, Cragmount Tor
  • 6th -- Zolda the Harpy, Bottomless Swamp



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