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Logic Puzzle # 118 Logic Problems Help



Logic Problem Solution:
The Dranesville Diners Club Does Indian

Each of the four men picked a different entree and ordered a different bread to share. By clue 1, the four sat at a square table, and the guest who had Mutton Vindaloo sat directly opposite the one who ordered the Roti bread. By clue 6, Tom sat to the direct left of the guest who selected the Murgh Tikka Masala as his entree. Tom didn't order the Mutton Vindaloo (10). So, either Tom chose the Roti or the man who enjoyed the Murgh Tikka Masala picked the Roti bread. We test the first possibility, that Tom picked the Roti and sat across from the guest who had Mutton Vindaloo and to the left of the one who had Murgh Tikka Masala (who would then have sat to the direct left of the Mutton orderer). The person who picked Chemmeen Curry sat to Casper's immediate right (7). Casper didn't have the Mutton dish (5). Therefore, the one who chose Chemmeen Curry would have been the Roti orderer, and Casper would have sat to the Mutton eater's right and ordered Daal Gosht. However, Tom would then be to the immediate right of the Daal Gosht orderer--a conflict (3). So, Tom didn't pick the Roti. Combining clues 1, 6, and 10, the man who ordered Murgh Tikka Masala chose Roti bread; he sat directly opposite the guest who selected Mutton Vindaloo, while Tom sat to the Mutton eater's immediate right. Since Casper didn't have the Mutton Vindaloo (5), by clue 7, Casper is the one who picked the Murgh Tikka Masala and Roti, and the one who enjoyed the Chemmeen Curry sat to Casper's right. By elimination, Tom had Daal Gosht. Wayne is Casper (3). Then Jack had the Mutton Vindaloo and Doug the Chemmeen Curry (2). By clue 8, Jack is Parris. Doug didn't order the Naan (4) or Kulcha (7) bread, so he selected the Puri. By clue 9, Doug is Marceau and Tom Gibson. Tom opted for Naan and Jack for Kulcha (10). In sum, the four friends selected entrees and breads as follows (going clockwise around the table):

  • Jack Parris, Mutton Vindaloo, Paneer Kulcha
  • Doug Marceau, Chemmeen Curry, Puri
  • Wayne Casper, Murgh Tikka Masala, Roti
  • Tom Gibson, Daal Gosht, Naan



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