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    European Tour Logic Puzzle by Al Perlman

    My Daughter brought this home from school and I thought it was interesting and thought I would share:
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    European Tour Logic Puzzle by Al Perlman

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    Re: European Tour Logic Puzzle by Al Perlman

    Though I haven't solved the puzzle yet, I have produced a worksheet that will assist in solving the puzzle. The worksheet is already formatted to print on one sheet of paper. In a typical logic problem such as this one, a chart helps keep things organized and you can visually see the "process of elimination" at work. This is a real challenger.

    Thanks for a good puzzle...

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    Re: European Tour Logic Puzzle by Al Perlman

    Wow - great spreadsheet ricky, much better than my version <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15>. However, I think that you need to put in a little grid about the film types as that does help with some eliminations.
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    Re: European Tour Logic Puzzle by Al Perlman

    Ok, here is what I have so far using Ricky's spreadsheet. I've filled in Info 1 to 5 on separate sheets so you can see what changes with each new piece of info. There are also a few 'other' bits of info that don't fit in any squares.
    (Location Australia, then UK, but now USA. Heart, outlook, attitude, etc always Australian)
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    Re: European Tour Logic Puzzle by Al Perlman

    First puzzle that's been posted that's actually posed a challenge. I'm still playing with it, so don't think a lack of responses means a lack of interest.

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    Re: European Tour Logic Puzzle by Al Perlman

    It took me the good part of a Saturday to solve it (the way to solve it was "easy", it was carrying out the "solution" that was time-consuming), so I expected it to take a little while.

    It is good to hear though, that there is interest in it. I wasn't worried (yet) that no-one cared <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>

    I showed the solution to my daughter and told her she could take it into school, and if the teacher asked how she had solved it, that she should be "truthful" and tell the teacher that she brought it home and programmed it into her "special problem calculator" and it gave her the answer. I don't think she needed to be completely honest and say that her dad was her "special problem calculator". <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: European Tour Logic Puzzle by Al Perlman

    Still working on it! <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23>
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    Re: European Tour Logic Puzzle by Al Perlman

    Finally, the answer is ...

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>
    <pre> Rosen Quinn Palmer Ogle Newkirk Morgan
    Husband David Charles Fred Bertran Edward Alan
    H-Job Psycho Design Princip ScriptW Photo Novelist
    Wife Jessica Kate Glenda Lois Helen Ingrid
    W-Job PR Dir Prof Golfer Editor Column Physician
    W1 Spain France England Norway Denmark Italy
    W2 Denmark Italy Norway England France Spain
    W3 England Spain Italy Denmark Norway France
    W4 Norway Denmark France Italy Spain England
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    Re: European Tour Logic Puzzle by Al Perlman

    You List is "almost there"
    You failed on Item # 21 "The PR director and the high school principal are the same sex." In your list they are not.

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    Re: European Tour Logic Puzzle by Al Perlman

    <img src=/S/bwaaah.gif border=0 alt=bwaaah width=123 height=15> <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0>
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    Re: European Tour Logic Puzzle by Al Perlman

    I printed this darn puzzle off just so I could work it over the weekend, I'm hooked!

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    Re: European Tour Logic Puzzle by Al Perlman

    So far we have 1 attempted answer that met 20 out of the 21 clues (but all the other constraints)

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    Re: European Tour Logic Puzzle by Al Perlman

    I printed it and handed it off to family members. So far, the 7th grader looks to be making the most progress. <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15>
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    Re: European Tour Logic Puzzle by Al Perlman

    Why can't we just delete constraint #21?
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    Re: European Tour Logic Puzzle by Al Perlman

    Because then there would be multiple correctanswers.

    Yours would be correct if #21 said they were of the opposite sex, but we are looking for the "same sex" answer.

    Remember, if anyone posts the same problem with 21 switched, you have it complete! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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