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There are 5 houses in 5 different colours. In each house lives a person of a different nationality. The 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet. Using the clues below can you determine who owns the fish?
The Brit lives in a red house.
The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
The Dane drinks tea.
The green house is on the immediate left of the white house.
The green house owner drinks coffee.
The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
The man living in the house right in the middle drinks milk.
The Norwegian lives in the first house.
The man who smokes Blend lives next door to the one who keeps cats.
The man who keeps horses lives next door to the man who smokes Dunhill.
The owner who smokes Blue Master drinks chocolate.
The German smokes Prince.
The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
The man who smokes Blend has a neighbour who drinks water.
[Ref: ZHZK] Author: Albert Einstein (?).
Hint: Try drawing a grid of clues.
This puzzle is usually attributed to Einstein, who may or may not have written it.
The German owns the fish and the table below details the full answer:
Nationality: Norweg Dane Brit German Swede
Colour : Yellow Blue Red Green White
Beverage : water tea milk coffee chocolate
Smokes : Dunhill Blend Pall Mall Prince Blue Master
Pet : cats horses birds fish dogs
Below, 10 nine letter words have been broken into chunks of three letters. These chunks have been mixed up, no chunk is used twice and all chunks are used. Can you determine what the 10 words are?
ent sen oom ush ile cro
cla rbr ise lis ssr lig
hai mar htn age ess new
sag clo gar ion ing oth
enc ine col our erw cod
Hint: These are the first letters of the words: N, C, C, C, E, H, O, C, L, M.
new + sag + ent = newsagent
cro + cod + ile = crocodile
col + lis + ion = collision
cla + ssr + oom = classroom
enc + our + age = encourage
hai + rbr + ush = hairbrush
oth + erw + ise = otherwise
clo + sen + ess = closeness
lig + htn + ing = lightning
mar + gar + ine = margarine
My bath has two taps and a plug hole - and a leak!
The cold tap on its own fills the bath in 20 minutes, the hot one in 30 minutes.
The plug hole can drain the bath in 16 minutes with the taps off.
The leak would empty a full bath in 2 hours.
How long will the bath take to fill if I leave both taps on with the plug left out?
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