Tag the TeacherLogic Grid puzzles come with a handy interactive grid that will help you solve the puzzle based on the given clues.
Sam and three other teachers work in a block of four adjacent classrooms, numbered A6, A7, A8, and A9. Although (perhaps) they don't deserve it, their students have created quite uncomplimentary nicknames for them; one is 'Flabbz'.
From this information, and the clues below, can you determine which room each teacher uses, and their nicknames?
1. When 'Gonzo' teaches, she is so loud that her voice disturbs Jan and 'The Wasp', who work in the rooms adjacent to hers.
2. The four teachers are Liz, the teacher in Room A7, 'Crustie' (who does not teach in A8), and the only male teacher, Mike.
3. Jan does not teach at either end of the classroom block.
HintClue #1 holds an indirect clue that is easy to miss.
It is quite tricky to solve this using the grid, so you may prefer to work with a diagram.
e.g. || A6 | A7 | A8 | A9 ||
If you are stuck, try placing the teachers in clue #1 first. There are four ways to do that, some of which will be rejected by applying clue #2.
AnswerA6: 'Crustie' Sam
A7: 'Flabbz' Jan
A8: 'Gonzo' Liz
A9: Mike 'The Wasp'
'Gonzo' (a woman - #1) is between Jan and 'The Wasp' (#1). Jan is not at either end (#3) so the only possibilities have "6: 'Wasp', 7: 'Gonzo', 8: Jan" and "7: Jan, 8: 'Gonzo', 9: 'Wasp'."
Clue #2 mentions four teachers; hence four different rooms. If we use the option with 'Wasp' in 6, then 'Crustie'=9, leaving 7 and 8 for Liz and Mike. However, this option has Jan in 8, so it is rejected.
The remaining possibility has 'Wasp' in 9, 'Gonzo'=8, so (applying #2) 'Crustie'=6, and 'Flabbz'=7.
Jan is in 7, so Mike and Liz must be in 8 and 9. Gonzo, in 8, must be female (#1) so Liz=8, Mike=9, leaving Sam=6.
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