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## Murder on a Train

Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.

 Puzzle ID: #1047 Fun: (2.83) Difficulty: (2.25) Category: Logic Submitted By: vivek Corrected By: bpkeller

The midnight train is coming down the mountains. Art Farnanski seems to be dozing off in his seat. Someone knows that this is not true. At the station, all the passengers get off the train, except one. The conductor comes and taps him on the shoulder to let him know they have arrived. Art Farnanski does not answer. He is dead. Hours later the four people that had shared the train compartment with the dead man are at the police station.

The man in the dark suit:
"I'm innocent. The blonde woman was talking to Farnanski."

The blonde woman:
"I'm innocent. I did not speak to Farnanski."

The man in the light suit:
"I'm innocent. The brunette woman killed him."

The brunette woman:
"I'm innocent. One of the men killed him."

That same morning, while he is serving him coffee, the waiter at the Petit Piccolo asks the commander, "This is an easy case for you, isn't it?"

"Yes", answers the commander. "Four true statements and four false ones. Easy as pie."

Who killed Farnanski? (Only one person is guilty).

The blonde woman killed Mr Farnanski. There are only four true statements. Only one person is guilty. Therefore, three of the "I'm innocent" statements are true. Only one more statement can be true, and this must be the one made by the man in the dark suit or by the blonde woman. Therefore, "The brunette killed him" and "One of the men killed him" are false statements, so the blonde woman is the killer.
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 missie Dec 24, 2001 Excellent! mishiko Feb 12, 2002 Hard yet fun Tori Apr 25, 2002 hard yet fun i like it alot SandPman May 12, 2002 Not too hard to figure but well put and enjoyable. Thanks. O_wise_one May 21, 2002 Hard, but enjoyable. Nicely worded. Thanks!!! kool_lil_girl Jul 07, 2002 hee hee i like it cs526columbia Jul 15, 2002 good! (wasn't that hard!) Monique114 Jul 24, 2003 Great teaser! I really had to think about that one, but I got it! tec_ocd Jan 09, 2004 finally a logic teaser with some logic involved... i guess we will never know if the blonde woman was talking to him or not though rebel Feb 24, 2004 I got it after a while. Kinergy Feb 20, 2005 So easy a computer could solve it. eyenowhour Dec 21, 2006 Easy once I read the teaser correctly. Fun, though. Good job. LeafFan4life Apr 03, 2007 good teaser it sure fooled me