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Battleship Tournament

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

 

Puzzle ID:#18457
Fun:*** (2.53)
Difficulty:**** (3.11)
Category:Logic
Submitted By:Poker*us****
Corrected By:MarcM1098

 

 

 



The first round of the Children's Battleship Tournament has just been concluded. Our ten contenders (including Roger and Lila) have just concluded their first five exciting matches. Each match consisted of two players facing off against each other trying to guess the locations of the other player's ships. (The Carrier covers 5 squares, the Battleship covers 4 squares, the Destroyer and Submarine each cover 3 squares, and the Patrol Boat covers 2 squares.) In the end of each match, only one of the winner's ships remained - and it was a different one in each match! From the information given, can you determine the full name of the winner and loser of each match, as well as the remaining ship of the winner?

1. Alexis Chartel, although managing to sink her opponent's Carrier and Patrol Boat, still lost; her opponent was not surnamed Roon.
2. The surviving ship of the kid whose last name is Azzuro (who is not Jason) is shorter than the surviving ship of the player that beat the kid surnamed Yeller.
3. The kid who defeated Charlie won because of his or her surviving Submarine.
4. Fred (who is not surnamed Blanc) lost to the kid who's last name is Black (who is not Bart).
5. One of the matches was between the players surnamed Lavender and Tanger.
6. Three - and only three - of the matches were between one boy and one girl.
7. The five games were the one Stacie won (but the loser was not surnamed Chartel), the one Patty lost, the one won by the boy who's last name is Brown, the one lost by the kid who's last name is Blanc, and the one where the only surviving ship was a Patrol Boat (who's last name is not Black).
8. Bart managed to have his Carrier survive the entire game, thus winning his game.
9. The kids surnamed Peach and Lavender had the same result in their matches.
10. Georgia Roon won her match, but not against Patty or Charlie.



Answer

From clue 1, Alexis' last name is Chartel, and she lost. From clue 3. Charlie lost the game where the surviving ship was the Submarine. From clue 4, Fred lost to Black. From clue 8, Bart won the game where the surviving ship was the Carrier; from clue 4, he is not Black, and from clue 1, he did not defeat Alexis, so he was in a fourth game. From clue 10, Georgia's last name is Roon, and she won, but not against Charlie, and from clue 1, not against Alexis, so she was in a fifth match. So five matches are:
_____ _____ beat Alexis Chartel by a _____.
Bart _____ beat _____ _____ by a Carrier.
_____ _____ beat Charlie _____ by a Submarine.
_____ Black beat Fred _____ by a _____.
Georgia Roon beat _____ _____ by a _____.
Patty did not lose to Georgia (clue 10); she lost to Bart. Alexis Charlet was not defeated by Stacie (clue 7), nor was the surviving ship the Patrol Boat (clue 1); she was defeated by Brown (only one left in clue 7). Fred is not Blanc (clue 4), nor was the surviving ship the Patrol Boat (clue 7); he was defeated by Stacie (only one left in clue 7). Charlie is Blanc (only one left in clue 7), so Georgia Roon won with her Patrol Boat (only one left in clue 7). Meaning:
Stacie Black beat Fred _____ by a _____
Bart _____ beat Patty _____ by a Carrier.
_____ Brown beat Alexis Chartel by a _____.
_____ _____ beat Charlie Blanc by a Submarine.
Georgia Roon beat _____ _____ by a Patrol Boat.
The only match in which Lavender and Tanger could face each other is the one where Bart beat Patty - but we don't know which last name goes with which kid. The only remaining winner that Azzuro could be is the one that beat Charlie. Yeller cannot have lost to Georgia (Patrol Boat is shorter than Submarine - clue 2); he is Fred, and his opponent won with a Battleship (only remaining ship longer than a Submarine - clue 2), so Brown beat Alexis with a Destroyer (only ship left). Meaning:
Stacie Black beat Fred Yeller by a Battleship.
Bart _____ beat Patty _____ by a Carrier.
_____ Brown beat Alexis Chartrel by a Destroyer.
_____ Azzuro beat Charlie Blanc by a Submarine.
Georgia Roon beat _____ _____ by a Patrol Boat.
The only place for the last name Peach is as the kid who lost to Georgia. Since Peach lost, Lavender must have lost (clue 9) and Tanger must have won. Two of the matches are known to be between a boy and a girl. The other three must be one between a boy and a girl (clue 6), one between two boys (two of the unplaced kids are boys, and only one of them could be in the third boy/girl match), and one between two girls (two of the placed kids with unplaced opponents are girls, and only one of them could be in the third boy/girl match). Charlie must be facing a boy who's last name is Azzuro, but it's not Jason (clue 2); it's Roger. Brown cannot be Lila (clue 7); he's Jason, so Lila is Peach (only possibility).

In summary:
Bart Tanger beat Patty Lavender by a Carrier.
Stacie Black beat Fred Yeller by a Battleship.
Jason Brown beat Alexis Chartel by a Destroyer.
Roger Azzuro beat Charlie Blanc by a Submarine.
Georgia Roon beat Lila Peach by a Patrol Boat.

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Comments

Gizzer*
Aug 04, 2004

I'm glad you specified the gender of each name in the hint. It's not safe to assume these things any more
bryaninpa
Aug 24, 2004

You said there were only 10 competitors in the tournament, but you give information that indicates there were 11 people that played. Take a look, you refer to Alexis, Georgia, Jason, Charlie, Fred, Bart, Stacie, Patty, Carrie, Roger, and Lila. (that's 11 given names..... so where did you get the 11th name?
Gizzer*
Aug 24, 2004

I think you're confused, bryininpa. There is no player named Carrie. There is a boat called a Carrier, though.
bootsAus*
Dec 04, 2004

it is to freaken hard and no fun
Poker*us*
Dec 06, 2004

Thank you for the constructive criticism.
Nytwynd*ph*
Oct 13, 2005

This is great!!! Made me think HARD . Thanks for taking the time to create teasers such as this one.
mathgrantAus*
Nov 29, 2008

Very creative.
javaguru*us*
Dec 30, 2008

Very tough, very good, very fun!

Took almost an hour to get this one.
rlc327us*
Jul 09, 2010

Wouldn't this be grid logic? not regular logic?? IT's in the wrong category.



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