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The Protection Racket

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


Puzzle ID:#21336
Fun:*** (2.84)
Difficulty:** (1.19)
Submitted By:blablablaAus****




The gang of four that once ran the biggest protection racket in the east eventually got out of jail. Almost immediately, they began operating again in the same neighborhood. They had previously divided it into four territories: north, south, east, and west. Because each mobster had always kept his operations in the same area, the police nicknamed them Mr. North, Mr. South, Mr. East, and Mr. West.

Now the police received a reliable tip that this time each mobster was operating in a new territory. None of the new victims was willing to identify the mobsters from photos the police showed them, but three facts became clear, and that was enough for the FBI to work out which mobster was operating where. These are the facts:

1. Mr. East is not operating the North.
2. The North territory is not being operated by Mr. South.
3. The South territory is not being operated by Mr. East.

Can you tell who is operating in each territory?

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Mar 03, 2005

Is there a clue that states that the Name can not be the same as the territory? I can't find it and if it isn't there then there are 8 valid combinations.
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Mar 03, 2005

Chinchilla - just a hint:
"each mobster was operating in a new territory"
Mar 03, 2005

Easy, but fun! I like quick ones.
Mar 04, 2005

Y'all -
I wrote this teaser and put lots of confusing things in here and I am sorry for any problems you might have - NOT! Y'all are smart! You'll get it!
- blablabla
Mar 24, 2005

After using scratch paper and simple deduction, I got the answer. Good teaser - enjoyed it.
May 03, 2006

thanks 4 all the great feedback guys!!!!!!!!!
Dec 26, 2008

Shoulda been a logic-grid

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