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Hail to the Chef

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Puzzle ID:#23344
Fun:*** (2.95)
Difficulty:**** (3.22)
Submitted By:cinnamon30Aca****!!




Larry and four of his friends recently completed a creative cooking course. They were so confident of their new skills that each man hosted a dinner for the other four and their wives. On each night Monday through Friday, one of the men prepared a main course and a dessert, and no two made any of the same dishes. For each evening, determine the full name of the chef, the main course and the dessert he served.

First Name - Larry, Harry, Barry, Gary, Terry
Last name - O'Rourke, McKee, O'Neil, Owens, McPhail
Main courses - chicken, ham, pork chops, bacon, steak
Desserts - strawberry shortcake, pistachio parfait, cherry cobbler, mocha mousse, raspberry ripple

1. Mr. O'Neil hosted dinner later in the week than the man who served chicken & cauliflower and earlier than the one who served cherry cobbler for dessert.
2. Harry hosted dinner before Mr. Owens, who hosted before the man who prepared pork chops & peppers.
3. Mr. McPhail's dinner was later in the week than the one which included strawberry shortcake and earlier than Terry's.
4. The chicken dinner (which wasn't prepared by Harry) wasn't served with strawberry shortcake.
5. McPhail didn't serve the raspberry ripple, which was served the day before the bacon & broccoli main course.
6. Mr. Owens prepared neither the chicken dish nor the strawberry shortcake.
7. Gary (who didn't make the cherry cobbler) was the chef the night after Barry.
8. Terry (who isn't McKee) didn't prepare the steak & scallions main course.
9. The mocha mousse dessert wasn't served with the ham & hominy.
10. The pork chops weren't served by McKee or O'Rourke (who didn't make the cherry cobbler).
11. Harry isn't Mr. McKee or Mr. O'Rourke.

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Jun 02, 2005

OMG, there are way too many holes in my grid after going through each of the clues to even hope to know one connection.
Jun 02, 2005

how the hell do u solve dis? n there's so much 'didn't' or 'wasn't' or waz so annoying...
Jun 02, 2005

I solved it guys, u just need to think a little more logically about it.

Nice Taser
Jun 02, 2005

This is a really good teaser. It is difficult to solve, but not impossible. Full marks for fun.
Jun 02, 2005

Difficult teaser because of all the various options and requirements. Takes time to figure it out but, it can be done if you stick with it. Good job!
Jun 02, 2005

Difficult, but not impossible. Although somewhat frustrating to solve, it is still more enjoyable than a grid that can be solved by making just one pass through the clues.
Jun 02, 2005

I agree with ilubhyun. There's too many 'didn't' and 'wasn't'. It makes the teaser confusing and negative. I spent 45 mins on it. Maybe it's too complicated for me.
Jun 02, 2005

Jun 02, 2005

This is the hardest one I've seen on here. I really couldn't solve it just using the grid. But the others are right -- it really is doable. Well done!!
Jun 03, 2005

One of the hardest I've ever done! Keep up the great work!
Jun 08, 2005

Hallelujah! I FINALLY got it!! This one was extra tough, but didn't have any flaws! Great job!
Jun 12, 2005

Wonderful! This is the second hardest one I've found! (I still haven't finished your 'Happy Birthday' yet )

I can't wait for more from you!
Jun 20, 2005

Ouch, this one hurt my head, but I'm glad to know it was solved by some people (not me, waahhh!).
Very nice!
Jun 28, 2005

I didn't get it. There were just too many holes for me and I don't want a headache! I'm glad for all who solved it, your smarter than me.
Jul 15, 2005

really fun to do (i do these a lot in school)
it was hard but fun at the same time
good job
Aug 02, 2005

Good Job... One of the best...
Aug 14, 2005

I needed an extra piece of paper as well as the frid. It's a little too hard for my taste, but I will keep it with my favorites!
Aug 17, 2005

I also have to say what finally made me get it was the clue where _____ is before_____ is before _____ and figuring out that those were sequential and not just "earlier in the week than" Toughest one other than the Olympic Swim team which has me reeling for an hour.
Nov 19, 2005

Really hard took me a couple of hours over two days but doable with just the grid I tried a separate piece of paper but it didn't help just being patient and using the grid finally did it
Dec 02, 2005

one word Hard
Dec 03, 2005

Awesome!!!! Took me about 45 min but I got it......Great teaser!!!!
May 29, 2006

Great. Very challenging/fun
Jun 16, 2006

Didn't get it. very hard teaser. my head is spinning. I went through the clues very carefully and just ended up with red x's all over the place and no green o's.
Jun 28, 2006

Very good. Had me stumped and frustrated for all of 2 min. till I read other comments and felt less alone. Was fun and challenging, one of the best I have done!!!!!!
Jan 27, 2007

wow that was very difficult! i couldn't figure it i quit! haha good job
May 26, 2007

This is a wonderful one! I can't remember whether I solved this one when it first came out, but if I did, I was a lot smarter than I am now! Can't solve it yet, but I won't give up!
Sep 12, 2007

Excellent puzzle. Enjoyed the fact that nothing was an instant gimme - had to solve for the positives. And I was able to solve this without trial and error - although it took me 3 times ;)
Sep 22, 2007

Wow! I've been working on this for 3 days and still can't solve it. I'm sure there's something there that I'm overlooking that will make everything click, but I just can't see it. Obviously it's solvable since others have done it. Add me to ranks of stupified.
Oct 07, 2007

Wow! What an excellent logic puzzle. I never did one where I didn't have one square filled out after applying all the clues. The "Harry" clue left me with two options, and then by looking across and down the grid. I was able to make a connection. Great job!!
Nov 28, 2007

Excellent teaser. If it hadn't been for Yankee's comment re Harry, I would not have gotten it as quickly.
Dec 18, 2007

My goodness that was difficult. Personally, I could have used, maybe, one more clue, but it was a good challenge. I finally did get it through trial & error. Nice job!
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Feb 25, 2008

Loved it!
I look for ones that are a challenge and this was one of them.
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Apr 05, 2008

OMG, this was soooooo hard. everything fell into place once i found out when pork was served. ugh, how many hours was that????
Dec 26, 2008

Very nice teaser! Hardest part was just being careful in filling out the grid to make sure to replicate information completely. Messed up the grid the first a Sudoku puzzle, very hard to go back.

Total time was just over an hour.
Jan 21, 2009

Great teaser! I found it hard (which is good). I eventually had to use a spreadsheet to figure out who fit into what spot.
Apr 28, 2009

Excelent logic-grid puzzle. It took me a while but I figured it out with only the grid. I like how you have to hunt for that combination of clues that gives you the first positive match. Keep up the good work.
Aug 21, 2009

I love it! the title is cute the clues are good--i'm missing something, i guess
haven't figured it out yet but I'll be back!
Nov 09, 2009

Very hard teaser still trying to figure it just glad to hear that it is doable though Ill be back once i got it
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Feb 03, 2010

i really feal stupid. three hours to solve this thing
Apr 01, 2010

You are better then me, I haven't figured out the first match yet. And I'm pretty good about putting 2 and 5 together
Jun 15, 2010

I got the first match as Harry cooked on Tues. it requires some deductive reasoning. From the clues Harry can only be McPhail or O'Neil (this also requires some deductive thinking). Since neither McPhail or O'Neill can be Monday, Harry can't be Monday. Once I knew that Harry was Tues., the rest fell into place pretty quickly. Great teaser!
Jul 27, 2010

After solving the first positive, the rest seemed to fall into place.
Oct 20, 2010

best one so far. loved it!
Nov 08, 2010

really tough one... took a while to solve it
great work
Jan 11, 2012

challenging but fun one! Definitely satisfying to solve it

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