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Olympic Swim Team

Logic Grid puzzles come with a handy interactive grid that will help you solve the puzzle based on the given clues.


Puzzle ID:#24243
Fun:*** (2.93)
Difficulty:**** (3.27)
Submitted By:cnmne*us*****




Five swimmers (Adam, Brad, Carl, Doug, and Eric) have been preparing for the Olympics. It is now time for the swimming time trials. The five swimmers each compete in the four different strokes (backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and freestyle). The top three finishers in each event will qualify for the Olympic swim team in that stroke. Using the following clues, determine the order of finish in each of the four strokes.

1) Only one contestant qualified in all four strokes.
2) No contestant finished last in more than one event.
3) Adam finished better in the backstroke than he did in the butterfly.
4) Brad finished better than Doug in the butterfly.
5) Adam finished just behind Brad and just ahead of Eric in the breaststroke.
6) Doug finished just ahead of Carl in the freestyle.
7) Neither Brad nor Eric finished third in any event.
8) Eric's finish in the backstroke was the same as Doug's in the butterfly.
9) Doug only finished in the same position in the backstroke and the freestyle.
10) Carl finished in a different position in each event.
11) Brad finished only two events in the same position.
12) The contestant who finished second in the butterfly beat Doug in the freestyle.
13) The contestant who finished first in the freestyle did not qualify in the backstroke.
14) The contestant who finished fifth in the backstroke did not finish third in the butterfly.
15) No contestant finished in the same position in both the breaststroke and the butterfly.

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Jul 04, 2005

Awesome teaser. I really had to think to figure this one out. I love logic grids that are like this one. Excellent job.
Jul 04, 2005

I drowned! I couldn't even figure out how to use the grid on this one. I will just dry off and try again.
Jul 04, 2005

good one!
Jul 05, 2005

i liked this one keep em comin i love logic grids and this one goes up top in my book i liked that this one made me think!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 05, 2005

Wow. That was a tough one. Good Job! I loved it.
Jul 07, 2005

This took a lot of work - great challenge! At some point I realized I goofed and had to start over.
Jul 15, 2005

Wow, great job!
Jul 17, 2005

I'm definitely missing something here -- I just can't get past a certain point in this. Feel free to e-mail me with a clue or tip!
Jul 19, 2005

One of the best logic grids I've seen!
Jul 27, 2005

Ahhh to much water and it's think or swim and I think I'll swim I just can't get this but it's a good teaser.
Aug 04, 2005

Really, really tough. I got the breaststroke and the backstroke mixed up several times, making my grid null and void. Aagh, but I like it. I saved it to my favorites.
Aug 19, 2005

May I have a tylenol, please?
Aug 19, 2005

Phew! That was easily the toughest logic grid puzzle I've ever tackled! At first it seemed I couldn't even get a foothold, and it took a lot of thinking and rethinking, but WOW, that's an awesome puzzle. Fabulous. Well done!
Aug 30, 2005

best logic grid i have done!! make some more just like it. it stretched my brain and that feels good
Sep 19, 2005

I did it - but had to guess on the winner in breaststroke. Can you get all the answers from the clues???
Sep 29, 2005

I answer it myself. YES you can. I finally made it. Thank you cnmne - exellent
Oct 05, 2005

Really good! This one really took some thinking!
Nov 10, 2005

two hours and I still mixed up carl and doug.that was fun
Nov 12, 2005

I thought that this one was really going to be hard, and it was pretty hard, but I god so far and things just fell into place. I guess that just shows that it was a really well written puzzle. Things that seem complicated become simple when you see what is really going on....either that or else I have gone completely insane from solving 90 logic grid puzzles in the last few days!!!!!
Nov 12, 2005

oops I meant to say that I GOT so far not god. sorry
Nov 30, 2005

Finally got it after resorting to trial and error! And I thought I was pretty good at these things!
Jan 01, 2006

i'm so proud of myself. this is one of the few grids that really needs logic to solve it. i loved this one.
Jan 09, 2006

I dont know how you solved this without guessing...
Jan 09, 2006

this one is by far the hardest logic grid i've ever done!now my eyes hurt from trying to figure this on out and staring at this screen
Jan 11, 2006

Several tries and a couple hours later I figured it out. This is one of the best puzzles of done here.
Jan 15, 2006

Wow, this teaser is amazing. After the first time through, I thought - how will I ever figure it out with these clues? But I just kept going through the clues over and over again. I finally figured it out in an hour (with a few frustration breaks). Toward the end, things fell into place very fast.

I wish I could figure out how to write teasers this hard. Good job and thanks.
Apr 24, 2006

you are pure talent, man, THAT WAS UNBELIEVEBLE
Apr 27, 2006

that took me forever!!! but it was really good! keep 'em coming!
May 27, 2006

This was Great! Going to my favorites (and I don't have many of those!) By far the hardest I have done!
Jun 15, 2006

SO HARD!!! I had to give up. Great job.
Oct 31, 2006

Took me a while, but I got it - brilliant grid, thumbs up

One of the few logic grids that I've enjoyed (even if it was time consuming)
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Dec 25, 2006

Great Logic Grid - I finally had to use the 1,2,3's in the logic grid to work scenarios to break this one.
Apr 10, 2007

Eric's finish in the backstroke was the same as Doug's in the butterfly.

Is it just me or does your answer negate this one??
Apr 10, 2007

nevermind ignore my stupid self... I read the wrong stroke
Sep 08, 2007

Very tough puzzle. I was not able to complete this straight up. Like orbrab, I had to guess the breastroke winner. Then I had to guess Eric's finish in the backstroke, which led to guessing 5th place in the freestyle. Only one scenario conformed to the clues.
Sep 08, 2007

oops - I meant to type breaststroke. Guess I had been looking at the logic grid too long. (spelled incorrectly on the logic grid, perhaps due to space requirements)
Sep 16, 2007

wow, I both love and hate these "Trial & Error" logic grids, As in testing which of 2 possibles is the winner of the breastroke, first.
Then do the IF, THEN, Else - computer logic... *sigh*
Oct 04, 2007

Amazing. I cannot imagine how anyone can design a puzzle like this. It is a fantastic job, and I congratulate you. Took me forever to complete. Keep them coming!
Oct 31, 2007

Wow, I can tell why this is the hardest logic-grid teaser on site! Fun but a real nightmare!
Nov 19, 2007

YEAH!!!!! I did it. I have been coming back to this one for way too long. I just had to stop and think one more time and I got it!!!! Excellent job. This goes down as one of my favorites!
Jun 10, 2008

I really loved this one, it gave me a workout. Thank you. Fun, fun, fun !
Nov 16, 2008

I finally got this on my fourth attempt over five days. I kept stuffing up and finally, finally I got it! This is a brilliant puzzle - so difficult yet so much fun.
Dec 19, 2008

Nice teaser! It took me almost half an hour to solve even using the logic grid--very tough.
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Jan 07, 2009

The answer is wrong. because it said that Doug didn't place 3rd in any event and yet the answer said he did. So does anyone know the real answer?? I'm dying to know :-)
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Jan 15, 2009

It doesn't say that Kendra - you must have misread it.

cnmne, you da man! Great puzzle, bro. Keep 'em comin'!
Jan 27, 2009

Best teaser ever!!! I started over 3 times and ended up with different answers each time (none of them correct), but I loved it nonetheless!
Feb 28, 2009

When a puzzle makes you resort to guessing because there aren't enough clues, that's lazy puzzlemaking. Also, i's either a cheap trick or a dumb choice to ahve two categories named "strokes". A simple way to blow a few minutes but there are far better logic puzzles out there.
Mar 01, 2009

There are enough clues to solve this teaser. There are also no tricks. However, there are no explicit pairings, such as 'Carl finished 3rd in the butterfly'. While this does require some thinking outside the box, the teaser can be solved ... logically.
Apr 05, 2009

Wow! That was a challenger. Good exercise. Took about 1.5 hours. Had to make a couple of different grids to be able to think about the information gathered and then cross-check from one to the other. I had tried this one months back but didn't have the time to spend. I usually like them challenging but only have a short time to figure them out. Thanks!
Apr 28, 2009

Amazing puzzle. For those non-believers out there this puzzle IS solveable without guessing anything at all!!! It took me a couple hours and I had to start over 3-4 times due to getting breaststroke and backstroke mixed up, but I still got it.
Aug 29, 2009

whoo hoo!!!!
i finally got it i'm so proud just kidding. i had to print it out but is till got it! hard, but enjoyable
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Sep 22, 2009

Nov 15, 2009

Just because someone likes brain teasers doesnt make them a geek, just makes us someone that likes logic grids you moron and i have a great life and an awesome fiance....And even though I am still working on this teaser, it is a great one. Good work!!!
Jun 27, 2010

Too Hard
Oct 30, 2012

guys whats your iq?
Dec 14, 2015

I managed to do it in my head , it took me around 3-4 hours. But I had to use a it or trial and error.

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