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Glue Factory Stakes

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

 

Puzzle ID:#33598
Fun:*** (2.86)
Difficulty:**** (3.26)
Category:Logic-Grid
Submitted By:cnmne*us*****

 

 

 



Five horses have just competed in the annual "Glue Factory Stakes". With the given clues, determine for each horse: its color, its number, its jockey, and where it finished.

Finish: Win, Place, Show, 4th, 5th
Horses: Ghoulish Pleasure, Infirm, Roughage, Seattle Slow, Secret Harriet
Colors: Black, Red, Yellow, Blue, White
Numbers: #18, #29, #37, #46, #50
Jockeys: Allen, Jerry, Luke, Nathan, Tim

1) The 5 horses are: Infirm, the horse ridden by Tim, the horse that wore black, #50, and the horse that Placed.
2) The 5 jockeys are: Allen, the one that rode Seattle Slow, the one that rode the horse that wore red, the one that rode #18, and the one that rode the horse that Showed.
3) Secret Harriet finished ahead of the horse that wore blue, which finished ahead of the horse ridden by Luke.
4) #50 finished ahead of the horse that wore white, but finished behind Roughage.
5) Jerry finished next to #37.
6) Allen finished next to #29.
7) The horse that wore blue finished two positions away from #50.
8) The horse that wore yellow finished two positions away from #46.
9) Luke finished at least two positions away from #46.
10) Nathan finished at least two positions away from #50.
11) Luke rode a horse that wore an even number.
12) Only one of the horses that wore a primary color also wore an even number.

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Comments

amn0856Aus*
Oct 23, 2006

Logic grid puzzles are my favorite. I normally get them very easily, but this puzzle was so confusing. There were too many "this person came before this color and this color came before this number" type clues. I had a lot of red x's on the grid but no green circles. I even tried to figure it out just on paper but I just gave myself a headache trying to figure out your puzzle.
chaskey*us*
Oct 23, 2006

When it became obvious that I was never going to solve clue #8, I gave up. Too tough for me.
ciotogca*
Oct 23, 2006

For those having trouble getting started on this teaser, here's my initial grid solver using a process of elimination on the individual clues alone (in other words, I've only put an X if a single clue suggests that two attributes don't belong together):
http://ciotog.net/graphics/GlueFactoryStakes.png

Now to get an easy match, look at clue #7 to see which colour finished in "Place" and which number finished in "4th". Good luck!
Yankeejimg*
Oct 24, 2006

This was one of the most difficult puzzles I have ever done. It took several tries before I was able to get it correct. I think the difficulty rating should be much higher.
kaakramer*us*
Oct 25, 2006

This one took me close to an hour, but I got it right! It was fun, too. Thanks!
dragonfantasy*us*
Oct 26, 2006

very very tough, thought the rating should have been harder. Got it but it took many many tries. Thank you for the tough puzzle.
chaskey*us*
Oct 30, 2006

I worked on several days to finally get this one! I feel almost brain-dead, but I got it after guessing on one square. (Cheating)! I did enjoy it!
hcut3*us
Nov 02, 2006

I have not been on braingle in a while and thought i would rest my brain with some easy stuff after starting college and the first one i choose was this one and man it had me up for an hour trying to do it and i still got it wrong but it was fun thanks for making me feel even more stupid than what my professors have been doing. lol!!!!!
locomomAus*
Nov 03, 2006

WOW! What a brain workout! I actually had to print out the grid and the clues and make up my own little chart to solve this one. But...solve it, I did!!! Thanks for a really tough one.
andytree*
Nov 06, 2006

It took me several tries, but I finally got it. PLEASE give us more toughies like this...there haven't been nearly enough lately!
horsehun
Nov 12, 2006

duh huh? what? brain fried now. no clue how u came up with this. Are you Asian
crackurcode*us
Nov 13, 2006

Close to the toughest one I have tried on here. Took me about 1.5 hours and 2 attempts. Enjoyed, thanks!
MoodyAus*
Nov 21, 2006

amn0856; I can relate. I got one green one and don't think it's right. Oy vey.
Cat-Lady*us*
Dec 20, 2006

Haaaard After several interrupted attmpts with grid and paper AND the answer, I STILL couldn't get it I rate this Very Hard and challenging. Great puzzle
phrebh*us*
Jan 25, 2007

After two false starts and hours of work, I finally solved this one. I didn't guess at all, but I also didn't follow the logic mentioned in the answer, so don't ask me how I did it. I guess I was just one with the grid.

Great teaser!
ThelA*
Mar 12, 2007

This one was a real toughie! Very enjoyable, one of the most difficult ones on this site. More, more! (pretty please with cherries on top?)
mocha613Aus*
Nov 15, 2007

This took a fantastically long time! I loved every second of it. You've done a great job.
mom_roxus*
Nov 19, 2007

similar comment to phrebh - I did not have to resort to trial and error; but had to use some logic (of course ) to eliminate some squares.

cnmne - another excellent puzzle.
KiyokoAus*
Jul 05, 2008

This one was REALLY tough, but I'm glad I saw it through because it was really fun! Like on another puzzle I did, I somehow knew who was in last place. Weird, huh?
june12Aus*
Nov 08, 2008

way too hard for me
mrsfessler*
May 22, 2009

this was a really good puzzle... made you do a lot more deducing than others. One of the hardest I've done!
trewqus*
Aug 31, 2009

nice puzzle ..but the name made me not want to do it

good, difficult but not too hard
braindeadmommiaus*
Feb 20, 2010

Can you say, "Doozy"?
chriscat
Nov 05, 2010

Nice puzzle -- I like the hard ones. Took me a little while but all worked out. (Like the previous poster, though, I was put off by "Glue Factory" in the name!)
J-Fiveus*
Jun 01, 2012

Man it was a pain.
I had to "check" my answers.
ObilioAus*
Mar 30, 2013

My grid was messed up, read the comments, so I guess it is my lil' old laptop that is messed up I drew a grid by hand to do it anyway, cause there aren't nearly enough challenging teasers to waste one! I loved it, thanks very much for your work!
extremebluenesscus*
Jul 16, 2013

The grid solver's broken.



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