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Clowns in the Subway

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Puzzle ID:#46013
Fun:*** (3.01)
Difficulty:*** (3.05)
Submitted By:caberetAus**!!
Corrected By:Gizzer




You are having a nightmare about five clowns in the subway. It is especially confusing because each clown has a tiny car and umbrella, even though you are in an underground public transportation system. Naturally, each clown has a ridiculous wig and a big goofy outfit. There are only five colors in your dream - fuchsia, green, purple, red and yellow. Use the following clues to determine each clown's name (Fuchsia Funny, Green Gravel, Purple Porridge, Red Rascal and Yellow Sub), and color of their car, wig, outfit and umbrella.

1. Each clown's name, car, wig, outfit and umbrella are 5 different colors and no two wigs, outfits or umbrellas are the same color.
2. The only clown whose name does not begin with the same two initials does not have a purple or red outfit; while the clown in the yellow outfit does not have a red car, red wig or a purple umbrella.
3. Red Rascal does not have a yellow wig and Purple Porridge does not have either a fuchsia or yellow umbrella.
4. Of the clown in the green wig and the owner of the red umbrella, one has the purple car and the other is Fuchsia Funny; neither clown has the yellow outfit.
5. The clown in the fuchsia wig is not wearing a green or yellow outfit and does not have a red car (whose driver does not have a green outfit or a green umbrella.)
6. Green Gravel does not have a yellow umbrella or a red car.

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Dec 17, 2009

What a great teaser! How do you come up with these? There are just enough clues, and not too many!
Dec 17, 2009

Very good!!!

One reason it was tough the 5 colors where the same
Dec 17, 2009

Dec 21, 2009

Got it wrong the first time, I'm going back now to try again.
Dec 22, 2009

I finally got it on the third try! This matching wits with a genius is exhausting!
Dec 22, 2009

Clowns wearing these colors would indeed give me nightmares.
Dec 31, 2009

right first time! whoo hoo!! =)
but i have no idea how you make up these clues and make it work. great job and very fun
Feb 18, 2010

Excellent teaser, but one little gripe. Clues 1 - 4 already tell you that the yellow outfit goes with the purple wig. Learning in clue 5 that the fushia wig does not have a yellow outfit is not needed.
Feb 21, 2010

Ididn't do so well with this being my first LG
Jul 09, 2010

I think I might have to give up for now. My little brain is about to explode! I keep getting the colors mixed up. Great puzzle though!
Aug 11, 2010

I agree with dswilbornthat would be very scary indeed.
Oct 20, 2010

Really nice and different!
May 16, 2011

This one required a great deal of colour focussing. Completed in first try but am now colour blind;))
Nov 02, 2011

best I've played yet -- loved it!
Nov 27, 2012

Again, Please make more, if you can find the time. If you can't, it is all of our loss! Thanks for the very imaginative and challenging puzzle!
Mar 22, 2013

Cool I would like see this in a video.
Jun 23, 2015

Solved it, after getting the knack on the colors

But I failed miserably on the hint ... was not able to use it :p

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