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Puzzle ID:#48272
Fun:**** (3.31)
Difficulty:*** (2.77)
Category:Logic-Grid
Submitted By:harmonize9*us****

 

 

 



Assassin is a popular game on college campuses. The game consists of several players trying to eliminate the others by means of squirting them with water pistols in order to be the last survivor. Once hit, the player is out of the game. Game play is fair play at all times and all locations, and tends to last several days depending on the number of participants and their stealth. At Troyhill University, 5 students participated in a game that only lasted four days. Can you determine each player's first name, their color, their assassin alias, how they were eliminated, and their major?

Names: Liam, Anabel, Bella, Oliver, Ethan
Colors: Red, Green, Blue, Purple, Black
Alias: Captain Dawn, Night Stalker, Dark Elf, McStealth, Billy
Capture: Caught at weekly study group, Caught helping friend with car trouble, Ambushed during sleep, Caught on the way to class, Winner
Major: Economics, Biology, Art History, Sociology, Psychology

MONDAY: Liam, the girl named Captain Dawn, and the person in purple avoided any action that day. The psychology major was able to easily catch Ethan because she already had a study group meeting with him that day. Since it was a weekly engagement, he didn't suspect a thing. Goodbye red player.

TUESDAY: Everyone tried to get in on the action today. The girl masquerading as the Dark Elf (who was wearing either black or red) and the sociology major lived to see another day. The purple player was able to catch the obliging yet naive green player by calling her and pretending he had car trouble.

WEDNESDAY: The biology major (who was still "alive") was surprised to hear that the Psychology major, who wasn't Anabel the art history major, ambushed Night Stalker as he slept in his dorm.

THURSDAY: The black player was declared the victor after luckily spotting "Billy" on his way to Mammalian Physiology, a class required by his major.

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All names are conventional for their gender.
Mammalian physiology is a course that biology majors would take.

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Comments

thebrain789tus*
Dec 08, 2010

So hard!!!
MytanaAau*
Dec 09, 2010

Not overly difficult, but enough to make it fun.
WrknMomus*
Dec 09, 2010

Really enjoyed this, thanks!
Jazzy_Fai24A
Dec 11, 2010

this was really fun you know really tested your mind with only some difficulty
braindeadmommiaus*
Dec 31, 2010

Good one! Thanks.
bookworm91**
Jan 07, 2011

This was quite hard for me, and I couldn't get it (I discovered I'd made a mistake about halfway through and gave up), but it was certainly fun!
Mom2OzzyAus*
Jan 15, 2011

Very confusing ... but very good!!
mocha613Aus*
Jan 24, 2011

I love the game Assassins. I wish it would work to play in other places other than college. Thanks for the great teaser, it made my brain work.
Darkmagician92
Apr 09, 2011

a very nice puzzle! thanx.......
trewqus*
Jun 21, 2011

got confused with the pronouns in the last clue
nice job!!
coolcat101202*gb*
Jul 13, 2011

Loved this one, my favourite one so far. It has a great story and is not confusing.
jonschwan
Dec 23, 2011

Yeah the last sentence was confusing. I took it to mean that the black player was on his way to Mammalian Physiology, not Billy.
GTregay*us*
Feb 21, 2012

I am convinced that you cannot figure this out, completely.

I have Anabel, Bella and Ethan completely figured out (correctly, based on the answer), along with the other relationships between alias, elimination method and major, as well as the color of each person, but I cannot tie Liam (Blue) or Oliver (Purple) to either combination of Night Stalker/Ambush/Sociology or Billy/Class/Biology. What could I have missed?
timmay108*us
Mar 26, 2012

^^I agree, I get to the same spot. It looks like you need to assume that each day's clue will mention each player once, and only once. With this assumption, tuesday's clue will make the distinction between the two of them.
AmaranthBass
Sep 29, 2012

I actually figured it out! I guess watching all those crime investigation shows really paid off. Hehe, it took a lot of thought but I did it nonetheless!
Limerickus*
Mar 14, 2013

I was stuck in the same place for a bit, (had two players left with their colors figured out, had two remaining nicknames to assign which I knew the majors associated with the nicknames as well as the way they were caught, but not their color), but from there, it is still solveable, just takes a closer look.
renarizkiasid
Apr 17, 2014

i didnt get it hard, it's a simple teaser, but i got a little trouble with my vocab. i'm not an english/british and i'm not good in english language. ;)



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