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Kebab Shop Line Up

Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.

 

Puzzle ID:#12638
Fun:*** (2.22)
Difficulty:*** (2.85)
Category:Logic
Submitted By:mad-adeAhu***
Corrected By:cnmne

 

 

 



There had been a break in at the "Sweaty Chef" Kebab shop, and the new owner, Mustapha Bettaname, had been robbed of his secret kebab recipe. The police had one eye witness, Al Kaholic, the local wino and world champion turps nudger.

A Police line up of 11 suspects was made to stand in a straight line to have an Identity Parade. The main culprit was asked to stand in the center of the line-up.

1) Barb Dwyre and Chris Mass stood to the right of the main culprit
2) Two suspects stood between Ewan Watarmy and Lou Stooth
3) Seven suspects stood between Mike Rhosopht and Phil Mypokits
4) Gerry Atrick stood to the right of Hugo Phurst
5) Robin Banks and Polly Ester-Phants stood either side of Ewan Watarmy
6) Diddy Dewit and Polly Ester-Phants stood to the left of the main culprit
7) Six suspects stood between Chris Mass and Ewan Watarmy
8) Two suspects stood between Ewan Watarmy and Diddy Dewit

Who is the main culprit?

Can you tell the positions of all the suspects?


Answer

Suspects from left to right: Diddy Dewit, (Mike Rhosopht/Phil Mypokits), (Robin Banks/Polly Ester-Phants), Ewan Watarmy, (Robin Banks/Polly Ester-Phants), HUGO PHURST, Lou Stooth, (Barb Dwyre/Gerry Atrick), (Barb Dwyre/Gerry Atrick), (Mike Rhosopht/Phil Mypokits), Chris Mass

Let's number the positions 1 to 11 from left to right. Hence, the main culprit is at position 6. Now, looking at the clues 7, 5, 2 and 8 together:
Position 1 - Diddy Dewit or Lou Stooth
Position 3 - Polly Ester-Phants or Robin Banks
Position 4 - Ewan Watarmy
Position 5 - Polly Ester-Phants or Robin Banks
Position 7 - Diddy Dewit or Lou Stooth
Position 11 - Chris Mass

From clue (3), the only possible positions for Mike Rhosopht and Phil Mypokits are Position 2 and Position 10.

Now there are 3 positions remaining - 6, 8 and 9 and remaining 3 suspects are Hugo Phurst, Barb Dwyre and Gerry Atrick. But from clue (1), Barb Dwyre stood to the right of the main culprit i.e. Barb Dwyre must be on position 8 or 9 as position 6 is for the main culprit. So either Hugo Phurst or Gerry Atrick is the main culprit.

From (4), Gerry Atrick stood to the right of Hugo Phurst. Hence, Hugo Phurst is the main culprit.

Suspects from left to right are: Diddy Dewit, (Mike Rhosopht/Phil Mypokits), (Robin Banks/Polly Ester-Phants), Ewan Watarmy, (Robin Banks/Polly Ester-Phants), HUGO PHURST, Lou Stooth, (Barb Dwyre/Gerry Atrick), (Barb Dwyre/Gerry Atrick), (Mike Rhosopht/Phil Mypokits), Chris Mass.

Thus,
Diddy Dewit (1), Ewan Watarmy (4), Hugo Phurst (6), Lou Stooth (7) and Chris Mass (11) are the suspects whose positions are fixed.

Mike Rhosopht and Phil Mypokits are at position 2 or 10.

Robin Banks and Polly Ester-Phants are at position 3 or 5.

Barb Dwyre and Gerry Atrick are at position 8 or 9.

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