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Puzzle ID:#39643
Fun:*** (2.99)
Difficulty:*** (2.87)
Submitted By:mocha613Aus***!!!




7 hours into her flight from Berlin to Denver, Jane is asked to fill out her customs forms. She rifles through her purse, looking for her receipts of the five souvenirs she purchased. Unfortunately, she can't find her list anywhere! She needs to claim her gifts to United States customs upon arrival. Help her sort out what she bought, how much it cost, what city she was in when she bought it, what attraction she was visiting, and how she got there before she lands!

Item: Postcard, Book, Audio Tape, Model, Calendar
Cost: 1, 5, 8, 10, 16 Euros
City: Berlin, Stuttgart, Munich, Frankfurt, Rothenburg
Attraction: Castle, Play, Zoo, Museum, Cathedral
Transportation: U-bahn (U-bahn is like the subway, on rails), Bergbahn (German for Mountain Train), Car (rented, of course!), Taxi, Bicycle

1. No item was purchased at an attraction or city with the same first letter as that item.

2. Neither the Zoo nor the castle were accessible by rail. Rothenburg is a small, walled city; cars and taxis are of no use there.

3. Stuttgart is known for its expensive taste. Therefore, the item purchased there was not less than 10 euros.

4. The items are as follows: The book, the item purchased at a castle, the item bought in Rothenburg, the item that cost the most, and the item purchased after a scenic train ride.

5. The "Bergbahn", or mountain train, was not required to get to the cathedral.

6. A car was rented on the trip that resulted in a souvenir for her favorite aunt that cost twice as much as the model she bought for her brother.

7. A camera was not allowed in either attraction that involved living things, so she bought a postcard to remember one of them and a calendar to remember the other.

8. The total cost of the souvenirs is divisible by the costs of each of these four different items: the one from Frankfurt, the gift bought in the cathedral, the one costing 1 Euro, and the one purchased after a taxi ride.

9. The gift from the cathedral cost half as much as the gift purchased after the taxi ride, which was not through Stuttgart.

Open Grid Solver


Postcard-16 euros-Car-Zoo-Stuttgart
Book-10 Euros-Taxi-Museum-Munich
Audio Tape-5 Euros-U-Bahn-Cathedral-Rothenburg
Model-8 Euros-Bicycle-Castle-Frankfurt
Calendar-1 Euro-Bergbahn-Play-Berlin


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Dec 16, 2007

Two excellent puzzles on the same day. Well designed,
Dec 16, 2007

Great, great teaser, and I'm going to put it in my faves. But...

Can someone explain the very last part for me? I have:

Berlin - 1 Euro, Bergbahn
Stuttgart - 16 Euro, Car


Postcard - Zoo
Calendar - Play

How do I match up these two sets? I can't find any more clues... thanks!
Dec 16, 2007

Or wait... does the train count as "rails", too?
Dec 16, 2007

Yes, winner, the train counts as rails too. Great teaser, Mocha!
Dec 16, 2007

Haha, ok... Definitely a great teaser!
Dec 16, 2007

Great teaser! I had to start over once or twice!!
Dec 17, 2007

Great job! It took me a few tries, but I finally got it. Good fun!
Dec 17, 2007

A cinch! I got it on the third time around! The clues are beautifully done.
Dec 19, 2007

heyz! i know this sounds like im stpid, but it took me about three or four tries to get it right! HOW DO PEOPLE COME UP WITH THIS KIND OF THING?!
Dec 23, 2007

Interesting storyline and good teaser, but very difficult! I gave up about a third of the way through.
Dec 26, 2007

Great teaser.. I gave up..
Dec 26, 2007

Very Nice. Took me an hour... and lots of self-muttering and ramblings :-P

I'm not totally used to a logic grid puzzle, but it helps :-o (the flash pop-up part of it xD)

The two big clues you gave us seemed to help a lot, "the items are" etc... was the big one that pretty much solved the puzzle for me as soon as I had all the other clues figured out.
Dec 30, 2007

awesome... challenging, but I got it the first try! It was hard to not use what I actually knew about the places... and it was tempting to put the postcard as 1 euro!
Jan 16, 2008

Great grid!
Jan 16, 2008

Thank you all for the wonderful comments. This was my first teaser, so I'm glad you like it so much!
Jan 30, 2008

Wow! The book was the only one I got right all the way across! Tough Teaser!
Jan 30, 2008

Great teaser, again!
May 04, 2008

Nice teaser! Took me a good 15 minutes, fantastic workout
Jun 04, 2008

I had gotten to the same point as Winner4600. Thanks for asking the question about the rails (d'oh). Very clever puzzle.
Jul 01, 2008

WOW...if this was your first teaser, we are in for some challenges in the future from you. This was really good. Took me two tries! Thanks for the fun!!
Jun 17, 2009

Well, 1.5 years later, I manage to successfully complete it in who knows how long.

I think I already complimented this teaser, but... great teaser, in case you missed it the first time around.
Nov 01, 2010

Nice puzzle -- very well done. That's one pricey postcard, though !
Feb 18, 2013

Great teaser, Thank you
Mar 01, 2014


An excellent puzzle, but if you are prepared to pay 16 euros for a postcard (about 14 UK pounds or 25 US dollars) I'm sure I can find a few if you want to buy them.

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