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A Fishy Sailor

Mystery teasers are little stories where you need to figure out what happened based on the given clues.

 

Puzzle ID:#43432
Fun:*** (2.61)
Difficulty:** (1.46)
Category:Mystery
Submitted By:TRILLIONAIRE*us*****

 

 

 



The First Mate of the Jolly Rancher cargo ship announces to the crew that the Captain was found murdered in his bunk that morning. The First Mate knows that none of the loyal crewmen would do such a thing. He narrows his suspects down to the four newest crew members, each claiming to be an expert and experienced sailor. The First Mate questions each of the sailors about the murder.

From the responses, determine which sailor is the most suspicious.

Sailor 1: "Aye, I had jus' finish'd a 12 hour watch astern. Didn't hear a thing."
Sailor 2: "I was busy cleanin' the bathroom 't the front of 'r ship. Don't know nothin'."
Sailor 3: "I was 't the starboard side paintin' the hull, mindin' me own business last night."
Sailor 4: "I 's below the deck las'night securin' some cargo."



Answer

Sailor 2 is the most suspicious. Experienced sailors, as they all claimed to be, do not address the 'head' as the 'bathroom'. Also, he would have referred to the front of the ship as the 'bow' or 'forward'.
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