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Trail Ride

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Puzzle ID:#45042
Fun:*** (2.74)
Difficulty:*** (2.87)
Category:Logic-Grid
Submitted By:mrsfessler*

 

 

 



5 friends, ages 12, 15, 17, 18 and 19, went on a trail ride. Each was matched to a horse that suited their size, experience and personality. From the clues provided, determine each friend's first and last name, (two last names were Carey and Williams) their age, the name of the horse they rode, and what position they rode on the trail. Robin, Drew, and Phil are boys; Barbara and Bonnie are girls.

1. The 5 friends were Robin, Mr. Hunt, the 15 year old, Shamwow's rider and the boy who was first in the line.

2. Bedazzler's rider was younger than Miss McGraw, who was younger than Drew.

3. The horses were represented by: Phil, Steamboy, Mr. Walters, Barbara and the one that was 3rd in line.

4. The 5th rider was 2 years younger than Topsy Turvy's rider. On Robin's next birthday, he will be the same age as the girl who rode 2nd.

5. Carey, Bonnie and the 12 year old loved the ride! Gazelle's rider and the 4th rider did not!

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Answer

Bonnie McGraw, 15 , Steamboy, 5th
Robin Walters, 17, Topsy Turvy, 4th
Phil Williams, 12, Bedazzler, 1st
Drew Hunt, 19, Gazelle, 3rd
Barbara Carey, 18, Shamwow, 2nd

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Comments

gap6297*cn*
Aug 10, 2009

Good one!
valencia*us*
Aug 11, 2009

loved this teaser
braindeadmommiaus*
Aug 14, 2009

Good one! Really made me have to think.
chaskey*us*
Aug 15, 2009

I finally solved it! And luckily before any obvious brain damage!
gracieboo*
Sep 04, 2009

This is my second time on it and I still cannot get it!!! Are you sure it's solvable with only the clues given!?!
katiebsmith
Sep 16, 2009

There was not enough information. You had to take too many guesses.
mom2boys*
Oct 03, 2009

No need to take a guess. From the clues, you can determine that one girl is 15 and the other girl is 17 or 18. Thus, neither girl can be 12. From clues 2 & 4 Robin and Drew can't be the 12 year old so the 12 year old has to be Phil. Once you know that Phil is the 12 year-old, the rest of the answers fall into place. Very nicely worded puzzle.
mocha613Aus*
Dec 23, 2009

I could never figure out who was 17 and who was 18.
qua006us*
Jul 20, 2010

It is solvable, took me a couple times.
chriscat
Oct 22, 2010

Took me a couple of restarts. I'm not sure why, unless it was carelessness, as it's fairly straightforward. But there are some good logical deductions you need in the process. Nice puzzle!
ObilioAus*
Jan 12, 2013

Challenging = FUN Thank you!
mom_roxus*
May 07, 2014

Excellent Puzzle! Very fun because it wasn't straightforward. As others noted, no guesses are needed.

Maybe it's just me, but I'm surprised it wasn't rated as being more difficult. My scratch sheet of paper is a mess, but I solved it.



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