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Old 04-26-05, 03:16 PM
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My Friend John Smith (Puzzle)

My friend John Smith told me this one. While waiting in Chicago's O'Hare airport for a plane to Washington, he responded to a page for John Smith. To his surprise, four other men named John Smith also showed up at the ticket counter, each headed for a different city. Each of the five men had a different middle initial (one was John H.), a different occupation (one was an editor), and a different purpose for traveling (one was going to a chess tournament). From the clues below, can you match each John Smith with his occupation, his destination, and the purpose of his trip, and also tell the order of their departures? (I will try and confirm as many right and wrong parts as I can. But you need to get them all to be right).

1. The five men arrived at the ticket counter in the following order: the actor; John S., the conventioneer, the man bound for Paris, and the man going to a wedding.

2. John M's flight, which was not the one to Los Angeles, was scheduled to leave after both the surgeon's plane and the flight to New York, but before both the flight of the man going to the wedding and John A's plane.

3. The man headed for a job interview, the conventioneer, and John F. were all at the ticket counter when the steelworker arrived; the accountant had already left.

4. The last flight was to Houston; the first flight was to New York, which was not the destination of the vacationer.

5. The third man to arrive at the ticket counter caught the third flight out. None of the other arrivals at the counter coincided with flight departures in this manner.
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Old 04-26-05, 10:49 PM
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well heres what i have so far..its a work in progress [edit-im updating it as i figure it out]


First flight: John H, Newyork, accountant

Second flight: John F, surgeon

third flight: John M, covenetire

4th flight: John S, wedding, steelworker

5th flight: houstan, John A, Editor
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Old 04-26-05, 11:16 PM
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ohh crap....i was using conventioneer as a occupation not a reason for coming...this screws up everything
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Hahaha. Sounds like ski11etsteve is getting us to do his homework for him!

It's a pretty standard logic puzzle. Make a grid and determine who can't possibly be what.

If you like to do these, Dell has entire books of them. Some are downright evil!
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Old 04-27-05, 01:07 PM
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Not making you do my homework , i have the answer if no one else wants to guess.
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Well, in all honestly, I figured I would solve this one in a couple minutes, but it looks like it's one of the evil ones!

No time at work to goof off today, so I guess I'll tackle it tonight.
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Old 04-28-05, 04:07 PM
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any attempts?
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