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#1 chocchief

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:00 PM

One recent afternoon, Bob, Lois, and three others stood in line for tickets at an airline counter; one of the five was bound for Chicago. From the following clues, can you deduce each traveler's full name (one surname is Girard) and destination, and the order in which they waited in line?

 

1. Although not last in line, the passenger for St. Paul stood further back than either Dawes or the passenger for Seattle (which wasn't Jean's destination).

 

2. Tom stood farther back than Elkins, but he wasn't last in line.

 

3. Alice stood just in front of Mr. Foley and just behind the passenger for Atlanta.

 

4. Although not first in line, the passenger for Dallas stood just ahead of Mr. Hall; neither of these two is Tom.

 

5. Alice's last name isn't Elkins.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:42 PM

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:38 PM



I am getting
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This is not an easy puzzle.
 
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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:07 AM

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:50 PM

Well, since I don't trust myself in copying down the facts correctly, here is the original document I pulled this puzzle from, see if I accidentally forgot to write something Attached File  Airline Tickets.pdf   351.75KB   58 downloads


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Posted 11 May 2013 - 06:06 PM

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 07:32 PM

 

Spoiler for Partial solution - finish it if you can

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 07:45 PM

Well, since I don't trust myself in copying down the facts correctly, here is the original document I pulled this puzzle from, see if I accidentally forgot to write something attachicon.gifAirline Tickets.pdf

 

Thanks, chocchief, your post has it right.

We can't seem to distinguish Lois from Jean in our solutions.


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