AmberSolaire 42M
2630 posts
7/28/2005 10:10 am

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There are 5 houses in 5 different colours. In each house lives a person of a different nationality. The 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet. Using the clues below can you determine who owns the fish?

The Brit lives in a red house.
The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
The Dane drinks tea.
The green house is on the immediate left of the white house.
The green house owner drinks coffee.
The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
The man living in the house right in the middle drinks milk.
The Norwegian lives in the first house.
The man who smokes Blend lives next door to the one who keeps cats.
The man who keeps horses lives next door to the man who smokes Dunhill.
The owner who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
The German smokes Prince.
The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
The man who smokes Blend has a neighbour who drinks water.

This puzzle is usually attributed to Einstein, who may or may not have written it

AmberSolaire 42M

7/28/2005 10:12 am

The answer is of course

The German owns the fish and the table below details the full answer:

Nationality: Norweg Dane Brit German Swede
Colour : Yellow Blue Red Green White
Beverage : water tea milk coffee beer
Smokes : Dunhill Blend Pall Mall Prince Blue Master
Pet : cats horses birds fish dogs

wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
7/28/2005 10:55 am

Ahhhhhhh rough guess out of the Blue the norweigian in the yellow house has fish

as if I could ever get that right with the amount of sleep I have had I don't even know why I tried lol Amber someone needs to lock you up for these


rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
7/28/2005 4:28 pm

I wrote that in seventh grade.
It wouldn't be fair for me to reveal the answer

missy973 47F

7/28/2005 11:21 pm

I love these sort of things but had to give up half way through. "House in the middle"? WTF? OK, whatever. If it was about making a grid and filling it in, no problem. But then we got into this middle and first business and it threw me off. There is a freakin' order?

Keep 'em coming. I am bound to get one right.

rm_EE407 41F
3903 posts
7/29/2005 2:18 am

I tried to guess ... but I got very very lost. You sure that's the right answer???

Lapkin4u 42F

7/29/2005 8:03 am

This is what I came up's probably wrong but I gave it a good shot!

Norwegian Dane Brit German Swede
Yellow Blue Red Green White
Water Tea Milk Coffee Beer
Dunhill Blend Pall Mall Prince Blue Master
Cats Horses Birds FISH Dogs

So I say the green house with the german who drinks coffee and smokes prince owns the fish.

Lapkin4u 42F

7/29/2005 8:07 am

ok so my columns got all screwed up there..........

Norwegian, Yellow, Dunhill, Water, Cats

Dane, Blue, Blend, Tea, Horses

Brit, Red, Pall Mall, Milk, Birds

German, Green, Prince, Coffee, FISH

Swede, White, Blue Master, Beer, Dogs

There I hope this doesn't get all screwed up!

starlight_runner 39F

7/29/2005 8:02 pm

Goodie I can do this .I suspect its the german who owns the little fishy.Am I right?

Kisses Star

_CoffeeNoCream_ 52F

7/30/2005 1:17 am

The German owns the fish

AmberSolaire 42M

7/30/2005 7:49 am

Now for bonus marks can you tell me what type of fish it was............

leyndokona2 49F

7/31/2005 3:29 pm

you are all wrong. The fish belongs to the Icelander, he was just on holiday and the German guy was watching it for him!

AmberSolaire 42M

8/1/2005 9:05 am

Lol Leyndokona. Bows , nice of you to stop by.Even nicer meeting you in the EHT.

Are you sure you meant Icelander not Spaniard...............

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