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The Mysterious Murder of Mr. Mentum

Logic Grid puzzles come with a handy interactive grid that will help you solve the puzzle based on the given clues.


Puzzle ID:#50389
Fun:**** (3.21)
Difficulty:** (1.41)
Submitted By:trewqus*!!!




Two nights ago at a dinner party, Mr. Mentum was killed by one of his guests. Detective Dens was put on the case and took statements. But the good detective is getting a tooth pulled today so you, a rookie officer, are called in to take on his case. From his notes you glean the following information about people's whereabouts and potential murder weapons:

Names: Fawn, Jake, Kyle, Lance, Sara
Rooms: bedroom, conservatory, dining room, observatory, sitting room
Weapons: candlestick, gun, knife, poison, rope

Either Lance was in the dining room, or the man with the knife was in the sitting room.
Either Jake had the rope, or Lance was in the observatory.
Either Kyle was in the conservatory, or Jake was in the bedroom.
The five suspects are Sara, the person in the bedroom, the person in the dining room, the person with the rope, and the person with the knife.
The woman with the poison was not in the dining room.
The rope was in the sitting room, and the gun was in the bedroom.

After some intense scrutinizing and a couple cups of coffee, you take your solution of each person's location and weapon of choice to the police. Since the body was found in the observatory, they know just who to bring in for extra questioning.

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Jul 05, 2014

I love logic-grids - I love Braingle logic-grids - and I flunked this one just like all the others.

BUT ... I love the challenge and the opportunity to learn something new.

That's why I try to visit as often as possible and take a stab.

Rated it highest.

Thanks for posting.

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Jul 05, 2014

thank you for playing!
This is my first logic grid puzzle, but I've enjoyed solving them on Braingle for quite some time. I'm grateful for any feedback
Jul 06, 2014

A nice, simple logic puzzle, with an amusing story. (I found myself wondering if Mr Momentum's first name was Moe?) I liked the variety of the "either-or" clues, and I appreciate that the answer followed the grid layout.
Jul 06, 2014

Haha, I did think about that! But I will leave his first name up to the reader to decide. Thanks for playing
Oct 12, 2014

I was going to say, "The butler did it!!!"
Apr 23, 2015

Jun 18, 2015

The rooms and weapons remind me of a game called clue.
Jun 18, 2015

haha, yeah it is kind of based off of Clue. I love that game
Jun 24, 2015

Good one! I solved this one.
Sep 26, 2015

Easy, but fun!
Dec 07, 2015

The teaser itself is great; I was just wondering how they didn't immediately rule out the gun, knife, and candlestick - if the weapon is poison, it wouldn't have left a mark.
Nov 12, 2016

I got the answer after a lot of re-reads of the text and re-dos in the grid solver. Awesome teaser!
Jan 29, 2017

Excellent Teaser! This is the first LG with "either/or" clues that I've been able to solve without looking at the answer or hints.

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