• Mug
• Name
• Beverage
• Item
• Joined
• Age
Employee #1 #1
Employee #2 #2
Employee #3 #3
Employee #4 #4
Employee #5 #5
• The employee at the third position has a Word globe as a decorative desk item.
• Mitchell is somewhere between the youngest employee and Gabriel, in that order.
• At one of the ends is the Jar's owner.
• Trevor is somewhere to the right of the man who has the White mug.
• The employee drinking Coffee is next to the employee drinking Tea.
• Brett was the first of them to join the company.
• The 45-year-old employee is somewhere to the right of the employee that has the Blue mug.
• The Lamp's owner is exactly to the left of the Red mug's owner.
• The man drinking Tea is in the middle.
• The employee drinking Juice is next to the employee who has the Red mug.
• At the second position is the 40-year-old employee.
• Curtis is drinking his beverage in the Black mug.
• The Blue mug's owner is somewhere to the left of the employee who joined the company in 2016.
• The man who has the World globe is immediately before the man who has the Brass letter as a decorative desk item.
• At the fourth position is the employee drinking Water.
• Brett is exactly to the right of the 35-year-old employee.
• The oldest employee is next to the employee who uses a Jar to decorate his desk.
• The man that has the White mug is somewhere to the left of the man who joined the company earlier than the others.
• The last employee to join the company is somewhere between Curtis and the employee who joined the company in 2015, in that order.

### How to play

• Start by reading all the clues;
• Find all the "basic" clues and mark them. The most basic clue is the one that states that something is in a determined house/position. Example:
• The German lives in house three.
• Sometimes you are going to need to deduce some information using two or more clues;
• All the clues must be used;
• The game ends when all the clues are correctly checked and everything is filled.

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### Need help?

If, after reading the instructions, you still don't understand how to play, try playing one of these simpler zebra puzzles. They were designed to be easier than the ones of the same difficulty.

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### Zebra Puzzles in Education

Zebra puzzles are increasingly being incorporated into educational settings as a tool for teaching logic and reasoning skills. Teachers and educators find these puzzles to be useful in engaging students in active learning, as they require students to apply critical thinking to solve complex problems. The puzzles can be adapted to various difficulty levels, making them accessible for students of different ages and abilities. They can be used as stand-alone exercises or integrated into a broader curriculum focused on mathematics, logic, or computer science.

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