• Shirt
  • Name
  • Tool
  • Discount
  • Profession
  • Age
Man #1 #1
Man #2 #2
Man #3 #3
Man #4 #4
Man #5 #5
  • The man wearing the Yellow shirt is somewhere to the left of the Mechanic.
  • Billy is buying a tool with 20% off.
  • The guy buying a tool with a 15% discount is at one of the ends.
  • The 45-year-old man is somewhere between the Plumber and the 35-year-old man, in that order.
  • The one buying a tool with the biggest discount is next to the 50-year-old man.
  • Dennis is wearing the Green shirt.
  • The 50-year-old man is in the middle.
  • Larry is next to the man that is buying a tool with the smallest discount.
  • The one buying a Hammer is somewhere between the man buying the Wrench and the man buying the Screwdriver, in that order.
  • The Technician is at the third position.
  • The Plumber is next to the man wearing the Green shirt.
  • The oldest man is buying a Drill.
  • The guy wearing the White shirt is somewhere to the right of the man wearing the Blue shirt.
  • The man buying a Hammer is somewhere between the one who is getting a 15% discount and the one buying a Saw, in that order.
  • George is next to the Electrician.
  • The men buying tools with 5% and 25% off are next to each other.
  • Philip is buying a Saw.
  • At the second position is the man buying a Drill.
  • The man wearing the Yellow shirt is next to the one buying a Saw.
  • The guy getting the best discount is somewhere between the 55-year-old man and the man buying a tool with 10% off, in that order.
  • The man wearing the Red shirt is next to the man buying a tool with a 15% discount.

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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