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who owns the fish?

I have seen many versions of this puzzle. I am posting the version from Peter Rohde's blog where you will also find the answer.

There are 5 houses of 5 different colors. Each house is occupied by a man of different nationality. The 5 owners each drink a different type of beverage, smoke a different brand of cigar, and keep a different pet.

The clues are as follows:

* The Brit lives in the red house.
* The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
* The Dane drinks tea.
* The green house is on the left of the white house.
* The green house’s owner drinks coffee.
* The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
* The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
* The man living in the center house drinks milk.
* The Norwegian lives in the first house.
* The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
* The man who keeps the horse lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
* The owner who smokes Bluemasters drinks beer.
* The German smokes Prince.
* The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
* The man who smokes Blends has a neighbor who drinks water.

Question: Who owns the fish?

Comments (3)


Ok, I gave up. I tried to solve the puzzle aided by graphics and all... :( .. Can't do it.

Eden, don't feel bad, I couldn't do it either. I thought I figured it out but was wrong.

Oh what a hoot - it's a matrix puxxle - I just set them for homework last Friday!
I love them.


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