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Pig Out
Pigging out on pork at the Pig Out Restaurant.
October 6, 2003
By clue 1, Carl sat to Parker's right at the Pig Out pig out; while by clue 4, the man who enjoyed pork chops sat to Davis's right. Since Parker didn't have the pork chops (clue 7) and Carl isn't Davis (9), clues 1 and 4 give four of the five men. Therefore, in clockwise order, the five sat in order either Carl, Parker, the fifth diner, the pork chop lover, and Davis, or Carl, Parker, the man who had pork chops, Davis, and the fifth of the pig outers. Trying the first possibility, by clue 2, Fred and the one who ordered the pulled pork sandwich must have sat next to each other but not next to Brown, who would be either Carl, the pork chop eater, or the fifth of the five friends. If Brown were Carl, then by clue 2, Fred would be the man who ordered pork chops and the one who had the pulled pork sandwich would have sat to Fred's right. By clue 11, Bill sat between the man who enjoyed roast pork and the one who drank a Sprite. Since Fred didn't have Sprite (13), Bill would be Parker, with Carl Brown ordering roast pork and the Sprite being served with the pulled pork sandwich (11). By clue 5, the men who had barbecue spareribs and coffee sat next to each other but not next to Jim. Jim would be the one who ordered the pulled pork sandwich, Davis would have had ribs, and Carl would have had coffee. Larry would be Davis. Then Jim would be Smith and Fred Wilkins (3). By clue 6, Davis would have had lemonade. However, there is now no way for clue 10 to work. If Brown had had the pork chop dinner, by clue 2, Fred would be Parker and Carl would have enjoyed the pulled pork sandwich, which he didn't (9). If Brown were the fifth man, Fred would be Davis and Carl would have had the pulled pork--again no (9). So, the first possibility fails; the men sat around the table in clockwise order Carl, Parker, the man who had pork chops, Davis, and the fifth of the friends. By clue 2, Brown either is Carl, had the pork chops, or is the fifth man. If Brown were Carl, Davis would have ordered the pulled pork sandwich (2), which he didn't (9). If Brown had eaten pork chops, by clue 2, Fred would be the fifth man and Carl would have had pulled pork--no (9). So, Brown sat between Carl and Davis; by clue 2, Parker ordered the pulled pork sandwich and Fred had pork chops. By clue 5, Jim sat across the table (not next to) from the man who had the barbeque spareribs and the man who drank coffee. Jim can't be Brown, since neither Fred nor Parker could have had the ribs. If Jim were Davis, Carl would have ordered the spareribs, and Parker would have had coffee with his pulled pork sandwich, contradicting clue 12. So, Jim must be Parker. Since Brown didn't have spareribs (8), by clue 5, he drank coffee, while Davis enjoyed barbecue spareribs. By clue 11, Bill sat between the man who ordered roast pork and the one who drank Sprite. Since Fred didn't order Sprite (13), Bill must be Brown. Then Carl had roast pork and Davis Sprite (11). By elimination, Davis is Larry, and Bill ordered smoked sausage. By clue 3, Smith is Carl and Fred Wilkins. Jim had lemonade with his meal (6). Carl Smith accompanied his roast pork with a Coca Cola and Fred Wilkins his pork chops with iced tea (10). In sum, in clockwise order around the table, the five friends pigged out at the Pig Out as follows:

  • Bill Brown, smoked sausage & coffee
  • Carl Smith, roast pork & Coca Cola
  • Jim Parker, pulled pork sandwich & lemonade
  • Fred Wilkins, pork chops & iced tea
  • Larry Davis, barbecue spareribs & Sprite

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