Logic Puzzle: Not-So-Bold Knights
November 26, 2008
Six wanna-be Knights of the Round Table were rejected for membership by the King after failing to carry out the tasks assigned to them to test their courage. Each one gave a different lame excuse for not carrying out his assigned task. From the clues given, match each knight with his home town, task, and excuse.
1. Either A or B is true, but not both:
A. Sir Tepid was told to carve his initials in the Cave of Fire.
B. The knight from Rexdale couldn’t carry out his task because his horse was tired.
2. The six knights are: the one from Nottingham, the one who was supposed to strangle the Gorgon Medusa, Sir Mifflin, the one who was told to steal an egg from the nest of the Flying Serpent, the one who couldn’t go because he had to do his laundry, and the one who couldn’t go because there was no one to mind his cat.
3. The knight from Somerset was not the one whose horse was tired.
4. The knight from Chatham and the knight who was supposed to strangle the Gorgon Medusa are, in some order, the one whose horse was tired, and the one who had to visit his mother.
5. Neither the knight from Somerset nor Sir Eggsley had to cross the Bog of Death or begged off because he had to do his laundry.
6. Sir Doofus, who wasn’t from Rexdale or Flamboro, was told to slay the Dragon of Thoth.
7. The knight who was told to climb the Mountain of Ice (who wasn’t Sir Potts or Sir Eggsley) couldn’t find it because he had lost his map.
8. The knights from Chatham, Flamboro, and Somerset are, in some order, Sir Dingle, Sir Eggsley, and Sir Tepid.
9. The knight who couldn’t go because he had to visit his mother was neither Sir Mifflin nor the one who was told to cross the Bog of Death.
10. The knight from Uxbridge was neither the one who couldn’t go because he had a headache, nor the one who was told to climb the Mountain of Ice.
11. Sir Potts, who was not from Nottingham, was neither the knight who had to visit his mother, nor the one who was supposed to carve his initials in the Cave of Fire.
12. The knight from Flamboro, who had no one to mind his cat, was neither Sir Dingle nor the one who was told to cross the Bog of Death.
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