## Thursday, January 31, 2008

### Inspector Beethoven III Riddle

Inspector Beethoven III Puzzle
Handel has been killed and Beethoven is on the case. He has interviewed the four suspects and their statements are shown below. Each suspect has said two sentences. One sentence of each suspect is a lie and one sentence is the truth. Help Beethoven figure out who the killer is.

Joplin: I did not kill Handel. Either Grieg is the killer or none of us is.
Grieg: I did not kill Handel. Gershwin is the killer.
Strauss: I did not kill Handel. Grieg is lying when he says Gershwin is the killer.
Gershwin: I did not kill Handel. If Joplin did not kill him, then Grieg did.

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1. its Strauss

2. Grieg is the killer

3. Yes its Strauss

When if Grieg's comment "I did not kill Handle" was false then "Gershwin is the killer" was also false. But it contradicts the assumptions. So Grieg's 1st comment was true and 2nd one was false. So Grieg was not the killer. So Strauss's 2nd comment was true. So Strauss's 1st comment was false. So he was the killer. :)

4. yes Strauss is the killer

5. strauss is the killer