Who Owns the Zebra?
On a city block there are five houses in a row, numbered from left to
right, each of a different color and inhabited by men of different
nationalities, with different pets, drinks and cigarettes. You are
given the following clues:
The Englishman lives in the red house;
The Spaniard owns the dog;
Coffee is drunk in the green house;
The Ukrainian drinks tea;
The green house is immediately to the right
of the ivory house;
The Old Gold smoker owns snails;
Kools are smoked in the yellow house;
Milk is drunk in house #3;
The Norwegian lives in house #1;
The man who smokes Chesterfields lives in the house
next to the man with the fox;
Kools are smoked in the house next to the house
where the horse is kept;
The Lucky Strike smoker drinks orange juice;
The Japanese smokes Parliaments;
The Norwegian lives next to the blue house;
Now, who drinks water? And who owns the zebra?
I remember reading this puzzle in the International Edition
of Life Magazine, back in 1962.
If you'd like to see an interactive Windows program that can
generate thousands of puzzles like this, take a look at Everett
I give up, show me the solution.
Last revised on 03 April 1999.