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Old 04-09-2012, 06:09 PM
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Default 25% solved, 1000 second average, no direct solution

This is the 2nd one I have got over the last few days. I forgot to save the first one (it had no positive clues)... this is the 2nd:

See if this can be solved without taking a chance:

This Puzzle's Statistics
Success Rate: 25.9%
Average Time: 1008.6 seconds
Record Time: 148 seconds (pootle)


Either Rose or Pierce arrived on Wednesday.
The person who arrived on Thursday isn't well-versed in Perl.
Neither Pierce nor the person who started the exploding whale craze specializes in PHP applications.
The person who arrived on Thursday is Rose.
The person who arrived on Friday is not Marley.
The Cold Fusion programmer arrived the day before the person who started the exploding whale craze.
Among the person who started the lolcat craze and the Flash programmer, one is Marley and the other arrived on Monday.
The person who arrived on Wednesday didn't start the will it blend craze.
The person who started the dancing baby craze is not Pierce.
The five individuals are Pierce, the person who started the lolcat craze, Roberto, the PHP programmer and the person who arrived on Thursday.
The PHP programmer didn't start the will it blend craze.


Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

First Names
Marley
Nayeli
Pierce
Roberto
Rose

Internet Crazes
dancing baby
exploding whale
lolcat
rickrolling
will it blend

Languages
Cold Fusion
Flash
PHP
Perl
Python

Here's what I have so far:

Monday - (Nayeli/Roberto) - {not exploding whale and rickrolling} - {not cold fusion}
Tuesday - Marley - (dancing baby/lolcat) - {not cold fusion}
Wednesday - Pierce - Rickrolling - {not flash and php}
Thursday - Rose - (exploding whale/will it blend) - (cold fusion/python)
Friday - (Nayeli/Roberto) - {not lolcat and rickrolling} - {not cold fusion and flash}

EDIT:
Apparently, there is a hidden clue which indicates exclusivity between PHP, Flash and lolcat among Mon/Tue. This opens up a line to indicate PHP = Friday and the puzzle is solved:

mon - roberto - will it blend - flash
tue - marley - lolcat - perl
wed - pierce - rickroll - cold fusion
thu - rose - expl whale - python
fri - nayeli - dancing - php

Last edited by ndd; 04-09-2012 at 06:27 PM.
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