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01101 00001 00110 01001 00001! I used to have a database cataloguing which of my friends are townspeople and which are mafia members, but my computer crashed and lost all the data. Obviously, townspeople only tell the truth, and mafia members lie every time they speak. Among my friends, there is one doctor and one detective, both of which are townspeople. Can you figure out which of my 45 friends to trust?

“If Gene is the doctor, then Carly and Ivanka are on the same team; otherwise, Carly and Ivanka are on different teams,” said Amata.

“The doctor is one of Dan, Gus, or Ivanka,” said Amy.

“There are fewer than 20 mafia members,” said Anna.

“The detective is Amy, Donald, Fred, Heidi, or myself,” said Andy.

“Either Barbara is a non-doctor townsperson, and/or Amata is the doctor,” said Ashton.

“Hillary is in the mafia,” said Barack.

“Out of Cory, Clinton, David, and Ivanka, exactly two are mafia members,” said Barbara.

“Barack and Amata are on opposite teams,” said Ben.

“Barbara and David are both townspeople, or Carly and Ibrahim are both townspeople,” said Bernie.

“At least 13 people (other than herself) are on the same team as Gwen.” said Betsy.

“Out of Gene, Grace, and Clinton, at least two of the three are townspeople,” said Carly.

“The number of townspeople is between 21 and 29,” said Carson.

“Hillary and Clinton are both townspeople,” said Chris.

“Either David is the detective, and/or there are four mafia members whose names start with C,” said Clinton.

“Out of Amata, Gene, Grace, and myself, there is at least one doctor and one other townsperson,” said Cory.

“Betsy and Igor are both mafia members,” said Dan.

“Out of Barbara, Bernie, Clinton, and myself, there is a doctor, a detective, and at least one mafia member,” said David.

“The doctor is one of Dan, Gus, or Bernie,” said Debbie.

“There are an odd number of townspeople whose names start with B,” said Devin.

“If Eric is a mafia member, then there fewer than 10 mafia members; if Eric is a townsperson, then there are more than 10 mafia members,” said Donald.

“If Ibrahim is a townsperson, then at least 19 of us are townspeople; if Ibraham is a mafia member, then at least 19 of us are mafia members,” said Ed.

“Ed is a mafia member,” said Elaine.

“The doctor’s name is longer than the detective’s name,” said Elena.

“Among Andy, Carson, and Clinton, there is one detective, no doctor, and no mafia members,” said Elizabeth.

“There is at most one mafia member whose name starts with A,” said Eric.

“Among Barack, Gene, Elena, and Hirono, there is one detective and one mafia member exactly,” said Fiorina.

“Among Amy, Andy, Cory, Elena, Grace, and myself, there are exactly two mafia members,” said Fischer.

“Fewer than 17 of us are townspeople,” said Flynn.

“Amy is a townsperson,” said Frank.

“The detective is either David or myself,” said Fred.

“There are more mafia members whose names start with B than ones whose names start with I,” said Gary.

“Ibrahim and Ivanka are on the same team,” said Gene.

“Neither Ed nor Irene is a mafia member,” said Grace.

“The doctor’s name starts with H,” said Gus.

“Fischer and Ibrahim are on different teams,” said Gwen.

“Gary is either a mafia member or the detective,” said Haley.

“Donald and Grace are on different teams,” said Hank.

“Three or four mafia members have names starting with G,” said Heidi.

“Fiorina is either the doctor or the detective,” said Hillary.

“The doctor is among Elena, Grace, and Heidi,” said Hirono.

“At least one of Ivanka or Elaine is in the mafia,” said Ibrahim.

“There are at least four townspeople whose names start with B,” said Igor.

“Haley is a mafia member,” said Ileana.

“If Flynn is a mafia member, then exactly 27 of us are mafia members; if Flynn is a townsperson, then exactly 31 of us are mafia members,” said Irene.

“Ibrahim, Ed, and Irene are all townspeople,” said Ivanka.

“Andy is the detective,” said Anna.

“Fred is not the detective,” said Carson.

“The doctor is Amy, Gus, or Heidi,” said Elaine.

 

 

Note: An error in Igor’s clue was fixed on Apr. 22.

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DAD’S FAVORITE SYLLABLES
How many Americans does it take to change a light bulb? Three, with Vietnamese noodles.
How many astronauts does it take to change a light bulb? Three, excuse “my” French.
How many ballerinas does it take to change a light bulb? Four, literally just four.
How many blondes does it take to change a light bulb? Four, for years in office.
How many cannibals does it take to change a light bulb? Three, ew!
How many cows does it take to change a light bulb? Four, on a French day.
How many detectives does it take to change a light bulb? Four, in a straight path.
How many ducks does it take to change a light bulb? Four, in a dry place.
How many engineers does it take to change a light bulb? Four, with a horse.
How many Frenchmen does it take to change a light bulb? Three, convened.
How many giraffes does it take to change a light bulb? Three, with a donkey.
How many Irishmen does it take to change a light bulb? Four, not less.
How many magicians does it take to change a light bulb? Two, or zero.
How many monsters does it take to change a light bulb? Four, in a train station.
How many mothers-in-law does it take to change a light bulb? Two, it may start an email.
How many ninjas does it take to change a light bulb? One, just one.
How many nuns does it take to change a light bulb? Four, with multiple sharp objects.
How many octopuses does it take to change a light bulb? Three, with a bursting sound.
How many parrots does it take to change a light bulb? Six, with a rock star.
How many penguins does it take to change a light bulb? Three, with a small vegetable.
How many pirates does it take to change a light bulb? Four, where discount clothing is sold.
How many police officers does it take to change a light bulb? Four, ripped.
How many politicians does it take to change a light bulb? Four, owed money.
How many priests does it take to change a light bulb? Three, with a sibling.
How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb? Three, in a hotel.
How many spies does it take to change a light bulb? One, a Roman number.
How many teachers does it take to change a light bulb? One, a kind of curve.
How many turkeys does it take to change a light bulb? Three, to pull.
How many waiters does it take to change a light bulb? Four, to sell.
How many zebras does it take to change a light bulb? Three, where zebras may live.

DAD’S FAVORITE MOVIES
A baby, a ninja, and a detective walk into an eleven-year-old girl’s stop-motion world.
A chicken, a monster, a mother-in-law, another chicken, and a pirate walk into a real-estate drama.
A cow, a giraffe, a cannibal, and a clown walk into a dinosaur world.
Two doctors and a duck walk into a Golden-Globe-winning musical.
An engineer, a mother-in-law, an octopus, and a nun walk into a nanny.
A Frenchman, a Russian, an Irishman, an American, and a priest walk into a transformation.
A parrot, a teacher, an astronaut, two magicians, and a witch walk into a supernatural anime.
A blonde, a psychiatrist, a lawyer, and a police officer walk into Arnold.
A spy, a ballerina, a waiter, a politician, and a Russian walk into intrigue on an English holiday.
A zebra, a turkey, a penguin, and an elephant walk into an anthropomorphic animal allegory.

DAD’S FAVORITE SAN FRANCISCO LOCATION
What do you get when you cross a doctor, a baby, a lawyer, two Russians, a witch, a mother-in-law, and an elephant?

 

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  • My friend Flora and I share a 5×5 plot of land where we grow a variety of plants. Each of the 25 subplots contains exactly one type of plant.

 

 

  • The top row, full of trees, is as fun as the texture of bubblegum.
  • The middle row, blossoming with flowers, is as beautiful as a French sculptor.
  • The last row, abundant with fruit, is as healthy as a California egg ranch.

 

Morning Afternoon
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

 

  • I water each of my nine plants at least once a week and at most three times a week. I water exactly one plant each morning and exactly one plant each afternoon.
  • Flora’s sixteen plants, which I don’t water, include the fir, zinnia, poppies, and kale.
  • On Sundays, I water two plants in the leftmost column.
  • On Mondays, I water two plants in the middle column.
  • On Tuesdays, the name of the plant I water in the morning comes alphabetically later than the one I water in the afternoon. This is the only day of the week for which this is true.
  • On Wednesdays, I water two plants that are neither in the same row nor column. Each of these plants is watered only on Wednesday.
  • On Thursdays, I water the eucalyptus twice, in the morning and in the afternoon. This is the only day of the week on which I water the same plant twice.
  • On Fridays, I water two plants in the middle row, but none in the middle column. There exists at least one plant that is only watered on Friday.
  • On Saturdays, I water two plants in the top row. Each of these plants is watered only on Saturday.
  • Plants in corner spots are never watered more than once a week.

 

  • None of my nine plants are next to each other (that is, none of them are directly adjacent or kitty-corner to each other).
  • The narcissuses and junipers are not in the same row.
  • The eucalyptus is next to exactly five plants, exactly two of which are flowers.
  • Flora is sad that her willow tree doesn’t grow flowers.
  • The sycamore grows in the fourth column, two squares above the kale.
  • The iris and cedar are not in the same row.
  • My mangoes grow somewhere to the right of the sycamore tree, not necessarily in the same row.
  • Bananas, grapes, Queen Anne’s Lace, roses and cedar trees all grow in the same column.
  • Violets, bananas, and zinnias grow in the same row.
  • The yew tree grows to the right of the fir and willow, not necessarily in the same row.
  • The ugli fruit grows next to at least one other fruit.
  • The apples grow next to the fir trees.
  • Daisies are diagonally touching the tangerines.
  • The hazelnut tree, poppies, orchids, tangerines, and lychees, none of which belong to me, all grow in the same column, in that order.
  • The zinnias are next to at most five other plants.

 

Note: This puzzle was updated on Apr. 5th with an additional clue.

 

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