BİLMECE - BULMACA DİZİSİ -- 002
SIX PUZZLES (02)
As we grow older, it's important
that we keep mentally alert.
The saying; "If you don't
use it, you will lose it" applies, more than anything else -- including your
ever so precious reproductory organs -- to your brain cells and their
Here are some tell-tale logic
puzzles for you to gauge your IQ power. Find out if you are losing your
or if you are still "with
it" -- or "with us", to be more precise...
Now, c'mon ye brainy bilinguals!
Ready... Steady... GO!!
BİLMECE / BULMACA -- 07
was another burglary in the Topkapi Palace last week, and the famous Kaşıkçı
Diamond was stolen again... Three suspects again, namely Mikrop Murtaza, Bodur Abdurrahman, and
Altıparmak Cemalettin were caught and questioned.
Murtaza said: I am innocent.
Abdurrahman said: Cemalettin had nothing to do with it.
Cemalettin said: I stole it.
Later on, the police found out two of them lied.
Kasikci Diamond this time?
down at the bottom)
BİLMECE / BULMACA -- 08
Eight eggs look identical except one is lighter. How can you weigh only 2
times on a balance scale to find out which one is lighter?
BİLMECE / BULMACA -- 09
WHO IS THE SENIOR
other day I met a
lady and a gentleman who were apparently sister and brother. I wanted to
know who was older.
I asked them: Who is older?
The sister said: I am older.
The brother said: I am younger.
I knew that at least one of them was lying.
Well, Can you work out which one of
the two is
the elder sibling?
BİLMECE / BULMACA -- 10
TRIBAL MATTERS AGAIN
There are two tribes living on an island. The west tribal people always tell the
truth, and the east tribal people never tell the truth. Odunga and Modunga
come from the same tribe. However, we do not know which tribe they come from.
The other day, I asked them about their marital status, Odunga said: Both of us are
married. But Modunga said: I am not married.
Who is telling the truth? Or are they both telling a lie? Are they really
BİLMECE / BULMACA -- 11
A MIRACULOUS ESCAPE
A man was walking
down a narrow street with no sidewalks or streetlights. There was no moon. He was
dressed all in black. Suddenly he heard a car speeding towards him. The car
did not have its headlights on. There was no room on the lane for him to
step out of the way and avoid being struck by the car.
But yet, the driver
of the car screeched to a halt just in time...
could the driver see the man under the circumstances?
BİLMECE / BULMACA -- 12
Handan, Suzan, and Nurdan each own one of the three adjoining (= bitişik)
shops, numbered 201, 202, and 203, in the prestigious İzbul Plaza shopping
center. One of these is a beauty shop; another one is a shoe shop; and the
remaining one is a pastry shop.
Following the tell-tale (= herşeyi açıklayan) three clues given below, can
you find which shop is owned by which lady? (clue /KLU:/ = ipucu)
1. The beauty shop's number is one more than that of Nurdan's shop.
2. The shoe shop is not Handan's.
3. The only shop next to the pastry shop belongs to Suzan.
* * * *
BULMACA # 07 ÇÖZÜMÜ
Since Abdurrahman and Cemalettin contradict each other, one of them lied and
the other told the truth. Since according to the police, two lied, then Murtaza must be one of them. Murtaza told a lie; he stole it.
To verify, if Cemalettin was the one who told the truth, then he
should be the thief, rather than Murtaza. In that case, both Cemalettin and
Murtaza would be telling the truth; but this would conflict with what the police said.
Therefore, we know that it is solely Cemalettin who is telling the truth.
BULMACA # 08 ÇÖZÜMÜ
the eggs from 1 to 8. We put the egg 1, 2, and 3 on the
left; and the egg 4, 5 and 6 on the right and weigh them.
If they are balanced, we know that eggs # 1 to 6 are OK. We just need to put egg 7
on one side and egg 8 on the other and weigh them.
If, on the other hand, one side is lighter (supposing it is the left side) we
can just put egg # 1 on the left, and egg # 2 on the right -- and weigh them.
If they are balanced, then it is egg # 3 which is lighter.
left side being lighter means egg # 1 is lighter, and vice versa...
BULMACA # 09 ÇÖZÜMÜ
Since there is no contradiction between what they said, it means that either they
both told a lie or both told the truth.
So, they are both lying... Our conclusion is that it is the brother who is the
BULMACA # 10 ÇÖZÜMÜ
were telling the truth, there should be no contradiction between the two
statements. We conclude that Modunga is married, but Odunga is not.
BULMACA # 11 ÇÖZÜMÜ
C'mon, this one is so
simple... Did I say anywhere in the story that it was nighttime??
BULMACA # 12 ÇÖZÜMÜ
Suzan's shop is next to the pastry shop (clue 3), so Suzan's must be #202
(in the middle) and the pastry shop must be one of the end shops.
Nurdan's shop is not #203 (clue 1), so it's #201.
By that elimination, Handan's shop is #203.
The beauty shop is #202 (clue 1). The shoe shop is not #203 (clue 2), so
it's #201, and by elimination the pastry shop is #203.
#201, Nurdan's shoe shop
#202, Suzan's beauty shop
#203, Handan's pastry shop
THE MORAL IS THAT THE DEVIL IS
HIDDEN IN THE DETAILS.
KISSADAN HİSSE: ŞEYTAN
mentally alert =
to gauge = ölçmek)...
mental acuity = zihin keskinliği)...
tell-tale = herşeyi
açığa vuran, anlatan...
identical = görünüşleri özdeş olmak, tıpkısının aynısı görüntüsünde
olmak... lighter = daha hafif... to weigh (okunuşu /wey/) =
= anlaşıldığına göre; öyle anlaşılıyor ki... was lying = yalan
söylüyordu... to work out = hesaplama veya muhakeme yoluyla
bulup çıkarmak... sibling = (erkek veya kız ayrımı yapmaksızın)
KARDEŞ... Dikkat: Eskiden neredeyse münhasıran bir antropoloji
terimi olarak kullanılan bu sözcük, günümüzde giderek genel dilde de
marital status =
medeni hal, yani kişinin evli olup olmadığı...
DİKKAT: Kaldırım yok... Sokak
lambası yok... Ayışığı yok... Adam tepeden tırnağa siyah giymiş... Araba
hızla geliyor... Farları kapalı... Kaçacak hiçbir delik yok...
screeched to a
halt just in time = firenlerine çığlıklar
attırarak son anda durdurdu...
Bu koşullar altında
adamı nasıl görebilmişti??