Solve it Sunday: Coffee Connundrum

Hello my dear Sherlocks, I have another puzzle for you to keep your minds fresh while you’re stuck at home.

This week is one of those puzzles that require you to fill out the table, and figure out which person has ____.

So really, it’s not a sense of doing math, but it’s a matter of using your process of elimination.

Best of luck, and as always, answers are in the comments.

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Your ability to think logically is the only thing being tested in this trial.

Five friends are in a café, discussing their musical tastes. Using the information given below, can you find the name of the espresso drinker?

-Steve is drinking cocoa, but he is not the person who likes rock, who is wearing red.
-The latte drinker is wearing black and does not like pop or classical.
-One person is wearing green.
-Bruce is not drinking cappuccino.
-Megan is not drinking cappuccino either, and she doesn’t like rock.
-Tea is being drunk by the country fan, who is not wearing cream.
-Diana likes electronicica.
-Joan is wearing blue, and does not like country or classical.

To help you solve this riddle, use this table!

NameDrinkMusicColour

Solve it Sunday: Sunlight

Hello my dearest puzzle solvers. Solve it Sunday is a weekly riddle or puzzle I give to you guys to solve. Each of the puzzles were created by Einstein himself, but with a bit of logic regular people can solve them too.

Today’s puzzle only requires you to think a little bit and read carefully. As always, best of luck to you, and the answers are in the comments!

Although we are 93 million miles from the sun, light travels so swiftly that it takes just eight minutes for its light to reach our Earth. To give you an idea about the vastness of our solar system, it takes sunlight 43 minutes to reach Jupiter, one up to nearly seven hours to get out to poor Pluto. But for now, return your thoughts to this planet.

For the sake of argument, let us pretend that where you are right now, sunrise tomorrow will occur at exactly 6 a.m. However, some unknowable force interferes overnight, so that the light of the sun reaches the East almost instantly. Perhaps a wondrous portal opens that effectively cuts the travel distance of the light down to under a second. The precise mechanism does not matter. What is important is that the light's journey is shortened from eight minutes to fractions of a second, without any ill effect to us.

What time would you then expect to see tomorrow's dawn?

Solve it Sunday: Infinite Worlds

Hello my dear Sherlocks, Einsteins, and other puzzle solvers. You’re probably all cooped up and sick of your family at this point, and need something to keep morale up.

Well, I got just the thing for you.

As always, the solution to the riddle is in the comments.

The mathematics of infinity can be startlingly beautiful. It can allso be just plain startling.

Consider the natural numbers – 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. They are infinite; any number you can conceive of can be increased. Now consider the even natural numbers – 2, 4, 6, 8, etc. These also obviously extend to infinity.

So if you compare the set of all natural numbers with the set of all even natural numbers, which is larger?

Best of luck to you!!!

Solve It Sunday: Ciphertext

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Hello my dear Sherlocks, I have a cipher for you today! A bit different than our normal puzzles, but a tricky one nonetheless.

I hope you enjoy this post, because I had a tough time solving this puzzle. I wasn’t able to do it, unfortunately, so I gave up and looked up the answer.

As always…the answers are in the comments!

In this puzzle, the challenge is to decrypt a quotation that has been made obscure by the use of a simple cypher. Are you able to work out what it says?

Solve it Sunday: Mashed Quote

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My dearest Einsteins, Holmes, and whatever other smart people you might think of. Solve it Sunday gives you puzzles and riddles from a book called Einstein’s Puzzle Universe, and gives you the chance to solve it using those brilliant minds I know you all possess.

Some are more difficult than others, but they all require a bit of logic.

Here’s this weeks’ puzzle:

The puzzle below holds a well-known quotation. Although the words in each line remain in the correct order, all punctuation has been removed and the lines themselves have been jumbled up.
Are you able to piece the original quotation back together?

A FISH BY ITS
ALBERT EINSTEIN
THAT IT IS STUPID
ABILITY TO CLIMB
IT WILL LIVE ITS
EVERYBODY IS A GENIUS
BUT IF YOU JUDGE
WHOLE LIFE BELIEVING

If you think you’ve got the answer, check the comments to make sure! And don’t forget to connect with me on social media too!
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Solve it Sunday: A Bit of Polish

Hello dear readers, I hope you put on your puzzle solving hats, because I am back for another Solve it Sunday!

This one might be tricky for those who don’t live with snow in the winter, but you might know the answer anyways.

Here is the riddle, and as always, the solution is in the comments:

You will most likely have noticed that polished floors are considerably more slippery than rough (or fluffy) ones. So should it not follow that smooth ice is more slippery than bumpy ice? If you ever have occasion to pull a sledge, however, you will discover that it moves more easily over uneven ice than over smooth ice. You may also have observed that roughened ice is trickier to walk on than glossy ice.

Why do you think that is?