Summer Quidditch League
For Future Seekers
A sample of logic puzzles written for the seeker's tournament
At a grand opening of a seafood buffet, five Death Eaters decided to go try all the shellfish. Alecto and Bellatrix were the 2 females. They were accompanied by Walden, Thorfinn, and Rabastan.
They each order a different drink (one was tea) and decide to go to the buffet one at a time to make sure each person brings back a different type of shellfish.
Determine the order the Death Eaters went to the buffet, which shellfish they brought back, and what drink they ordered.
1. Rabastan went to the buffet right before the person who ordered wine (who didn't go last).
2. The person who brought back scallops told the next person to get winkles. Mussels weren't the last shellfish to make it to their table.
3. Two men went first and second and brought back oysters and scallops, in some order.
4. The person who went third had either water or juice to drink. Neither Alecto nor Thorfinn drank soda.
5. The five Death Eaters are Bellatrix, Rabastan, the one who ordered water, and the ones who brought back oysters and clams.
Due to their skill with bats on the quidditch pitch, five beaters were
invited to participate in a home run derby. Each beater choose a bat made of a different type of wood (such as hickory). They were each trained by a different MLB team.
For each beater, determine how many home runs they hit, which team trained them, and what wood their bat was made of.
1. Kyrie hit more home runs than the person who used a spruce bat, who is not Eno and wasn't trained by the Rockies. The one who hit 15 home runs didn't use the ash bat.
2. Tarma hit more home runs than the beater the Dodgers trained. Kath hit 12 home runs. The beater who hit 19 home runs wasn't trained by the Cardinals.
3. The Astros trained the beater who hit 12 home runs, which was more home runs than the beater trained by the Braves hit. Tarma either used the elm bat or the ash bat.
4. The five beaters were Ashley, the one who hit 10 home runs, the one who used the ash bat, and the ones trained by the Cardinals and the Astros.
5. Between the beater with the elm bat and Kyrie, one hit 12 home runs and the other was trained by the Cardinals. Eno didn't use the maple bat. The winner hit 20 home runs.
One week (Monday to Friday), Borgin and Burkes acquired five lovely new pieces of jewelry. Each piece contained a different precious gemstone. They also managed to pay the least amount of galleons for each jewelry item.
Determine which piece of jewelry they bought each day, the gemstone with the item, and how much they paid for it.
1. The ruby item was sold on Tuesday. Borgin and Burkes bought the peridot item two days after the piece with diamonds.
2. Borgin and Burkes felt the sapphire item was worth double the amount of the earrings they purchased the day before.
3. They knew it would be a good week when they saw the tiara on Monday. Tuesday's jewelry seller got 20 galleons.
4. A bracelet was bought the day before earrings. The pendant was bought two days after the peridot item.
5. The total amount paid over the week was 360 galleons, and the pendant seller got 1/3 of that. They spent 80 galleons on a necklace the day before they saw the emerald item.