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Sunday Times Teaser 2606 – Cue for a Queue

by Victor Bryant

Published: 2 September 2012 (link)

Alan, Brian, Colin, Dave and Ed have surnames Smith, Jones, Rogers, Mason and Hall, but not in that order. They form themselves into a queue. Brian is somewhere ahead of Mr Smith who is somewhere ahead of Ed. Similarly, Mr Jones is ahead of Colin who is ahead of Dave who is ahead of Mr Hall. Mr Mason’s two neighbours in the queue are Alan and Mr Rogers.

If I told you Alan’s surname it would now be possible to work our all their surnames and their positions in the queue.

What is Alan’s surname and what is his position in the queue?

2 Comments Leave one →
  1. Brian Gladman permalink

    Here is my solution:

  2. Here’s another one (leaving the identification of Alan’s unique surname for visual inspection from 5 candidates)

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