Enigma 236: Men on a bummel
9 November 2014
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From New Scientist #1382, 3rd November 1983 [link]
On the last night of their German holiday, Amble, Bumble, Crumble and Dimwit ate at Das Goldene Rätsel, famous for its Anglo-German cuisine. Each had one dish from each course. Here is the menu.
Dimwit is, alas, now recovering from food poisoning and too ill to recall what he ate or spent. Nor can the others recall, but the three spent the same amount each and know what each of the three ate. Making the reasonable assumption that Dimwit was done for by something he alone chose, they have deduced what the offending dish must have been.
Can you do the same?
Coincidentally, I am currently reading Jerome K. Jerome‘s “Three Men on the Bummel“.
Note: I now have a phone line installed at my new house, but I’m waiting for ADSL to be activated on it, so I only have sporadic access to the internet at the moment. The current estimate is that I should have an internet connection next week.