One day, a diamond was stolen. Detectives came to the scene and asked the owner of the diamond to tell what happened. He said: "Five people came to see the gems today. Before they entered the diamond room, my secretary brought them five glasses of wine and ice. When we entered the diamond room, the diamonds were gone. Before that, there was a lady named Alice who looked at the gem." The detective thought about it and came up with the answer.


I = D, D = I

Do you know who stole the diamond?


1 Answer 1


Correct Solution

Could it be

The secretary?

The secretary may have brought wine with ice for most of the guests but wine with the diamond for one of the other guests.

The hint meant that


First Solution (Wrong)

Could it be that

The owner lied to the detective and just put the diamond elsewhere?

This is because

The owner seemingly did not provide enough information for the detective to deduce anything about the five people (not even Alice), but also tried to blame it on a person named Alice.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for your answer, but sorry this answer is wrong $\endgroup$
    – My Car
    Oct 9, 2022 at 2:31
  • $\begingroup$ @MyCar Please check my second solution. Thanks! $\endgroup$ Oct 9, 2022 at 2:32
  • $\begingroup$ The secretary is not Alice, they are different people $\endgroup$
    – My Car
    Oct 9, 2022 at 2:34
  • $\begingroup$ The answer is the secretary, but for the wrong reason $\endgroup$
    – My Car
    Oct 9, 2022 at 2:35
  • $\begingroup$ @MyCar Ok, I just assumed that it was a red herring in wording. I'll keep trying, but can we move this to the chat link I posted to your question about family relations? Thanks. $\endgroup$ Oct 9, 2022 at 2:35

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