Three couples are dining together at a round table and they've all just ordered their desserts. Two waiters arrive at the table, both of them holding three plates. One is bringing the desserts for the three people on the left side of the table, the other is bringing the desserts for the three people on the right side of the table.
Based on the following (and previous) information, can you answer the two questions below?
- None of the couples are sitting next to each other.
- Ted is sitting in seat 6, in between two ladies.
- Hugh's wife ordered the Danish pastry.
- Faye is sitting exactly opposite to the person who ordered the jellyroll.
- The upside-down cake was ordered by the person in seat 1, and is brought by the same waiter that brings the dishes for the people in seats 2 and 3.
- The chocolate mousse was ordered by a person whose name comes later alphabetically than the name of the person who ordered the rice pudding. Both these dishes are brought by the same waiter, however.
- Benjamin and Vanessa, who are sitting next to each other, are served by different waiters.
- Yvonne is not seated exactly opposite to her husband.
- One of the six guests ordered nut brittle.
Question 1: If the seats are numbered clockwise, who's sitting where, what are the three couples and what did everybody order? (Please supply the steps taken to arrive at the answer)
Question 2: What's the color of the table: red, green, blue, yellow, white, black or brown?
N.B.: The answer to the first question can be found using logic alone; for the second question a little lateral thinking is needed.
Hints for question 2:
Look at initials only. Seats 1-3 are on the right side, seats 4-6 are on the left side. Their dishes are all coming up right behind them...