丸テーブル

3人のカップルが丸いテーブルで食事をしていて、彼らはすべてデザートを注文しました。
2人のウェイターがテーブルに着きます。両者は3枚のプレートを持っています。
1人は3人のデザートをテーブルの左側に持ち、もう1人は3人のデザートをテーブルの右側に持ってきています。

以下の(および前の)情報に基づいて、以下の2つの質問に答えることができますか?

  1. お互いの隣に座っているカップルはいません。
  2. テッドは2人の女性の間で座席6に座っています。
  3. ヒューの妻はデンマークのペストリーを注文しました。
  4. フェイは、ゼリーロールを注文した人の正反対に座っています。
  5. 逆さまのケーキは、座席1の人が注文し、座席2と3の人々のために料理を持って来る同じウェイターに連れて来ました。
  6. チョコレートムースは、米のプディングを注文した人の名前より後にアルファベット順に名前が付けられた人が注文しました。しかし、両方の料理は同じウェイターに持ち込まれます。
  7. お互いに座っているベンジャミンとヴァネッサは、さまざまなウェイターによって提供されています。
  8. イヴォンヌは夫とまったく反対側に座っていません。
  9. 6人のゲストのうちの1人がナッツ脆さを命じました。

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.

質問2のヒント:

イニシャルのみをご覧ください。座席1〜3は右側に、座席4〜6は左側にあります。彼らの料理はすべて、彼らのすぐ後ろに来ています…

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Question 1:

Seat 1: Yvonne — Upside Down Cake; her husband
is Benjamin.
Seat 2: Hugh — Jelly Roll; his wife is Faye.
Seat 3: Benjamin — Nut Brittle; his wife is
Yvonne.
Seat 4: Vanessa — Chocolate Mousse; her partner is
Ted.
Seat 5: Faye — Danish Pastry; her husband is
Hugh.
Seat 6: Ted — Rice Pudding; his partner is
Vanessa.

Question 2:
I originally assumed the names, or perhaps initials, of the diners
in their seating order would spell out something that would point
us at a table color.

The first hint suggested more or less exactly this, but having
looked at that possibility before making my first guess on table
color, I arrived exactly nowhere with it, which the hint didn’t
change.
The later hint added a mention of the desserts coming up behind
their respective diners, which suggests a spacial arrangement that
looks like this:

     R T Y U
    D F * H J
     C V B N

with the * indicating the location of the table and
the letters surrounding it corresponding to the diners’ initials
and the first letter of their chosen desserts “behind” them.
Notably, as @M Oehm
found
, this arrangement matches the layout of keys on
part of a QWERTY keyboard, with the G key standing
where the * is. Thus the table is G.
That tells us, both because in RGB notation the G indicates green,
and because of the colors listed in the question only Green
contains the letter G:
The table is green. (Good find, @M
Oehm!)

Logic:

  • Ted in seat 6 (#2)
  • Hugh in seat 2 (#2 says seats 5 and 1 are females, and #5 + #7
    requires seats 3&4 to be Benjamin and Vanessa; seat 2 must be
    male, and cannot be Benjamin)
  • Ted and Vanessa are a couple (#1 says his partner is not in
    seats 1 or 5, so only Vanessa – known to be in seat 3 or 4, is
    left)
  • Hugh’s wife is Faye in seat 5 (#3 and #5 requires his wife to
    be in seat 5, and #8 precludes it being Yvonne)
  • Hugh has the jelly roll (#4)
  • Yvonne is the wife of Benjamin, who is in seat 3 (Benjamin by
    elimination, and he can’t be in seat 4 by #8)
  • Vanessa is in seat 4 (elimination)
  • Faye had the Danish (#3)
  • Rice pudding and chocolate mousse had to go to seats 4 and 6 as
    they are served by the same waiter; that gives Vanessa the mousse
    and Ted the rice pudding. (#6)
  • Nut Brittle to Benjamin (#9 and elimination)

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