A Dark and Stormy Night... and a Leak
RAY: You could answer this puzzler the easy way - or the cowboy way.
We know the first floor must have started with two, because it wound up with four people. Remember, it accepted the same number it had, making for four.
Since there are twelve people total, we had to start off on the top floor with seven, and three on the second floor. Remember, we know the first floor had two people. The top floor gave up three, ending with the requisite four. So, it had to start with seven.
Do we have a winner?
TOM: His name is Ken Tuttle and he's from Pittsford, New York. For having his answer selected at random from all those correct answers that we got Ken is going to get from us a 26 dollar gift certificate to the Shameless Commerce Division at cartalk.com. And with that gift certificate he can pick up this spring's best-selling, chart-topping new album, Car Talk's Maternal Combustion: Calls about Moms and Cars.
[ Car Talk Puzzler ]