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Which of these five guests is the actress? (see original post for clues)

Forest
0
No votes
Giles
0
No votes
Handy
5
83%
Jackson
1
17%
King
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 6

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Can you name the poisoner?

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Here's one from a Sunday newspaper feature called "Baker Street Puzzle" that ran on Sunday, January 12, 2020 in the New York Daily News. See if you can solve it.
Sherlock Holmes wrote:General Smithers invited five people to his country house for dinner.
They were Forest, Giles, Handy, Jackson and King. Their vocations were that of Doctor, Actress, Lawyer, Banker and Writer. During the meal, General Smithers dropped dead from poisoning.

The poison had been slipped into his meal by one of the guests. When I was called to the scene I was given the following information:
Jackson arrived last, the doctor having arrived just ahead of her.
The writer and the actress both arrived ahead of Giles. The lawyer arrived third, just ahead of King. Forest had seen the actress slip the poison into Smithers' meal.
Can you deduce the name of the actress?
Instead of just posting your answer, please vote for which of the five guests who you've concluded must be the actress, then we can see how people did for solving this. :wink:

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Just to say I didn't cheat, my vote is for Handy.
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CluedoKid wrote: Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:20 pmJust to say I didn't cheat, my vote is for Handy.
Works for me. :lol:

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The poisoner is Handy!
Last edited by ZachBlack000 on Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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ZachBlack000 wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:09 am The poisoner is Handy!
I little reminder: it was a while ago, but the original post did say:
MajorHoy wrote: Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:05 pm . . . Instead of just posting your answer, please vote for which of the five guests who you've concluded must be the actress, then we can see how people did for solving this. :wink:
I already "fixed" your quoted response to try and hide who you said.

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MajorHoy wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:58 pm
ZachBlack000 wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:09 am The poisoner is Handy!
I little reminder: it was a while ago, but the original post did say:
MajorHoy wrote: Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:05 pm . . . Instead of just posting your answer, please vote for which of the five guests who you've concluded must be the actress, then we can see how people did for solving this. :wink:
I already "fixed" your quoted response to try and hide who you said.
Oh, sorry!
But to be fair, this topic is a little outdated!

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ZachBlack000 wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:06 pmBut to be fair, this topic is a little outdated!
But, it was still new and fresh for you, wasn't it?

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Well yeah, I will just edit it!

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