# Who killed the gardener puzzle

The Smith family is a very wealthy family that lives in a big, circular home. One morning, Mr. Smith woke up and found his gardener’s body.

He knew it was one of his employees who had killed him. So he asked them what they were doing in the morning and he got these replies.

**Driver**: “I was outside washing the car.”

**Maid**: “I was dusting the corners of the house.”

**Cook**: “I was starting to make lunch for later.”

From the replies he knew who the killer was.

Can you guess who killed the gardener?

**Answer** – Maid

**Theoretically**, a ** ‘circular house’** with ‘

**corners**to dust’ seems impossible, and the maid could end up ‘cornered’ as the suspect / criminal.

But practically… is it really so…? It’s only said that the *house* is circular, but not the individual rooms. So, there *can be* corners… Even more so, because, being a maid working in ** that** house, she MUST be already aware that the house is circular and hence any statement / claim like ‘dusting the corners’ is sure to backfire. Given this scenario, she wouldn’t even think of such a ‘self-goal’-like statement. Being so, if she still gave a statement that she was dusting the corners, the house

**really**

*must***have corners**, at least somewhere inside. Hence. Mr. Smith would have remained clueless.

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