Strawberry Jam Puzzle

The Smith family is a very wealthy family that lives in a big circular home. One morning, Mr Smith woke up & saw a strawberry jam stain oh his new carpet. He figured out that everyone who was there in the morning had a jam sandwish.

By reading the following excuses figure out who spilled the jam.
Billy Smith: “I was outside playing basketball.”
The maid: “I was dusting the corners of the house.”
Chef: “I was starting to make lunch for later.”

WHO IS LYING?

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SherlockHolmes Expert Asked on 15th October 2017 in Brain Teaser.
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    Answer- Maid

    Explanation-
    The maid: “I was dusting the corners of the house.”
    but House is Circular so, where’s the Corners?

    The ‘straight-forward’ answer seems to imply that the maid is an idiot who thought of finding ‘corners’ in a ’round house’.

    But…

    Nowhere in the puzzle it is said that, like the house, the individual rooms are round as well…! So, they CAN have corners, and the maid’s statement does make sense, which, in turn, makes the data given in the puzzle insufficient to solve it.

    Viji_Pinarayi Expert Answered on 17th October 2017.

    @viji- Great point, but there can be infinite number of possibility in the molding the data.

    But as per puzzle-

    1. Circular HOUSE is there and
    2. maid cleaning corners of HOUSE (not rooms)

    So,In Simplest form statement seems, Its house’s corner which is circular.

    on 17th October 2017.
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