April 14th

Today’s Brainteaser.


The Twitchers

Five couples with the surnames Finch, Heron, Martin, Sparrow and Wren join the ornithologists club. Each of the 10 had a favourite bird which was a surname of one of the other couples. No two of the women had the same favourite bird and no two of the men had the same favourite; no wife’s favourite was the same as her husband’s. Mr Finch’s favourite is the wren; Mr Wren’s favourite is the heron. Mrs Sparrow is not keen on the martin or the wren. The sparrow is not Mrs Heron’s favourite, and Mrs Martin is not keen on the finch. The favourite of the wife of the namesake of Mrs Wren’s favourite is the namesake of the lady whose favourite is the wren.

Question. Who is shagging Mrs Finch?

Answers in the Comments section please. £10 for the first correct answer. The editor’s decision is final.


  1. Is it the membership secretary of the club?

    Comment by JonnyB — April 14, 2006 @ 12:19 pm

  2. Not me gov. She’s not my type. I never touched her, honest. She was like that when I found her. You’ll never stick that on me, her husband done it, he’s always getting on the nest with her.

    Comment by PostPunkUnkle — April 14, 2006 @ 2:00 pm

  3. Welcome back Terry,
    hope you’re ok

    Was it Mr. Finch


    Comment by ian strange — April 14, 2006 @ 3:03 pm

  4. It’s just got to be either Horatio Nelson or Antonio Banderas.

    Comment by Frank — April 15, 2006 @ 10:19 pm

  5. The milkman?

    Comment by scaryduck — April 18, 2006 @ 6:59 am

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