Ravenclaw Tests of Logic

Brilliant, said Hermione.  This isn't magic - it's logic.

Puzzle Seventeen - Lair of Magical Creatures

Hagrid's been amassing quite the collection of Magical Creatures. Sadly, the creatures have been developing an unfortunate tendency to devour one another. After a bit of prodding from Dumbledore, Hagrid finally constructed seven pens for his seven species (augureys, blast ended skrewts, crups, doxies, jobberknolls, knarls, and nifflers). He put one of the seven species in each of the pens.

After constructing the pens, however, Hagrid acquired two new species (a quintaped and a manticore, from a guy down at the pub). Rather than built two more pens, Hagrid put the two new species in with some of the other creatures ("ter see if they'd make friends").

The seven pens are arranged in a circle around the pumpkin patch, as follows, and are numbered from one to seven.

Can you tell which species are in which pens? Two of the pens will have two species - at least, they did when Hagrid put them in there.

  1. The Knarls are not in pen #3.

  2. The Doxies are not in pen #5.

  3. The Quintaped was not put in pen #6.

  4. The Manticore and the Blast-Ended Skrewts are together in the same pen, which is right in between the pens for the Doxies and the Crups.

  5. The number of the pen that holds the Jobberknolls is two more than the number of the pen that holds the Nifflers.

  6. The Quintaped was placed into a pen right in between the Crups and the Knarls.

  7. The two pens that have two species in them are both even-numbered.

You may use the following figure to help you figure it out. When you've completed the puzzle, you may check your work - a link to the solution is below.

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