A total of 21 cards, consisting of 4 kings, 4 queens, 4 jacks, 4 tens, 4 nines, and 1 joker were dealt to Art, Ben, and Cal. The cards were dealt evenly: 7 per player. Then all jacks, tens, and nines were discarded. At that point:

1. The combined hands consisted of 4 kings, 4 queens, and 1 joker.

2.Art had 2 cards, Ben had 3 cards, and Cal had 4 cards.

3.The man with the most singletons did not have the joker.

4. No man had more than 2 kings.

Who had the joker?

Source : The great book of Puzzles and Teasers.

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  1. Parth Arora

    Ben has the joker
    Art: KQ (Two Singletons)
    Ben: KKJ (One Singleton)
    Cal: KQQQ (One Singleton)

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