Logic Problem Solution:
By clues 1, 4, and 7, respectively, Ms. McCarthy's, Ms. Baldwin's, and
Ms. Kennedy's Logic Problems have 2, 3, and 4 stars, in some order.
By clue 9, Ms. McCarthy's logic puzzle doesn't have 4 stars. If Ms.
Baldwin's LP is rated 4 stars, then Virginia's would have 5 stars (4).
Since Ms. McCarthy's (1) and Ms. Kennedy's (7) logic puzzles would then
have 3 and 2 stars, or vice versa, "Grandma's Pickles" in clue 1 and
"Dolphins" in clue 7 would have 2 and 1 stars, or vice versa--so "Space
Carnival" in clue 4 would be a 3-star Logic Problem. If Julie in clue
1 had then contributed the 3-star "Space Carnival," Ms. McCarthy would
have done the 2-star LP and, by elimination, Ms. Kennedy in clue 7
would be Julie--no (5). So, if Ms. Baldwin's is the 4 star one of the
Logic Problems, Mary Ann would have done the 3 star and Ms. Kennedy the
2 star, with "Dolphins" being the easiest of the five puzzles (7).
Then by clue 1, Julie would be Ms. Baldwin, Mary Ann would be Ms.
McCarthy, and Ms. Kennedy would have authored "Grandma's Pickles."
However, neither Ms. Baldwin (2) nor Virginia (8) constructed "The
Captain's Table," so this arrangement fails. Therefore, Ms. Kennedy
has the 4-star Logic Problem in this month's Bell Official.
Mary Ann is contributor of the 5-star challenger (7). Since Julie
isn't Ms. Kennedy (5), by clue 1, Julie's logic puzzle has a 3-star
difficulty rating, followed by Ms. McCarthy's at 2 and "Grandma's
Pickles" at 1. By clue 4, Virginia is Ms. Kennedy, Ms. Baldwin is
Julie, and Ms. McCarthy constructed "Space Carnival." "Dolphins" is
the 3 star Logic Problem (7). Mary Ann contributed "The Captain's
Table" and Virginia "New Curtains" (8). Mary Ann is Ms. Spence (6),
and Ms. Rosenthal has the 1-star logic puzzle. Ms. Rosenthal is
Diane and Evelyn McCarthy (3). So, the five Logic Problems in this
month's Bell Official are
- - Mary Ann Spence, "The Captain's Table"
- - Virginia Kennedy, "New Curtains"
- - Julie Baldwin, "Dolphins"
- - Evelyn McCarthy, "Space Carnival"
- - Diane Rosenthal, "Grandma's Pickles"
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