Logic Problem Solution:
The Busiest Shopping Day of the Year:
The Husbands Hit the Stores
By clues 1 and 14, the five shopping husbands are Benny, Mr. Karan,
the one who has selected a casual wear store, Russ, and the man who
has added Joseph & Co. as a stop. By clue 10, Charlie has chosen a
leather goods store for the husbands' busiest-shopping-day-of-the-year
outing. The leather goods store then isn't Joseph & Co. (5). In clues
1 and 14, therefore, Charlie is Mr. Karan. Walt hasn't chosen the
casual wear store for Friday's trek (8); in clues 1 and 14, Walt is
the husband who has picked Joseph & Co. as one of the five stops.
By elimination in clues 1 and 14, then, Herb has picked a casual wear
shop for the annual shopping tour. Neither Charlie (5), Herb, nor
Benny (9) has selected Fine's as their chosen stop, so Russ has.
Fine's doesn't sell suits & dresses (2), and Walt's Joseph & Co. doesn't
sell suits & dresses (8), so Benny has chosen a store selling suits &
dresses. Neither Benny, Russ (2), nor Herb (6) is Mr. Wilson, so Walt
is. By clue 11, Mr. Jones is Benny. Russ's choice, Fine's, sells
either jewelry or lingerie; since Mr. Clarke has chosen neither of
those kinds of stores (3), Mr. Clarke can't be Russ. Mr. Clarke is
Herb, and Russ is Zale. Russ Zale has picked a jewelry store for the
husbands' shopping expedition (12), and Walt has picked Joseph & Co.
for lingerie. Neither Benny (7) nor Herb Clarke (13) has chosen to
take the group to Oh So Soft!, so Charlie has. Benny Jones's store of
choice is Dionne (4) and Herb Clarke's is The Road. In sum, then, the
husbands' busiest-shopping-day-of-the-year schedule is
- Benny Jones, Dionne suits & dresses
- Charlie Karan, Oh So Soft! leather goods
- Herb Clarke, The Road casual wear
- Russ Zale, Fine's jewelry
- Walt Wilson, Joseph & Co. lingerie
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