Commuting to the Oldies
by Randall L. Whipkey
On his way to work each day, Richard Little passes the 20-minute commute
by listening to the hits of the '50's and '60's on WQRS-FM. Yesterday,
as Richard drove on each of the five roads, including Lincoln Square,
that he uses to get from home to office, a different oldie played on the
car radio; Richard also heard four commercials, one between each pair
of songs, during the trip. Given the clues that follow, you should be
able to solve the Logic Puzzle of what Richard heard on the "Oldies, Not
Moldies" program: the order in which he drives the five roads each day,
the song that played as he drove along each thoroughfare yesterday, and
the ad spot that separated each pair of oldies.
- Immediately after hearing "So Much In Love" by the Tymes, Richard
listened to a 30-second commercial for Alvin's Autobody during
which he turned onto Benscreek Boulevard for the next leg of his
- The oldie playing as Richard drove down Old Forge Ave. yesterday
wasn't Left Banke's "Walk Away Renee."
- Immediately after hearing the ad for Doogie's Diner, Mr. Little
sang "Ba Ba Ba ..." as WQRS played the Beach Boys' classic "Barbara
- Richard didn't hear the Diamonds' golden oldie "Little Darling" on
- Richard liked hearing "Walk Away Renee" during his drive yesterday,
but it wasn't the song on air as he drove south on 5th St.
- Richard enjoyed Chad & Jeremy's "A Summer Song" at a later point
in his commute than as he drove along Rosebud Lane.
- The commercial for oldiesonline.com wasn't the first of the four
- Immediately after hearing "Little Darling," Richard laughed at a
zany ad for Ivy's Insurance; he heard "Little Darling" as he
motored along a road that is later in his drive to work than 5th
- The song that immediately preceded the commercial spot for Doogie's
Diner wasn't "Walk Away Renee."
- Immediately after one of his favorite oldies played as he drove
along his favorite part of his commute--not Benscreek Blvd.--Mr.
Little listened attentively to an advertisement for the web site
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