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Logic Puzzle # 141 Logic Problems Help



Logic Problem Solution:
On Halloween We're Going As ...

By clue 1, the five women got costumes as women, but one of the five men picked a female costume. By clue 10, The Hitchcocks were the last couple to rent outfits. Nick isn't Hitchcock (6). By clue 2, then, Nick and his wife were the third or fourth couple to rent costumes from Jack O'Lantern's, following the couples the husbands of which picked Elvis Presley and Uncle Sam. If Nick and his wife had been the fourth couple to rent costumes, by clue 13, Nick wouldn't have decided to go as Babe Ruth on Halloween, since the man who picked the Babe Ruth uniform and his wife were the third or earlier customers in the store. Further, Nick isn't married to Belinda (6), and Nick's wife didn't pick the Barbie costume (15). Therefore, if Nick and his wife had been the fourth costumer couple last Saturday, by clue 13, the couple whose husband decided to be Babe Ruth would have been first in the store, Belinda and her husband would have been second, and the couple whose wife liked the Barbie costume would have gotten their outfits third. Since Belinda's husband didn't pick the Elvis Presley costume (16), by clue 2, the husband of the wife who picked Barbie would have chosen to go as "The King"--no (9). Therefore, Nick and his wife were the third couple of the five to choose costumes for Halloween. The couples of which the husbands picked the Elvis and Uncle Sam outfits were first and second or vice versa in the store (2). By clue 13, then, Nick decided to go as Babe Ruth, Belinda and her husband were the fourth couple in Jack O'Lantern's Saturday, and Mrs. Hitchcock is the woman who opted for the Barbie costume. Belinda didn't pick the Catwoman outfit (16). In clue 5, therefore, Cynthia and her husband were the second couple to pick costumes Saturday morning, Nick's wife picked the Catwoman costume, and Belinda's husband took Capt. Hook. Cynthia's husband didn't decide to go as Elvis Presley (9), so he picked the Uncle Sam outfit; the man who has the Elvis gear and his wife were the first to rent costumes Saturday. Nick's wife isn't Angela (3) or Deborah (15) and is thus Erica. Angela and her husband were the first couple in the store (3), and Deborah is Mrs. Hitchcock. Cynthia didn't pick the Madonna costume (14); by clue 3, Belinda is the woman who is going as Madonna. By clue 8, the Kings paid for their costumes immediately ahead of the couple who have Old Mother Hubbard as one of theirs. The latter aren't Cynthia and her husband (12). Therefore, the Old Mother Hubbard costume has been rented by Mr. Hitchcock. The Kings are Belinda and her husband (8). By clue 4, Mrs. Poe can't be the wife of the first or second couples; she is Nick's spouse. Then Lou is Mr. King (4). By clue 11, Jim is Angela's husband, and Cynthia is Mrs. Chaney. By elimination, Angela and Jim are the Lugosis. Angela Lugosi rented the Wicked Witch costume, and Cynthia is going as the Littlest Mermaid (17). Ken is Hitchcock and Mark Chaney (7). In sum, the five couples rented costumes for Halloween at Jack O'Lantern's in the following order:

  • Jim & Angela Lugosi, Elvis Presley & Wicked Witch
  • Mark & Cynthia Chaney, Uncle Sam & Littlest Mermaid
  • Nick & Erica Poe, Babe Ruth & Catwoman
  • Lou & Belinda King, Capt. Hook & Madonna
  • Ken & Deborah Hitchcock, Old Mother Hubbard & Barbie



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