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Perplexors (Ages 12–13)

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Introduction

Contents

Perplexors are deductive logic puzzles. They are specifically designed to challenge and extend mainstream or more able pupils. It is strongly recommended that the teacher models the process of deductive reasoning once or twice with the pupils, if necessary, before allowing them to work independently (or in pairs or small groups).

Introduction ......................................... iii Contents .............................................. iii Instructions .......................................... iv

When you are faced with a number of options, logic is often used to make a choice. Logic uses reasoning and proof to help you analyse information and come to a conclusion.

Now that’s an election! ......................... 1 A fair day .............................................. 2 A friendly lunch .................................... 3 A day in the life of four crows ............... 4 The King! .............................................. 5 Ant the eat goes on ............................... 6 Italian stars ........................................... 7 Barely bear facts ................................... 8 Gopher it! ............................................. 9 You call that a farm? ........................... 10 In search of chickens .......................... 11 Stranded lawyers ................................ 12 Camp fun ........................................... 13 Crossing chickens ............................... 14 Football injuries .................................. 15 Fowl food ........................................... 16 Weird pet tricks .................................. 17 Fine swine .......................................... 18 Auction action .................................... 19 I’m stuck on me! ................................. 20 Fishing facts ........................................ 21 Skiing fun ........................................... 22 The play.............................................. 23 Talent contest ..................................... 24 A fair contest ...................................... 25 Mothers and sons ............................... 26 Taste the difference! ........................... 27 Lunchroom secrets ............................. 28 Off the hook! ...................................... 29 A day at the shops .............................. 30 Buying a car ....................................... 31 The collectors ..................................... 32 Five teachers ....................................... 33 On to secondary school ...................... 34 Super disagreement ............................ 35 Pet problems ...................................... 36 A hairy puzzle .................................... 37 Going to the cinema ........................... 38 Birthday gifts ...................................... 39 Playing house ..................................... 40 Menu madness! .................................. 41 Happy haunting ground ...................... 42 Family differences ............................... 43 Ups and downs of shopping ............... 44 The bookshop ..................................... 45 Chicken olympics ............................... 46 School report fun ................................ 47 Chirper by the dozen .......................... 48 Answers ........................................ 49–51

All the information needed to solve a Perplexors logic problem is given in the puzzle story and its following clues. In the beginning, all the possibilities are listed for each category. As they are eliminated by information given in the clues, these possibilities should be crossed off. In a vertical column, if all the answers in a column are eliminated except for one, then that one remaining possibility must be the answer and it should be circled. The same is true in horizontal rows. If all the possibilities are eliminated in a row except for one, then that one remaining possibility must be the answer and it should be circled.

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Perhaps the easiest way to understand this technique is to look at the sample puzzle on page iv and follow along as the reasons for crossing off and circling an answer are given.

Puzzles

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Perplexors are not designed as easy, done-in-a-minute activities. Rather, they are challenges that require a reasoned, logical response over time. They will both challenge and extend pupils. There are many ways in which these puzzles can be used in a classroom. The following are examples only, not an exhaustive list. Homework This is not a ‘more of the same’ activity; it is an opportunity for pupils to consolidate and expand on what they have learnt in the classroom. Extension activities This is self-explanatory. The extension could be in terms of content or process. Small-group problem-solving Thinking and talking logically are two vital skills. By working on the logic puzzles in pairs or small groups, thinking and talking about the problem, pupils can share and strengthen these skills. Whole-class challenges Teacher assistance may be required with some pupils; modelling is an effective strategy. ‘Extras’ This is mainly a fun activity/challenge for the more able or advanced pupils.

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Instructions

Rat race

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

4th Place

Bambi Bambi Bambi Bambi Debi Debi Debi Debi Cindi Cindi Cindi Cindi Mari Mari Mari Mari Brighteye Brighteye Brighteye Brighteye Dorable Dorable Dorable Dorable Sweetlips Sweetlips Sweetlips Sweetlips QT Pie QT Pie QT Pie QT Pie

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Clue #1 allows you to cross off ‘Mari’ under 1st place because the clue tells you that Mari finished after Debi and, obviously, first place is not after anything. The clue adds the information that Mari did not finish last so you cross Mari’s name off in the fourth place column as well. The clue also gives us information about Debi. We know that Mari finished after Debi, so Debi cannot be in fourth place because there is no place after fourth place for Mari to be in. And we can also cross off ‘Debi’ under third place because Mari has to finish after Debi and we know Mari did not finish in fourth place. Thus, ‘Debi’ can not be the answer for third place because Mari did not finish in fourth place.

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The best way to learn how to solve logic problems is to complete one. Read the sample puzzle below and use the ‘Cross off and circle’ technique. In the next column we show the completed puzzle and all the thinking you needed to do to solve the puzzle.

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To be able to solve logic problems you must first understand what it is you are looking for. In the sample puzzle below, note that there are four columns going across with each containing exactly the same information in two groups that are separated by a line. Only ONE answer is correct in each group for each column, and that ONE answer will NOT be correct in any other place. There are numbered clues that you are to use to solve the puzzle. To keep track of your logical deductions, you are to cross off possibilities on the puzzle until the correct answer is revealed and then circle that correct answer. Sometimes, the correct answer is revealed before you have crossed off all the possibilities. When this happens you must still cross off the other possibilities in that group and also cross off that possibility in the other columns because other answers may be revealed when you do this. You should never guess because all of the information to solve the puzzle is given and you never need to guess if you are thinking clearly. Also, an incorrect guess does not just make one answer wrong but causes logical inconsistencies through the rest of the puzzle.

Clue #2 gives us all we need to know to solve the beauty queen part of the puzzle. The only possibilities left for Debi are first or second place. Cindi finishing ahead of Debi puts Cindi in first place and Debi in second place. When you circle those names in the correct column, and cross off the other names in that column, and cross off ‘Cindi’ and ‘Debi’ under the other columns, you will find ‘Mari’ as the only possibility for third place and ‘Bambi’ as the only possible answer for fourth place.

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The top four finishers in the annual beauty queen and rat derby were the lovely Bambi, Debi, Cindi and Mari, who trained rats named Brighteye, Dorable, Sweetlips and QT Pie. In a startling coincidence, the place the lovely ladies finished in the beauty queen contest exactly matched the place their pets placed in the rat derby. This was a first in the history of the sport! Based on the clues, match the finishing place for both the girls and the rats.

1. Mari finished after Debi, but at least she did not finish last. 2. Cindi finished ahead of Debi. 3. Brighteye and Sweetlips did not finish either first or last. 4. Cindi did not name her pet rat QT Pie, and Brighteye finished in front of Mari’s pet rat.

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

4th Place

Bambi Bambi Bambi Bambi Debi Debi Debi Debi Cindi Cindi Cindi Cindi Mari Mari Mari Mari Brighteye Brighteye Brighteye Brighteye Dorable Dorable Dorable Dorable Sweetlips Sweetlips Sweetlips Sweetlips QT Pie QT Pie QT Pie QT Pie

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Clue #3 allows you to cross off both ‘Brighteye’ and ‘Sweetlips’ under first place and fourth place. Doing this shows you that the only possibility for those two must be second and third places. We do not know which is which at this point, but we know that ‘Dorable’ and ‘QT Pie’ are eliminated for those places so we cross them off under the second and third place columns. Thus, when we finish the crossing off based on this clue, we have only ‘Dorable’ and ‘QT Pie’ left as possibilities for first place and fourth place, and ‘Brighteye’ and ‘Sweetlips’ as possibilities for second place and third place. Clue #4 allows you to cross off ‘QT Pie’ in the first place column because we know that Cindi finished in first place leaving only Dorable as the answer for that column, and QT Pie as the only remaining answer for fourth place. The second part of the clue tells us that Brighteye finished in front of Mari’s pet rat. We know that Mari’s pet rat finished in third place so it has to be Brighteye in the second place column, leaving Sweetlips as the only possibility for third place. The puzzle is solved! Prim-Ed Publishing

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Now that’s an election! 1. The chicken-clucking candidate ate beetle butter and sang ‘Yellow, yellow’. 2. The candidate who sang ‘La toad’ barked like a dog. 3. The candidate who ate fish fudge mooed like a cow. 4. Cliff and Charles did not either honk like a goose or moo like a cow. 5. The candidate who ate pickled pigeon was the singer of ‘Hippo hotel’. 6. Connie did not sing ‘Fox hound’, and Cliff did not eat bat brats, although he thought they looked delicious.

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There was a four-way tie for class clown! The four finalists were Connie, Carol, Cliff and Charles. It was decided that a series of contests should be held to determine the child who would hold the title of class clown. In the first contest, the four finalists all had to act like a different animal; one clucked like a chicken, another barked like a dog, one honked like a goose and one mooed like a cow. In the second contest, they all had to eat something disgusting: beetle butter, pickled pigeon, fish fudge and bat brats. In the third contest, they all had to paint themselves blue, hop up and down on one foot, and sing a song with a paper bag over their heads. The songs were ’Fox hound’, ‘Yellow, yellow’, ‘La toad’ and ‘Hippo hotel’. And after all that, the winner was chosen by having his or her name pulled out of a hat. Based on the clues, match the children with the animals they acted like, the disgusting foods they ate and the songs they sang.

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beetle butter pickled pigeon fish fudge bat brats

beetle butter pickled pigeon fish fudge bat brats

beetle butter pickled pigeon fish fudge bat brats

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‘Fox hound’ ‘Yellow, yellow’ ‘La toad’ ‘Hippo hotel’

‘Fox hound’ ‘Yellow, yellow’ ‘La toad’ ‘Hippo hotel’

‘Fox hound’ ‘Yellow, yellow’ ‘La toad’ ‘Hippo hotel’

‘Fox hound’ ‘Yellow, yellow’ ‘La toad’ ‘Hippo hotel’

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A fair day The clues

The story

One day, four pigs, named Hiram, Hilda, Hank and Heloise, went to a fair. While at the fair they each went on a different ride. The rides were the merry-go-round, the Ferris wheel, the roller-coaster and the bumper cars. Being very competitive, as pigs usually are, they all entered a different contest. They competed in a pie eating contest, a seed spitting contest, the ring toss and a dart throwing contest. After the contests, all the pigs were hungry so they went to dinner, and they all ordered something different. They ordered a hot dog, a hamburger, a sausage and a pizza. Based on the clues, match the pigs with their rides, their contests and their food.

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1. The pig that rode the bumper cars was the same pig that ate a hamburger and was in the ring tossing contest. 2. The pig in the seed spitting contest ate a sausage. 3. Hilda thought the pig that rode on the merry-goround looked extremely silly, and she wished that she had the courage to ride the bumper cars. But she did not. 4. Hiram liked the merry-go-round, but he did not ride it that day. 5. Hank and Heloise did not eat either a hot dog or a hamburger that day. 6. Heloise was too refined a pig to enter a seed spitting contest! 7. The pizza-eating pig threw darts and also thought the pig on the merry-go-round looked silly. 8. The hot dog-eating pig did not ride on the roller coaster.

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pie eating seed spitting ring toss dart throwing

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A friendly lunch

The story

The clues 1. The person who ordered the roast beef also ordered the mashed potato and tea. 2. The person who ordered rice pudding drank cola. 3. The person who ordered the meat loaf did not order either apple pie or ice-cream for dessert. 4. Patrick and Patricia did not order either the meat loaf or the baked ham, and Peter and Paula did not order either tea or cola. 5. Paula looked at the person who ordered meat loaf and coffee and was sorry she did not order either of those two items. 6. Patricia asked the person who was eating mashed potato if she could have a bite of it, as it looked delicious. 7. Paula offered to trade desserts with the person who ordered apple pie. 8. The person who ordered lima beans also ordered icecream . 9. Peter did not order peas because he did not like them.

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Four friends, named Peter, Patrick, Paula and Patricia, went to the local cafe for lunch. They each ordered a different main dish, a different side dish, a different beverage and a different dessert. They ordered meat loaf, baked ham, fried chicken and roast beef. Their side dishes were green beans, mashed potato, lima beans and peas. To drink, they ordered coffee, tea, orange juice and cola. For dessert, they ordered apple pie, ice-cream, cake and rice pudding. Based on the clues, match the friends with what they ate and drank.

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Paula meat loaf baked ham fried chicken roast beef

Patricia meat loaf baked ham fried chicken roast beef

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A day in the life of four crows

The story

The clues 1. The crow wearing the pink pyjamas annoyed a fox and drank hot milk. 2. The crow that said ‘Hello’ to a hedgehog annoyed a cow and wore blue pyjamas. 3. John and Jenny annoyed the chicken and the owl, but maybe not in that particular order. 4. The crow in the yellow pyjamas drank hot chocolate. 5. The crow that said ‘Hello’ to a cat who wore green pyjamas, drank tea and thought John’s pyjamas did not fit him very well. 6. Joan did not wear blue pyjamas. 7. Jenny did not annoy a chicken, and John did not say ‘Hello’ to a rabbit.

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Four crows sat around one evening discussing the events of the day. Their names were Jake, John, Joan and Jenny. Many of the things they did that day were similar, but no crow did exactly the same thing as any other crow. They all said ‘Hello’ to and annoyed another animal that day, but each crow said ‘Hello’ to and annoyed a different animal. They said ‘Hello’ to a rabbit, a hedgehog, a squirrel and a cat. And they annoyed a chicken, a fox, a cow and an owl. They all wore pyjamas, but each crow wore a different colour. Their pyjamas were pink, blue, yellow and green. They all drank a different hot beverage: tea, hot milk, hot chocolate and coffee. Based on the clues, match the crows with the animals they said ‘Hello’ to, the animals they annoyed, their pyjama colours and their hot beverages.

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pink pyjamas blue pyjamas yellow pyjamas green pyjamas

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The King!

The story

The clues 1. Memphis sang ‘Hound dog’, did a great hip bump, and his record collection contained only 50 more albums than the competitor with the smallest record collection. 2. The man who sang ‘Jailhouse rock’ did a great hip thrust, and his record collection contained 25 albums less than Memphis’s record collection. 3. Tupelo’s record collection contained twice as many albums as Bob’s collection. 4. Ben and Bert had the two largest record collections. 5. The competitor with the largest record collection did such a great hip shake that he also shook the stage and the audience! 6. Graceland’s record collection was smaller than Aaron’s collection, and he sang ‘In the ghetto’. 7. Ben’s last name was not Tupelo.

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There were four finalists in the ‘Best of Elvis’ impersonation contest. The impersonators’ first names were Bob, Ben, Bert and Bill, and their last names were Tupelo, Memphis, Graceland and Aaron. They all sang different Elvis songs. They sang ‘Hound dog’, ‘Jailhouse rock’, ‘Blue Hawaii’ and ‘In the ghetto’. They all had a different Elvis mannerism that they performed best. They did the hip thrust, hip waggle, hip bump and the hip shake. They all had huge record collections and all had a different number of albums; they had 250, 275, 300 and 500 albums. Based on the clues, match first names with last names, their Elvis songs, their Elvis mannerisms and the number of albums in their record collections.

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‘Hound dog’ ‘Jailhouse rock’ ‘Blue Hawaii’ ‘In the ghetto’

‘Hound dog’ ‘Jailhouse rock’ ‘Blue Hawaii’ ‘In the ghetto’

‘Hound dog’ ‘Jailhouse rock’ ‘Blue Hawaii’ ‘In the ghetto’

‘Hound dog’ ‘Jailhouse rock’ ‘Blue Hawaii’ ‘In the ghetto’

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hip thrust hip waggle hip bump hip shake

hip thrust hip waggle hip bump hip shake

hip thrust hip waggle hip bump hip shake

250 albums 275 albums 300 albums 500 albums

250 albums 275 albums 300 albums 500 albums

250 albums 275 albums 300 albums 500 albums

250 albums 275 albums 300 albums 500 albums

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Ant the eat goes on The clues

The story

Five anteaters, named Alice, Alfred, Alan, Anne and Arlene, met for dinner and discussed what they thought were the best tasting ants. Their favourite ants were harvester ants, termites, army ants, honey ants and leafcutter ants. Anteaters, as everyone knows, love music. The five anteaters loved to wear headsets and listen to their favourite songs while they ate. Each had a different favourite song. Their favourite songs were ‘Anticipation,’ the national anthem, ‘Antilly lace’, ‘Canty man’ and ‘Dianta’. Based on the clues, match the anteaters with their favourite ants and their favourite songs.

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1. The anteater that enjoyed slurping down army ants listened to the national anthem. 2. Alan and Anne never listened to either ‘Anticipation’ or the national anthem. 3. Alice and Alfred were very picky eaters and did not like the taste of harvester ants, termites and army ants. 4. The anteater that loved harvester ants played the song ‘Canty man’ over and over. 5. Alfred did not eat honey ants, and Alan did not play either ‘Canty man’ or ‘Dianta’. 6. The anteater that ate leafcutter ants listened to ‘Anticipation’.

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Italian stars

The story

The clues 1. Jack thought that Hank’s gardening and Mary’s swimming were too much like work and he never did either of those two activities. 2. Ziti, whose first name was not either Hank or Mary, thought Jane’s love of cooking was one reason why she was so well liked. 3. Rigatoni, whose first name was not either Hank or Mary, tried never to stand next to Jane because she always smelled like good food and it made him hungry. 4. Fettuccine did not either garden or cook, and Jane’s last name was not Linguine. 5. Rigatoni did not play football, and Mike did not enjoy reading.

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There were five Italian opera singers whose last names were Ziti, Tortellini, Rigatoni, Linguine and Fettuccine, who had, of course, five different first names. Their first names were Mike, Hank, Jack, Mary and Jane. Each of these opera stars had a different favourite activity. They enjoyed swimming, football, gardening, reading and cooking. Based on the clues, match the opera singers with their first names and their favourite activities.

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Barely bear facts

The story

The clues 1. The bear that was afraid of baldness and becoming a bare bear loved to ride a bike. 2. The bear that loved astronomy was deathly afraid of hibernating with a skunk because of a severe sinus condition. 3. Bruno, Bart and Bonnie were not afraid of either baldness or hibernating with a skunk. 4. Berniece did not care for astronomy, and neither Bart nor Bonnie enjoyed juggling. 5. The bear that was afraid of angry woodchucks liked to rollerskate. 6. Bonnie did not like to skip, and it was the skipping bear that was afraid of beagles.

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Five bears, named Bruno, Bart, Berniece, Bonnie and Bill, were sitting around the forest one day having a nice chat. One of the bears suggested that they all tell something that they were afraid of that they had never revealed before. The bears agreed, and admitted to being afraid of baldness, hibernating with a skunk, beagles, enraged woodchucks and ballet dancers. Changing the subject, they talked about their favourite activities: bike riding, juggling, skipping, rollerskating and astronomy. Based on the clues, match the bears with their secret fears and their favourite activities.

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Gopher it!

The story

The clues 1. Gregory and Gloria did not paint their bedrooms yellow, green or purple. 2. The gopher that slept in the orange bedroom favoured the name Gopherville. 3. The gopher that slept in the red bedroom favoured the name Gopher Castle. 4. Gail did not paint her bedroom green, and Gertrude did not favour the names 1 Gopher Place or Gopher Plaza. 5. The gopher with the green bedroom was in favour of calling the house Gopher Plaza. 6. Gertrude’s bedroom was not painted yellow, and Gregory did not favour the name Gopher Castle.

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Five gophers, named Gail, George, Gregory, Gloria and Gertrude, decided to purchase a five-bedroom house. They each moved into one of the bedrooms and proceeded to paint it. They each chose a different colour. The colours were red, yellow, green, purple and orange. The gophers could not agree on a name for their new house. Each of them thought up a different name. The names were Gopher Gables, Gopherville, 1 Gopher Place, Gopher Plaza and Gopher Castle. Based on the clues, match the gophers with their bedroom colours and their favoured house names.

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You call that a farm? The clues

The story

Five farmers, named Don, Dave, Damon, Daniel and Darrell, lived on small farms of different sizes. The farms were three, four, five, six and seven acres. Their last names were Sow, Till, Chaff, Furrow and Grainly. The farmers each owned one dog. Their names were Rex, Mimi, Spike, Kooper and Droopey. Based on the clues, match the farmers with the size of their farms, their last names and their dogs’ names.

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1. The number of letters in the farmers’ first names does not match the number of acres, the number of letters in the farmers’ last names, and the number of letters in the names of the dogs. 2. Damon had twice as many acres as Dave but less than Don, while Darrell had fewer acres than Grainly, whose dog was named Spike. 3. Mimi’s master had more acres than Darrell, but did not have the most acres. 4. Dave did not own Rex, as Rex belonged to Chaff. 5. Kooper and Droopey did not belong to Furrow, and it was Kooper’s master who owned the largest farm.

Sow Sow Sow Sow Sow Till Till Till Till Till Chaff Chaff Chaff Chaff Chaff Furrow Furrow Furrow Furrow Furrow Grainly Grainly Grainly Grainly Grainly Rex Rex Rex Rex Rex Mimi Mimi Mimi Mimi Mimi Spike Spike Spike Spike Spike Kooper Kooper Kooper Kooper Kooper Droopey Droopey Droopey Droopey Droopey

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In search of chickens The clues

The story

Five animals, named Marvin, Mary, Mike, Margie and Mavis, were sitting around the forest one day discussing the best methods for getting into the local farmer’s chicken coop. The animals were a snake, a fox, a crocodile, a cat and a dog. They each used a different tool for the job. The tools were a twig, a fishhook, a toothbrush, a feather and a thorn. The animals were impressed with the ingenuity of the other animals and called them ‘sneaky’, ‘stealthy’, ‘cunning’, ‘sly’ and ‘slippery’. Based on the clues, match the names with their animal types, their tools and the names they used.

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Stranded lawyers

The story

The clues 1. None of the lawyers had first and last names of exactly the same length. 2. Brandon’s last name was shorter than Bill’s last name and L’eagle’s also, but it was not the shortest last name. 3. The lawyer with the longest last name chased sea gulls and invented the malpractice case. 4. The lawyer with the shortest last name hunted seashells and dreamed up the sunscreen custody case. 5. Betty’s last name was shorter than both Bill’s and Benjamin’s last names, but it was not the shortest. 6. Tort and L’eagle did not tease sharks or climb trees. 7. Statute did not climb trees, and it was the treeclimbing lawyer who thought up the emotional distress case. 8. The lawyer who invented the patent infringement case had a shorter last name than the lawyer who invented the palm defamation case.

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tease sharks bowl coconuts chase gulls hunt shells climb trees

tease sharks bowl coconuts chase gulls hunt shells climb trees

tease sharks bowl coconuts chase gulls hunt shells climb trees

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sunscreen custody sunscreen custody sunscreen custody sunscreen custody sunscreen custody palm defamation palm defamation palm defamation palm defamation palm defamation emotional distress emotional distress emotional distress emotional distress emotional distress patent infringement patent infringement patent infringement patent infringement patent infringement malpractice malpractice malpractice malpractice malpractice

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Camp fun

The story

The clues 1. Ralph and Rhonda did not go to either Camp Whachadoin or Camp Whachawatchin. 2. The two children who went to Camp Whachawatchin and Camp Whachaeatin did not enjoy either weaving or carpentry, but then neither did Ray and he did not go to either camp! 3. The child who enjoyed macramé attended Camp Whachawatchin and thought that Ricky did a great job sewing a leather wallet. 4. The children who enjoyed weaving and carpentry were the same two children who loved fishing and swimming. 5. The child who enjoyed swimming also enjoyed carpentry, and the child who enjoyed volleyball thought it was weird that Ralph would enjoy weaving so much. 6. Rhonda did not attend Camp Whachasayin, and Rhoda disliked canoeing and volleyball. 7. Ricky thought that anyone who enjoyed volleyball must be athletic!

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Crossing chickens

The story

The clues 1. The chicken that crossed Fleet Street was going shopping. 2. The chicken that crossed Broadway was nearly hit by a limousine. 3. The chicken that was nearly killed by a taxi was going to dance lessons. 4. The chicken that was nearly hit by a truck was crossing Stirling Avenue. 5. Miriam and Millie crossed Broadway and Pitt Street, but maybe not in that order, and neither of them was going to visit relatives. 6. The sports car just missed hitting the chicken that was going shopping, and the taxi nearly hit the chicken that crossed Main Street. 7. Mikey did not cross Fleet Street. 8. Myrtle and Mortie did not cross the street for dance lessons. 9. Mortie did not go shopping, and Miriam was not nearly crushed by a limousine. 10. Millie did not go on dates.

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Five chickens, named Myrtle, Mortie, Miriam, Millie and Mikey, decided to cross a road. They crossed five different roads. They crossed Fleet Street, Main Street, Stirling Avenue, Broadway and Pitt Street. They each had a different reason for crossing these streets. The reasons were to visit relatives, to go on a date, to go shopping, to go to dance lessons and simple curiosity. While crossing the roads, all the chickens were nearly hit by a different vehicle. These vehicles were a sports car, a van, a limousine, a taxi and a truck. Based on the clues, match the chickens with the roads they crossed, their reasons for crossing and the vehicles that nearly crushed them.

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Fleet Street Fleet Street Fleet Street Fleet Street Fleet Street Main Street Main Street Main Street Main Street Main Street Stirling Avenue Stirling Avenue Stirling Avenue Stirling Avenue Stirling Avenue Broadway Broadway Broadway Broadway Broadway Pitt Street Pitt Street Pitt Street Pitt Street Pitt Street visit relatives visit relatives visit relatives visit relatives visit relatives go on date go on date go on date go on date go on date shopping shopping shopping shopping shopping dance lessons dance lessons dance lessons dance lessons dance lessons curiosity curiosity curiosity curiosity curiosity sports car sports car sports car sports car sports car van van van van van limousine limousine limousine limousine limousine taxi taxi taxi taxi taxi truck truck truck truck truck

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Football injuries The clues

The story

Five football players named Biff, Bill, Buck, Barry and Brad played football for five different teams. They played for the St Bernards, the Donkeys, the Crushers, the Crows and the Mastiffs. They played five different positions. Their positions were goalkeeper, centre forward, left midfield, right midfield and centre back. They suffered five different injuries. They had a fractured hip, a broken leg, a concussion, a broken arm and a blown knee. Based on the clues, match the players with their teams, their positions and their injuries.

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1. The centre forward broke his leg, the left midfielder blew out his knee, and the player for the Donkeys had a fractured hip. 2. The right midfielder for the Crushers broke his arm, and the centre back suffered a concussion. 3. Biff and Barry did not play for the St Bernards, and neither of them suffered either a fractured hip or a broken arm. 4. Brad was not a St Bernard, and he did not break his arm. 5. Bill was not a right midfielder, and he did not suffer a concussion. 6. Barry was not a centre forward or centre back, and he did not play for the Crows.

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Fowl food

The story

The clues 1. The quail was not stuffed with any vegetable that started with the letter ‘c’. 2. The chicken was stuffed with parsnips and flavoured with thyme. 3. The duck was stuffed with corn, and the goose was stuffed with celery, but neither one was flavoured with either paprika or oregano. 4. Penelope and Peter used celery and corn, but maybe not in that order. 5. Pierre did not like the taste of thyme and never used it, and he did not stuff anything with carrots. 6. The turkey was stuffed with carrots, and Peter did not cook a duck. 7. Pauline did not cook a chicken or use oregano. 8. The duck was not flavored with cinnamon.

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Five chefs, named Pierre, Penelope, Peter, Pauline and Pepe, each had a favourite fowl recipe and they all used a different bird. The birds in their recipes were a chicken, a turkey, a duck, a goose and a quail. They each used a different spice on their birds. The spices they used were cinnamon, paprika, oregano, sage and thyme. They all stuffed their birds with a different vegetable. They stuffed them with aubergines, celery, carrots, parsnips and corn. Based on the clues, match the chefs with their birds, their spices and their vegetables.

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Weird pet tricks

The story

The clues 1. Pickles, the pony, did an amazing card trick. 2. Furball, the dog, did an incredible tap dance. 3. Beauty, the cat, played ‘Pop goes the weasel’ on an electric guitar. 4. Wyona and William both thought their pets were better than the pony, the dog and the cat. 5. William’s pet could not rollerskate, and it was not called Beastie either. 6. The ferret could rollerskate. 7. Webster’s pet was not either a cat or a dog. 8. Walter’s pet could not play the guitar.

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Langford Primary School held a fundraising ‘weird pet tricks’ day. Five children and their pets were the five finalists in the contest. The children’s names were William, Wilma, Webster, Wyona and Walter. Their pets were a cat, a pony, a dog, a ferret and a parrot. The names of the pets were Beauty, Beastie, Stinky, Furball and Pickles. Their tricks were guitar playing, rollerskating, tap dancing, a card trick and eating a bug. Based on the clues, match the children with their pets, the names of their pets and the tricks their pets performed.

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Fine swine The clues

The story

Five pigs, named Alicia, Agnes, Anna, Albert and Alvin, decided to take ballet lessons. They were not exactly very good at ballet dancing, but what they lacked in talent they compensated for with enthusiasm. However, each of the pigs found themselves unable to perform a different ballet move. These ballet moves were the arabesque, the battement, the entrechat, the fouetté and the glissade. Each of the pigs had a different favourite dance. These dances were ‘Swan lake’, ‘Firebird’, ‘Nutcracker’, ‘Petrouchka’ and ‘Fancy free’. The pigs all were lovely in their different coloured tutus. The tutus were green, purple, yellow, red and violet. Based on the clues, match the pigs with the ballet movements they were unable to perform, their favourite dances and their favourite colours for their tutus.

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1. The pig in the red tutu could not do a battement but loved the ballet ‘Petrouchka’. 2. The pig that loved ‘Fancy free’ was totally incapable of performing an arabesque. 3. The pig that loved the ballet ‘Swan lake’ wore a violet tutu. 4. The pig in the purple tutu could not perform an entrechat and loved the ballet ‘Firebird’. 5. Agnes, Anna and Albert did not wear green or purple tutus and they all were able to do a magnificent fouetté! 6. The pig that loved ‘Fancy free’ did not wear a green or purple tutu. 7. Alicia did not wear a purple tutu, and Agnes did not like the ballets ‘Petrouchka’ or ‘Fancy free’. 8. Albert’s best ballet move was a near-perfect arabesque.

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Auction action

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The clues 1. Wanda’s auction number was twice that of Price’s, and Winnie’s was twice that of Wanda’s. 2. The lamp had the lowest auction number, and Bidderton won the highest auction number. 3. The sofa’s auction number was half that of the table’s. 4. Gavel bought a chest. His auction number was less than Walt’s. 5. Winston’s auction number was not 30, and Vendue’s auction number was higher than Sale’s. 6. Wendy’s auction number was higher than Winnie’s, but less than Walt’s.

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I’m stuck on me! The clues

The story

Five children named Sam, Sara, Sally, Sid and Sharon, and whose last names were Dandylion, Elefunt, Sealy, Donkeyshine and Zoomalu, were careless with their glue. They all got glue on their fingers and then touched different parts of their heads. Their fingers stuck to an eyebrow, a nose, a lip, an ear and a chin. When this happened the children were upset and each of them said something different. They said ‘Jeepers’, ‘Golly’, ‘Yikes’, ‘Drat’ and ‘Whoa, Nellie.’ Based on the clues, match the children with their last names, the parts of their heads they were stuck to, and their different expressions.

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Fishing facts The clues

The story

Five people, named Ken, Karen, Kelli, Kyle and Kelvin, went fishing on five different lakes. The lakes were Lake Como, Loon Lake, Lake Mead, Lost Lake and Fish Lake. They all caught one fish, but the fish were all different. They caught a carp, a trout, a bass, a pike and a catfish. Each fish weighed a different amount; they weighed 1 kilogram, 1.5 kilograms, 2 kilograms, 4 kilograms and 8 kilograms. Based on the clues, match the names with their lakes, their fish and the weights of the fish.

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22

Skiing fun

The story

The clues 1. The person who descended Devil’s Leap broke an ulna. 2. The person who descended Aspen’s famous Killer broke a humerus. 3. The person who broke a clavicle at Sun Valley met Maureen, Millie and Miriam in a hospital and saw that none of them broke a humerus, which is not humorous at all. 4. The person who broke a tibia did it going down Stowe Mountain’s Kamikaze. 5. The person who broke a clavicle was descending Death’s Door at the time. 6. Miriam did not break her tibia or go to Lake Placid, and Maureen did not go down Kamikaze. 7. Max did not go to Sun Valley, and Miriam did not go down Devil’s Leap.

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The play

The story

The clues 1. Dooley’s performance as Miss Hannigan was generously described as ‘depressing’. 2. Stickley turned in an ‘excruciating’ performance as Molly. 3. Digby, a large 47-year-old man, turned in an ‘execrable’ performance as Annie. 4. Daisy thought even Dwayne could have played Annie better than Digby, but she really wished that she could have played the role of Annie. 5. The critic’s description of both Dwayne and Dixie started with the letter ‘d’. 6. Daisy’s performance was not described as ‘excruciating’ and, of course, Dolly did not play Annie. 7. Dwayne was not Dooley or Wakely. 8. Wakely’s performance as Daddy Warbucks was described as ‘painful’.

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Five people, named David, Dwayne, Dollie, Dixie and Daisy, were in an amateur production of the play ‘Annie’. Their last names were Stickley, Digby, Mobley, Dooley and Wakely. They played the roles of Annie, Daddy Warbucks, Roosevelt, Miss Hannigan and Molly. They may not have turned in the worst performances the world has ever seen, but it was close! The drama critics, in an unusual move, all decided on a one-word description for each actor’s performance. The agreed-upon words were ‘execrable’, ‘excruciating’, ‘dreadful’, ‘depressing’ and ‘painful’. Based on the clues, match the actors with their last names, their roles and the words used to describe their performances.

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Talent contest

The story

The clues 1. None of the numbers in the order of finishing were exactly the same as the classes. 2. Edward finished in front of Elvira but behind the singer, Elizabeth, and the tap dancer, but those last three people are not necessarily in any particular order! 3. Ellie finished behind Ernie but ahead of Elizabeth. 4. The singer was in Class 3, and the tap dancer was in Class 1. 5. The child that was the hummer deserved to finish in last place and did finish there! 6. The yodeller was in Class 4.

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Elvira, Ernie, Edward, Elizabeth and Ellie were the top five finishers in their school’s talent contest. Naturally enough, this meant that they finished in first, second, third, fourth and fifth places. Oddly enough, the children came from Classes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5! In another startling coincidence, they all performed to the same song. But they all did something different to the music. They sang, tap-danced, hummed, yodelled and tumbled. Based on the clues, match the children with their order of finishing, their classes and their performances.

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A fair contest The clues

The story

Five ladies named Clara, Cora, Clarisse, Constance and Cornelia were the five finalists in the village fair pie baking contest. Their last names were Baker, Fillingly, Shellton, Doughden and Crustard. They each baked a different pie; they baked a peach pie, an apple pie, a cherry pie, a pecan pie and a rhubarb pie. These pies finished in first, second, third, fourth and fifth places. Based on the clues, match the ladies with their last names, their pies and their order of finishing.

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first place second place third place fourth place fifth place

first place second place third place fourth place fifth place

first place second place third place fourth place fifth place

first place second place third place fourth place fifth place

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Mothers and sons

The story

Bob

Barry

The clues 1. Neither Bonnie nor Belle were the mothers of Bernard, Billy or Burt. 2. Bob did not marry Betsy or Bertha and was Bernard’s stepfather. 3. When Bob’s mother married, this meant that Billy became Bob’s stepfather. 4. Burt married Belle and Barry became his stepfather when Barry did not marry Bertha.

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Five men, named Bob, Barry, Bernard, Billy and Burt, had five different mothers. Their mother’s names were Belle, Betsy, Bonnie, Bertha and Bambi. All of the women were widows and remarried. Obviously, they did not remarry their sons, but they did marry men named Bob, Barry, Bernard, Billy and Burt. Of course, this meant that the 10 men were now stepsons and stepfathers to each other. The man who married a son’s mother became that son’s stepfather, and the natural son of that mother became that same man’s stepson. Meanwhile, that stepson became another man’s stepfather when he married one of the women. Based on the clues, match the sons with their mothers, and the mothers with the men they married.

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Taste the difference! The clues

The story

Five people, named Nick, Nina, Nate, Neil and Nell, owned five different beverage companies in five different countries. The companies were Slurpco, Bevco, Drinkco, Sipco and Sodaco, and they were located in Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Andorra, Albania and Bhutan. The beverages that were most popular in each country had different names; they were Twinkola, PopPop, Fizzola, Cheeryade and Sparkle. The beverages had very unique flavours: cabbage, cumin, vinegar, potato and aniseed. Based on the clues, match the owners with the names of their companies, the countries where each was located, the names of popular beverages and the unique flavours of the drinks.

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1. Nina and Nell both owned companies that did not start with the letter ‘S,’ but both their countries started with the letter ‘B’. 2. Nate and Neil were not from Rwanda, and Nina was not from Bhutan. 3. Drinkco’s Twinkola was flavoured with vinegar, and Bevco’s PopPop, proudly made in Bhutan, was flavoured with cabbage. 4. Cheeryade’s main flavour was aniseed, and Andorra’s national drink was the potato-flavoured Fizzola. 5. Sparkle was flavoured with cumin and made in Albania by Slurpco. 6. Nate’s company was not Sipco, and he was not from Albania.

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Lunchroom secrets

The story

The clues 1. The secret ingredient in Bakely’s turkey balls was coconut, which gave them their famous flaky texture. 2. Broilton wore a blue hairnet, and Fryerly wore a green hairnet. 3. The secret ingredient in Searden’s pork clusters was cardamom. 4. The lunchroom manager in the yellow hairnet cooked hearty hash flavoured with cayenne. 5. Fryerly’s tuna delight was spiced with capers, which gave it that piquant flavour loved by all. 6. Rhonda and Rina did not wear hairnets that were purple, blue or white, and neither one of them cooked pork clusters. 7. Rhonda’s secret ingredient for flavour was not capers. 8. Ralph did not use cardamom, and his hairnet was not purple or white. 9. Rex looked at Bakely in the purple hairnet and thought that he, too, would wear a purple hairnet some day when his old one wore out.

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Five lunchroom managers met at a restaurant because they never ate their own cooking. Their first names were Ralph, Rhonda, Rhoda, Rex and Rina, and their last names were Bakely, Simmerton, Broilton, Searden and Fryerly. They all had different favourite recipes that they served on special occasions. Their recipes were for tuna delight, ham haven, hearty hash, pork clusters and turkey balls. Each recipe had a super secret ingredient. The secret ingredients were coriander, capers, cayenne, cardamom and coconut. Finally, they always wore different coloured hairnets. Their hairnets were yellow, purple, green, blue and white. Based on the clues, match first names with last names, their favourite recipes, their special ingredients and their hairnet colours.

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Rina

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tuna delight ham haven hearty hash pork clusters turkey balls

tuna delight ham haven hearty hash pork clusters turkey balls

tuna delight ham haven hearty hash pork clusters turkey balls

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Off the hook!

Bugeye

1. The blue gill was nearly caught by Mr Rodman using a leech for bait. 2. The perch suffered from nightmares after biting on Mrs Caster’s cheese ball. 3. The herring suffered from a severe fin sprain after biting on Mrs Spinner’s plastic worm. 4. Bubbles told the trout that the trout’s broken tooth was not noticeable when he smiled. 5. Bugeye and Barney did not have a close call with either Mr Sinker or Mr Rodman, and Bugeye and Barney did not suffer from a broken tooth. 6. Bucky was not a trout, and Bugeye was not a herring. 7. Bubbles was not either a perch or a herring, and he did not bite on a leech. 8. The blue gill did not suffer from panic attacks, and the trout did not bite Mr Sinker’s green lure.

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Five fish were sitting around a lake waiting for school to start. Their names were Bubbles, Bugeye, Barney, Buster and Bucky. They all belonged to a different species of fish. They were a perch, a blue gill, a bass, a trout and a herring. And it turned out that they all had been hooked once but had escaped! They all had been fooled by five different baits used by five different anglers. They had been lured by a cheese ball, a plastic worm, a whitebait, a leech and a green lure. The anglers that hooked them were Mr Hooker, Mrs Spinner, Mrs Caster, Mr Sinker and Mr Rodman. All of the fish suffered from a different physical or psychological trauma caused by their narrow escapes. They suffered from a torn lip, a broken tooth, a fin sprain, panic attacks and nightmares. Based on the clues, match the fish with their species, their baits, the anglers that hooked them and their injuries.

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Mr Hooker Mrs Spinner Mrs Caster Mr Sinker Mr Rodman

Mr Hooker Mrs Spinner Mrs Caster Mr Sinker Mr Rodman

Mr Hooker Mrs Spinner Mrs Caster Mr Sinker Mr Rodman

Mr Hooker Mrs Spinner Mrs Caster Mr Sinker Mr Rodman

Mr Hooker Mrs Spinner Mrs Caster Mr Sinker Mr Rodman

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A day at the shops

The story

The clues 1. The cola drinker bought a cardigan, and the ice tea drinker bought jeans. 2. The hot dog eater shopped at Bev’s Boutique, and the pizza eater shopped at Mary’s Mart. 3. The taco eater drank milk and bought a sweatshirt at Molly’s Market. 4. The girl that ate a kebab shopped at Eve’s Emporium. 5. Paula, Peggy and Pamela did not shop at either Suzi’s Shop or Eve’s Emporium that day. 6. Penelope did not shop at Suzi’s Shop or drink ice tea. 7. The girl that ate the hamburger and the girl that ate the kebab did not purchase either a T-shirt or shorts. 8. Paula did not eat either pizza or a hot dog, and Pamela did not shop at Bev’s Boutique. 9. The hot dog eater drank orange juice but did not purchase shorts.

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Bev’s Boutique Mary’s Mart Suzi’s Shop Eve’s Emporium Molly’s Market

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Five young ladies went to the local shopping centre to buy some clothes. Their names were Paula, Peggy, Pamela, Patricia and Penelope. They went into five different specialty clothing shops. They went to Bev’s Boutique, Mary’s Mart, Suzi’s Shop, Eve’s Emporium and Molly’s Market. They purchased five different items of clothing. They bought a T-shirt, shorts, jeans, a sweatshirt and a cardigan. After shopping, they went to the food court and bought five different snacks and five different beverages. They bought a slice of pizza, a taco, a hot dog, a hamburger and a kebab. To drink, they bought ice tea, cola, lemonade, orange juice and milk. Based on the clues, match the young ladies with their shops, what they purchased, their snacks and their drinks.

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Penelope Bev’s Boutique Mary’s Mart Suzi’s Shop Eve’s Emporium Molly’s Market

T-shirt T-shirt T-shirt T-shirt T-shirt shorts shorts shorts shorts shorts jeans jeans jeans jeans jeans sweatshirt sweatshirt sweatshirt sweatshirt sweatshirt cardigan cardigan cardigan cardigan cardigan pizza pizza pizza pizza pizza taco taco taco taco taco hot dog hot dog hot dog hot dog hot dog hamburger hamburger hamburger hamburger hamburger kebab kebab kebab kebab kebab ice tea ice tea ice tea ice tea ice tea cola cola cola cola cola lemonade lemonade lemonade lemonade lemonade orange juice orange juice orange juice orange juice orange juice milk milk milk milk milk

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Buying a car The clues

The story

Five people, named Randy, Ryan, Rosie, Rikki and Ray, went to five different new car dealerships and bought five different kinds of vehicles. They went to Sam’s Sales, Honest Ed, Square Deal, Fast Fred and Dealer Don, and they purchased a sports car, a van, a truck, a jeep and a convertible. The vehicles were five different colours; they were red, gold, pink, yellow and orange. And the vehicles were purchased from five different salespeople: Mrs Barter, Mr Tradely, Mr Dealden, Mrs Saleton and Mr Sellingly. Based on the clues, match the names with the new car dealers, the kinds of vehicles, the colours of the vehicles and the salespeople.

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1. Rosie and Rikki did not buy their vehicles at either Sam’s Sales dealership or at the Honest Ed dealership. 2. Mr Tradely, who worked at Dealer Don’s dealership, sold a pink van to someone whose name started with the letter ‘R’! 3. Mr Sellingly, who worked for Sam’s Sales, sold a gold convertible. 4. Randy and Ryan purchased a sports car and a van, but maybe not in that exact order. 5. The truck and the jeep were not red, but Mrs Barter did sell the red vehicle. 6. Ryan did not buy an vehicle at Dealer Don’s dealership. 7. Rosie thought that the person who purchased the yellow jeep at Fast Fred’s dealership did not get a good deal from Mrs Saleton.

Rikki Sam’s Sales Honest Ed Square Deal Fast Fred Dealer Don

Ray Sam’s Sales Honest Ed Square Deal Fast Fred Dealer Don

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Mrs Barter Mr Tradely Mr Dealden Mrs Saleton Mr Sellingly

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The collectors The clues

The story

Five people named Charles, Carly, Carol, Cathy and Calvin, whose last names were Gatherton, Findley, Collectden, Obtainingly and Acquireton, had five different jobs. They were a teacher, a lawyer, a jockey, a bus driver and a plumber. They all loved to collect things but, of course, they collected different things. They collected bottle caps, glassware, antique toys, stamps and coins. They lived in Boston, Chicago, New York, San Diego and Miami. Based on the clues, match first names with last names, their jobs, their collections and the cities where they lived.

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1. Charles thought the teacher, whose name was Acquireton, had a boring bottle cap collection. 2. Carly thought the bus driver, whose name was Gatherton, had a dull stamp collection. 3. Carol thought the plumber, whose name was Obtainingly, had an impressive glassware collection. 4. Cathy thought the jockey, whose name was Findley, had a fascinating collection of antique toys. 5. Carol and Cathy lived in New York and San Diego, but maybe not in that order. 6. Obtainingly lived in Boston, and Acquireton lived in Chicago. 7. Collectden was a New York lawyer who collected coins. 8. The jockey lived in Miami. 9. Carol did not collect coins. 10. Carly was not a teacher, and she did not live in Boston.

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Five teachers The clues

The story

Five teachers met at an educational conference. Their first names were Myron, Mildred, Mavis, Mark and Moe, and their last names were Learner, Texton, Graden, Passerly and Study. They taught different subjects at five different schools. They taught maths, science, English, geography and history at Howard Secondary, Menzies Secondary, Holt Secondary, Hawke Secondary and Scullin Secondary. They all had nicknames their pupils called them behind their backs. The pupils called them ‘Ironsides’, ‘Sergeant’, ‘Tyrant’, ‘General’ and ‘Da Boss’. Based on the clues, match the teachers with their last names, their subjects, their schools and their affectionate nicknames.

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1. Graden, the ‘Tyrant’, taught maths at the Howard Secondary. 2. Learner, better known as ‘Ironsides,’ taught science at Scullin Secondary. 3. Mavis would have been surprised to hear that her pupils called her ‘Sergeant’. 4. Mark did not teach maths, he thought Learner was an intelligent person, and they both admired Mildred’s beauty. 5. Myron’s last name was not either Learner or Graden. 6. ‘Da Boss’ taught geography, and the ‘General’ taught English, but neither of them taught at Menzies Secondary. 7. Study taught history, and Myron was not Passerly. 8. Passerly was called ‘General’. 9. Texton taught geography, and the English teacher taught at Hawke Secondary.

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Howard Secondary Howard Secondary Howard Secondary Menzies Secondary Menzies Secondary Menzies Secondary Holt Secondary Holt Secondary Holt Secondary Hawke Secondary Hawke Secondary Hawke Secondary Scullin Secondary Scullin Secondary Scullin Secondary

Howard Secondary Menzies Secondary Holt Secondary Hawke Secondary Scullin Secondary

‘Ironsides’ ‘Ironsides’ ‘Ironsides’ ‘Ironsides’ ‘Ironsides’ ‘Sergeant’ ‘Sergeant’ ‘Sergeant’ ‘Sergeant’ ‘Sergeant’ ‘Tyrant’ ‘Tyrant’ ‘Tyrant’ ‘Tyrant’ ‘Tyrant’ ‘General’ ‘General’ ‘General’ ‘General’ ‘General’ ‘Da Boss’ ‘Da Boss’ ‘Da Boss’ ‘Da Boss’ ‘Da Boss’

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On to secondary school The clues

The story

Five primary school pupils, named Oscar, Oliver, Olive, Otto and Ophelia, were leaving and going on to five different secondary schools. They were going to Thornhill Secondary, Fremont Secondary, Devlin Secondary, Danvers Secondary and Bates Secondary. The pupils excelled in five different sports and expected to wear colours of their new school’s various teams with pride. Their sports were swimming, netball, football, shot put and tennis; and the colours they were hoping to wear were red, black, yellow, orange and pink. The nicknames of the secondary school teams were all different, too! Their nicknames were Bull Dogs, Bulls, Bullets, Bull Frogs and Hornets. Based on the clues, match the pupils with their secondary schools, their sports, their uniform colours, and the nicknames of their teams.

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1. Oliver and Olive did not go to a secondary school with either red, black or yellow uniforms. 2. Black was the team colour of Bates secondary’s swimming team, Bull Frogs. 3. Oscar’s sport used a ball but so did Otto’s sport. 4. The netball team wore a pink sports kit, and Fremont Secondary’s shot put team wore orange. 5. Thornhill Secondary’s tennis team wore a yellow sports kit and called themselves the Hornets. 6. Oscar did not play tennis. 7. The Bulls wore orange, and the Bullets wore red. 8. Oliver did not throw the shot put, and he did not go to Danvers Secondary.

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Thornhill Secondary Fremont Secondary Devlin Secondary Danvers Secondary Bates Secondary

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Super disagreement

The story

The clues 1. No child wore the same colour for both shirt and shorts and no children even wore the same combinations of colours! 2. David, Diana and Denise did not wear a purple or white shirt, but one of them did wear white shorts. 3. Dwayne and Darby did not wear either blue or green shorts. 4. Dwayne’s best friend wore a white shirt, loved Splashman and owls. 5. The child in the red shorts loved Intellimonkey and apes. 6. David and Denise both wore something green, and Diana’s shirt was not red. 7. The child in the blue shorts loved The Illusion and rats. 8. David did not wear a red shirt. 9. The child in the green shorts was not the one who liked Super Cat, but this was the child who liked beavers.

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One fine summer day, five children named David, Diana, Denise, Dwayne and Darby got into that old discussion over who or what was the greatest superhero. The superheros under discussion were Splashman, Intellimonkey, Super Cat, The Illusion and Lizardman. The children were all dressed in different coloured T-shirts and shorts. Their shirts were red, blue, green, purple and white; and their shorts were also red, blue, green, purple and white. After a while, the discussion turned from the superheros to the children’s favourite animals. As they all had a different favourite animal, they agreed to disagree. They liked owls, apes, rats, worms and beavers. Based on the clues, match the children with their superheroes, the colours of their T-shirts and shorts, and their favourite animals.

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red shirt blue shirt green shirt purple shirt white shirt

red shirt blue shirt green shirt purple shirt white shirt

red shirt blue shirt green shirt purple shirt white shirt

red shirt blue shirt green shirt purple shirt white shirt

red shorts blue shorts green shorts purple shorts white shorts

red shorts blue shorts green shorts purple shorts white shorts

red shorts blue shorts green shorts purple shorts white shorts

red shorts blue shorts green shorts purple shorts white shorts

red shorts blue shorts green shorts purple shorts white shorts

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Pet problems

The story

The clues 1. Dr Katz was treating the spaniel in the grey collar for a toothache. 2. The Afghan wore a green collar, and the spitz in the brown collar had a sore paw. 3. The beagle in the red collar was being treated by Dr Byrd for bad breath. 4. The terrier in the blue collar was constantly itching. 5. Butch did not have a sore paw or a toothache, and Pepper’s vet was not Dr Katz. 6. Duchess did not wear a red, brown or blue collar. 7. Queenie did not wear a red, brown or blue collar. 8. Dr Foxe was treating a dog for overeating, but it was not Duchess. 9. Rex was not seeing Dr Byrd, and Butch did not wear a red collar. 10. Butch’s vet was not Dr Lamb.

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Five pet dogs, named Butch, Pepper, Duchess, Queenie and Rex, wore collars that were five different colours. Their collars were red, brown, blue, green and grey. The dogs were five different breeds. They were a beagle, an Afghan, a terrier, a spitz and a spaniel. The dogs suffered from five different health problems and were seeing five different vets. Their health problems were a sore paw, itching, a toothache, overeating and bad breath; and they saw Dr Katz, Dr Foxe, Dr Byrd, Dr Lamb and Dr Crowe. Based on the clues, match the dogs with their collar colours, their breeds, their health problems and their vets.

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Rex red collar brown collar blue collar green collar grey collar

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Dr Katz Dr Foxe Dr Byrd Dr Lamb Dr Crowe

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A hairy puzzle

The story

The clues 1. None of the girls used the same colour for both hair and nails, but Daphne and Denise used the same colour combinations. 2. Diana, Danielle and Daisy dated Barry, Bernie and Bill, but maybe not in that order, and none of these three young ladies used the colour blue at all. 3. Biff’s girlfriend had pink hair which she had done at Root Bare, and the girl with pink nails had them done at Shear Fun. 4. Diana did not date either Bernie or Bill. 5. Bob did not date Daphne, who was the girl who had her hair done at Root Bare. 6. Bernie and Bill did not date a girl with red hair, and Barry’s girlfriend did not have purple nails. 7. Daisy’s boyfriend was not Bill, and Danielle’s nails were not painted purple. 8. Bernie’s girlfriend went to The Cut-Up, and Diana did not go to Choppers.

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red hair pink hair blue hair purple hair green hair

red hair pink hair blue hair purple hair green hair

red hair pink hair blue hair purple hair green hair

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red nails pink nails blue nails purple nails green nails

red nails pink nails blue nails purple nails green nails

red nails pink nails blue nails purple nails green nails

red nails pink nails blue nails purple nails green nails

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Going to the cinema The clues

The story

Five people named Laura, Larry, Lisa, Lenny and Lolita went to a cineplex and saw five different films. They saw Shooting stars, Bunny, Smokehouse, Tiger, tiger and Seal sounds. They bought five different snacks and five different beverages. They bought popcorn, a hot dog, peanuts, jelly beans and ice-cream. To drink, they bought cola, coffee, tea, lemonade and orange juice. They were all different ages. They were 10, 15, 17, 20 and 40 years old. Based on the clues, match the people with the films they saw, their snacks, their beverages and their ages.

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1. Laura was twice as old as Larry, but Lolita was twice as old as Laura. 2. Lisa was older than both Larry and Lenny. 3. The oldest person and the youngest person did not eat a hot dog, peanuts or jelly beans. 4. The 15-year-old and the 17-year-old did not see Shooting stars, Bunny or Smokehouse. 5. Laura and Lenny did not drink cola, coffee or tea. 6. The cola drinker was older than the orange juice drinker, but the tea drinker was older than Laura. 7. Lolita did not eat popcorn, and the popcorn eater watched Smokehouse. 8. Lenny did not watch Seal sounds, and the jelly bean eater watched Tiger, Tiger. 9. The hot dog eater was younger than the peanut eater who watched Bunny.

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Birthday gifts The clues

The story

Five men, named Alex, Andrew, Aaron, Arthur and Adam, were married to five women, named Alice, Andrea, April, Amy and Anne. Naturally, they had five different last names. Their last names were Armitage, Ashton, Allerton, Anderson and Ankers. All of the wives received different birthday gifts from their husbands. They received a necklace, a bracelet, earrings, a camera and a wristwatch. Each gift was wrapped in different coloured paper. The colours were silver, lilac, pink, gold and yellow. Based on the clues, match the first names of the husbands with the first names of their wives, their last names, the birthday gifts and the colours of the wrapping paper.

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1. Andrew’s surname started with the same three letters as his name, and so did his wife’s. 2. Adam’s wife hated jewellery, but loved the colour gold. 3. Alex’s wife had the same number of letters in her name, and had a present that told the time. 4. Aaron’s wife was very fussy. She disliked bracelets and necklaces, and hated silver, lilac and pink. 5. Adam’s wife had the shortest name and Arthur’s wife was named after her birth month. 6. Mrs Armitage had earrings and Mrs Ashton had a watch wrapped in silver paper. 7. Andrea Anderson loved to wear wrist jewellery, and hated the colour pink. 8. Mrs Allerton loved the colour pink and Mrs Ankers adored taking photographs.

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Alice Alice Alice Alice Alice Andrea Andrea Andrea Andrea Andrea April April April April April Amy Amy Amy Amy Amy Anne Anne Anne Anne Anne Armitage Armitage Armitage Armitage Armitage Ashton Ashton Ashton Ashton Ashton Allerton Allerton Allerton Allerton Allerton Anderson Anderson Anderson Anderson Anderson Ankers Ankers Ankers Ankers Ankers necklace necklace necklace necklace necklace bracelet bracelet bracelet bracelet bracelet earrings earrings earrings earrings earrings camera camera camera camera camera wristwatch wristwatch wristwatch wristwatch wristwatch silver silver silver silver silver lilac lilac lilac lilac lilac pink pink pink pink pink gold gold gold gold gold yellow yellow yellow yellow yellow

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Playing house The clues

The story

Five people, named Sam, Sara, Sally, Sylvia and Suzanne, lived in a row in five different houses on one street. The houses were five different styles. They were a bungalow, a townhouse, a detached house, a cottage and a mansion. The houses had doors of five different colours. They were red, grey, brown, purple and magenta. The houses had windows of five different colours. The windows were red, grey, brown, purple and magenta. The houses were numbered, from south to north, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20. Based on the clues, match the people with their house styles, their door and window colours, and their house numbers.

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1. The number of letters in the names never matches the number of letters in the colours for both door and windows and, of course, no house used the same colour for both door and windows. 2. The highest-numbered house had red windows, and the lowest-numbered house had a red door. 3. Sylvia and Suzanne lived in either the townhouse or the cottage, and nothing was red on their houses. 4. The house numbered 14 had a brown door, 16 had a grey door, and 18 had a magenta door. 5. The detached house was numbered 16, and Sylvia did not live in the townhouse, which was numbered 14. 6. Sara did not live in a mansion, and her windows were not red. 7. The townhouse did not have grey windows, but the detached house’s windows were brown.

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red door grey door brown door purple door magenta door

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bungalow bungalow bungalow bungalow bungalow townhouse townhouse townhouse townhouse townhouse detached house detached house detached house detached house detached house cottage cottage cottage cottage cottage mansion mansion mansion mansion mansion red door grey door brown door purple door magenta door

red door grey door brown door purple door magenta door

red windows red windows grey windows grey windows brown windows brown windows purple windows purple windows magenta windows magenta windows

red door grey door brown door purple door magenta door red windows grey windows brown windows purple windows magenta windows

red door grey door brown door purple door magenta door red windows grey windows brown windows purple windows magenta windows

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Menu madness! The clues

Monday

tuna casserole lima beans milk pudding

Tuesday ham aubergine orange juice ice-cream

Wednesday fried chicken peas grape juice apple pie

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Wednesday

Thursday

liver and onions mashed potato fruit punch cupcake

Thursday

Friday frittata green beans tomato juice fruit cup

Friday

tuna casserole tuna casserole tuna casserole tuna casserole tuna casserole ham ham ham ham ham fried chicken fried chicken fried chicken fried chicken fried chicken liver and onions liver and onions liver and onions liver and onions liver and onions frittata frittata frittata frittata frittata lima beans lima beans lima beans lima beans lima beans aubergine aubergine aubergine aubergine aubergine peas peas peas peas peas mashed potato mashed potato mashed potato mashed potato mashed potato green beans green beans green beans green beans green beans milk milk milk milk milk orange juice orange juice orange juice orange juice orange juice grape juice grape juice grape juice grape juice grape juice fruit punch fruit punch fruit punch fruit punch fruit punch tomato juice tomato juice tomato juice tomato juice tomato juice pudding pudding pudding pudding pudding ice-cream ice-cream ice-cream ice-cream ice-cream apple pie apple pie apple pie apple pie apple pie cupcake cupcake cupcake cupcake cupcake fruit cup fruit cup fruit cup fruit cup fruit cup www.prim-ed.com

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Happy haunting ground

Joan

1st to run 2nd to run 3rd to run 4th to run 5th to run

1st to run 2nd to run 3rd to run 4th to run 5th to run

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1. Jo Anne ran away after Jerry, Jerry ran away after Jack, Jennifer ran away after Jo Anne and, of course, Jack did not run away first. 2. The person who saw a zombie left shoes behind and said ‘Creepy’. 3. The person who saw a werewolf left their wig but later said ‘Was nothing’. 4. The person who saw a ghoul left a torch behind and said ‘Boring’. 5. Jerry told the people who saw the zombie, the werewolf and the ghoul that he thought they were ‘A bunch of big babies’. 6. Jack also thought the people who saw the zombie, the werewolf and the ghoul overreacted, but he did not say anything to them. 7. The second to run did not see a ghost, did not leave false teeth behind, and did not say ‘Piece of cake’. 8. The first to run did not see either a werewolf or a ghoul. 9. The fourth to run did not drop a torch.

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Five people decided to spend a night together in a haunted house. Their names were Jennifer, Joan, Jack, Jo Anne and Jerry. They all got scared and ran away from the house, but they ran at different times. They all saw, or thought they saw, something different that scared them. They saw a ghost, a zombie, a werewolf, a ghoul and a vampire. When they were scared and ran, they all left something behind. They left shoes, false teeth, a torch, a wig and a hat. After they left the house and were a safe distance away, they all said something different. They said ‘Piece of cake’, ‘Was nothing’, Boring’, ‘Jeepers’ and ‘Creepy’. Based on the clues, match the names with the order in which they ran, what scared them, what they left behind, and what they said after they were away from the house.

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Jerry

1st to run 2nd to run 3rd to run 4th to run 5th to run

1st to run 2nd to run 3rd to run 4th to run 5th to run

ghost ghost ghost ghost ghost zombie zombie zombie zombie zombie werewolf werewolf werewolf werewolf werewolf ghoul ghoul ghoul ghoul ghoul vampire vampire vampire vampire vampire shoes shoes shoes shoes shoes false teeth false teeth false teeth false teeth false teeth torch torch torch torch torch wig wig wig wig wig hat hat hat hat hat ‘Piece of cake’ ‘Piece of cake’ ‘Piece of cake’ ‘Piece of cake’ ‘Piece of cake’ ‘Was nothing’ ‘Was nothing’ ‘Was nothing’ ‘Was nothing’ ‘Was nothing’ ‘Boring’ ‘Boring’ ‘Boring’ ‘Boring’ ‘Boring’ ‘Jeepers’ ‘Jeepers’ ‘Jeepers’ ‘Jeepers’ ‘Jeepers’ ‘Creepy’ ‘Creepy’ ‘Creepy’ ‘Creepy’ ‘Creepy’

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Family differences

1st born 2nd born 3rd born 4th born 5th born

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1. Rolanda, Robert and Ralph were all younger than Roxie, but Roxie was younger than Raymond, Rolanda was younger than Robert, and Ralph was younger than Rolanda. 2. The two youngest children did not like mushrooms, olives and talk shows, and the two oldest children did not like onions, pepperoni, mushrooms or cartoons. 3. The middle child loved netball and soap operas. 4. The oldest child disliked dramas and talk shows but loved reading. 5. The youngest child did not like dancing, painting and dramas. 6. Roxie did not like olives, and Rolanda did not like pepperoni or dancing.

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1st born 2nd born 3rd born 4th born 5th born

Ralph 1st born 2nd born 3rd born 4th born 5th born

ham ham ham ham ham onions onions onions onions onions pepperoni pepperoni pepperoni pepperoni pepperoni mushrooms mushrooms mushrooms mushrooms mushrooms olives olives olives olives olives swimming swimming swimming swimming swimming dancing dancing dancing dancing dancing painting painting painting painting painting netball netball netball netball netball reading reading reading reading reading soap operas soap operas soap operas soap operas soap operas science fiction science fiction science fiction science fiction science fiction cartoons cartoons cartoons cartoons cartoons dramas dramas dramas dramas dramas talk shows talk shows talk shows talk shows talk shows

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Ups and downs of shopping

The story

The clues 1. Mike got out of the lift after Mavis and Mildred but before the person in the blue hat and the person in the pink hat. 2. The person in the red hat bought a matching pair of red gloves, then went for an espresso. 3. The jewellery was on the 2nd floor, and the person who bought jewellery drank a mocha. 4. Maureen got out of the lift after Morris, and Morris, in the blue hat, got out of the lift after Mike. 5. Mildred, in the red hat, got out of the lift before Mavis. Mavis always wore green. 6. Mike didn’t wear a green hat, didn’t buy anything you would normally carry, and disliked chocolate. 7. Maureen didn’t like coffee, and bought something to stop her hat getting wet in the rain. 8. The person who bought the suitcase enjoyed a latte.

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Mike, Mavis, Mildred, Maureen and Morris entered a department store lift from the basement car park. The lift went up five floors. At each of the floors one person, wearing a hat, got out to go shopping. Their hats were red, blue, pink, green and tan. Each person purchased one item on that floor. They bought gloves, perfume, a suitcase, a wristwatch and an umbrella. Then they went to the coffee bar and bought a cappuccino, a latte, a hot chocolate, a mocha and an espresso. Based on the clues, match the floors with who shopped on that floor, their hat colours, what was purchased and the type of coffee they drank.

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4th Floor

5th Floor

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red hat blue hat pink hat green hat tan hat

red hat blue hat pink hat green hat tan hat

red hat blue hat pink hat green hat tan hat

gloves gloves gloves gloves gloves perfume perfume perfume perfume perfume suitcase suitcase suitcase suitcase suitcase wristwatch wristwatch wristwatch wristwatch wristwatch umbrella umbrella umbrella umbrella umbrella cappuccino cappuccino cappuccino cappuccino cappuccino latte latte latte latte latte hot chocolate hot chocolate hot chocolate hot chocolate hot chocolate mocha mocha mocha mocha mocha espresso espresso espresso espresso espresso

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The bookshop

The story

The clues 1. The number in the queue order did not match the number of books being purchased. 2. Edwina poked Elsbeth in the back with a book, Eliza poked Edwina in the back with a book, but Eric poked Eliza in the back with a book and then carelessly took a step back and stepped on Edward’s toes! 3. Edward purchased more books than Edwina, Eric purchased more books than Edward, and Elsbeth purchased more books than Eliza but fewer than Edwina. 4. The first three people in the queue wore a red hat, a blue hat and a purple hat, and the last two people in the queue purchased books written by Hemingway and Sayers. 5. The person in the green hat purchased five books written by Sayers. 6. The person in the red hat purchased three books written by Grisham. 7. The person in the purple hat loved Agatha Christie mysteries and purchased more than one of her books that day.

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Five people, named Elsbeth, Eliza, Edward, Eric and Edwina, were standing in a check-out queue at a bookshop. Naturally enough, one of them was first in queue, another second, and so on. It was a bit unusual, but they were buying one book, two books, three books, four books and five books. Also unusually, they were buying all these books from only five different authors. The authors were Hemingway, King, Grisham, Christie and Sayers. Each of the people in the queue was wearing a different coloured hat. Their hats were red, blue, green, yellow and purple. Based on the clues, match the people with their order in the queue, the number of books they had, the authors and their hat colours.

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1st in the queue 2nd in the queue 3rd in the queue 4th in the queue 5th in the queue

1st in the queue 2nd in the queue 3rd in the queue 4th in the queue 5th in the queue

1st in the queue 2nd in the queue 3rd in the queue 4th in the queue 5th in the queue

1st in the queue 2nd in the queue 3rd in the queue 4th in the queue 5th in the queue

1 book 2 books 3 books 4 books 5 books

1 book 2 books 3 books 4 books 5 books

1 book 2 books 3 books 4 books 5 books

1 book 2 books 3 books 4 books 5 books

Hemingway Hemingway Hemingway Hemingway Hemingway King King King King King Grisham Grisham Grisham Grisham Grisham Christie Christie Christie Christie Christie Sayers Sayers Sayers Sayers Sayers

red hat blue hat green hat yellow hat purple hat

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Chicken olympics The clues

The story

Five hens, named Clara, Henny, Stew, Lefty and Bonnie, endlessly discussed who was the best at everything. Finally, they decided to hold a series of contests to decide who would be considered the ‘Queen of the Chickens’. They named this series of competitive events a ‘pecktathalon’. The four events were a race, a most grubs-eaten-in-15-minutes contest, a most-eggs-laid-in15-minutes contest, and a most-clucks-in-15-minutes contest. Based on the clues, match the chickens with their order of finishing in the race, the amount of grubs they consumed, the number of eggs they laid, and the number of clucks they made.

1st in race 2nd in race 3rd in race 4th in race 5th in race

10 grubs 15 grubs 30 grubs 45 grubs 60 grubs

Lefty

Bonnie

1st in race 2nd in race 3rd in race 4th in race 5th in race

1st in race 2nd in race 3rd in race 4th in race 5th in race

1st in race 2nd in race 3rd in race 4th in race 5th in race

10 grubs 15 grubs 30 grubs 45 grubs 60 grubs

10 grubs 15 grubs 30 grubs 45 grubs 60 grubs

10 grubs 15 grubs 30 grubs 45 grubs 60 grubs

10 grubs 15 grubs 30 grubs 45 grubs 60 grubs

5 eggs 7 eggs 8 eggs 10 eggs 14 eggs

5 eggs 7 eggs 8 eggs 10 eggs 14 eggs

5 eggs 7 eggs 8 eggs 10 eggs 14 eggs

5 eggs 7 eggs 8 eggs 10 eggs 14 eggs

5 eggs 7 eggs 8 eggs 10 eggs 14 eggs

50 clucks 60 clucks 75 clucks 120 clucks 150 clucks

50 clucks 60 clucks 75 clucks 120 clucks 150 clucks

50 clucks 60 clucks 75 clucks 120 clucks 150 clucks

50 clucks 60 clucks 75 clucks 120 clucks 150 clucks

50 clucks 60 clucks 75 clucks 120 clucks 150 clucks

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1. All of the chickens won a contest except for Stew, who did not win a single event. 2. Stew did not finish last in the race, but both Henny and Lefty finished in front of her and neither of them won the race! 3. Bonnie finished one place in front of Lefty in the race. 4. Clara and Henny did not eat the most grubs but they did eat more than poor Stew, who barely ate more grubs than Bonnie. 5. Clara ate half as many grubs as Lefty. 6. Lefty and Bonnie laid fewer eggs than Clara and Henny, but they both laid more eggs than Stew. 7. Clara laid twice as many eggs as Lefty. 8. Clara clucked more than Bonnie, Bonnie clucked more than Lefty and, of course, Lefty clucked more than Stew, who was pretty much out of cluck by this time.

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School report fun

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The clues 1. Laura did not receive the highest maths grade but it was higher than Larry’s maths grade. Larry’s maths grade was higher than Lenny’s maths grade, but Lenny did not receive an ‘F’ and, by the way, Linda’s maths grade was higher than Luther’s maths grade. 2. Larry and Laura both got worse grades in history than they received in maths, but both Luther and Lenny received better grades in history than they received in maths. However, Linda’s history grade was the best, and Laura did better in history than either Larry or Luther. 3. Larry received a higher English grade than he received in maths, and Lenny’s English grade was worse than his history grade but, of course, Lenny’s English grade was higher than Linda’s English grade. 4. Lenny’s English grade was lower than Laura’s history grade, but Luther’s English grade was higher than Larry’s English grade. 5. Larry, Luther and Linda received the highest science grades, but Laura’s science grade was higher than Lenny’s science grade, and Luther’s science grade was lower than Larry’s science grade. 6. And by now, everyone knows that Linda’s science grade was higher than Larry’s science grade.

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A in maths B in maths C in maths D in maths F in maths

A in maths B in maths C in maths D in maths F in maths

A in maths B in maths C in maths D in maths F in maths

A in maths B in maths C in maths D in maths F in maths

A in maths B in maths C in maths D in maths F in maths

A in history B in history C in history D in history F in history

A in history B in history C in history D in history F in history

A in history B in history C in history D in history F in history

A in history B in history C in history D in history F in history

A in history B in history C in history D in history F in history

A in English B in English C in English D in English F in English

A in English B in English C in English D in English F in English

A in English B in English C in English D in English F in English

A in English B in English C in English D in English F in English

A in English B in English C in English D in English F in English

A in science B in science C in science D in science F in science

A in science B in science C in science D in science F in science

A in science B in science C in science D in science F in science

A in science B in science C in science D in science F in science

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Chirper by the dozen The clues

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Five sparrows, named Binky, Becky, Bobby, Billy and Bert, flew to a bird feeder at different times, so one was first to land, another second to land, and so on. While at the feeder, they all ate a different number of seeds; they ate 10, 21, 30, 40 and 60 seeds. Also, while at the feeder, they all chirped a different number of times; they chirped 5, 7, 10, 15 and 20 times. When they were finished eating and chirping they all flew back to their nests, which were in five different locations. Their nests were in an oak tree, an elm tree, a pine tree, a chimney and a gutter. Based on the clues, match the sparrows with their order of landing, the number of seeds they ate, the number of chirps they made and the locations of their nests.

10 seeds 21 seeds 30 seeds 40 seeds 60 seeds

5 chirps 7 chirps 10 chirps 15 chirps 20 chirps

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Bert

1st to land 2nd to land 3rd to land 4th to land 5th to land

1st to land 2nd to land 3rd to land 4th to land 5th to land

1st to land 2nd to land 3rd to land 4th to land 5th to land

10 seeds 21 seeds 30 seeds 40 seeds 60 seeds

10 seeds 21 seeds 30 seeds 40 seeds 60 seeds

10 seeds 21 seeds 30 seeds 40 seeds 60 seeds

10 seeds 21 seeds 30 seeds 40 seeds 60 seeds

5 chirps 7 chirps 10 chirps 15 chirps 20 chirps

5 chirps 7 chirps 10 chirps 15 chirps 20 chirps

5 chirps 7 chirps 10 chirps 15 chirps 20 chirps

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1. Binky landed after Billy, Becky landed after Binky, and Bobby landed before Bert but after Becky. 2. Bert ate more seeds than Binky and Bobby, but Billy ate twice as much as Bert and, of course, Bobby ate less than Binky. 3. Becky chirped half as much as Bobby, Bert chirped less than Billy, and Billy chirped more than both Binky and Bobby. 4. Binky, by the way, chirped less than Bert. 5. Billy and Bert did not live in any kind of tree. 6. The first to land lived in a gutter, and Becky and Bobby did not live in an oak tree. 7. The bird that chirped the least lived in an elm tree.

oak tree oak tree oak tree oak tree oak tree elm tree elm tree elm tree elm tree elm tree pine tree pine tree pine tree pine tree pine tree chimney chimney chimney chimney chimney gutter gutter gutter gutter gutter

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Answers 10. You call that a farm?

1. Now that’s an election! Connie Carol Cliff

Charles

Don

goose honking pickled pigeon ‘Hippo hotel’

dog barking bat brats ‘La toad’

seven acres three acres six acres five acres four acres Till Sow Furrow Grainly Chaff Kooper Droopey Mimi Spike Rex

cow mooing fish fudge ‘Fox hound’

chicken clucking beetle butter ‘Yellow, yellow’

Dave

Damon Daniel Darrell

11. In search of chickens

2. A fair day Hiram Hilda Hank

Heloise

Marvin Mary

bumper cars ring toss hamburger

roller-coaster dart throwing pizza

cat fox dog crocodile twig toothbrush fishhook thorn ‘cunning’ ‘sneaky’ ‘slippery’ ‘sly’

Ferris wheel pie eating hot dog

merry-go-round seed spitting sausage

Mike

Paula Patricia

Bill

meat loaf green beans coffee cake

baked ham lima beans orange juice ice-cream

Courtner L’eagle Tort chase gulls bowl hunt coconuts shells malpractice patent sunscreen infringement custody

fried chicken peas cola rice pudding

4. A day in the life of four crows John

Joan Jenny

‘Hello, hedgehog!’ cow blue coffee

‘Hello, squirrel!’ ‘Hello, rabbit!’ ‘Hello, cat!’ chicken fox owl yellow pink green hot chocolate hot milk tea

5. The King! Bob Ben Bert Bill

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6. Ant the eat goes on

Alice Alfred

Alan

Brandon Benjamin Edict climb trees emotional distress

Statute tease sharks palm defamation

13. Camp fun

Ralph Rhonda Rhoda Ricky Ray Whacha- Whacha- Whacha- Whacha- Whachasayin readin watchin eatin doin weaving carpentry macramé sewing stringing leather beads fishing swimming hiking canoeing volleyball

14. Crossing chickens

Aaron ‘Jailhouse rock’ hip thrust 275 albums

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roast beef mashed potato tea apple pie

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Peter Patrick

Anne Arlene

honey leafcutter termites harvester army ‘Dianta’ ‘Anticipation’ ‘Antilly lace’ ‘Canty man’ national anthem

Ziti

snake feather ‘stealthy’

12. Stranded lawyers

3. A friendly lunch

7. Italian stars

Margie Mavis

Tortellini Rigatoni Linguine Fettuccine

Mike Jane Jack Hank Mary football cooking reading gardening swimming

8. Barely bear facts

Myrtle Mortie

Miriam Millie Mikey

Fleet Street Stirling Avenue Pitt Street Broadway Main Street shopping visit relatives go on date curiosity dance lessons sports car truck van limousine taxi

15. Football injuries Biff Bill Buck Barry Brad Crows centre back concussion

St Bernards centre forward broken leg

Crushers Mastiffs Donkeys right midfield left midfield goalkeeper broken arm

blown knee fractured hip

Peter

Pauthe queue Pepe

16. Fowl food Pierre

Penelope

quail duck goose turkey chicken oregano sage cinnamon paprika thyme aubergines corn celery carrots parsnips

Bruno Bart

Berniece Bonnie

Bill

ballet dancers juggling

beagles

baldness

woodchucks

skunk

17. Weird Pet Tricks

skipping

bike riding

roller-skating

astronomy

William Wilma Webster Wyona Walter

9. Gopher it! Gail

George Gregory

yellow green orange 1 Gopher Gopher Gopherville Place Plaza

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Gloria

Gertrude

red purple Gopher Gopher Castle Gables

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dog Furball tap dancing

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Answers 18. Fine swine Agnes Anna

Albert

27. Taste the difference!

Alvin

fouetté glissade arabesque battement entrechat ‘Nutcracker’ ‘Swan ‘Fancy ‘Petrouchka’ ‘Fire lake’ free’ bird’ green violet yellow red purple

19. Auction action Walt

Broilton ham haven coriander blue

20. I’m stuck on me! Sara Sally Sid Sharon

Lost Lake Loon Lake Fish Lake Lake Mead Lake Como bass pike carp trout catfish 1 kilogram 4 kilograms 1.5 kilograms 2 kilograms 8 kilograms

David

Dwayne Dollie

Elvira fifth place Class Two hummed

Ernie first place Class Three sang

Dixie

Cora

Daisy

Wakely Daddy Warbucks ‘painful’

Mary’s Mart shorts pizza lemonade

Suzi’s Shop jeans hamburger ice tea

Eve’s Emporium cardigan kebab cola

31. Buying a car Randy Ryan Rosie Rikki

Ray

Dealer Don van pink Mr Tradely

Sam’s Sales convertible gold Mr Sellingly

Honest Ed sports car red Mrs Barter

Square Deal Fast Fred truck jeep orange yellow Mr Dealden Mrs Saleton

32. The collectors Charles Carly

Carol

Cathy Calvin

fourth place third place second place Class Five Class Four Class One tumbled yodelled tap danced

Obtainingly Findley plumber jockey glassware antique toys Boston Miami

Gatherton bus driver stamps San Diego

Collectden Acquireton lawyer teacher coins bottle caps New York Chicago

Clarisse

Constance Cornelia Shellton pecan pie 5th place

Barry Bernard Billy

33. Five teachers

Baker rhubarb pie 2nd place

Myron

Burt

34. On to secondary school

26. Mothers and sons Bonnie Belle Bambi Bertha Betsy Billy Burt Bob Bernard Barry

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Molly’s Bev’s Market Boutique sweatshirt T-shirt taco hot dog milk orange juice

Edward Elizabeth Ellie

Crustard Doughden Fillingly cherry pie apple pie peach pie 4th place 3rd place 1st place

Bob

Pamela Patricia Penelope

sa

Vail Widowmaker femur

25. A Fair Contest Clara

blue gill leech Mr Rodman torn lip

perch herring trout cheese ball plastic worm whitebait Mrs Mrs Mr Caster Spinner Hooker nightmares fin sprain broken tooth

g

Stowe Mt Kamikaze tibia

Digby Mobley Stickley Dooley Annie Roosevelt Molly Hannigan ‘execrable’ ‘dreadful’ ‘excruciating’ ‘depressing’

24. Talent Contest

Bucky

bass green lure Mr Sinker panic attacks

30. A day at the shops

Vi ew in

Aspen Sun Valley Lake Placid Killer Death’s Door Devil’s Leap humerus clavicle ulna

23. The play

Bubbles Bugeye Barney Buster

Paula Peggy Maureen Millie Miriam

Rina

Simmerton Bakely Searden Fryerly hearty turkey pork tuna hash balls clusters delight cayenne coconut cardamom capers yellow purple white green

m pl

Ken Karen Kelli Kyle Kelvin

22. Skiing fun

Slurpco Bevco Albania Bhutan Sparkle PopPop cumin cabbage

29. Off the hook!

Sealy Elefunt ear eyebrow ‘Drat’ ‘Whoa, Nellie’

21. Fishing facts

Max Mark

Sodaco Andorra Fizzola potato

Ralph Rhonda Rhoda Rex

Bidderton Price Sale Vendue Gavel key ring lamp sofa table chest 50 5 10 20 30

Donkeyshine Dandylion Zoomalu chin nose lip ‘Golly’ ‘Yikes’ ‘Jeepers’

Nate Neil Nell

Sipco Drinkco Rwanda Burkina Faso Cheeryade Twinkola aniseed vinegar

28. Lunchroom secrets

Winston Wanda Winnie Wendy

Sam

Nick Nina

e

Alicia

Mildred Mavis

Texton Graden Study geography maths history Holt Howard Menzies ‘Da Boss’ ‘Tyrant’ ‘Sergeant’

Mark

Moe

Passerly Learner English science Hawke Scullin ‘General’ ‘Ironsides’

Oscar

Oliver Olive Otto

Danvers Secondary football red Bullets

Devlin Secondary netball pink Bull Dogs

Ophelia

Fremont Thornhill Bates Secondary Secondary Secondary shot put tennis swimming orange yellow black Bulls Hornets Bull Frogs

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42. Happy haunting ground

David Diana Denise Dwayne Darby

Jennifer

Jo Anne

Jack

The Illusion green shirt blue shorts rats

5th to run ghoul torch Boring

1st to run zombie shoes Creepy

2nd to run 4th to run vampire werewolf hat wig Jeepers Was nothing

Super Cat blue shirt white shorts worms

Lizardman Intellimonkey red shirt purple shirt green shorts red shorts beavers apes

Splashman white shirt purple shorts owls

Jo Anne

Jerry 3rd to run ghost false teeth Piece of cake

36. Pet problems

43. Family differences

Butch Pepper Duchess Queenie Rex

Rolanda Roxie

Raymond

Robert

blue collar red collar grey collar green collar terrier beagle spaniel Afghan itching bad breath toothache overeating Dr Crowe Dr Byrd Dr Katz Dr Foxe

4th born 2nd born onions ham painting dancing dramas talk shows

1st born olives reading science fiction

3rd born 5th born mushrooms pepperoni netball swimming soap operas cartoons

brown collar spitz sore paw Dr Lamb

37. A hairy puzzle

44. Ups and downs of shopping

Hair We R Root Bare red hair pink hair green nails blue nails Barry Biff

Choppers purple hair red nails Bill

Denise

The Cut-Up Shear Fun green hair blue hair purple nails pink nails Bernie Bob

38. Going to the cinema Laura Larry

Lisa Lenny Lolita

Bunny Smokehouse peanuts popcorn lemonade coffee 20 yrs old 10 yrs old

Seal Tiger, tiger sounds hot dog jelly beans cola orange juice 17 yrs old 15 yrs old

Andrew Aaron

Anne Ashton wristwatch silver

Andrea Alice Anderson Armitage bracelet earrings lilac yellow

40. Playing house

Arthur

April Amy Allerton Ankers necklace camera pink gold

Sam Sara Sally Sylvia Suzanne

2nd Floor

3rd Floor

4th Floor

5th Floor

Mildred Mavis Mike Morris red green tan blue gloves wristwatch perfume suitcase espresso mocha cappuccino latte

Maureen pink umbrella hot chocolate

45. The bookshop

Elsbeth Eliza

Edward Eric

1st in the queue 2 books Christie purple hat

5th in the 4th in the 2nd in the queue queue queue 4 books 5 books 3 books Hemingway Sayers Grisham yellow hat green hat red hat

sa

Adam

Vi ew in

Alex

g

39. Birthday gifts

Shooting stars ice-cream tea 40 yrs old

1st Floor

e

Daphne Danielle Daisy

m pl

Diana

Ralph

3rd in the queue 1 book King blue hat

Edwina

46. Chicken olympics Clara Henny Stew

Lefty

Bonnie

5th in race 30 grubs 14 eggs 120 clucks

2nd in race 60 grubs 7 eggs 60 clucks

1st in race 10 grubs 8 eggs 75 clucks

3rd in race 45 grubs 10 eggs 150 clucks

4th in race 15 grubs 5 eggs 50 clucks

47. School report fun

detached bungalow mansion cottage townhouse house grey red purple magenta brown door door door door door brown magenta red grey purple windows windows windows windows windows 16 12 20 18 14

Larry Laura Luther Lenny Linda

41. Menu madness!

Binky Becky Bobby Billy Bert

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Friday

ham frittata liver and tuna fried onions casserole chicken aubergine lima green peas mashed beans beans potato tomato milk fruit grape orange juice punch juice juice fruit cup cupcake ice-cream apple pie pudding

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C in maths B in maths F in history C in history B in English C in English B in science D in science

F in maths D In history A in English C in science

D in maths B In history D in English F in science

A in maths A In history F in English A in science

48. Chirper by the dozen 2nd to land 21 seeds 7 chirps oak tree

3rd to land 40 seeds 5 chirps elm tree

4th to land 10 seeds 10 chirps pine tree

1st to land 60 seeds 20 chirps gutter

5th to land 30 seeds 15 chirps chimney

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