Archibald's Ankle Art

by Aussie Meyer
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Story

Ankle Art

When Aurelia Cammerleigh joined her cousin Moira last summer for a week on the Cote d'Azur, Archibald Mulliner was left alone in London, pining as only a chap whose soulmate has deserted him for sunnier climes can pine. He filled the emotional void in his own fashion; by shopping for those snazzy gentlemen's accoutrements that would knock Aurelia's eye out on her return. In fact, he bought socks to add to his collection of fine socks, one pair each on Monday through Friday.

Now these socks were a variety of colors: yellow, blue, green, pink and violet, and further were decorated with a succession of cheerful designs: diamonds, bands, hearts, zigzags, and polka dots. The designs were each one of the same five colors, but of course each was a different color than the rest of the sock.

His valet, Meadowes, shuddered at the sight of each new purchase; but hosiery was the one part of his employer's wardrobe that he had surrendered to Archibald's freedom of expression. Diamonds and dots swam before his eyes when he shut them to compose his thoughts, and zigzagging banded snakes in a rainbow of vivid hues danced before him. He tried to gather the specific details of the stocking purchases to enter his report in Junior Ganymede Club Book, but these 13 clues were all that he could recall.

From the clues below can you determine, on what day Archibald bought socks of what color with which pattern in what color?

Be careful - it's very confusing! All of the sock colors were different from the pattern colors on them.


./Labels/h_Sock_color.png ./Labels/h_Pattern_style.png ./Labels/h_Pattern_color.png
./Labels/v_Yellow.png ./Labels/v_Blue.png ./Labels/v_Pink.png ./Labels/v_Green.png ./Labels/v_Violet.png ./Labels/v_Diamonds.png ./Labels/v_Bands.png ./Labels/v_Polkadot.png ./Labels/v_Hearts.png ./Labels/v_Zigzags.png ./Labels/v_Yellow.png ./Labels/v_Blue.png ./Labels/v_Pink.png ./Labels/v_Green.png ./Labels/v_Violet.png
./Labels/v_Day.png ./Labels/h_Monday.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Tuesday.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Wednesday.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Thursday.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Friday.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Pattern_color.png ./Labels/h_Yellow.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Blue.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Pink.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Green.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Violet.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Pattern_style.png ./Labels/h_Diamonds.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Bands.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Polkadot.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Hearts.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Zigzags.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
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Clues

  1. The violet pattern did not appear on the blue nor the pink socks.
  2. The violet socks were not purchased on Monday nor Wednesday.
  3. Wednesday's socks did not have polkadots.
  4. The blue socks were not bought on Tuesday and did not have a pink pattern.
  5. The blue pattern was not hearts.
  6. The yellow socks did not have polkadots, and did not have green pattern.
  7. The diamonds were not the yellow pattern.
  8. The blue socks did not have bands nor polkadots.
  9. Wednesday's socks did not have a yellow pattern.
  10. The socks with the hearts had no yellow whatsoever on them.
  11. The socks with the green bands were not acquired on Tuesday nor Friday.
  12. The pink socks did not have bands, but Archibald preferred them to the ones he got Monday (which didn't have hearts nor zigzags).
  13. No two pairs of socks had the same two colors.



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