Bathing Beauties

by Carrie Reed
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Story


When Bertie returned from his seaside vacation, he asked Jeeves to mix him a cocktail, then headed for the Drones Club to regale his pals with his adventures. When he arrived at the good old club, he found other Drones, including Barmy Fotheringay Phipps, Bingo Little, Freddie Widgeon, Kipper Herring, Monty Bodkin, Pongo Twistleton, Stilton Cheesewright, and Tuppy Glossop, also gathering, preparatory to telling their adventures during their vacations. As it turned out, they had all had various adventures at the different seaside resorts they had selected for their holidays, but each was highlighted by judging a beauty contest in the town. As each Drone tried to tell his story to the others, with voices getting louder and louder, Oofy Prosser had a rather bright idea. He decided to make a book on who could figure out where each of the nine Drones listed went on his vacation (Bognor Regis, Bournemouth, Brighton, Christchurch, Falmouth, Plymouth, Sidmouth, Torquay, Weymouth), the name of the young lady whom each picked to win the local beauty contest (Betty, Cherry, Fiona, Hermione, Lettice, Nanette, Primrose, Sally, Terry), and each winner's hair and eye color. The winners were blond, brunette, or redhead, and possessed blue, green, or hazel eyes; each of the young ladies had a different combination of hair and eye color.

Oofy had Barmy, Bertie, Bingo, Freddie, Kipper, Monty, Pongo, Stilton and Tuppy each repeat one fact of either their own, or someone else's vacation. Surprisingly enough, although some of the comments are a little vague, no one got any of their facts incorrect. From the following clues, can you piece together who went where, who won in which town, and what hair and eye color each of the bathing beauties possessed?


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./Labels/v_Drone.png ./Labels/h_Barmy.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Bertie.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Bingo.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Freddie.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Kipper.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Monty.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Pongo.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Stilton.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Tuppy.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Eyes.png ./Labels/h_blue.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_green.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_hazel.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Hair.png ./Labels/h_blond.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_brunette.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_redhead.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Beauty.png ./Labels/h_Betty.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Cherry.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Fiona.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Hermione.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Lettice.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Nanette.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Primrose.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Sally.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Terry.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
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JavaScript Grid by Scott Noyes

Clues

  1. Tuppy: "Primrose (who didnít win the contest Kipper judged) and Hermione are both brunettes. Neither girl comes from a town with the same number of letters in its name as in hers."
  2. Pongo: "Cherry (who is not from Torquay) and the girl I selected are, in some order, a brunette with blue eyes and a green-eyed blond. Also, Terry ,who is not necessarily the girl I selected, hails from Weymouth and has green eyes but is not a redhead."
  3. Stilton: "Nanette, who was not from Sidmouth, the girl I selected, and the beauty whom Bertie selected to win have the same hair color."
  4. Barmy: "The winner I picked is either Fiona or Hermione."
  5. Monty: "Betty and the girl I chose both have blue eyes."
  6. Bingo: "The girls selected by Tuppy and Kipper have different eye and hair colors; one is either Lettice or Sally."
  7. Freddie: "Fiona, Lettice and the winner I selected are, in some order, the brunette with blue eyes, the green-eyed redhead and the blond with hazel eyes and are, in some order, from Bognor Regis, Plymouth, and Torquay."
  8. Kipper: "The winners selected by Tuppy, who did not go to Bournemouth, and Bertie have different colored eyes."
  9. Bertie: "Fiona and Sally have different hair and eye colors. The girls who won from Bognor Regis, Bournemouth, and Brighton are, in no particular order, a blond, a brunette, and a redhead, and have, in some order, blue, green and hazel eyes."



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