Breakfast at Blandings II

by Aussie Meyer
Solving Tips

Story


When the denizens of Castle Blandings met over the morning repast, butler Beach laid a hearty breakfast buffet for them to pick and choose from. This fine winter's morn found five residents partaking: Clarence (Earl of Emsworth), his brother Galahad Threepwood, his sister Lady Constance Keeble, his niece Millicent Threepwood, and his secretary, Hugo Carmody.

They each had different ideas regarding the morning beverage: one chose coffee, one tea, another orange juice. One among them was a milk drinker and one favored tomato juice.

They also had diverse ideas regarding reading material: The London Times did for one, and one pored over the Argus Intelligencer. One read a mystery novel, one read Milady's Boudoir (but do not assume it was a lady), and one read the label on the jam jar.

The dishes offered at the buffet on the sideboard were as follows: Scrambled eggs, kippered herring, streaky bacon, crumpets, and oatmeal porridge. Each of the inmates helped themselves to three of these five dishes.

Can you determine, from the nine clues offered, who consumed which dishes, over what reading material, and washed down with what beverage?


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Clues

  1. Lady Constance read something other than the jam jar label; the person who read the jam jar didn't drink coffee.
  2. Galahad and the milk drinker both helped themselves to the bacon, but that was the only dish they shared.
  3. Clarence, his secretary Hugo and the one who read the Argus Intelligencer were the only three who ate one of the dishes.
  4. Millicent and the ones who read the mystery and the jam jar label were the only three who had kippers.
  5. The only two who didn't have eggs were the gentleman who had coffee and the person who had tomato juice.
  6. The five different people were as follows: Hugo Carmody, the tea-drinker, the one who read Milady's Boudoir, the one who read the mystery novel, and the one who breakfasted on a kipper, a crumpet, and oatmeal.
  7. The one who read the label of the jam jar didn't have orange juice or milk.
  8. Clarence didn't have a crumpet.
  9. The orange juice drinker didn't read the London Times.



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