Clean Out the Freezer Night

by Kim Noyes
Solving Tips

Story


On "clean out the freezer night" our five family members had ice cream floats, made up of three different flavors of soda and three different flavors of ice cream. The table was protected from spills by five placemats, decorated with three different animal designs. Determine who sat where, what flavor soda and ice cream each person had in his or her float, and what type placemat each chose.

Note: The table is round, with seats placed clockwise. So seat B is to the left of seat A, and seat E is to the right of seat A.


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./Labels/v_Jim.png ./Labels/v_Kim.png ./Labels/v_Pat.png ./Labels/v_Scott.png ./Labels/v_Wendy.png ./Labels/v_Chocolate.png ./Labels/v_Orange.png ./Labels/v_Strawberry.png ./Labels/v_Almond_Roca.png ./Labels/v_Mint_Choc._Chip.png ./Labels/v_Strawberry.png ./Labels/v_Frog.png ./Labels/v_Rabbit.png ./Labels/v_Turtle.png
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./Labels/h_E.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Placemat.png ./Labels/h_Frog.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Rabbit.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Turtle.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Ice_Cream.png ./Labels/h_Almond_Roca.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Mint_Choc._Chip.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Strawberry.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Soda.png ./Labels/h_Chocolate.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Orange.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Strawberry.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
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JavaScript Grid by Scott Noyes

Clues

  1. Kim, who doesn't like strawberry, was the only one who didn't share a soda flavor with anyone else, but she did not have a unique placemat.
  2. No identical placemats were adjacent to one another.
  3. The girl sitting to the left of the only placemat featuring a rabbit in a carrot patch was the only person who had the difficult task of drinking mint chocolate chip ice cream through a straw.
  4. The two strawberry sodas with strawberry ice cream were served on different styles of placemat.
  5. Jim sat to the immediate right of a placemat featuring a frog choir, which was to the immediate right of a float containing orange soda, which was to the immediate right of seat B.
  6. The person making the floats could only find one can of chocolate soda. It was not served on a placemat featuring a turtle.
  7. The one float containing almond roca ice cream also contained orange soda. This float was not Patricia's.
  8. Wendy's favorite animal is a rabbit. She did not have strawberry ice cream.
  9. Scott, who always insists on strawberry, sat at place E.
  10. Exactly three people had strawberry ice cream.



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