Everybody's a Critic

by Aussie Meyer
Solving Tips

Story


Esmond Haddock, that Greek God and heir to the Haddock's Headache Hokeys empire, was extremely well fixed for Aunts, including Aunts Charlotte, Emmeline, Harriet, Myrtle Deverill, and Daphne Winkworth. When Esmond found himself smitten with love for Corky Pirbright (AKA the Hollywood actress Cora Star), these aunts became rather harsh critics of the young lady, finding fault with her on a daily basis.

In fact, on the first week of his courtship, each day from Monday thru Friday brought a new criticism from a new aunt! They found Corky to be "lewd", "crude", "rude", "nude!" (caught dashing from the bath in a towel), and, perhaps most shocking of all, "tattooed" (this last was actually a strawberry birthmark on her shoulder).

Corky had a hard time keeping track of all the slurs, as she never fully sorted out all the aunties - there was the tall auntie, the short one, the stout one, the skinny one, and the one with an ear trumpet. Thus she found herself in the position of a blindfolded tennis player, being pelted by a volley of serves from hither and yon, and unable to slam one back (where it would hopefully bean one of these old beezers and do her the most good!)

Can you help Corky connect the proper aunt with her physical description, her chosen critique, and the day of the week when she delivered it, from the ten clues given below?


./Labels/h_Physique.png ./Labels/h_Day.png ./Labels/h_Critique.png
./Labels/v_Tall.png ./Labels/v_Short.png ./Labels/v_Stout.png ./Labels/v_Skinny.png ./Labels/v_Deaf.png ./Labels/v_Monday.png ./Labels/v_Tuesday.png ./Labels/v_Wednesday.png ./Labels/v_Thursday.png ./Labels/v_Friday.png ./Labels/v_Lewd.png ./Labels/v_Crude.png ./Labels/v_Rude.png ./Labels/v_Nude.png ./Labels/v_Tattooed.png
./Labels/v_Aunt.png ./Labels/h_Charlotte.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Emmeline.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Harriet.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Myrtle_Deverill.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Daphne_Winkworth.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Critique.png ./Labels/h_Lewd.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Crude.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Rude.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Nude.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Tattooed.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Day.png ./Labels/h_Monday.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Tuesday.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Wednesday.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Thursday.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Friday.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
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Clues

  1. The incident wherein Corky was described as "nude" (not on Tuesday, of course), involved neither the short aunt nor the stout aunt.
  2. Aunt Myrtle Deverill (who did not criticize Corky on Monday) was not the deaf aunt (who didn't characterize her as "lewd").
  3. Aunt Daphne Winkworth (who did not describe Corky as "Rude") insulted her later in the week than Wednesday.
  4. The tall aunt and the aunt who accused Corky of owning a tattoo both issued their slanders before Thursday.
  5. Corky was called "crude" later in the week than she was criticized by the stout auntie.
  6. Neither Aunt Harriet nor Aunt Emmeline were particularly tall.
  7. Aunt Daphne Winkworth was neither the deaf aunt nor was she the one who spotted Corky running around "nude" (3 different aunts).
  8. Auntie Harriet (who never called the girl "lewd" or "tattooed") had a whack at belittling Corky earlier in the week than the skinny aunt.
  9. The short aunt critiqued the young lady earlier in the week than both the one who called her "rude" and Aunt Charlotte.
  10. Aunt Emmeline was neither the stout aunt nor the one who imagined tattoos on the girl (3 different aunts).



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