Good Luck Charm

by Aussie Meyer
Solving Tips

Story


If there's one thing that the members of the Drones Club are likely to agree upon, it's the role of Lady Luck in the grand scheme of things. A recent craze has been lucky cufflinks, in particular, and no Egg or Bean worth his salt (never mind the Crumpets) would be caught dead without his personal lucky totems holding his sleeves together at the end. One day in the barparlor, Bertie, Bingo, Stilton, Catsmeat, and Gussie gathered, all showing off their cufflinks, including (in no particular order)dice, scarabs, pennies, 4-leaf clovers, and (of course) horseshoes.

"I attribute my win at the Darts Tournament to these links!" spoke one chappie.

"Mine helped me with Cupid's darts," said another, "and I won the Woman I love!"

The other three ascribed their wins at a pie-eating contest, a talent contest, and a horserace wager to their cufflinks as well.

"Where did you get yours? Mine came from Bern, Switzerland!"

"I got this lucky pair at Montecarlo ..." responded one fellow.

"These are from right up the street here in London", said one. "New York, here!" and "Mine are from Paris" replied the other two.

The bartender listened to all this, hoping to spot the luckiest Drone and find out what kind of cufflinks he got, and where - but he was new to the job, and couldn't recall who was whom - Can you help him sort out the information from these fourteen clues?

Note: the jeweler who made the Penny cufflinks may have been anywhere, but used British coins!


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Clues

  1. Neither the lucky Pennies nor the cufflinks from Paris helped win the Talent Competition.
  2. The Scarab cufflinks didn't contribute to the Pie-eating Contest.
  3. Bertie didn't get his at Montecarlo, but the fellow who won at the horseraces did.
  4. The luck of the 4-leaf Clovers was not invoked at the Talent contest.
  5. Bertie was surprised that a pal of his bought his cufflinks at Bern.
  6. Bingo didn't get any cufflinks in Paris.
  7. Gussie's cufflinks won him the Girlfriend.
  8. Neither Bertie nor Catsmeat wore Clovers at the wrists.
  9. The New York charm did not adorn the cuffs of the Pie-eating Champion.
  10. Bingo sported neither the lucky Pennies nor the charm from Montecarlo.
  11. The London charm (which wasn't the scarabs) brought luck to Stilton.
  12. Neither the Clovers nor the Dice were from Bern.
  13. The name of the winner of the Talent Contest did not begin with the letter "B".
  14. The lucky Clovers did not come from New York.



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