Human Guinea Pigs

by Aussie Meyer
Solving Tips

Story


When Wilfred Mulliner is in his research laboratory, inventing and concocting his many patent nostrums that put the human body right from its little afflictions, his wife Angela Mulliner knows that he must not be bothered by little things. At the current time, however, he has human guinea pigs testing his various solutions for rheumatroid arthritis, and they have been instructed to call in and report when anything out of the ordinary crops up. Some four elder ladies (Abigail, Beatrice, Claire, and Dianne) have been testing different formulas (the lotion, the tonic, the spray, and the balm) for a week, now, and Angela has taken a phone message from each as to the side effects (either the lazy eye, the burning sensation, the loss of pep, or the whimwhams) that she is experiencing (each lady seems to have experienced a different one!). Each lady has also reported what she liked about the concoctions (one reported the nice aroma, one liked the tingling, one preferred the pleasant color, and one enjoyed the smooth texture).

Sadly, Angela's notes on these phone calls are quite confusing, and she requires our help to sort out the data from the facts that she is certain of. From the seven clues below, can you determine which lady guinea pig reported what bad side effect and what pleasant aspect, and which form of the formula she was using?


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./Labels/v_Balm.png ./Labels/v_Lotion.png ./Labels/v_Spray.png ./Labels/v_Tonic.png ./Labels/v_Burning.png ./Labels/v_Whimwams.png ./Labels/v_Lazy_eye.png ./Labels/v_Lost_pep.png ./Labels/v_Aroma.png ./Labels/v_Color.png ./Labels/v_Tingle.png ./Labels/v_Smooth.png
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./Labels/h_Whimwams.png Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Lazy_eye.png Mark Mark Mark Mark
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Clues

  1. Claire (who didn't experience the pleasant tingling) did not suffer from lazy eye (and note that the balm did not cause lazy eye).
  2. The lady who liked the smooth texture (she did not try the lotion) did not suffer the whimwhams.
  3. Neither the lady who took the tonic nor Claire enjoyed the aroma of the cure.
  4. Neither Abigail nor the lotion user experienced loss of pep, and Abigail did not enjoy the tingling.
  5. The balm (which did not give a burning sensation) did not have a lovely aroma.
  6. Beatrice did not experience the whimwhams. The lady with the whimwhams did not enjoy the color of the stuff she was testing.
  7. Claire (who did not suffer the loss of pep) didn't care for the color of the medicine.



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