Milady's Boudoir

by Aussie Meyer
Solving Tips

Story

Aunt Dahlia, Editrix

"It's not easy," confided Dahlia Travers to her nephew Bertie, "editing a rag like Milady's Boudoir. I give my little all for art and Tom still calls it 'Milady's Undershirt' and complains over every little expense check he's asked to sign. (Sigh...) If only I could get some decent material."

"What, didn't you like that little article I penned? You know, the one on ... er, what was it about, anyway?" asked Bertram.

"I don't know, I can't tell the lot apart!" complained Aunt Dahlia. "I have articles on 'The Quiver of Cupid', 'Restaurant Review', 'Shopping for Spats', 'The Trousseau', and 'Useful Euphemisms', and I haven't got a clue as to who wrote what. There are articles from Anatole, yourself (my dear Bertie), Lady Constance, Daphne whatever-her-name-is, and Eulalie the undergarment tycoon, and I've lost the index and forget what I was to put on pages 1 through 5. Furthermore, I have color illustrations in gray, heliotrope, indigo, jade, and kohl and I've no idea what goes with what. The stress of this job has my poor mind addled, and I can only remember bits and pieces!"

At this point, Jeeves hove into view and prefaced his remarks with a modest cough. "If I may be of assistance, madam. I might be able to reconstruct the layout of the current issue if you could recount to us whatever salient details you can recall, no matter how small."

From the seven clues Mrs. Travers came up with, can you help Jeeves put Milady's Boudoir back in order, with the proper authors, stories, illustrations and page numbers?


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Clues

  1. One (or both) of these statements is true about the article to be on page 3: It was entitled "The Trousseau". It was by Daphne what's-her-name.
  2. The article on "Shopping for Spats" was supposed to come later in the issue than Anatole's article, which in turn came after the article with the heliotrope illustration.
  3. The three most interesting pieces were the one on "Useful Euphemisms', the one illustrated in kohl, and the one slated for page 4.
  4. The reader was supposed to enjoy "Quiver of Cupid" sometime before the article illustrated in jade, and then later in the periodical read Bertie's piece.
  5. Aunt Dahlia was quite sure that Daphne's article should appear before "Shopping for Spats" which in turn preceded "Useful Euphemisms".
  6. After one read the "Restaurant Review", one should find Eulalie's contribution on the very next page.
  7. Lady Constance's piece followed right after the article with the indigo illustration, which came right after the one with the jade artwork (which wasn't Anatole's).



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