There are few spots more idyllic than the hamlet of Lesser Lossingham, and few couples as happy as the inventor Wilfred Mulliner and his wife Angela. Late last Saturday morning, Wilfred strolled in to their little home,"The Gables" and surprised his better half by emptying his pockets and dropping twenty shilling pieces upon the kitchen table.
"What's all this, darling? And where have you been since the crack of dawn?" she inquired.
"I've been visiting with my fellow villagers, my dear. At precisely 30 minute intervals, starting at 7:30 and culminating at 9:30," he said (very precisely, for he is a scientist), "I chatted with the grocer, the postmistress, the constable, the publican and the Vicar. Each of them complained of some malady or troublesome condition, and I took orders from them for five of my patent remedies. One wanted the 2 shilling size of .. now what was it? There was an order for a 3 shilling ... and someone wanted the 4 shilling ... I say, my memory seems to be playing tricks on me! I can't seem to recall who paid how much for what!"
Looking over the coins as if to derive some clue, he ventured, "Well, mathematics tells me that the other two customers must have ordered the large bottles - 5 shilling and 6 shilling - but of what? One of them was feeling the lumbago and wanted my Ease-O, and another was feeling wan and pale, so I recommended the Raven Gipsy Face Cream. I know that someone was trying to lose weight, and I advised the Reduc-O, but another citizen was subject to lassitude, so I prescribed my famous Buck-U-Uppo tonic. What else? Ah, yes ... a splotchy complexion troubled one of our neighbors, so I said I'd send along some Snow of the Mountains lotion."
"Well, we'll have to re-trace your steps and see if we can find some clues as to who ordered what item and what they paid, Wilfred!" said Angela, thinking clearly. Aided by a pot of strong tea and some crumpets, Wilfred recalled the five clues shown below.
Can you help him determine whom he spoke to at what time, what they ordered, and how much they paid?