Russian Authors Invitational

by Aussie Meyer
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Story


When Raymond Parsloe Devine visited Moscow to pay homage to Vladimir Brusiloff, he had prepared himself to make a better impression on the author than he did when he first met Brusiloff at the Wood Hills Literary Society. In short, he learned to play the game of Golf, that being the passionate sideline of the Russian author. He had so polished up his game that he was able to wangle a spot in the Russian Authors Invitational at the Nijni-Novgorod Golf Course, Devine playing alongside Brusiloff, Sovietsky, Nastikoff, and Leo "The Mulligan" Tolstoy.

Each of these novelists played with a different lucky charm, these included a four-leaf clover, a rabbit's foot, a buckeye, a ruble coin, and a swizzle stick. Further, each contestant wore a distinctive article of apparel: one wore kneepants and one wore a tam o'shanter, another wore red suspenders (braces), one an argyle vest, and one wore saddle shoes.

Can you tell which author finished the tourney in what order, wearing what odd bit of apparel and carrying which lucky charm, from the eight clues given below?


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./Labels/v_Charm.png ./Labels/h_Clover.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
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./Labels/h_Buckeye.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Ruble_coin.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Swizzle_stick.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Apparel.png ./Labels/h_Kneepants.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Tam_o_shanter.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Red_suspenders.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Argyle_vest.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Saddle_shoes.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
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JavaScript Grid by Scott Noyes

Clues

  1. The golfer with the lucky clover finished two ahead of Tolstoy.
  2. The player wearing saddle shoes finished somewhat ahead of the one carrying a buckeye in his pocket for luck.
  3. The author kissing his lucky ruble coin came in ahead of the one in kneepants.
  4. The golfer in the argyle vest came in second.
  5. Devine didn't wear the tam o'shanter.
  6. Nastikoff carried a rabbit's foot for luck.
  7. The contestant in red suspenders (not Tolstoy), was not among the first three finishers.
  8. Nastikoff and Brusiloff did not finish one after the other, in either order; one of the two wore saddle shoes and the other wore an argyle vest.



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