The Smile That Wins

by Aussie Meyer
Solving Tips

Story


Adrian Mulliner, that well known detective about town, does a regular trade guarding the takings at high society weddings. Despite a sudden recurrence of the dyspepsia to which he is a martyr, he recently patrolled a reception where he spoke to a baronet, an OBE, a viscount, a knight and an earl. He smiled his knowing smile (which has been compared to that of DaVinci's Giaconda, or Mona Lisa) while each gentleman was either stuffing his pockets with the silver, cheating at cards, goosing the matron of honor on a crowded dancefloor, switching the gift cards on the wedding gifts, or picking the groom's pocket. Adrian did not actually notice these goings on, but sometimes it's enough merely to be there.

Now Adrian's smile (which he unleashes for medical reasons only, to relieve his dyspepsia) unnerved Allcox, Basingame, Chiswick, Dimplechin and Eggleston so badly that each one immediately took Adrian aside for a confidential chat and to offer him a little gift. Thus Adrian went home richer by a silver cigarette case, a tenner, a fiver, an invitation to Ascot, and a gold Swiss watch.

Being a Mulliner, and thus punctilious to a fault, Adrian wanted to include it all in his report to the father of the bride, but somewhere along the line he lost the little black book in which he was taking notes.

Can you help him sort out which gentleman he met engaged in which activity, the name and title, and what little gift he gave Adrian Mulliner?


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./Labels/v_Name.png ./Labels/h_Allcox.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Basingame.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Chiswick.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Dimplechin.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Eggleston.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Event.png ./Labels/h_Switched_gifts.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Card_cheat.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Stole_silver.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Goosed_matron.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Picked_pocket.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Title.png ./Labels/h_Baronet.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_OBE.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Viscount.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Knight.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Earl.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
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Clues

  1. These were the five that Adrian chatted with: Basingame, Dimplechin, the fellow who gave him the watch, the knight, and the gent he encountered amongst the wedding presents, pulling the old switcheroo.
  2. The fellow Adrian found with pockets full of silverware didn't slip him a tenner.
  3. Allcox wasn't the knight or the viscount.
  4. The earl (not Basingame) would never cheat at cards.
  5. The fellow who switched the cards on the gifts didn't offer the detective a fiver or an invitation to Ascot.
  6. The watch (which wasn't offered by the baronet) had nothing to do with the card cheat.
  7. Chiswick and the chap who slipped Adrian a tenner are old school chums.
  8. The viscount didn't goose the matron of honor.
  9. The two gents who were so were so anxious to give Adrian an invitation to Ascot and a fiver belong to the same club as the knight.
  10. Eggleston (who didn't give Adrian a cigarette case) never cheats at cards.
  11. Chiswick is an old drinking crony of the chappie who insisted Adrian accept the silver cigarette case and the earl.
  12. The viscount didn't offer an invitation to Ascot.
  13. The libertine who made the matron of honor jump (not Dimplechin) and the fellow who offered the detective a tenner used to be business partners.



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