Tiny Tots

by Aussie Meyer
Solving Tips

Story


Rev. Aubrey Sellick, beloved children's author and editor of Tiny Tots (Mammoth Publishing, London W1) would, in addition to his other duties, make celebrity appearances among the young set from time to time. It was at just such a booking that he was asked to judge a talented tots competition. The competitors covered a fairly broad age range, and the finalists were 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10 years of age. He remembered them, not by name, but by their physical attributes, dubbing them Piggy, Carrottop, Evil Eye, Toothless, and Mug Ears.

Their talents, as it turned out, were as follows: one sang, and one danced, one did a magic trick, one performed with the yo-yo, and one recited a poem. From the clues given, can you determine which child performed which act, and how Rev. Aubrey rewarded the prizes for 1st through 5th place?


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JavaScript Grid by Scott Noyes

Clues

  1. Piggy (who didn't recite a poem) is exactly twice as old at the one who did Magic (who didn't finish Third).
  2. Mug Ears is either the oldest or the first place winner.
  3. The child that got Second Place is exactly twice as old as the one who beat him to First Prize.
  4. The Dancer finished behind Toothless, but ahead of the 8 year old (who wasn't the Singer).
  5. The Singer did better than the Magician kid, who in turn won a higher prize than Evil Eye.



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