Uncle Fred on the Loose

by Aussie Meyer
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Story

Uncle Fred

If Pongo Twistleton's looking a bit blue and starting at sudden noises, it's only because his Uncle Fred's been up to town for one of his "pleasant and instructive afternoons". Uncle Fred, that is to say Lord Ickenham, spends most of his time bottled up in the country, and when he gets loose in London, tends to step high, wide and handsome into perpetrating outrages upon the public weal at a rate of one per hour. Indeed, Pongo logged him, Saturday, starting with his misbehaviour at 1 pm and noting the social crime at each subsequent hour, when Uncle Fred was either selling jellied eels under false pretenses, "borrowing" a yellow rain slicker from Harrod's under the guise of being that store's house detective, treating a pekingese dog for asthma, impersonating a Member of Parliament in order to obtain his restaurant reservations, or psycho-analysing a pretty waitress in a tea-room. In enacting these stratagems, Uncle Fred took the given names of Theodore, Fritz, Cyrus, George & Pepe; he pulled the surnames of Schnappel, Whippet, Edelweiss, Ellington & Smith out of his hat (in no particular order). Finally, to top it, he nipped and pinched a succession of flowers to wear in his buttonhole: a carnation, a tearose, a poppy, a sweet-william, and a marigold (not in successive order)

Well! Can you figure out what actually took place, from the 13 clues below (this is all we've been able to get out of Pongo, who is still gibbering...)? What time did Uncle Fred do what, under what names, with what posey in his lapel, that fateful day?


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./Labels/v_Theodore.png ./Labels/v_Fritz.png ./Labels/v_Cyrus.png ./Labels/v_George.png ./Labels/v_Pepe.png ./Labels/v_Schnappel.png ./Labels/v_Whippet.png ./Labels/v_Edelweiss.png ./Labels/v_Ellington.png ./Labels/v_Smith.png ./Labels/v_carnation.png ./Labels/v_tearose.png ./Labels/v_poppy.png ./Labels/v_sweet_william.png ./Labels/v_marigold.png ./Labels/v_jellied_eels.png ./Labels/v_stole_slicker.png ./Labels/v_treat_asthma.png ./Labels/v_impersonate_MP.png ./Labels/v_psycho_analysis.png
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./Labels/h_2_00.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
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./Labels/h_5_00.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Mischief.png ./Labels/h_jellied_eels.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_stole_slicker.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_treat_asthma.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_impersonate_MP.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_psycho_analysis.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Flower.png ./Labels/h_carnation.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_tearose.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_poppy.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_sweet_william.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_marigold.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Surname.png ./Labels/h_Schnappel.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Whippet.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Edelweiss.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Ellington.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Smith.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
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Clues

  1. Uncle Fred was "Theodore" exactly 2 hours before he was "Schnappel".
  2. At least when he was "Fritz", when he was "Mr. Edelweiss", and when wearing a carnation (3 separate instances), he was not pretending to practice medicine.
  3. He pretended to be a Member of Parliament in order to get a restaurant table precisely an hour AFTER he took the name of "Ellington".
  4. In three hours, in this order: he was "Cyrus", he was "Smith", he was a Harrod's house detective procuring a yellow rain slicker.
  5. He wasn't wearing a poppy at 1:pm.
  6. He was "George" exactly one hour before he was "Fritz".
  7. When he was "Theodore" (which was not the name used to impersonate a Harrod's house detective) he wasn't wearing a carnation.
  8. He didn't use the name "George Edelweiss".
  9. He didn't use the name "Cyrus Schnappel".
  10. He psychoanalysed a pretty waitress precisely one hour before he tucked the marigold in his buttonhole (which was not when he treated the Peke for asthma).
  11. Uncle Fred did not use the name of "Edelweiss" when he passed himself off as an M.P. in the restaurant.
  12. He did not wear the sweet-william when he was "Smith", nor on the instance of psychoanalysing a waitress.
  13. Uncle Fred impersonated a doctor twice: when he was "Pepe" and again when he treated the Pekingese doggie for asthma.



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