Wedding Presents

by Aussie Meyer
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Story

Aurelia Cammerleigh-Mulliner is a very proper young lady, and when faced with the daunting task of writing proper thank you notes for all of her wedding presents, she was more than willing to compose a handwritten note for each. The only problem being, the gifts had become detached from their wrappings by her pin-headed groom, Archibald, and she had only these jumbled clues to figure out which guest donated which gift.

Four types of item were received: decanter, clock, fish slice, and cow creamer (there were two of one item). The five guests who must have given them were: Algy, Catsmeat, Corky, Stiffy, and Madeline. The gifts were all from different countries: England, Switzerland, Spain, Canada, and Denmark. They were received in differently decorated wrapping paper - one with wedding bells, one with silver stripes, one with lace, one with tiny hearts, and one with lovebirds on it.

On opening them, Aurelia had assigned each gift a different adjective, one she deemed "lovely", one "thoughtful", then one was "useful", there was a "pretty" one and a "priceless" gift.


./Labels/h_Description.png ./Labels/h_Paper.png ./Labels/h_Country.png ./Labels/h_Gift__2_of_1_.png
./Labels/v__lovely_.png ./Labels/v__pretty_.png ./Labels/v__priceless_.png ./Labels/v__thoughtful_.png ./Labels/v__useful_.png ./Labels/v_Wedding_bells.png ./Labels/v_Silver_stripes.png ./Labels/v_Lace.png ./Labels/v_Tiny_hearts.png ./Labels/v_Lovebirds.png ./Labels/v_Canada.png ./Labels/v_Denmark.png ./Labels/v_England.png ./Labels/v_Spain.png ./Labels/v_Switzerland.png ./Labels/v_Decanter.png ./Labels/v_Clock.png ./Labels/v_Fish_slice.png ./Labels/v_Cow_creamer.png
./Labels/v_Giver.png ./Labels/h_Algy.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Catsmeat.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Corky.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Madeline.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Stiffy.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Gift__2_of_1_.png ./Labels/h_Decanter.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Clock.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Fish_slice.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Cow_creamer.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Country.png ./Labels/h_Canada.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Denmark.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_England.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Spain.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Switzerland.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Paper.png ./Labels/h_Wedding_bells.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Silver_stripes.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Lace.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Tiny_hearts.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Lovebirds.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
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JavaScript Grid by Scott Noyes

Clues

  1. The "thoughtful" gift (which wasn't a cow creamer) was wrapped in either the wedding bells paper or the lace pattern wrapping.
  2. The person whose gift was made in England and the guest whose gift was wrapped in silver stripe paper gave the same thing as a present; the other three were Algy, the one whose gift Aurelia had called "Lovely!" and a guest who did not buy their gift from Switzerland.
  3. Corky didn't give a present from Denmark.
  4. Catsmeat and the one whose gift was "useful" gave different type presents.
  5. Two arrived in one car: the giver of the "priceless" present and the Swiss gift.
  6. Madeline's gift was not made in England.
  7. The gift wrapped in wedding bell paper was not a clock, and not from Canada.
  8. The five guests were: Corky, the one giving the "lovely" gift, someone who gave a cow creamer, a person whose gift was from Spain, and the bearer of a gift wrapped in paper with tiny hearts.
  9. The gift that came in lovebird wrappings (which was either "pretty" or "priceless"), was either a clock or a fish slice.
  10. The giver of the decanter and the guest who arrived in the same car as the "pretty" gift giver had these to offer: a "thoughtful" gift and the gift from Spain, in some order.



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