Entertaining the Kids
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The parents of five children decided to share responsibility for entertaining the kids (one of whom is Bruce) during the week between the end of day camp and the start of the school. Each parent took a different day of the week, Monday through Friday, to take the children on a different outing (including taking them horseback riding). They also each rented a movie (including Mulan) for the children to watch. For each day, determine who took care of the kids, that parent's child, the outing the parent supervised and the movie he or she rented.
1. The five parents were: the one who took the children bowling, the one who rented "Antz", Katie's parent, Mr. Bidwell and Mrs. Molinari.
2. The parent who rented "Finding Nemo" didn't take the kids bowling and isn't related to Katie.
3. Neither Mrs. Parker nor the parent who took the kids to miniature golf rented "Ice Age".
4. The children went roller skating the day before they saw "Monster's Inc.", which was the day before Mr. Sandoval entertained them.
5. The parent who took the kids skating didn't rent "Antz".
6. Mr. Sandoval wasn't the parent who rented "Finding Nemo" (which the children watched Thursday).
7. Mrs. Lee is Derek's mother.
8. Linda's parent, who isn't Mrs. Molinari and who didn't rent "Antz", entertained the kids on Friday.
9. Ryan's parent took care of the children the day after the parent who took the kids swimming.
Answer
Monday, Mrs. Parker, Katie, Skating, Mulan
Tuesday, Mrs. Lee, Derek, Bowling, Monster's Inc.
Wednesday, Mr. Sandoval, Bruce, Swimming, Antz
Thursday, Mrs. Molinari, Ryan, Golf, Finding Nemo
Friday, Mr. Bidwell, Linda, horseback riding, Ice Age
Finding Nemo is on Thursday (6). Thus, Mr. Sandoval didn't entertain the kids on Friday (4). Nor did he entertain on Monday or Tuesday (4) or Thursday (6), so he entertained on Wednesday. The kids went skating on Monday and saw Monster's Inc on Tuesday (4). Linda's parent entertained the kids on Friday (8). They didn't see Antz on Monday (5) or Friday (8), so they saw it on Wednesday. Mrs. Lee is Derek's mom (7) and must be mentioned in clue 1. Since Mr. Sandoval rented Antz, then Mrs. Lee had to take the kids bowling. Since we know either the kids name, parents name or outing for Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Mrs. Lee is either Tuesday or Thursday. Since Finding Nemo is Thursday (6), then Mrs. Lee is on Tuesday (2). Linda's parent has to be mentioned in clue 1 and is either Mrs. Molinari or Mr. Bidwell. It is Mr. Bidwell (8). Thursday's parent is also mentioned in clue 1. He or she is not Katie's parent (2), therefore has to be Mrs. Molinari. By elimination, Mrs. Parker is on Monday. By elimination from clue 1, Katie is Mrs. Parker child. Ice age was rented on Friday (3) and by elimination Mulan was rented on Monday. The kids went swimming on Wednesday and Ryan was on Thursday (9). By elimination, Bruce was on Wednesday. The kids played golf on Thursday (3) and went horseback riding on Friday.
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FamilyInFilm
Sep 13, 2005
 This one took me forever! Good job! A tough teaser, but fun! 
harmonize9
Sep 13, 2005
 this was a fun casual one. not challenging but fun. 
renae
Sep 13, 2005
 Phew, that was a hard one. Thank You!!! 
mejoza
Sep 13, 2005
 Something about your teasers make me whip out the piece of paper. It's easy if I write out the five slots, but I can't seem to use the grid alone. It didn't take too long (10 minutes?) but I had tog et out the pen and paper, which makes me feel dunceey 
brainfog
Sep 14, 2005
 I like how I had to keep going back and forth  made it more challenging. Very nice job! 
beethovenswig
Sep 14, 2005
 Pretty fun.... I also had to use paper, it's easier to me than the grid. Happy Early Birthday cinnamon30 
orbrab
Sep 14, 2005
 Thank you. It was a nice composition and I think it took a bit longer to do than average grids. 
ChinaRider
Sep 14, 2005
 Just keep swimming... 
xsagirl
Sep 14, 2005
 Challenging but fun. I got stuck halfway and had to peek at the answer. 
bagogirl
Sep 14, 2005
 good one i didn't get it 
chaskey
Sep 15, 2005
 Beautiful! I had to work on it for awhile every day from the time published until today (9/15) I peeked once to find an error, and finally managed. 
chicaespanola
Sep 15, 2005
 Really good teaser! It took me quite a while (and two tries ) but I finally got it. I really enjoy when they are a challenge! 
Winner4600
Sep 15, 2005
 Got it on the second try!!! 
lives_2sing
Sep 17, 2005
 it was a kool teaser. i wouldnt call it a favorite but it was worth at least a glance. 
randamanae
Sep 25, 2005
 i can not get this one! i have tried several times. good job to you 
angeleyes_7
Sep 28, 2005
 Excellent work!! This one took some real cunning to figure out! Great fun!! 
DaveC
Nov 04, 2005
 Good Job Cinnamon! I especially like the detailed explanation, I wish more puzzle writers would give them. Thanks 
dragonB
Nov 04, 2005
 that was the hardest grid I have done so far very good job!! 
stephiesd
Nov 04, 2005
 i stopped reading the comments when i got to chinarider's in fear of finding a similar one. GGGGRRRRRRRR... 
sundaisy227
Nov 09, 2005
 good job. couldn't figure it out! 
dragonfantasy
Nov 13, 2005
 Very good had to cheat and look at the first set of pairings to get it i think i am slipping...lol Thank you for making it 
roscoep
Jan 19, 2006
 Good teaser! You must go back over the clues about 1/2 way through. 
Splatt
Mar 06, 2006
 I admit I had to go over the clues a few times and really look at the grid, but I got it (hey, what's with all the peeking at the answers?).
Thanks so much for writing this one. 
crackurcode
Nov 14, 2006
 For some reason I struggled with this one even though when I got it I realized that it was pretty easy...good job. 
dreamlvr1432
Sep 21, 2007
 This one was really good. Got stuck and just sat staring at everything for like 3 mins. Something just clicked and it all fell into place. I love ones like this that make me think and work for the answer. 
Mom2Ozzy
Jan 24, 2008
 This was a hard one but I got it first try! I like when you have to figure out the answer vs. it just being handed to you 
willieslim
Mar 04, 2008
 Fun... tough... (I didn't get the answer, though )
Great Grid... 
mom_rox
Mar 19, 2008
 very nice puzzle. challenging, but very solvable. 
dragonlove
Mar 23, 2009
 I really enjoyed it... thanks! 
RebelAir
May 02, 2009
 Couldn't get it after three tries (and several hours)
Good one! 
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