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Time For a Picnic

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Puzzle ID:#27149
Fun:*** (2.84)
Difficulty:*** (2.57)
Submitted By:scm14Aus*****




Five friends (one is Thomas) decided one day to take their children to the park for a picnic. Can you determine what the parents' first and last names are, who they brought to the picnic, how old the child was and how many children each parent has.

Parents: Marion, Thomas, Andrew, Emily, Christina
Surnames: Williams, Drew, Matthew, Edwards, Thompson
Number of Children: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Children: Suzanne, Louanne, Peter, Stephanie, Walter
Ages: 5, 7, 17, 8, 15

1. Mrs. Edwards's child was not Louanne (who was not 8). Stephanie did not have 4 siblings.

2. Stephanie was not the oldest child, but was no more than 3 years older than the youngest child. Walter Drew was not Thomas's child.

3. Christina's daughter was not the oldest, but was older than at least one other child. The youngest child was not surnamed Matthew.

4. The oldest child was upset because she was expected to help the parents watch the younger children. Luckily, her friend Louanne was there to keep her company.

5. Andrew (who was either surnamed Thompson or Williams) brought either Suzanne or the child who was five years old.

6. Stephanie, an only child, and her father carpooled with the Thompson family in their van. Mr. Thompson needed to drive a van because he had five children.

7. Peter was younger than Stephanie. Stephanie was ten years younger than one of the other children.

8. The five parents were Marion, Mrs. Matthew, Suzanne Thompson's father, the parent who had the eight year old child, and the parent who had only one child.

9. Emily had more children than Marion, but less children than Christina.

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Nov 25, 2005

YAY! I'm the first to comment Great teaser, but too many assumptions. I liked the challenge though.
Nov 25, 2005

very nice teaser, keep them coming!!
Nov 25, 2005

great teaser
Nov 25, 2005

I didn't have to assume anything. It was all there. Fun, and I didn't have to use paper, but it took me a while.
Nov 25, 2005

This was hard for me, because (I later found out) I kept marking the wrong square! When I finally got it right, I no longer had to assume anything and I felt better. Pure perplexity kept me at it. Good one!
Nov 25, 2005

Thank you everybody for your nice comments. I'm glad you enjoyed my teaser.
Nov 25, 2005

Good Teaser-challenging. I liked the way you mixed up the ages in the grid.
Made me have to look twice because I naturally look at oldest to youngest.
Did you do this intentionally?
Nov 25, 2005

Great teaser, liked it a lot
Nov 25, 2005

No assumptions were made everything was worked out logically. Good Puzzle!
Nov 25, 2005

scm14 fun puzzle. Enjoyed it a lot.
Nov 25, 2005

Reaaly good! I had to start over because I didn't notice the ages were mixed up. That was sneaky but fun.
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Nov 26, 2005

great teaser. it took me a while but i got it!!!! the grid helped alot. it took alot of brains 2 think that one up keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 26, 2005

the ages being out of order really through me for a loop but a little more work and it comes together nicely. good job!
Nov 26, 2005

This was a fun teaser!! I had fun thinking it out!
Nov 29, 2005

Luckily for me, I caught the age mixup two squares into the puzzle! Great teaser scm14
Dec 03, 2005

Took me *forever* until I realised that "Marion" can be a female name, too!

All I could remember was that John Wayne's real name was Marion Morrison!

Lots of fun, thx!!!!
Dec 22, 2005

That was fun, I thought it was great!! No assumptions necessary, just lots of logic!! Yipee!
Dec 24, 2005

i got lucky some1 from this site told me that walter is a boy name in an earlier attempted grid...and the only marion i know is the robin hood's one, so a her she'd be...
Jan 01, 2006

it was a little bit hard but i did what threw me off was clue 7 the second part beacuse i had stepanine as 8 yrs old
Jan 02, 2006

I totally messed up! First I had to start over because of the age mix up, then I realized halfway through I had messed something up!
This is a really great one, I like having to work a little harder. I'm going back to try again. Third times a charm!
Jan 02, 2006

whew! Ok i got it...sorry about my outburst That was a great teaser, my brain has had a good work out tonight!
Jan 30, 2006

Good effort, really enjoyed the puzzle.
Mar 12, 2006

Whew that one took me a while, but I got it!
Oct 30, 2007

This one worked my brain. I had everything but the last names of 2 of the mothers. I re-read the clues at least 3 times before I finally picked up on the one that gave me the answer. Talk about a "DUH" moment! Great teaser!
Nov 07, 2007

That was great! It took awhile to get, but I did it. Nice job!
Dec 14, 2008

Not too difficult; just time-consuming in a good way. The only assumptions I can see would be the genders, but they ended up being very straightforward. Thanks for the fun teaser.
Jun 04, 2009

this one was really good! not too hard, but it would have been much easier if "marion" wasn't a unisex name.
May 20, 2011

All solved logically....good one
Oct 11, 2013

These are the best kind of puzzles! with the grid, all is solvable, no need to assume anything! Teasers like this, and ones a bit harder (with a little Process of elimination involved), are the MOST fun for me. I hope we see more on the site.

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