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## Shoe Available

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 Puzzle ID: #34877 Fun: (2.72) Difficulty: (3.01) Category: Logic-Grid Submitted By: Gizzer Corrected By: MarcM1098

The old woman who lives in a shoe has finally reached mandatory retirement age, and Mother Goose is now interviewing possible replacements. None of the five applicants is currently living in a shoe, though each notes on his or her application that he or she is living in a different eccentric domicile. And, although none has children, each applicant shares his or her abode with a number of domestic animals. No two keep the same type of animal.

While Mother Goose checks with her personnel department, see if you can match each applicant up with his or her domicile, as well as with the number and type of domestic animals each owns.

Names: Fanny, Gladys, Horace, Inez, Joe
Domiciles: banjo, churn, gourd, hat, jukebox
Animals: cats, chickens, geese, pigs, sheep
Numbers: not provided - you have to figure them out!

TBD (in the grid) = to be determined
Clues:

1. Two applicants have the same number of animals, while each of the others has a different number.

2. The one who keeps geese lives in a jukebox.

3. Joe shares his abode with chickens.

4. The one who lives in a gourd has four fewer animals than Gladys (who doesn't raise sheep).

5. Fanny has 15 animals, which isn't the lowest number.

6. The one who shares his or her domicile with 19 sheep (who doesn't live in the churn) doesn't have the most animals.

7. The one who keeps cats doesn't have the lowest number of animals, but he or she does have three fewer animals than the applicant who lives in a banjo.

8. Inez (who doesn't live in a hat) has three fewer animals than another applicant.

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 kuttiekat2u Jan 14, 2007 um the teaser was kinda long but ok it was on my boring list. Sarelro Jan 14, 2007 great teaser! It took me a while to get it, but I finally did. It was just hard enough to be a little challenging. perfect! Spiritdance Jan 15, 2007 Creative and original! PeculiarDragon Jan 16, 2007 A fun bit of logic to start the day. chaskey Jan 24, 2007 Very difficult for me, but I finally got it! orbrab Feb 05, 2007 Very good teaser. Not so difficult as the points it has, but better than most others amn0856 Feb 09, 2007 I didn't enjoy this one very much, it went on my boring list scallio Feb 20, 2007 A most excellent teaser! Well written, concise and very funny! I loved it! Going on my very short list of favorites. (Had a difficult time first go-round and had to restart it but didn't need need nor use the grid. :wink katiejayn Mar 03, 2007 I liked this - it wasn't easy enough to fly through; it involved thought, but it wasn't too challenging as to be difficult for most. Amusing context, but not exceptionally funny. dornchas Mar 16, 2007 I like the story behind this one. I wasn't thrilled about having to figure out the numbers though. I apologize, but I didn't finish it. mocha613 Apr 21, 2007 I like the twist of finding the number. gracieboo Sep 07, 2007 OUCH!!! Couldn't figure it out right now and it gave me a headache. Maybe I'll try it again another day! Yankeejimg Oct 09, 2007 Very good puzzle. Especially liked having to figure out the missing numbers. Keep them coming! gracieboo Oct 16, 2007 Tried it today and it still drove me crazy. I had such a hard time figuring out if TBD was 15 or 19! Finally, I ran myself in circles and doubted everything I had! I opened the answer without looking at the actual answers to see if there was an explanation. Once I knew what the TBD # was, I could figure out the rest of the puzzle. Good job on what is easily one of the hardest logic grids, imo. mom_rox Mar 12, 2008 enjoyed the added challenge of figuring out the missing number. very creative. june12 Aug 03, 2008 chandler773 Feb 09, 2009 Very creative and enjoyable. Funny story and good clues. I liked the fact that I had to figure out the numbers. chriscat Nov 04, 2010 Really enjoyed this one, especially the added challenge of figuring out the numbers. trewq Jan 09, 2012 whew! i thought it was very difficult and i ended up guessing and checking a little but very exciting to read the answer and see i got it right thanks! Obilio Mar 29, 2013 I'd write teasers if I could write them like this, it's perfect, in my opinion. Thanks so much for sharing your cleverness and creativity, and congrats on both Steve275 May 11, 2015 I've tried this one several times now, and I still can't get the numbers sorted out. In the explanation, it says there cannot be 18 cats, but I don't see why not.