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Reunion '98

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Puzzle ID:#40224
Fun:**** (3.15)
Difficulty:*** (3.02)
Submitted By:dreamlvr1432Aus*******
Corrected By:dreamlvr1432




It's reunion time for the class of 1998, and it's your job to gather information on all of your former classmates for the reunion directory. You have finally organized all the information, but as you are handing it to the publisher's messenger, he clumsily drops a few pages into the shredder! You manage to rewrite most of those pages, but you realize you are missing some information on five of your classmates (3 men and 2 women). You need to match each person with his/her spouse, last name, occupation, and the city in which he/she lives. All you have to work with is what you recall from your notes, and your memories of your classmates from school days.

CLASSMATES: Casey, Dana, Jordan, Drew, Kelsey
SPOUSES: (women) Anna, Karen, Jane, (men) Matthew, David
LAST NAMES: Campos, Jones, Kaufmann, Smith, Thompson
OCCUPATIONS: lawyer, social worker, disk jockey, pediatrician, news anchor
CITIES: Lawton, Helena, Dayton, Madison, Springfield

1) The male classmates are the one from Madison, the one from Helena, and the lawyer.

2) The five classmates are Casey, the man that married Jane (who is not from Helena), the woman surnamed Thompson, the disk jockey, and the woman who lived in Lawton.

3) You recall that only two classmates (1 man and 1 woman) married people with the same first initial as their own. They both have jobs in the media industry.

4) You can also recall that nobody (including spouses) has a last name with the same initial as their first name.

5) The monogram on Karen's towels is the same forward as backward. Her last name is not Campos.

6) David's wife became the anchor for Lawton's 6 o'clock news. Her best friend became a pediatrician in Dayton.

7) Mr. and Mrs. Kaufmann's first initials are the same as the abbreviation of Mr. Jones' occupation.

8) In high school, Dana was always very compassionate and eager to help anyone in need. It is no surprise that he became a social worker (not in Dayton).

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Jan 27, 2008

We still need to assume that Anna is a female and Matthews a male to solve this one.
Jan 27, 2008

The spouses' genders are given in the teaser, it is just the classmates' genders that we need to figure out.
Jan 27, 2008

I think that both hints should be in the body of the report.
Jan 27, 2008

Wonderful job, dream! I thought it was beautifully written. I could not do it on the grid, it was much easier to do on my white board I keep next to my computer for just such a reason.
Jan 31, 2008

Nice Job! I pretty much filled the entire grid trying to figure this one out. I did it, there was just enough information to figure out who were the male and female classmates. Lots of fun!
Feb 01, 2008

dreamlvr, I LOVE your LGs! I'm putting this in my faves, it was really really fun!!!
Feb 04, 2008

wow. i feel old now. has it really been 10 years since i graduated? oy!
Feb 08, 2008

Thank you for the comments! I'm glad you all enjoyed it.

Lizard, I know how you feel. I graduated HS in '92 and college in '96!!
Feb 09, 2008

This one was easily one of the best logic grids I've ever actually managed to solve. Had to work really, really hard, but managed to get it after a while! Thanks a lot! Extra points for having to figure out the classmates' genders.
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Feb 17, 2008

Loved this one! This was the most challenging one I've faced so far.
Good Job!
Apr 26, 2008

A fun challenge! Loved having to work out the genders. Thumbs up!
May 01, 2008

Fun puzzle! I liked the twist of solving the genders.
Jun 13, 2008

this one was hard but fun took me awhile and afew tries but i did it
Jul 03, 2008

Great teaser! I agree with Winner, this one is going in my faves! Thanks for the fun.
Jul 16, 2008

Got it on the second try! That was great, I loved it! Nice and hard.
Apr 08, 2009

I may be wrong, but I believe that it is impossible to determine that Casey married Anna and Jordan married Matthew unless you assume that males can only be married to females. These were the only 2 answers that I had left to figure out and I thought that the puzzle creator was probably assuming that fact, but I believe that it should be written in the body of the problem, since it is possible for homosexual couples to marry in certain states.
Apr 09, 2009

khedron, you are right. I did assume male/female marriages. I realize that it is NOW legal in some states, but at the time I wrote the LG, it was still illegal in ALL 50. Good note though!
Apr 09, 2009

This puzzle is 5 years old?
Oct 31, 2010

Excellent puzzle -- one of the best I've found here so far. (By the way, to all you young folks, I graduated from high school in '66 and college in '70 )
Feb 14, 2013

Clever and fun! Thanks
Feb 15, 2013

I agree that the hint about the unisex names should have been in the introduction or the first clue. After a false start from assuming Casey and Dana were the women, I got into it, got stuck and had to reread the clues a few times to find the information to finish it off. Very good puzzle; clever clues.
Oct 06, 2015

Had to google monogram haha

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