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Eliza Pseudonym and The Middle-Aged and the Narcoleptic

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Puzzle ID:#44029
Fun:*** (2.75)
Difficulty:*** (2.88)
Submitted By:mathgrantAus*




Eliza Pseudonym is an avid watcher of the daytime soap opera "The Middle-Aged and the Narcoleptic". A recent five-day period from Monday through Friday has had quite a lot of plot development! Each day's episode featured one of five characters (Harmony, Irene, Jake, Kit, and Lee) sharing a different secret with one of the other five characters. Over the course of the week, each character had divulged one secret, and learned one secret. From the clues below, determine which character confessed a secret on each episode, which character learned the secret, and what each secret was.

1. The episode on which Irene revealed a secret (which wasn't Monday's episode) aired either two days before or two days after the episode on which was heard the line, "It was I who ate your last oatmeal raisin cookie. Forgive me, Kit. . . ."
2. Harmony is not the character who admitted, "I wouldn't want to let the others know, but I feel like I have to be honest with you. . . my two favorite video games are 'Mario is Missing!' and 'E.T.' for the Atari."
3. Jake sobbed, "I dare not tell my wife, because it'd threaten our marriage, but when she's not around, I like to read. . . this is embarrassing. . . Sudoku magazines!" sometime before Irene learned a secret, but sometime after Lee learned a secret; these three episodes were not aired on three consecutive days.
4. Irene is not the character who was told the shocking words, "The neighborhood kids didn't toilet paper your house last week. I. . . I DID IT! I'M SORRY!"
5. The episode on which Kit told a secret and the episode where a character said, "Please don't judge me for what I'm about to tell you, but. . . I listen to country music and rap music. . ." were aired consecutively, in some order.
6. On Thursday's episode, a character entrusted his or her secret to Harmony.

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Feb 03, 2009

Hilarious....and hard.
Feb 04, 2009

That was one tough, tough puzzle!!
Deserves a much higher rating for fun and difficulty. Well done.
Feb 07, 2009

how could we tell who told who what and when ? I Like the Teaser, I think.
Feb 07, 2009

Not easy!!! I had to attempt twice, but I finally got it.
Feb 12, 2009

Challenging, which is a good thing. Enjoyed this one!
Feb 21, 2009

Great teaser. I misread one of the clues quite a few times, and couldn't figure out how to get the last part! I finally re-read everything and found my mistake. Thanks for your work!
Feb 24, 2009

way too hard ... i'd shoot my computer but i just got it out of the shop i may try this later
Mar 16, 2009

Tricky, tricky, tricky.... I loved it!
Apr 14, 2009

i got almost done but then got stuck... made a guess and worked it out with an alternate solution... anyone else have the same thing?
May 06, 2009

Nicely challenging and fun puzzle! Thanks!
Aug 19, 2009

Loved it! especially the Sudoku which would threaten the marriage
took me a few tries but I finally got it =)
plz make another?
Jul 26, 2010

That one was hard, but I finally got it! I kept missing that one little piece of a clue that made it all fall in place. Well done!!
Oct 26, 2010

Fun, with a challenging twist or two. Enjoyed it a lot!
Dec 04, 2010

I have an alternate solution as well. Correct me if I'm wrong but this works:

Lee told Kit about the cookie on Mon.
Kit told Lee about Mario on Tues.
Irene told Jake about country/rap on Weds.
Jake told Harmony about sudoku on Thurs.
Harmony told Irene about TP on Fri.
Jan 15, 2013

I got the solution intended, It just has to be read very, very carefully This was VERY creative and fun. Thanks for making!
Jan 16, 2013

@harmonize, your answer contradicts clue 4:

4. Irene is NOT the character who was told the shocking words, "The neighborhood kids didn't toilet paper your house last week. I. . . I DID IT! I'M SORRY!"
May 03, 2014

mathgrant - very nice puzzle! I had to restart it because I misread clue #1 as Kit was revealing the secret. D'oh - even though you very clearly used the word, "heard".
Oct 23, 2015

That's my 6th attempt and I still can't beat you, well done.

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