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Astro-Logical

Logic Grid puzzles come with a handy interactive grid that will help you solve the puzzle based on the given clues.

 

Puzzle ID:#31967
Fun:*** (2.84)
Difficulty:*** (2.12)
Category:Logic-Grid
Submitted By:Gizzer*

 

 

 



The five Lawson siblings - Lee, Leo, Leon, Leona and Lionel - all had their horoscopes done by the famous astrologer Starr Gazer. Madame Gazer puts particular emphasis on the planets Mars and Jupiter, to which other astrologers, she believes, have not granted true importance.

On the day the Lawson siblings were due to collect their charts, Madame Gazer discovered that she had, by force of habit, labelled each of the charts with nothing more than the client's first initial and last name, without thinking of the consequences. Now she was faced with five charts identically labelled "L. Lawson", and only random recollections about her five clients. Can you help Madame Gazer by matching each Lawson with his or her occupation and the signs that contain Mars and Jupiter in his or her chart?

1. In the five charts, Mars and Jupiter were found only in the signs Aries, Capricorn, Gemini, Leo, and Scorpio; no two charts showed the same Mars sign or the same Jupiter sign, and no chart showed Mars and Jupiter in the same sign.

2. Lionel has his Mars in Scorpio.

3. The wrestler has Jupiter in Aries and Mars in Leo.

4. Neither Lee, Leo, nor Leon has any planet in Leo.

5. Lee (who has no planet in Capricorn) had argued with the sibling who has Mars in Gemini about whether Madame Gazer's fee was too high.

6. Capricorn, which is the sign that rules the teeth, is the appropriate location of the dentist's Mars.

7. Lee and the one with Jupiter in Gemini had joined forces to persuade the skeptical college professor to join them in visiting an astrologer.

8. The novelist, whose Jupiter is in Capricorn, shares an apartment with Leo.


Names: Lee, Leo, Leon, Leona, Lionel
Occupation: dentist, novelist, heavy-equipment operator, professor, wrestler
Signs in Mars: Aries, Capricorn, Gemini, Leo, Scorpio
Signs in Jupiter: Aries, Capricorn, Gemini, Leo, Scorpio

Open Grid Solver

Answer

Lionel has Mars in Scorpio. The wrestler has Mars in Leo, so cannot be Lionel, and cannot be Lee, Leo or Leon (clue 4), so must be Leona. Lee does not have Mars in Capricorn or Gemini (clue 5), so has Mars in Aries. The dentist has Mars in Capricorn. This accounts for 4 of the 5 Lawson siblings, leaving the 5th with Mars in Gemini.

Leona has Jupiter in Aries, and Lee, Leo and Leon can't have Jupiter in Leo, so Lionel must. Lee doesn't have Jupiter in Capricorn (clue 5) or Gemini (clue 7), so Lee has Jupiter in Scorpio. The dentist, with Mars in Capricorn, cannot have Jupiter in Capricorn too (clue 1), so has Jupiter in Gemini. This leaves the last sibling with Jupiter in Capricorn, and therefore this sibling is the novelist (clue 8).

From above, Lee is not the wrestler, the novelist or the dentist. Lee isn't the professor either (clue 7), so Lee is the heavy-equipment operator. This leaves Lionel as the college professor. Leo isn't the novelist (clue 8) and so he is the dentist, and Leon is the novelist.

To summarize:

Lee Lawson, the heavy-equipment operator, has Mars in Aries and Jupiter in Scorpio.
Leo Lawson, the dentist, has Mars in Capricorn and Jupiter in Gemini.
Leon Lawson, the novelist, has Mars in Gemini and Jupiter in Capricorn.
Leona Lawson, the wrestler, has Mars in Leo and Jupiter in Aries.
Lionel Lawson, the college professor, has Mars in Scorpio and Jupiter in Leo.

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Comments

Funky_MunkyAau*
Jul 22, 2006

This is great! i love logic puzzles! this one is really hard! but then again, it could hav been easy!
chaskey*us*
Jul 22, 2006

Fun and difficult. This one sneaks up on you.
Winner4600*
Jul 22, 2006

I thought it was easy...but still fun!!!
OldChinaHand**
Jul 22, 2006

I think I'll wait for the movie.
brainsterAin*
Jul 23, 2006

This was really fun! I love Astrology and I love Logic-Grids!
nettieus*
Jul 25, 2006

This one was difficult. I was hoping I had the answer right after working so hard on it. I did it on the first try. This is one of the best ones I have ever seen on here.
MoodyAus*
Jul 26, 2006

OldChina, you crack me up! I've never seen one with so much stuff to keep track of, but I love it, Thanks, Moody
Club33*us*
Jul 26, 2006

Nice, clue #1 was a bit wordy and confusing, but the puzzle was great! A little bit of a challenge but not too difficult.

I loved it, even though no one had anything in Cancer...

Splatt*cc*
Jul 26, 2006

Astrology is one of my favored subjects, so I was looking forward to this one. I was a little disappointed about how easy this was. I assumed someone like Gizzer would make a nice, challenging LG to sink my teeth into.

Oh well. It was still fun for a few minutes.
5600113*
Jul 30, 2006

Love this teaser!
Spiritdance**
Aug 03, 2006

It was fun 'cause I had to concentrate a bit to keep everything straight. I skipped Clue #1 'cause it looked confusing. ..Turns out I didn't even need it to finish the puzzle.
mattymattz
Nov 05, 2006

Good puzzle. A little confusing at first with the wording, but once I figured it out, it was easy! Very fun.
Lizzie713Aau*
Nov 18, 2006

Awesome
I love it
Well written
Thanks
june12Aus*
Jun 06, 2008

somehow i just knew leona was got to be the wrestler
chriscat
Nov 05, 2010

Seemed a lot simpler than the difficulty rating would indicate.
ObilioAus*
Apr 22, 2013

Thank you, it was fun
The name is great



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