Mary had five friends who were avid jigsaw puzzlers. So for Christmas, she got each one a new jigsaw puzzle. The puzzles were all different in size and each one had a different design that she carefully selected to match the interests of each person. Each friend was delighted with her gift and declared that Mary’s present was their favorite of all. Determine the full name of each friend (one last name was Tawny), the design of each jigsaw puzzle (one design was a winter scene), and the number of pieces each puzzle contained.
1. The woman who got a jigsaw puzzle with cats had a last name of Stokes, but it wasn’t Cynthia. Melinda’s last name wasn’t Smith.
2. Barbara Jones got a puzzle with more pieces than the puzzle with the panther had. Terri didn’t get a puzzle with 1200 pieces.
3. The two puzzles with less than 1000 pieces were the puzzle that Mrs. Smith received and the puzzle with the roses.
4. The puzzle that the woman whose last name was Weather received had more pieces than the puzzle with the covered bridge but fewer pieces than the puzzle that Sherryl got.
5. Ms. Weather received a puzzle with 1000 pieces. The puzzle with the panther had 200 pieces more than Melinda’s puzzle.
6. The puzzle with the covered bridge had 500 pieces less than the puzzle that Cynthia received. The puzzle with 1500 pieces wasn’t given to Sherryl.
January 16, 2009