Larry works at the Millersville Post Office and today he received five puzzles from various customers. Somehow, five letters were delivered to the wrong addresses. The strange thing was where the mail was actually delivered. Usually when mail was delivered incorrectly, it was to a similar name or street, or sometimes to a different number on the same street. But the five letters he received today were delivered across town from where they should have gone, and even stranger, not one of them was remotely similar to the place it went. ďWell, at least they stayed in the right town,Ē he said with a sigh. Shaking his head, he took the letters out back and sorted them for the next morningís delivery, making sure they were correctly sorted this time. Determine the name and street address (one was Lantern Way) where the letter was mistakenly delivered, and the actual name and street address (one was East Avenue) written on each letter.
1. Martha, whose last name wasnít Blanch, lived on Prescott Road. The letter delivered to West Street was addressed to Elliot, whose last name wasnít Post. The letter addressed to Mr. Whimple wasnít delivered to Mr. Frazelle.
2. The person whose last name was South didnít live on Main Street but did receive a letter addressed to Strawberry Lane. Roberta received Garyís letter, but his last name wasnít Whimple. Stewart Waverly didnít live on Waterville Road.
3. The five misplaced letters are represented by: the letter addressed to Ms. Blanch, the letter addressed to Maple Avenue, the letter delivered to Waterville Road, the letter delivered to the person whose last name was Snow, and the letter addressed to Horace.
4. The letters addressed to the three men, in no particular order, were the letter delivered to Richard, the letter addressed to Mr. Grant, and the letter delivered to Waterville Road. Only one woman received a letter addressed to a woman.
5. The letter delivered to Singletary Lane was addressed to Bunt Street. Richard didnít receive a letter addressed to Mr. Post. The resident of Main Street didnít have a last name of Temple but he did receive a letter addressed to Madeline.
6. Louis, who didnít live on Main Street, received a letter addressed to Maple Avenue. Sara, who didnít live on Waterville Road, received a letter addressed to someone whose last name was Rensel.
February 16, 2008