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BatB Logic Puzzle

Winterfest is almost here; and before it starts, there are a lot of chores to be done. There’s cleaning, repairing, and decorating. William needs food and drink supplies, ideas for the menu, help with the cooking, and help to get it to the party. The chandeliers need fresh, new candles; and the helpers need a safe passage when they’re guided Below. Winslow and a group of the children have teamed up for this.

Some of the work needs to be completed earlier than others, so the clues will help you find the two chores each team chose and the deadline to accomplish it.


How to play: Use the grid to help you work through the clues. Remember, there is only one match in each column and row. If you click on a box, it will cycle through an X (for "No"), a green square (for "Yes") and the blank box (for "I don't know yet.")

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Clean Great Hall
Safety/lighting
Candles/chandeliers
Deliver food/drink
Plan menu

2 hours
3 hours
5 hours
1 week
2 weeks

Guide helpers
Food/drink supplies
Decorate
Cook
Repairs


Eric, Kipper
Samantha, Brooke
Winslow, Stephen
Geoffrey, Zach
Jamie, Mouse
Guide helpers
Food/drink supplies
Decorate
Cook
Repairs
2 hours
3 hours
5 hours
1 week
2 weeks
Clues
  1. The team that cleaned the Great Hall is either the one with the 2 hour deadline or the one with 5 hours.

  2. The deadline for delivering food and drink to the Great Hall is one hour before Jamie and Mouse’s.

  3. The deadline for food and drink supplies is 1 week.

  4. Jamie and Mouse are checking lighting and safety in the passages.

  5. Eric and Kipper’s deadline is three hours before the Great Hall needs to be cleaned.

  6. Of the team checking the passages and the team with the 1 week deadline, one is Geoffrey and Zach, and the other is helping to decorate.

  7. The team with the 5-hour deadline is not guiding helpers Below.

  8. The team helping with menu planning isn't guiding helpers.

  9. The female team didn’t do repair work.

  10. The Great Hall cleaning team and the one with the 2 hour deadline are different teams.

  11. Samantha and Brooke didn’t help with menu planning.

  12. Once you have completely exhausted all of the above clues, think about the likely deadline for the remaining two tasks.

  13. Once you have used up all the previous clues, think about the logical order of the remaining tasks.

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