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BatB Logic Puzzle

A helper, Eloise, had an eclectic little shop from which she frequently provided small items, such as sewing supplies, to the tunnels. Catherine sometimes went to pick them up on her way home and would deliver them when she went Below. She was in the shop the day after TV coverage of a big court victory, and Eloise gave her a rosemary plant to congratulate her.

In spite of having no idea what her dubious cooking skills would do with fresh rosemary, Catherine feigned her appreciation so well that during that spring and summer, Eloise started sending pots of various herbs whenever she caught wind of a reason for celebration. Each new plant was delivered to Catherine by a different tunnel child until Catherine had a new plant next to every window and two on the balcony – one in a pot on the balcony’s apartment wall and one on the balcony’s table. Although she was stressing about them, she was determined to keep them alive to share with William.

Using the information provided, determine which plant each child (Kipper, Geoffrey, Samantha, Zach, or Ellie) delivered to Catherine for which occasion (Vincent and Catherine’s Anniversary, Catherine’s birthday, Easter, the summer solstice, or one with a note that said, “Just because I like you”), and the location (bedroom, kitchen, dining room or the balcony) where each plant was kept.


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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Bedroom
Balcony wall
Dining room
Kitchen
Balcony table

Oregano
Mint
Chives
Dill
Basil

Anniversary
Birthday
Easter
Summer solstice
Just because
Kipper
Geoffrey
Samantha
Zach
Ellie
Anniversary
Birthday
Easter
Summer solstice
Just because
Oregano
Mint
Chives
Dill
Basil
Clues
  1. Samantha brought the dill, but not on Catherine's birthday.

  2. Samantha’s delivery isn’t on the balcony table. The oregano is in the kitchen.

  3. Neither the plant that resides on the balcony table (which isn’t chives) nor the oregano was delivered by Kipper.

  4. Zach is neither the person who delivered mint nor the one who delivered the basil plant. Geoffrey’s delivery (which wasn’t basil) was neither an Easter gift nor a “Just because” gift.

  5. Neither Zach’s delivery, Geoffrey's, nor the anniversary present is the plant located in the dining room. Ellie’s delivery, (which wasn’t the basil or for Summer Solstice) isn’t on the balcony table.

  6. Neither Kipper nor Zach is the person who delivered a plant for the Summer Solstice or the one saying "Just because".

  7. The dill was neither an anniversary gift nor a "Just because". The mint was neither an anniversary present nor for the Summer Solstice.

  8. The gift Catherine received for Easter (which is neither oregano nor dill) isn’t the one she placed in the bedroom.

Kipper brought basil as an anniversary gift and Catherine keeps it in the bedroom.
Geoffrey brought mint for her birthday and she keeps it on the balcony table.
Samantha delivered dill for the summer solstice and Catherine put it in the dining room.
Zach delivered chives for Easter and she put that plant on the balcony wall.
Ellie brought oregano Just because and Catherine keeps it in the kitchen.