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"Blintz and Co.": The New Year's Resolutions
Comic strip characters make resolutions for 2003--and beyond.
December 30, 2002
By clue 1, three of the "Blintz and Co." characters making resolutions are Holly, the project manager, and the one who is resolving to answer every question with a "maybe." By clue 3, Rajeev is the computer programmer and isn't the one who resolves to answer "maybe," so he is the fourth worker. Since Wilbert isn't the project manager and isn't the one resolving to always answer "maybe" (clue 5), Wilbert is the fifth "Blintz and Co." employee. The project manager isn't the character resolving to never work past 1:30 (7). Since the manager is either Ed or Edwina, and neither of them is resolving not to open any e-mails or to leave any meeting running longer than 5 minutes (6), the manager must be the one resolving to always keep the cubicle door locked. By clue 2, the character resolving never to work past 1:30 isn't Wilbert and is Holly or Rajeev. If Holly, who isn't the administrative assistant (8), is the one resolving never to work past 1:30, then by clue 4, since Wilbert would be the one resolving to leave meetings longer than 5 minutes or the one resolving never to open e-mails, the person answering "maybe" would be the administrative assistant. Since Wilbert isn't the technical writer (2), Holly would be--but the technical writer isn't the one who is resolving never to work past 1:30 (2). Therefore, Rajeev is the character who is resolving never to work later than 1:30 in 2003. By clue 4, since Holly and Wilbert are resolving never to open e-mails and to leave meetings after 5 minutes or vice versa, the administrative assistant is the character who is resolving to answer every question with a "maybe." Edwina is the administrative assistant (8), and Ed then the manager. By clue 2, Holly is the technical writer and Wilbert the engineer. Wilbert is resolving to leave all meetings lasting longer than 5 minutes, and Holly is resolving never to open any e-mails in 2003 (9). In sum, the "Blintz and Co." regulars' New Year's resolutions are as follows:

  • Ed, project manager, always keep cubicle door locked
  • Edwina, admin. asst., answer every question with "maybe"
  • Holly, tech. writer, never open e-mails
  • Rajeev, computer programmer, never work past 1:30
  • Wilbert, engineer, leave meetings after 5 mins.

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