|Each evening, the Slapdash family gathers around the family table for dinner
and a discussion of the day's events. Dad Sid sits at the head of the table
and mom Sydney at the foot, with the six children (boys Sammy, Scotty, and
Stanley and girls Cindy, Sally, and Suzy) sitting three to a side, each
always in the same chair. Nightly, the children discuss what they did that
day, going in clockwise order around the table beginning with the child
sitting to Sid's left. Last Friday, each told a tale of the misadventure
that befell him or her at school that day. Given the clues below, can you
reconstruct Friday's dinner at the Slapdash house: which child sits in
which place around the table clockwise from Sid and the story he or she
related at the meal?
- Each boy sits directly across the table from one of his sisters.
- Suzy isn't the fifth child to speak in the dinnertime order.
- One of the children seated next to Sid managed to erase the school's
server hard disk on Friday, getting the computer teacher fired.
- Immediately after Sally told of her school folly, the next sibling
to talk described bouncing off the trampoline in gym class and
injuring the phys ed teacher who was spotting the exercise.
- Stanley sits directly opposite the Slapdash who spilled macaroni and
cheese in the cafeteria, causing the high school's quarterback to fall
and break a leg just before Friday night's state playoff game.
- The one who freed the frogs in biology lab, causing the English
teacher next door to climb on her desk, sits directly across the
dinner table from Sammy.
- Cindy told her tale immediately after one of her brothers described
exploding a test tube of acid in chemistry, which resulted in the
homecoming queen getting yellow spots on her nose and forehead.
- Scotty, who isn't the Slapdash who flew off the trampoline, sits
next to his mother at the foot of the table.
- Stanley, who didn't erase the school's computer data, told his tale
earlier than another Slapdash described falling off the stage in dance
rehearsal, landing in the orchestra pit and giving the tuba player a