|Three different shows are mentioned in each of clues 1 and 6, so there must
be some overlap between the clues: either Velma has the daughter who wants
to be an exotic dancer or Ms. Williams has the 40-year-old son at home.
In the first case, then, combining clues 1 and 6, the issue about the
40-year-old son still at home would have been on Monday's show, Ms.
Povich on Tuesday's, Velma on Wednesday's, Patsy on Thursday's, and
Ms. Williams on Friday's. By clue 7, the "My boss is a tyrant" would
have been on Tuesday. Then Ms. Springer would have been on Wednesday or
Thursday (clue 4), with Ms. Jones the guest on the other of those two
days (7). By elimination, therefore, Ms. Lake would have been Monday's
guest, talking about the still-at-home son--no (2). So, the overlap between
clues 1 and 6 must be that Ms. Williams has the 40-year-old son at home.
Combining clues 1 and 6, then, we have the woman whose daughter wants to
be an exotic dancer on Monday's Dr. Bill Show, Patsy on Tuesday's,
Ms. Williams on Wednesday's, Ms. Povich on Thursday's, and Velma on Friday's.
By clue 4, Ms. Springer was on Monday's program, and Patsy talked about
her mother and the 16-year-old boyfriend on Tuesday. By clue 7, Ms.
Povich's boss is a tyrant; and Ms. Jones is Velma. By elimination, Velma
has the husband who is a bowling addict; and Patsy is Ms. Lake. Helen is
Ms. Springer (3). By clue 5, Tess is Ms. Williams and Meg Povich. In
sum, last week's Dr. Bill Show lineup was as follows:
- Mon. - Helen Springer, "My daughter wants to be an exotic dancer"
- Tue. - Patsy Lake, "My mother has a 16-year-old boyfriend"
- Wed. - Tess Williams, "My 40-year-old son still lives at home"
- Thu. - Meg Povich, "My boss is a tyrant"
- Fri. - Velma Jones, "My husband is a bowling addict"