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Sammy Slapdash Gets a Date for the Dance
With the Slapdash family, it's not even five strikes and you're out.
February 13, 2006
Neither the Love (clue 1), Candy (4), nor Ring (7) girl was the 1st Sammy asked to the Valentine's Day Dance, so either the Flowers or Hart girl was. Alexis isn't the Flowers or Hart girl (8), so she wasn't Sammy's 1st choice. By clue 1, then, Alexis was the 2nd or 3rd girl Mr. Slapdash invited. If Alexis had been the 2nd one Sammy asked to the event, then the Love girl (1) would have been the 3rd or later, as would have the Candy girl in clue 4. Since Alexis isn't the Flowers or Hart girl (8), she would be Alexis Ring. Then the girl whose excuse was that she had to watch "American Idol" would have been the 1st one Sammy invited (7) and would be the Flowers or Hart girl--no (2). So, Alexis was the 3rd of the five girls Sammy invited to the big dance. By clue 1, then, the Love girl was 4th and the girl who said she had to practice on her cello was 5th. If Alexis were the Ring girl, by clue 4, the Candy girl would have been 5th to be asked, and the girl who said she had to watch "American Idol" would be either the Flowers or Hart girl (7)--no (2). So, since Alexis isn't the Ring girl and isn't the Flowers or Hart girl (8), Alexis is the Candy girl. By clue 4, then, Julia was 2nd on Sammy's list, and the girl whose excuse was taking her cat to the vet was the 1st he invited. By clue 7, the Love girl made the "American Idol" excuse, and the Ring girl told Sammy she had to practice her cello. Grace is the Love girl (3). Rachel told Sammy she had to take her cat to the vet (6). By elimination, Kristin is the Ring girl. Julia didn't make the heart tattoo excuse(9); Alexis did, and Julia told Sammy she had to catch up on her phys. ed. homework. By clue 5, Rachel is the Hart and Julia the Flowers girl. The five young ladies politely refused Sammy's invitation to the Valentine's Day Dance in order 1st to 5th as follows:

  • 1st -- Rachel Hart, had to take her cat to the vet
  • 2nd -- Julia Flowers, had to catch up on her phys. ed. homework
  • 3rd -- Alexis Candy, had to get a heart tattoo
  • 4th -- Grace Love, had to watch "American Idol"
  • 5th -- Kristin Ring, had to practice her cello playing

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