Logic Puzzle # 9 Logic Problems Help

Logic Problem Solution:
The Easter Egg Hunt

By clue 3, Chip was first to find a gold egg, followed by the West child and then the one who found the winner in the branches of a pine tree. Brook found the last winner (8). Alexis isn't the West child (1) and wasn't fourth to find a gold egg (5), so she found the egg hidden in the pine tree. The Thaxton child isn't Alexis and wasn't fourth to win a basket (5) and isn't Brook (8); the Thaxton child is Chip. By clue 6, the Valdez child was the fourth winner. Damian is West (2) and Erica Valdez. Erica didn't find her gold egg under the picnic table (9); in clue 4, then, Damian found the gold egg under the picnic table, and Alexis is Young. Brook's last name is Ulman. Neither she (7) nor Chip (10) found the egg cached in the old bird's nest, so Erica did. By clue 11, Chip found the gold egg hidden in the hollow stump and Brook the one in the barbecue pit. The five Easter basket winners found their gold eggs (in order) hidden as follows:

• Chip Thaxton, in a hollow stump
• Damian West, under a picnic table
• Alexis Young, in the branches of a pine tree
• Erica Valdez, in an old bird's nest
• Brook Ulman, in the barbecue pit