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Last-Minute Lester at the Beach
by Randall L. Whipkey

At the last second last week, Last-Minute Lester decided to take the family on a vacation at the beach. Of course, rather than reserve rooms ahead of time, Last-Minute Lester--"Don't worry, we won't have any trouble finding rooms this time of the season"--left it all up to chance. Unfortunately for the family, they did have trouble and ended up spending half of each day looking for a room for the night. Fortunately, Lester did find a room each night Sunday-Thursday at a different establishment (the Isla del Sol Resort, for one) in a different beach town, including Ocean City. From the information below, you should be able to find where (at which lodging in which town) the family stayed each night and how much Last-Minute Lester paid for room (and the privilege of procrastinating).

  1. Last-Minute Lester found a room at the Sand Dollar Motel the night before locating lodging in Full Moon Bay.
  2. The family stayed in Atlantic Palisades earlier in the week than at the Dolphin Inn; the room at the Dolphin Inn cost $100 less than the one in Atlantic Palisades.
  3. On three consecutive nights, first-to-last, Lester found lodging at the Beachcomber Motel, found a room that cost $50 less than the Beachcomber one, and found a room in Cape June.
  4. The room at the Ebb Tide Hotel cost $100 less than the lodging Lester located in Snug Harbor.
  5. One night after the family stayed in Full Moon Bay, Lester paid twice as much for the room as the one in Full Moon Bay.
  6. Wednesday's room cost $100 more than Monday's.
  7. Mrs. Lester pointed out that Lester had spent $1300 for the five nights and could have rented a condo, in one town, for the week instead. Lester replied, in his usual non-sequitor style, "But I never paid the same price for any two nights!"

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