Logic Problem Solution:
By clue 2, Nikola and Ms. Craig are the two of the five who got their
pieces of pie a la mode; while by clue 6, Ms. Bryant and the friend
who ordered Chocolate Creme pie are two of the three who got theirs
plain. Therefore, between the two clues, all five pie-eating friends
are named: Nikola (a la mode), Ms. Craig (a la mode), Ms. Bryant
(plain), the Chocolate Creme devotee (plain), and (plain). Jan isn't
Ms. Craig (9) and therefore had her pie plain. In clue 4, then, Ms.
Andrews had pie a la mode and must be Nikola; and the Dutch Apple pie
a la mode was ordered by Ms. Craig. Ms. Ellsworth didn't order the
Chocolate Creme pie (1); Ms. Downs did, and Ms. Ellsworth is the third
of the three to have her pie without ice cream. Neither Ms. Ellsworth
(1) nor Nikola Andrews (5) chose Lemon Meringue; Ms Bryant did.
Marcie isn't Ms. Downs (3), Ms. Ellsworth, or Ms. Craig (8) and is Ms.
Bryant. Kerrie isn't Ms. Downs (3). Since Kerrie didn't order the
Egg Custard or Blackberry pie (7) and Ms. Ellsworth had one of those
two, Kerrie isn't Ms. Ellsworth; Kerrie is Ms. Craig. By clue 9, Jan
didn't order the Chocolate Creme and is thus Ms. Ellsworth; and Lisa
is Downs. Jan ordered Egg Custard (9) and Nikola Blackberry. The
five friends enjoyed their after-work desserts as follows:
- Nikola Andrews, Blackberry
- Marcie Bryant, Lemon Meringue
- Kerrie Craig, Dutch Apple
- Lisa Downs, Chocolate Creme
- Jan Ellsworth, Egg Custard
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