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Logic Puzzle # 81 Logic Problems Help

Logic Problem Solution:
Commuting to the Oldies

Neither "Barbara Ann" by the Beach Boys (clue 3), Chad & Jeremy's "A Summer Song" (6), nor "Little Darling" by the Diamonds (8) was the 1st oldie Richard Little heard on his commute yesterday, so "So Much In Love" by the Tymes or Left Banke's "Walk Away Renee" was. By clue 1, WQRS-FM played "So Much In Love" and then an ad for Alvin's Autobody, immediately before Richard turned onto Benscreek Blvd. Therefore, Richard heard "So Much In Love" as the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th oldie of his drive and the song that played on Benscreek Blvd. as the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th oldie respectively, with the Alvin's Autobody commercial in between. If "So Much In Love" had been the 4th song played, "Walk Away Renee" would have been 1st. Since Richard didn't hear "Walk Away Renee" on 5th St. (5), by clue 8, 5th St. would be the 2nd road on his daily commute, he would have heard "Little Darling" on his 3rd leg, and the Ivy's Insurance ad would have aired as the 3rd commercial. By clue 9, Doogie's Diner's spot would have aired just before "Little Darling" was played--a conflict with clue 3. "So Much In Love" wasn't the song played during Richard's fourth commute leg. If that song had aired during Richard's 3rd commute leg, "Walk Away Renee" again would have been the 1st song he heard. By clue 5, he wasn't on 5th St. when he heard "Walk Away Renee." Then "Little Darling" would have been on 4th (8), as Richard motored along Benscreek Blvd.--no (4). "So Much In Love" wasn't the 3rd song played. If it had been the 2nd oldie Richard heard yesterday, "Walk Away Renee" would have been the 1st. The ad spots for (7) and Doogie's Diner (9) then wouldn't have been the 1st commercial to play, so the Ivy's Insurance spot would have--but this would contradict clue 8. "So Much In Love" was the 1st song Richard Little enjoyed yesterday, with the Alvin's Autobody ad the 1st commercial to air and Benscreek Blvd. being his 2nd commute leg. By clue 4, Richard didn't hear "Little Darling" on Benscreek Blvd.; therefore, the ad for Ivy's Insurance wasn't the 2nd one played (8). The ad for oldiesonline also wasn't the 2nd one played (10), so the Doogie's Diner spot was 2nd, followed immediately by the Beach Boys' "Barbara Ann" (3) as the 3rd song Richard heard on his commute yesterday. By clue 8, then, "Little Darling" was the 4th oldie played during Mr. Little's commute and was followed immediately by the commercial for Ivy's Insurance. By elimination, the ad for aired between "Barbara Ann" and "Little Darling." "Walk Away Renee" was the 5th song Richard heard and "A Summer Song" was 2nd (9). Then the first road Richard uses to get from home to work is Rosebud Lane (6). He turns from Rosebud onto 5th St. (8), then drives along Old Forge Ave. (2), and finally traverses Lincoln Square to get to the office. In sum, Richard Little's daily commute and the "Oldies, Not Moldies" and commercials he heard on his trip yesterday follow:

  • Rosebud Lane, "So Much In Love" by the Tymes
  • ------ Alvin's Autobody -------
  • Benscreek Blvd., "A Summer Song" by Chad & Jeremy
  • ------ Doogie's Diner ---------
  • 5th St., "Barbara Ann" by the Beach Boys
  • ------ -------
  • Old Forge Ave., "Little Darling" by the Diamonds
  • ------ Ivy's Insurance --------
  • Lincoln Square, "Walk Away Renee" by Left Banke Copyright © 2000-2007 by Calvin J. Hamilton & Randall L. Whipkey. All rights reserved. Privacy Statement.