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Holiday Party
by Shelly Hazard

Last Friday night, four couples met at a friend's home for an evening of companionship and entertainment to celebrate the coming holidays. The meal was pot luck style, so each couple contributed a dish of food. As it happened, each couple arrived in fifteen minute increments, between 5:30 pm and 6:15 pm. Determine the name of each couple, the time they arrived, and what dish each contributed to the pot luck supper.

1. Mary's last name wasn't Grant.

2. The couple that brought the tuna casserole arrived first, promptly at 5:30 pm. The couple that brought the cheesecake arrived last (Pam's cheesecake was everyone's favorite dessert).

3. Wendy was married to neither Tom nor Mr. Park. The Browns brought the lasagna.

4. The first couple to arrive was Mr. and Mrs. Wish; the second, Wendy Brown and her husband; the third, the couple who brought pasta salad; and the last couple to arrive was Karl and Pam.

5. Cindy, whose last name wasn't Park, didn't bring the pasta salad.

6. Peter, whose last name wasn't Wish, arrived fifteen minutes after the couple who brought tuna casserole for dinner but before the Grants. Bob and his wife Mary didn't bring the cheesecake.


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