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Old 03-04-2017, 03:48 PM
serenia serenia is offline
Join Date: Dec 2013
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The "Island Cruise" puzzle on page 138 seems to be missing a negative relation. The existing clues produce a result with a lot of open cells, but with just one more negative relation, the puzzle can be solved - and the solution will actually match the one at the back of the book.

This is a 4x5 puzzle.

Dates: June 8, June 11, June 14, June 17, June 20
Times: 8:30 am, 10:45 am, 12 noon, 2:30 pm, 6:00 pm
Islands: Barnhart, Ephrata, Isanti, Puyallup, Watonga
Activities: Horseback, Rainforest, Snorkeling, Volcano, Zip Line

I modified clue 6 to include the missing negative relation.

1. The five island landings are the one made at 8:30 am, the 6:00 pm landing, the one on June 20 (which didn't happen at 10:45 am), the stop at Ephrata, and the one where John and Veronica hiked a massive volcano on the island of Puyallup.

2. The June 14 landing occurred at precisely 12 noon.

3. John and Veronica enjoyed their rainforest tour on Barnhart island.

4. The zip line excursion took place three days before the volcano hike.

5. There are no horses on the island of Isanti.

6. The couple went snorkeling three days before the landing that occurred at 6:00 pm (which wasn't the June 14 landing).

7. The Barnhart excursion took place sometime after the landing on the exotic isle of Watonga.

8. The June 17 landing wasn't on Puyallup.
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