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Logic Puzzle!

Contributed by
Mr. Myron Janzen,
Samantha Archer's
Math teacher at
Duchesne Academy

Jeffrey Ghost delivers mail for the Post Office. His delivery route includes the posh 10-story Haunted Towers Apartment House.

There are 10 Monster families which reside at this building (one family per floor). Each family gets 3 different publications a day. The delivery schedule to the Apartment House includes 10 different magazines in all. 

Each magazine has a very goofy name and it is unlikely you have ever heard of any of them, but why let that spoil a good logic puzzle? 

Here are the names of the five monthly magazines and five weekly magazines:

The 5 Monthly Magazines

The 5 Weekly Magazines

  1. Transylvanian Times
  2. Sleepy Hollow Herald
  3. Graveyard Gazette
  4. The Witching Hour
  5. The Tombstone Epitaph
  1. Hocus Pocus
  2. The Time Warp
  3. The Cutting Edge
  4. Lotions and Potions
  5. Black Magic Woman

Unfortunately for Jeff, it rained today. When he began pulling the magazines from his not-too-waterproof sack, he found all the labels stuck together in a gummy mess. Jeff was pretty worried because he knew from experience just how ugly things could get if some of these Monsters didn't get their favorite magazines on time!  

Undaunted, Jeff sat down in the lobby to figure out which magazines to stuff into the mailboxes of each Haunted Towers family.

The Ten Monster Families

Can you determine which floor 
each happy family lives on? 

01.  The Draculas
02.  The Frankensteins
03.  The Devils
04.  The Skeletons
05.  The Psychos
06.  The Wolfmans
07.  The Ghouls
08.  The Igors
09.  The Witches
10.  The Demons

Although it is important to remember that each of the ten periodicals has three subscribers among the residents of the Haunted Towers, please note that no two families get more than ONE magazine in common.
bulletJeff also remembered that each family subscribes to either two monthlies and a weekly or two weeklies and a monthly.  
bulletInasmuch as each family occupies an entire floor by themselves, by close examination of the following clues you can determine which family lives on which floor as well as the three magazines each family receives. Here are the 16 remaining facts that Jeffrey Jefferson was sure about:

1. The families on the 1st and 10th floors, as well as the Devils, all get
The Witching Hour.
2. The Igors and the Ghouls, as well as the family on the 10th floor, subscribe to
Black Magic Woman.
3. The families who get
Lotions and Potions all live on odd-numbered floors.
4. The Frankensteins, who live directly above the Igors, subscribe to
The Sleepy Hollow Herald, The Witching Hour, and Black Magic Woman. 
5. The families that subscribe to
The Time Warp all live on even-numbered floors.
6. None of the families above the 6th floor gets
Hocus Pocus.
7. The Wolfmans, who get
The Time Warp plus two monthlies, live directly above the Psycho family, whose subscriptions include The Graveyard Gazette and the The Cutting Edge.
8. Among the families on floors 1, 2, and 3 (one of whom is the Skeletons), one gets
Hocus Pocus, another gets Lotions and Potions, while one of the remaining weeklies is subscribed to by all three families. 
9. The Witch family live directly above the family that subscribes to
The Witching Hour, The Transylvanian Times, and Hocus Pocus.
10. The Demons, whose subscriptions include
The Tombstone Epitaph and Hocus Pocus, live directly above and below families who receive The Cutting Edge.
11. Subscribers to The
Graveyard Gazette are the Dracula family and the family on the 8th floor, and also the family whose other subscriptions are for The Sleepy Hollow Herald and The Cutting Edge.
12. The same monthly goes to the Demons and the family on the 7th floor, and also to the family whose other subscriptions are for The
Transylvanian Times and The Time Warp.
13. The family on the 5th floor subscribes to
The Witching Hour, The Transylvanian Times, and Hocus Pocus.
14. The Wolfman family does NOT subscribe to
Sleepy Hollow Herald, The Graveyard Gazette, or The Witching Hour.
15. The same monthly goes to the Witch family, the Frankensteins, and also the family on the 
3rd floor.
16. The Igors do NOT receive
The Sleepy Hollow Herald, The Graveyard Gazette, or The Witching Hour. 

Send your answers to Rick Archer, dance@ssqq.com 

This is a tough one, but it is fun!!

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