Friday, March 16, 2007

Can you help save Christmas?

Last year Santa was delivering his presents when he got stuck in a chimney. In fact, one of his reindeers had to pull him out. Unfortunately for Santa's schedule, that wasn't the only time he got stuck that night. Santa wants to take better care this year, but can't seem to remember all the details. Your job is to help Santa remember at what time and which kid he was delivering which present to and which reindeer helped pull him out at each stop.

  • Santa was not delivering the Train Set to Craig.
  • Rudolph hauled Santa out of one chimney exactly 1 hour before Santa was rescued from Diana's chimney.
  • Building Blocks were delivered to Ryan after 1:30a.m. but before 4:00a.m.
  • Blitzen hauled Santa out of one chimney exactly half an hour after Donner hauled him out of another
  • Comet helped Santa when he was stuck in Jerry's chimney: this was not the last chimney that he was stuck in that morning.
  • The Teddy Bear was delivered directly before the Doll, but not to Diana and wasn't with Santa when Rudolph pulled him out.
  • Prancer did not help Santa when he was stuck in the chimney with Drums.
  • No reindeer helped Santa out of a chimney with a toy having the same initial as the reindeer's name.
Times: 1:00a.m, 1:30a.m, 2:00a.m, 2:30a.m, 4:00a.m.
Reindeer: Blitzen, Comet, Donner, Prancer, Rudolph
Child: Craig, Diana, Jerry, Ryan, Sadie
Toy: Building Blocks, Doll, Drums, Teddy Bear, Train Set


  1. The work is not easy to describe. It involved no rewriting - just cross outs (lots) and circling.

    At 1 Comet helped Santa deliver the Teddy Bear to Jerry.

    At 1:30 Rudolph helped get the doll to Craig

    At 2? Donner, Ryan, Blocks

    At 2:30 Blitzen helped with the Drums to Diana

    And at 4? Prancer (this was the first I got) dropped a train set with Sadie.

  2. Lots and lots of crossing out! ;-)

    This may have been too much for a Friday.

    Reindeer Child Time Toy

    Blitzen Diana 2:30a.m Drums
    Comet Jerry 1:00a.m Teddy Bear
    Donner Ryan 2:00a.m Building Blocks
    Prancer Sadie 4:00a.m Train Set
    Rudolph Craig 1:30a.m Doll

  3. At 1:00 Santa delivered Teddy Bear to Jerry and was helped out by Comet

    At 1:30 Craig received the doll and Santa was helped out by Rudolph

    At 2:00 Ryan received the Blocks and Donner helped Santa

    At 2:30 Diana got the drums and Santa helped Blitzen

    At 4:00 Prancer helped Santa out after he gave Sadie the Train Set


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