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Puzzle 39: Eliza Pseudonym of Puzzlania 2

My mother used to be quite an avid quilter, and was even a member of a quilt guild for a period of time. She hopes to get back into quilting again, and frankly, so do I -- when I was about 10 or so, I designed a "math quilt" that had four blocks for each of the plus, minus, times, and divided by signs, arranged such that one of each block was in each row and in each column of a four by four square. We got it started, but still haven't finished it. We still have all the fabric for it in an old Pizza Hut box we got (minus the pizza) solely for the purpose of holding fabric. XDD Now that I've bored you with my life story, on to the puzzle.

In recent months, Eliza Pseudonym has taken an interest in quilting. Hoping to meet other quilters and obtain helpful advice, Eliza joined the Puzzlania Quilt Guild, where she was surprised to meet both male and female quilters! After becoming fast friends with Lou and seven other quilters, the nine of them decided to create their own special quilt together. Each quilter sewed a single quilt block, and then the nine blocks were sewn together in a square that was three blocks high and three blocks wide. Eliza and her fellow quilters were mighty proud of their collaborative effort! From the clues below, determine the gender of each quilter, which block they contributed to the quilt, and how the nine blocks are arranged. (Note: Except for Eliza, all of the names in this puzzle can be male or female.)

1. Every row and every column in the quilt contains one block that was sewn by a male quilter and two blocks that were sewn by female quilters.
2. Eliza sewed a block containing a Sudoku puzzle; her block is the leftmost block in the middle row of the quilt.
3. One quilter created a block with all of the quilters' initials in a 3x3 arrangement corresponding to who sewed the block in that position of the quilt; Casey, who is of the opposite gender of this quilter, said, "Wow, that's a really clever idea!"
4. Jordan's block is directly above the block containing the twelve distinct pentominoes, which is directly to the left of the block with the first 100 digits of pi.
5. The row containing Pat's quilt block is somewhere above the row containing the block with a maze in its design.
6. Vic's block is somewhere below and in the same column as Sam's block, which is somewhere to the left of and in the same row as the block depicting a dissection of a square into non-congruent isosceles triangles.
7. Alex's block and Casey's block share an edge on the quilt; one of these blocks contains a chess puzzle (its quilter has been playing chess since she was 5).
8. The block whose design contains a tangram puzzle is directly below the block contributed by Chris, which is directly to the left of the block containing the Lo Shu magic square.

1 comment

zotmeister said...

My creative urges rarely encompass physical manifestations, nor do they require needles. ...Not sure what my point is, or if I even have one, but/so take that as you will. - ZM

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