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Clean Your Room!

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Time flies when you’re having fun: it’s the last puzzle of the season! If you’re interested in helping out with the next season, please fill out our volunteer application.

Now, to clean up after ourselves… “You can’t go out to play until you clean your room!” said Mom. But the kids, Abby, Benny, Carly, Daisy, and Emmy only seem interested in sliding their toys around on the floor. Can you figure out which toys got moved in which order–and where in New York City the kids ended up visiting afterward as a treat?


GOAL FOR A TIDY ROOM:



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Seeking: Volunteers for Season Three!

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It’s hard to believe, but next week is already our final puzzle of the season! It’s time to start thinking about Season 3, which starts on Aug. 1st. Want to help Mission Street Puzzles run smoothly next season? We’re looking for a few enthusiastic, responsible, puzzle-loving volunteers!

Interested? Apply by Wednesday, May 16th! We’ll notify all accepted volunteers shortly afterward.

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Mission: Impossible

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Mission Street Puzzles has decided to get involved in global politics! We plan to embark on a series of international missions, which will require cooperation from countries all around the world. Each country will put together a team of 1-4 operators. For any mission where that country is involved, the country will pledge to send its full team, one member at a time, in order from shortest to longest names (there are never ties). The operators’ initials spell out the one-word code name of the mission. Please help us figure out the operators’ nationalities, the code names of the missions, and most importantly the final answer: the location for the final mission.

 

Mission: To build foundations.
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Mission: To cooperate together.
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Mission: To discover new knowledge.
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 _ _ _ _ AR _ H
Mission: To embark on an exciting journey.
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Mission: To hunt down evil. ??????????
Mission: To identify the most beloved things.
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Mission: To maintain air quality.
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Mission: To maintain discipline. ????????
Mission: To revitalize Midwestern cities. ??????????????
Mission: To start up a new venture.
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Mission: To take over the world. ?????????? _ AR _ H
Mission: To uphold the pillars of character. ??????????????
Mission: Unknown
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Clues

  • The three United States operators include the handyman, the actor, and the ranger.
  • All of the athletes (swimmer, dancer, equestrian) come from either Russia or Western Europe.
  • At least one of the French operators contains the letter X.
  • For one of the countries that sends exactly two operators, the first operator can be spelled out using a subset of the letters in the second operator.
  • The artist comes from the birthplace of either Ludwig von Beethoven, Claude Debussy, or Pyotr Tchaikovsky.
  • The astronaut is the first operator sent by his country, which has the color yellow in its flag.
  • The cardiologist, the inspector, the nurse, the robber, and the trucker come from five different Middle Eastern countries.
  • The country that sent the environmentalist is among the top five most populous nations in the world.
  • The electrician comes from a country that borders the Mediterreanean Sea.
  • The first Iranian operator contains four instances of the same letter.
  • The florist comes from a country with a circle on its flag.
  • The hairdresser is from a more populous country than the stylist is.
  • The inspector and the psychologist both come from the same country, one with a land area of less than 20,000 square miles.
  • The intern is from a country with a two-word name (e.g. South Africa, Burkina Faso, New Zealand).
  • The newscaster is the second operator sent by her country, which is a NATO member.
  • The radiologist is his country’s third operator, out of four.
  • The realtor comes from a country with an official state religion.
  • The recruiter comes from East Asia.
  • The second French operator is the technician.
  • The second German operator is spelled with exactly 8 letters.
  • The taxidermist is from the same country as at least one of the florist, the intern, or the psychologist.
  • The thug is from a nation that has hosted the Winter Olympics.
  • The ukuleleist is from a nation that has won the Eurovision Song Contest seven times.
  • The UK operators all end with the letters “er.”
  • The undertaker comes from the same country as either the nurse or the physician (but not both).
  • The waiter is from a country that sends exactly two operators.
  • Turkey’s first and last operators start with the same letter as each other.

 

Operators

Actor ??
Agent
Artist
Astronaut
Cardiologist
Clockmaker
Dancer
Editor
Electrician
Engineer
Entomologist
Environmentalist
Equestrian
Evangelist
Executive
Florist
Hairdresser
Handyman ??
Headhunter
Historian
Illustrator
Inspector
Intern
Model
Nanny
Newscaster
Nurse
Officer
Oncologist
Physician
Priest
Psychologist
Radiologist
Ranger ??
Realtor
Recruiter
Referee
Reporter
Restaurateur
Robber
Sportsman
Stylist
Swimmer
Taxidermist
Teacher
Technician
Therapist
Thug
Trucker
Ukuleleist
Umpire
Undertaker
Ventriloquist
Waiter

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At the Circus

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Sorry everyone… We made a banana cream pie for you, but believe it not, it got stolen by an EVIL and VILE pie-loving clown named Krusty! We’ve followed the banana scent to Ringy-Ring Brothers’ Circus fairground, where we see twenty overlapping rings set up. Your first task is to map out the fairground by matching the ring sizes to their centers. In each ring, you’ll see jugglers juggling several balls in a clockwise direction. What word do they spell? Well, that depends where you start… (click)

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Cheesy Gesture

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Sam wanted to do a romantic show of love for her girlfriend Amy for Valentine’s Day. Sam printed out 14 giant heart-shaped lawn signs, each printed double-sided with a red side and a purple side, and each with a character (letter, symbol, or space) printed on each side. When the signs were set up so that the red side faced Amy’s window, the signs spelled: “I LOVE YOU AMY.” At midnight, each of the signs would be flipped around so that the purple sides faced Amy’s window, spelling the name of a New York destination where Sam would be waiting with flowers.

Unfortunately, Sam’s friends were a bunch of goofballs, and the signs weren’t set up quite properly. Fortunately, the signs were at least printed correctly and set up in the correct respective locations. But some of the signs were set up with the purple side facing Amy’s window, whereas other ones were set up with the red side facing her. Can you figure out how the signs were oriented, and figure out where Sam is waiting in New York?

 

BEFORE MIDNIGHT
AFTER MIDNIGHT
  • At least five red signs and at most nine red signs are visible from Amy’s window.
  • If #1 has the same character visible as #9, then #2 has the same character visible as #4.
  • If #6 and #8 show the same character, then sign #13 is red.
  • If sign #1 has an R, S, or T visible, then there are exactly seven distinct characters visible.
  • If sign #11 shows a letter in the second half of the alphabet, then sign #10 shows an R.
  • If sign #2 and sign #5 are different colors, then sign #10 shows a D.
  • If sign #2 and sign #5 are the same color, then sign #11 shows a C.
  • If sign #3 and #9 have different characters visible, then one of those letters is an O.
  • If sign #3 and sign #4 are the same color, then sign #13 shows a consonant.
  • If sign #4 is purple, then sign #5 is red.
  • If sign #4 is red, then sign #1 shows a letter in the second half of the alphabet.
  • If sign #7 shows a G, H, I, J, or K, then sign #8 shows N or O.
  • If sign #9 and sign #10 both show vowels, then #11 shows either a B or an X.
  • Both #3 and #11 show letters. If the letter on #3 comes after the one on #11 alphabetically, then #2 shows a space character.
  • If there is an odd number of purple signs visible, then sign #9 has S visible.
  • Sign #1 has an A, I, S, or U visible.
  • Sign #12 has an A visible.
  • Six of the signs have vowels visible.
  • The number of red signs is equal to the number of Es visible.
  • The number of Rs visible is either zero or two.
  • There are at least six and at most twelve distinct characters visible.
  • If sign #10 shows a vowel, then sign #13 shows a K or L.
  • If sign #12 shows B, E, or T, then signs #6 and #7 show adjacent letters of the alphabet.
  • If sign #12 shows one of the first three letters of the alphabet, then signs #1 and #6 show adjacent letters of the alphabet.
  • If sign #13 shows an I, J, or K, then sign #2 shows an ampersand or the letter U.
  • If sign #13 shows an L or M, then sign #8 shows an N or O.
  • If sign #2 shows a letter of the alphabet, then sign #5 shows a hyphen.
  • If sign #2 shows a vowel, then sign #3 shows a vowel as well.
  • If sign #5 does not show C, then sign #2 shows a letter in the first half of the alphabet.
  • If sign #5 shows a non-letter symbol, then sign #12 shows an H, T, or Y.
  • If sign #6 shows H, O, P, or E, then sign #12 does not show C.
  • If sign #7 is red, then sign #12 shows one of the first five letters of the alphabet.
  • No even-numbered sign shows the letter J, Q, or X.
  • Of the five letters D, O, U, B, and T, exactly two of them appear on the visible side of a sign (possibly multiple times each).
  • The letters E and K are never adjacent.

For purposes of this puzzle, Y is not a vowel.

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