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It’s May 10th (J), which means that Mother’s Day 2017 (N) is just a few days away, and I don’t even have a gift ready yet! I’m not sure which of these jewelry gifts she’ll like best–can you help me narrow them down? Fortunately, Mom has been dropping hints throughout the year. I’d really like to take my mother to one of her favorite San Francisco places too–where should we go?

  • On the birthday of one of the Sensational Six classic Disney characters, Mom said, “Some people call their mothers on Mother’s Day each year, making it the biggest holiday for phone calls.”
  • On the first Sunday of the month, Mom said, “A Mrs. Hunter from Los Angeles was pregnant with triplets for some days, the longest human pregnancy on record.”
  • On the third Wednesday of the month, Mom said, “A prolific Mrs. Vassilyev of Russia gave birth to some children in her lifetime.”
  • On an Ohio-born President’s birthday, Mom said, “Dr. Dana Suskind, a surgeon and mother, founded an organization called the Some Words Initiative to encourage parents of all socioeconomic backgrounds to talk to their babies more.”
  • On the birthday of one of the Jonas brothers, Mom said, “African elephant mothers are pregnant for some weeks, the longest gestation time of any mammal.”
  • On a day when I splurged, Mom said, “In the first two years of a baby’s life, the average mother changes some diapers.”
  • On a day when I was bald and free, Mom said, “In the U.S., some percent of mothers with school-age children hold a job.”
  • On the birthday of an actor in the main Friends cast, Mom said, “Justin Bieber’s mother stands some inches tall.”
  • On the anniversary of a NASA tragedy, Mom said, “Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, had some daughters, one of which won a Nobel Prize of her own.”
  • On the anniversary of an M-state’s admission to the Union, Mom said, “Polar bear mothers gain some pounds during their pregnancy.”
  • Forty years before a solar eclipse, Mom said, “New mothers in the U.S. are some age on average (as of 2016).”
  • On the birthday of one of the Beatles, Mom said, “The oldest mother on record is an Indian Mrs. Kaur, who gave birth at some age.”
  • On one of the top five most-observed holidays, Mom said, “The record for shortest interval between two consecutive births to the same mother is some days.”

2017 “Jewelry of the Month” Catalog

$2 Amethyst Bead
$3 Bronze Pendant
$4 Glass Brooch
$7 Onyx Earrings
$10 Pearl Earring
$12 Moonstone Charm
$18 Platinum Chain
$21 Emerald Ring
$26 Garnet Bracelet
$29 Ruby Bracelet
$31 Onyx Necklace
$35 Silver Chain
$41 Jade Statue
$47 Emerald Brooch
$50 Gold Watch
$56 Topaz Pin
$69 Diamond Brooch
$70 Pearl Ornament
$75 Opal Ring
$92 Topaz Earrings
$120 Jade Bracelet
$131 Silver Necklace
$150 Gold Locket
$176 Emerald Bracelet
$208 Turquoise Collar
$333 Jade Carving
$375 Garnet Pendant
$450 Emerald Necklace
$750 Topaz Crown
$1505 Aquamarine Bracelet
$2004 Turquoise Necklace
$3030 Silver Tiara
$5000 Ruby Bracelet
$7300 Pearl Necklace
$12,000 Diamond Ring
$19,000 Sapphire Necklace
$95,000 Amethyst Necklace
$105,000 Garnet Statue
$7 million Gold Crown
$17 million Aquamarine Necklace
$30 million Peridot Collection
$40 million Ruby Collection
$77 million Emerald Collection
$122 million Sapphire Ring
$210 million Alexandrite Collection
$2 billion Opal Necklace


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Papel Picado

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Join us as we make some decorations to hang in front of the wall! Can you help us figure out what to do with these confusing driteconis?

 

LA PARED

EL PAPEL

LAS DIRECCIONES

Dobla:

  1. Entheri sobre eys
    Edilwebste sobre reh
  2. (Orf) oyu sobre fi
    Uyo sobre ish
  3. Ym sobre wettyn-frits kerge rettle
    Omo sobre tac shis, hug
  4. Blidewetes sobre renhite
    Guh, act sish sobre gloned orita mysblo

Corte:

  1. Hafit sobre eh sego
  2. I was/detawch sobre I wonk

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Mafia!

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01101 00001 00110 01001 00001! I used to have a database cataloguing which of my friends are townspeople and which are mafia members, but my computer crashed and lost all the data. Obviously, townspeople only tell the truth, and mafia members lie every time they speak. Among my friends, there is one doctor and one detective, both of which are townspeople. Can you figure out which of my 45 friends to trust?

“If Gene is the doctor, then Carly and Ivanka are on the same team; otherwise, Carly and Ivanka are on different teams,” said Amata.

“The doctor is one of Dan, Gus, or Ivanka,” said Amy.

“There are fewer than 20 mafia members,” said Anna.

“The detective is Amy, Donald, Fred, Heidi, or myself,” said Andy.

“Either Barbara is a non-doctor townsperson, and/or Amata is the doctor,” said Ashton.

“Hillary is in the mafia,” said Barack.

“Out of Cory, Clinton, David, and Ivanka, exactly two are mafia members,” said Barbara.

“Barack and Amata are on opposite teams,” said Ben.

“Barbara and David are both townspeople, or Carly and Ibrahim are both townspeople,” said Bernie.

“At least 13 people (other than herself) are on the same team as Gwen.” said Betsy.

“Out of Gene, Grace, and Clinton, at least two of the three are townspeople,” said Carly.

“The number of townspeople is between 21 and 29,” said Carson.

“Hillary and Clinton are both townspeople,” said Chris.

“Either David is the detective, and/or there are four mafia members whose names start with C,” said Clinton.

“Out of Amata, Gene, Grace, and myself, there is at least one doctor and one other townsperson,” said Cory.

“Betsy and Igor are both mafia members,” said Dan.

“Out of Barbara, Bernie, Clinton, and myself, there is a doctor, a detective, and at least one mafia member,” said David.

“The doctor is one of Dan, Gus, or Bernie,” said Debbie.

“There are an odd number of townspeople whose names start with B,” said Devin.

“If Eric is a mafia member, then there fewer than 10 mafia members; if Eric is a townsperson, then there are more than 10 mafia members,” said Donald.

“If Ibrahim is a townsperson, then at least 19 of us are townspeople; if Ibraham is a mafia member, then at least 19 of us are mafia members,” said Ed.

“Ed is a mafia member,” said Elaine.

“The doctor’s name is longer than the detective’s name,” said Elena.

“Among Andy, Carson, and Clinton, there is one detective, no doctor, and no mafia members,” said Elizabeth.

“There is at most one mafia member whose name starts with A,” said Eric.

“Among Barack, Gene, Elena, and Hirono, there is one detective and one mafia member exactly,” said Fiorina.

“Among Amy, Andy, Cory, Elena, Grace, and myself, there are exactly two mafia members,” said Fischer.

“Fewer than 17 of us are townspeople,” said Flynn.

“Amy is a townsperson,” said Frank.

“The detective is either David or myself,” said Fred.

“There are more mafia members whose names start with B than ones whose names start with I,” said Gary.

“Ibrahim and Ivanka are on the same team,” said Gene.

“Neither Ed nor Irene is a mafia member,” said Grace.

“The doctor’s name starts with H,” said Gus.

“Fischer and Ibrahim are on different teams,” said Gwen.

“Gary is either a mafia member or the detective,” said Haley.

“Donald and Grace are on different teams,” said Hank.

“Three or four mafia members have names starting with G,” said Heidi.

“Fiorina is either the doctor or the detective,” said Hillary.

“The doctor is among Elena, Grace, and Heidi,” said Hirono.

“At least one of Ivanka or Elaine is in the mafia,” said Ibrahim.

“There are at least four townspeople whose names start with B,” said Igor.

“Haley is a mafia member,” said Ileana.

“If Flynn is a mafia member, then exactly 27 of us are mafia members; if Flynn is a townsperson, then exactly 31 of us are mafia members,” said Irene.

“Ibrahim, Ed, and Irene are all townspeople,” said Ivanka.

“Andy is the detective,” said Anna.

“Fred is not the detective,” said Carson.

“The doctor is Amy, Gus, or Heidi,” said Elaine.

 

 

Note: An error in Igor’s clue was fixed on Apr. 22.

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DAD’S FAVORITE SYLLABLES
How many Americans does it take to change a light bulb? Three, with Vietnamese noodles.
How many astronauts does it take to change a light bulb? Three, excuse “my” French.
How many ballerinas does it take to change a light bulb? Four, literally just four.
How many blondes does it take to change a light bulb? Four, for years in office.
How many cannibals does it take to change a light bulb? Three, ew!
How many cows does it take to change a light bulb? Four, on a French day.
How many detectives does it take to change a light bulb? Four, in a straight path.
How many ducks does it take to change a light bulb? Four, in a dry place.
How many engineers does it take to change a light bulb? Four, with a horse.
How many Frenchmen does it take to change a light bulb? Three, convened.
How many giraffes does it take to change a light bulb? Three, with a donkey.
How many Irishmen does it take to change a light bulb? Four, not less.
How many magicians does it take to change a light bulb? Two, or zero.
How many monsters does it take to change a light bulb? Four, in a train station.
How many mothers-in-law does it take to change a light bulb? Two, it may start an email.
How many ninjas does it take to change a light bulb? One, just one.
How many nuns does it take to change a light bulb? Four, with multiple sharp objects.
How many octopuses does it take to change a light bulb? Three, with a bursting sound.
How many parrots does it take to change a light bulb? Six, with a rock star.
How many penguins does it take to change a light bulb? Three, with a small vegetable.
How many pirates does it take to change a light bulb? Four, where discount clothing is sold.
How many police officers does it take to change a light bulb? Four, ripped.
How many politicians does it take to change a light bulb? Four, owed money.
How many priests does it take to change a light bulb? Three, with a sibling.
How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb? Three, in a hotel.
How many spies does it take to change a light bulb? One, a Roman number.
How many teachers does it take to change a light bulb? One, a kind of curve.
How many turkeys does it take to change a light bulb? Three, to pull.
How many waiters does it take to change a light bulb? Four, to sell.
How many zebras does it take to change a light bulb? Three, where zebras may live.

DAD’S FAVORITE MOVIES
A baby, a ninja, and a detective walk into an eleven-year-old girl’s stop-motion world.
A chicken, a monster, a mother-in-law, another chicken, and a pirate walk into a real-estate drama.
A cow, a giraffe, a cannibal, and a clown walk into a dinosaur world.
Two doctors and a duck walk into a Golden-Globe-winning musical.
An engineer, a mother-in-law, an octopus, and a nun walk into a nanny.
A Frenchman, a Russian, an Irishman, an American, and a priest walk into a transformation.
A parrot, a teacher, an astronaut, two magicians, and a witch walk into a supernatural anime.
A blonde, a psychiatrist, a lawyer, and a police officer walk into Arnold.
A spy, a ballerina, a waiter, a politician, and a Russian walk into intrigue on an English holiday.
A zebra, a turkey, a penguin, and an elephant walk into an anthropomorphic animal allegory.

DAD’S FAVORITE SAN FRANCISCO LOCATION
What do you get when you cross a doctor, a baby, a lawyer, two Russians, a witch, a mother-in-law, and an elephant?

 

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