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  • My friend Flora and I share a 5×5 plot of land where we grow a variety of plants. Each of the 25 subplots contains exactly one type of plant.

 

 

  • The top row, full of trees, is as fun as the texture of bubblegum.
  • The middle row, blossoming with flowers, is as beautiful as a French sculptor.
  • The last row, abundant with fruit, is as healthy as a California egg ranch.

 

Morning Afternoon
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

 

  • I water each of my nine plants at least once a week and at most three times a week. I water exactly one plant each morning and exactly one plant each afternoon.
  • Flora’s sixteen plants, which I don’t water, include the fir, zinnia, poppies, and kale.
  • On Sundays, I water two plants in the leftmost column.
  • On Mondays, I water two plants in the middle column.
  • On Tuesdays, the name of the plant I water in the morning comes alphabetically later than the one I water in the afternoon. This is the only day of the week for which this is true.
  • On Wednesdays, I water two plants that are neither in the same row nor column. Each of these plants is watered only on Wednesday.
  • On Thursdays, I water the eucalyptus twice, in the morning and in the afternoon. This is the only day of the week on which I water the same plant twice.
  • On Fridays, I water two plants in the middle row, but none in the middle column. There exists at least one plant that is only watered on Friday.
  • On Saturdays, I water two plants in the top row. Each of these plants is watered only on Saturday.
  • Plants in corner spots are never watered more than once a week.

 

  • None of my nine plants are next to each other (that is, none of them are directly adjacent or kitty-corner to each other).
  • The narcissuses and junipers are not in the same row.
  • The eucalyptus is next to exactly five plants, exactly two of which are flowers.
  • Flora is sad that her willow tree doesn’t grow flowers.
  • The sycamore grows in the fourth column, two squares above the kale.
  • The iris and cedar are not in the same row.
  • My mangoes grow somewhere to the right of the sycamore tree, not necessarily in the same row.
  • Bananas, grapes, Queen Anne’s Lace, roses and cedar trees all grow in the same column.
  • Violets, bananas, and zinnias grow in the same row.
  • The yew tree grows to the right of the fir and willow, not necessarily in the same row.
  • The ugli fruit grows next to at least one other fruit.
  • The apples grow next to the fir trees.
  • Daisies are diagonally touching the tangerines.
  • The hazelnut tree, poppies, orchids, tangerines, and lychees, none of which belong to me, all grow in the same column, in that order.
  • The zinnias are next to at most five other plants.

 

Note: This puzzle was updated on Apr. 5th with an additional clue.

 

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