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Solution to Puzzle 69.  Mother's Day Gifts

Using the Facts:

A) Alice, Bobby, Cathy and Donald each gave a present to their mothers during Mother's day.  These mothers, not in their respective order, are Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Martin, and Mrs. Dalton.  They have one child each.  

B) Mrs. Smith received a bouquet of roses.  

C) Mrs. Martin received a fashion watch from her daughter.  

D) Donald is a friend of Mrs. Dalton's son.

E) Cathy gave a gem stone.  

F) The other gift given is perfume.

From fact (C), Mrs. Martin received a fashion watch from either Alice or Cathy.  But from fact (E), Cathy gave a gem stone.  This means that 

1) Alice gave FASHION WATCH to her mother Mrs. MARTIN.  

From fact (D), Mrs. Dalton's son is not Donald, but Bobby.  It also means Cathy's mother is not Mrs. Dalton.  From (B), Mrs. Smith is not Cathy's mother since she received a bouquet of roses.  Therefore Cathy's mother must be Mrs. Jones.  Thus

2) Cathy gave GEM STONE to her mother Mrs. JONES.

Since Mrs. Dalton is the mother of Bobby, Mrs. Smith must be the mother of Donald.  Therefore using fact (B),

3) Donald gave ROSES to his mother Mrs. SMITH.

Using fact (F), perfume must be the gift given to the remaining mother, Mrs. Dalton, who is the mother of Bobby.  Therefore,

4) Bobby gave PERFUME to his mother Mrs. DALTON.

To summarize:

Alice gave FASHION WATCH to her mother Mrs. MARTIN.
Bobby gave PERFUME to his mother Mrs. DALTON.
Cathy gave a GEM STONE to her mother Mrs. JONES.
Donald gave ROSES to his mother Mrs. SMITH.

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