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Returning Christmas Gifts
Thanks RL Whipkey

xmas gifts

Last Saturday morning, Mrs. Shopper returned Christmas gifts.
There was one return for each of the five children, including Ben.
Each gift was being returned for a different reason to a different mall retailer, one to Eddie Bauer.

Hints:
1. Mrs. Shopper made these five returns (not necessarily in order): Zach's gift, the jeans, the article bought at                 Banana Republic, the item of apparel that the recipient didn't like, and the one to the 5th store in the order.
2. Erica's gift, which wasn't the one returned because it was too small, wasn't the one purchased at American Eagle     Outfitters.
3. Immediately after returning the hat to one mall store, Mrs. Shopper returned Mindy's gift to another retailer.
4. The item returned to Abercrombie and Fitch wasn't the one that was too large.
5. The article Mrs. Shopper took back to Banana Republic, which wasn't Erica's, wasn't the one that was the wrong       color.
6. Immediately after returning Tara's gift, Mrs. Shopper returned the item that was too small; immediately after               returning the too small article, Mrs. Shopper returned the sweatshirt.
7. The shorts weren't the too large item.
8. Mindy's gift wasn't the one returned because it was the wrong style.
9. The item of apparel returned to the Gap, which wasn't Mindy's, wasn't the sweatshirt.
10. Mrs. Shopper didn't return the jacket to American Eagle.
11. The jeans weren't Tara's.
12. In consecutive order first-to-last, Mrs. Shopper made these three returns: the one to the Gap, Erica's gift, and the       article that was the wrong color.

Question :
Can you determine the order (1st to 5th) in which Mrs. Shopper made the returns: the store visited, the child whose gift was returned, the item returned, and the reason for the return?

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