Tantalizer 496: Anky panky
14 December 2016
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From New Scientist #1047, 14th April 1977 [link]
Having unearthed a thriving protection racket in the nursery class, Miss Marple summoned the mothers of the six boys concerned to a friendly little chat. She settled the embarrassed ladies equidistantly round a circular table, while she herself paced about lecturing them.
The seating is what concerns us. On Pam’s right sat Mrs Fagin, mother of Yvor. Xerxes’ mum had Ulrich’s mum, Rhona, on her right and Sylvia on her left. Vince’s mum was on Pam’s left and opposite Sylvia. Willy’s mum was opposite Queenie, who sat on Mrs Armstrong’s right. Zacharia’s mother was opposite Mrs Capone. Tess sat opposite Mrs Ellis. Olive was on Mrs Diamond’s left.
Only Mrs Borgia had the guts to blame the whole thing on the school. Can you discover her first name?