Tantalizer 450: Marriage problems
20 June 2018
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From New Scientist #1001, 20th May 1976 [link]
We opened the tennis season with a 7-round mixed doubles tourney. The players were 8 married couples and husbands partnered by their own wives throughout. The first round was a match short, as Tania arrived too late. Arthur and wife played Winnie and husband. Round 2 was complete. In it George and Sonia were on different sides of the same net and Bert broke Edward’s service every time.
Dennis and wife beat Sonia and husband in round 3 and Yvonne and husband in round 4. Arthur and wife beat Vera and husband in round 3 and Edward and wife in round 4. Winnie and Xanthippe were opponents in round 6.
Charlie and wife had to rush off just before round 3 and never came back. They would have played Fred and wife in 3, Ursula and husband in 4, Bert and wife in 5 and Arthur and wife in 7.
I see I have not mentioned Harry or Zona. That done, what were the exact (intended) pairings for round 7?