# Shopping Spree

Three engineers, Alfred, Benjamin and Charles, and their wives, Althea, Bernice and Cora (not necessarily in that order), went shopping together while on holiday. At the end of the day, they noticed that each person had paid a sum of dollars equal to the square of the number of items each person had bought. They also noticed (believe it or not) that each husband spent \$105 more than his wife.

Charles bought seven more times than Bernice, and Benjamin bought 11 more items than Cora.

Who is Althea's husband?

Congratulations to Randy Weinstein of Villanova University for solving the Alice and Her Daughters puzzle, and to Manier Dar of DARS Graphic Arts for solving CrossNumber 58.

CrossNumber 60

All answers are numbers. No number is repeated.

## Across

1. Prime
2. 1 Across x 4 Across
4. Prime
6. (1 Down + 5 Down) big Pi 2
7. (1 Down + 28 Down) big Pi 2
9. Prime
10. 5 Down x 25 Down
12. Prime
14. 31 Across x (25 Down + 29 Across) big Pi 2
16. 1 Down x 28 Down
17. 3 x 22 Across
20. 1 Across x 18 Down
22. 1 Across x 31 Across
24. 1 Across x 25 Down
26. Prime
27. (25 Down + 28 Down) big Pi 2
29. Prime
30. 29 Across x 31 Across
31. Prime

## Down

1. Prime
2. Prime
3. Prime
5. Prime
6. 1 Across x 1 Down
8. 4 Across x 5 Down
9. Prime
11. (5 Down + 28 Down) big Pi 2
12. 1 Down x 25 Down
13. 4 Across x 25 Down
15. 5 Down x 28 Down
18. Prime
19. 25 Down x 29 Across
20. 28 Down x 31 Across
21. Prime
23. 17 Across + 27 Across
24. Prime
25. Prime
28. Prime

Contest Rules: All entries must be received by March 28, 2001. The winners of the word puzzle and CrossNumber (can be the same person) will be drawn from all correct entries. Fax all entries to 847-634-4240. All entries must include name, complete address, company affiliation and daytime phone number to be considered.

Solutions to January’s Puzzles
CrossNumber 58
Alice and her daughters

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