Puzzle Eighteen - Hogsmeade Weekend

As it's getting close to mid-December, it's time for the second Hogsmeade weekend of the year. Four HOL students (François, Gertrude, Ian, and Julia), one from each of the four houses, are in line at Honeydukes, ready to make their purchases.

Each student has purchased a new candy that's never been offered before by Honeydukes. One student is buying Ciribili's Chromo Creams, which will temprorarily turn your skin a random color once you bite into one. Another student has decided to get Laughing Licorice - once you open the box, the licorice will loudly giggle, and the only way to restore peace and quiet is to eat it. A third student has picked up a box of Sangati's Salamander Sweets, a new import from India in which sweet and spicy salamander-shaped candies make your head appear to burst into flames as you chew. And the last of the students is buying Tenor Taffies - after eating these, you can sing but not speak (but you have perfect pitch!).

Can you determine each student's House, place in line (first, second, third, or fourth), and which candy they have elected to buy?

  1. The four students are François, the Gryffindor student, the one buying Sangati's Salamander Sweets, and the one who's third in line.

  2. Julia is from Ravenclaw.

  3. The student buying the Laughing Licorice (who isn't François) is from Hufflepuff House.

  4. The Slytherin student is two places in line behind Ian.

  5. Ian decided against trying the Chromo-Creams.
You may use the following table to help you figure it out. When you've completed the puzzle, you may check your work - a link to the solution is below.


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