Sunday Times Teaser 2633 – Magic Mushrooms
by Graham Smithers
Anne, Dick, Enid, George, Julian, Pixie and Timmy were picking mushrooms. Each picked two varieties so that they collected these 14 varieties:
Bird’s Nest, Beef Steak, Blue Toothed, Cannon Ball, Death Cap,
Devil’s Urn, Inky Cap, Old Man of the Woods, Parasol, Poison Pie,
Stinkhorn, lippery Jack, Tree Ears, The Gypsy
in total among them
If you wrote down the name of each group member with the two varieties of mushroom that they picked, you would then find that for any two of these three items there would be only two letters of the alphabet that were common to both.
What mushrooms were picked by (a) Pixie and (b) Enid?