This is a minor twist on a famous puzzle. The nurse is the father of the little girl. Many people don't immediately see this because we are socialized to think of women as being nurses, men as being doctors, etc.

Another acceptable answer for puzzle #10, which was sent in by a reader and Mensa member:

"There is one other possible answer to the question. I grew up in Missouri, and there is a town called, oddly enough, California, Missouri (there is also a Florida Missouri, birthplace of Mark Twain!) located near Jefferson City where there would be a hospital. There are no doubt, people who live in California who commute to Jefferson City to work. I know this may be stretching it, but I thought you'd find it interesting anyway."

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