So here are the answers and explanations behind the three clues.
Clue #1 (Eric’s clue)
The answer- 2x
The explanation- xx is the sex chromosome for a girl.
(For all my right brained friends out there, don’t feel bad. I still don’t get this even after Eric has explained it to me a dozen times.)
Clue #2 (Laura’s clue)
The Answer- GIRL
The explanation- Each letter stands in for the number. So A =1, B=2, C=3, D=4, etc.
The answer- first blank, PINK, second blank, GIRL
Explanation- This was for everyone whose brain works like mine. Math and numbers just don’t make sense, but a rhyme, now that I can usually figure out!