Was working on the following exercise in RCM Harmony 9 - it seems like there's no solution if you follow all the SATB rules.
It's in F# minor, so looking at the second note, we see that it's tonic (RR35) and it needs a F# and an A. The lower A in the tenor would cause voice overlap by crossing the previous B in the bass. The higher A in the tenor would make the alto have no spot. Thus, it must be a F# in the tenor and an A in the alto.
Now, the alto must descend from the A to a note below. The highest note it can go to is the F#. But then the tenor, in the position in the F# must descend as well, causing parallel motion.
What am I doing wrong? Am I missing something? Can one of these rules be broken at times?