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#20991 - 01/25/12 05:07 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) [Re: AlanK]
wagga Offline


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Little-known fact: The USA played in the first International cricket match.

The rules are simple, you can find them here.
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#21003 - 01/25/12 02:25 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVIX (89) [Re: wagga]
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RE LXXXIX (89):

Is anybody needful of a hot clue #2?
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#21004 - 01/25/12 02:58 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVIX (89) [Re: wagga]
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Originally Posted By: wagga
RE LXXXIX (89):

Is anybody needful of a hot clue #2?

Is "hot" clue #1? The furnace?

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#21005 - 01/25/12 03:32 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVIX (89) [Re: AlanK]
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Originally Posted By: AlanK
Is "hot" clue #1? The furnace?

'hot' is clue #2.
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#21007 - 01/25/12 05:16 PM Open: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
AlanK Offline


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Active puzzles

What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV:  (Link)
wagga
Abundant clues have been posted (something about wagga's southern coast)

What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVII:  (Link)
wagga
Sufficient clues have been posted (at least a Leave It To Beaver reference)

What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVIII:  (Link)
AlanK
Sufficient clues have been posted (a towering refernece by wagga)

What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIX:  (Link)
wagga
Clues have been posted (something about "hot")


Edited by AlanK (01/25/12 05:21 PM)

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#21011 - 01/26/12 02:30 AM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85) [Re: AlanK]
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This island was fun to find, and very doable with all the clues. Cheers, mate.

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#21051 - 01/27/12 01:55 PM What In The World Happened Here? XC(90) [Re: AlanK]
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There are way too many still open, but this next one is appropriate for today.


What In The World Happened Here? XC(90):

near here?




Edited by Harvey Lankford (01/27/12 02:41 PM)

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#21054 - 01/27/12 02:54 PM Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85) [Re: Harvey Lankford]
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Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV: (85)

For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to use the word lacustrine in a sentence.



Lake Hillier is a lake on Middle Island, the largest of the islands and islets that make up the Recherche Archipelago, Western Australia. It is the most prominent lacustrine feature on any island of the archipelago and air passengers often take note of it.

The specialty of this lake is its flamboyant color, rose pink. The color is permanent, as it does not alter when the water is taken in a container. The length of the lake is about six hundred meters. A narrow strip of land composed of sand dunes covered by vegetation separates it from the ocean. The lake is surrounded by a rime of white salt and a dense woodland of Paperbark and Eucalypt trees with sand dunes separating the lake from the Southern Ocean to the north.

The island and lake are thought to have been first explored by the Flinders expedition in 1802. Captain Flinders is said to have observed the pink lake after ascending the island's peak. John Thistle, the ships master collected some of the lake's water which he found to be saturated with salt [2].The reason for the lake's color is still under investigation, and so far no one has come up with a reasonable explanation. However, the most probable explanation according to some scientists involves the low nutrient concentrations and different types of bacteria and algae that are responsible for the lake's pink color.But their is no traces of algae in the samples of water which is taken by lake hillier. The lake is one of the natural wonders of Australia.

And yes, this island is hillier than Ryan Island (biggest island in biggest lake...), and some of you did good research, too.
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#21055 - 01/27/12 03:07 PM Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85) [Re: wagga]
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Originally Posted By: wagga
For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to use the word lacustrine in a sentence.

A worthy goal.

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#21056 - 01/27/12 03:10 PM Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) [Re: wagga]
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Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI: (86)

The Haskell free Library and Opera House is the only opera house in the U.S.A. with no stage and the only library in the U.S.A. with no books.

You can become a criminal by walking over the line to access a copy of the Constitution.



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#21057 - 01/27/12 03:31 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVIX (89) [Re: wagga]
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Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: AlanK
Is "hot" clue #1? The furnace?

'hot' is clue #2.

Dang! I was slow to realize what the first clue was.

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: AlanK
BTW -- wagga -- THIS ONE SHOULD BE #89!!

Escapes me as to how that happened - but it's fixed now.

Even after finally recognizing the clue, it took a while to track down that picture.

There was no Col. Hogan involved, was there?


Edited by AlanK (01/27/12 03:32 PM)

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#21058 - 01/27/12 03:39 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVIX (89) [Re: AlanK]
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Actually, users of that major appliance were members of a very exclusive club.
Although they would accept any Tom, Dick or Harry, any Jerry was blackballed. Enthusiastically.
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#21060 - 01/27/12 03:50 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVIX (89) [Re: wagga]
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Originally Posted By: wagga
Actually, users of that major appliance were members of a very exclusive club.
Although they would accept any Tom, Dick or Harry, any Jerry was blackballed. Enthusiastically.

And your picture was the birthplace of Harry.

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#21061 - 01/27/12 03:52 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVIX (89) [Re: AlanK]
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You are getting hot.
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#21062 - 01/27/12 04:26 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XC(90) [Re: Harvey Lankford]
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Anything to do with the sinking of the Bismark?
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#21063 - 01/27/12 05:04 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XC(90) [Re: wagga]
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The #90 picture looks like a desert area that drained a lot of water at some point.

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#21064 - 01/27/12 05:09 PM Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85) [Re: AlanK]
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Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: wagga
For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to use the word lacustrine in a sentence.

A worthy goal.


Yes, I grew up speaking Strine.
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#21065 - 01/27/12 05:13 PM Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85) [Re: wagga]
AlanK Offline


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Originally Posted By: wagga
For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to use the word lacustrine in a sentence.

Other Middle Island lore

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#21066 - 01/28/12 01:30 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XC(90) [Re: AlanK]
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Originally Posted By: AlanK
The #90 picture looks like a desert area that drained a lot of water at some point.


Yes, a dry lake bed may be called a flat

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#21067 - 01/28/12 06:58 AM Re: Open: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: AlanK]
AlanK Offline


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Active puzzles

What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVIII:  (Link)
Posted by AlanK
wagga knows the answer.

What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIX:  (Link)
Posted by wagga
AlanK knows the answer, or at least the name of what is under the stove

What In The World Happened Here? XC:  (Link)
Posted by Harvey Lankford
We know what kind of geographic feature is pictured

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