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Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CLI (151):
wagga #29234 11/23/12 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CLI (151):


Non-native eucalyptus: so not the land of oz. The rocks look like concrete slabs piled on top of each other.

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CLI (151):
Steve C #29262 11/28/12 08:12 PM
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And Eli said: BTFET


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Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CLI (151):
wagga #29270 11/29/12 11:51 AM
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Interesting. Syriously.

Until Steve pointed out the non-native trees, I thought that the picture looked like the view from Little Round Top, hence the reference to the 20th Maine.

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CLIII (153):
wagga #29283 11/30/12 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CLIII (153):



Needful of a clue? Harry Anderson was not involved, nor David Copperfield.


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Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CLI (151):
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151:

I believe "Crissie" had some fun here:


Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CLIII (153):
wagga #29287 12/02/12 04:59 PM
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Needful of a clue? Harry Anderson was not involved, nor David Copperfield.


Oh, thought I already posted this: must have been distracted by our recent namesake storm. The land that never was, a figment of googlation, apparently, so one answer to "what happened here?" would be "nothing".


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Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CLI (151):
Steve C #29295 12/03/12 01:27 PM
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I believe "Crissie" had some fun here:


The Eli Cohen picture posted by wagga made it clear that it was the Golan Heights. Now Steve has posted a plausible answer to "what?"

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This is a broad view down from the hills. You can see remains of old Syrian army installations that were destroyed in the war when Israel recovered the Golan Heights.
There is a story about an Israeli spy in the confidence of the Syrians who convinced the Syrians to plant fast growing eucalyptus trees around the gun installations and armaments to provide shade for the poor Syrian soldiers who must be on duty in the harsh, hot and open Golan Heights. Of course it also provided targets for the Israeli Air Force as well. The spy was discovered and killed in the main square in Damascus and a book written about him called Our Man In Damascus . His exploits are legendary in Israel.


The question is: Is this the answer wagga was after?

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wagga #29296 12/03/12 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted By: wagga


And Eli said: BTFET


Vanna tries to help...

B*** T** F****** E********* T**** is the answer.


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Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CLI (151):
AlanK #29297 12/03/12 02:22 PM
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> The question is: Is this the answer wagga was after?

Possible answer:   Trees were planted to provide shady targets.

Or in the mode of WITWHH, maybe this:
It's a shady possibility, and I can't quite spy the the answer, but I think the target "Is real"

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B*** T** F****** E********* T****
Burn The Freakin Eucalyptus Trees???

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CLI (151):
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Originally Posted By: Steve C
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B*** T** F****** E********* T****
Burn The Freakin Eucalyptus Trees???</pre>

I'd guess "bomb" not "burn." So "bomb the eucalyptus trees." The F would have the same role as the F in the MIT motto "IHTFP."



Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CLI (151):
Steve C #29300 12/03/12 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted By: Steve C
> The question is: Is this the answer wagga was after?

Possible answer:   Trees were planted to provide shady targets.

Or in the mode of WITWHH, maybe this:
It's a shady possibility, and I can't quite spy the the answer, but I think the target "Is real"

I don't think the target is real, I think it is syrious.

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CLI (151):
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Answer: What In The World Happened Here? CLI: (151)

This is perhaps the best spy trick of all time. Eli Cohen (after several false starts) began spying for Israel in Syria. He was granted access to the Golan Heights, whereupon he suggested that the soldiers in bunkers manning the armaments would be more comfortable and productive if they were sheltered by trees. Eli suggested quick-growing non-native Eucalyptus, which led to the infamous Bomb The Foreign Eucalyptus Trees. There is some irony here, as "Eucalyptus" (with respect to the sexual parts of the genus) means "Well Hidden".


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Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CLI (151):
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Answer: What In The World Happened Here? CLIII: (153)

Oh Dear! another Sandy (or Sable Island). Problem is this one doesn't actually exist.

So what happened here? The research ship sailed across the width of the island.


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What In The World Happened Here? CLI (154):
wagga #29345 12/09/12 06:28 PM
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What In The World Happened Here? CLIV (154):



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What In The World Happened Here? CLV (155):
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What In The World Happened Here? XXXX CLV (155):

This is a new light-hearted puzzle to make up for the black mystery that is CLIV (154). As far as we know, no one named CLIVe was murdered in that building, though.



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Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CLI (151):
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I am no Sherlock, but the intro to CLV made possible the murder of CLIV.

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CLI (151):
wagga #29366 12/12/12 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: wagga
Answer: What In The World Happened Here? CLIII: (153)

Oh Dear! another Sandy (or Sable Island). Problem is this one doesn't actually exist.

So what happened here? The research ship sailed across the width of the island.


Reminds me of the two Vermont farmers out for a hike. One says: Any ideer wheah we ah?

Other one says: Welp, see thet mountain ovah yondah? Accawdin to th' map, weah right on top of 'uh.


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Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CLV (155):
wagga #29367 12/12/12 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? XXXX CLV (155):

This is a new light-hearted puzzle to make up for the black mystery that is CLIV (154). As far as we know, no one named CLIVe was murdered in that building, though.


That island looks like a great place to kick back and have a beer. Nice hint, BTW.

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CL (150):
saltydog #29368 12/12/12 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: saltydog

Oh ok, then for the sesquicentennial entry:

What In The World Happened Here?


It seems to be time for another hint from the perpetrator of this puzzle.

BTW, what happened to the picture?

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