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#40943 - 11/11/14 10:19 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Steve C]
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A unique Pulitzer prize honor.
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#41006 - 11/16/14 11:05 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
wagga Offline


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Originally Posted By: wagga
CCXXXIX (239)

Do we need another clue?


A positive attitude will go a long way to solving this.
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#41008 - 11/17/14 07:42 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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wagga...

Let's see, the clue is 239 (USMC birthday)...

Judging from the growth...

Could it be Iwo Jima?


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#41016 - 11/17/14 05:58 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: + @ti2d]
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Puzzle: What In The World Happened Here? CLXXVII (177):

After all the colorful clues, time for a B&W picture.

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#41017 - 11/17/14 06:04 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: + @ti2d]
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It's not my puzzle, but I confirmed your solve on Google Earth, +@ti2d

Nice job.

Wagga can correct me if I'm out of bounds here, and it's not an official "rule" as far as I know, but we try to give cryptic answers that indicate you solved it without giving it away. With some creativity, your answer can serve as a clue for others to find their way to the solution.

And the person who solved the puzzle is encouraged to post the next one. Is this right Wagga, or are the rules supposed to be cryptic too? smile

Or they just post another puzzle and we move on...


Edited by SierraNevada (11/17/14 06:04 PM)

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#41056 - 11/24/14 12:26 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: SierraNevada]
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The rules are much the same as explicated in the fight scene in BCATSK.

CLXXVII (177) Another clue:

They took rum to feed to the camels in the belief that it prevented scurvy.
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#41058 - 11/24/14 11:51 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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CLXXVII (177)

1860, but not US Civil War, but they did go south to north

Just got back from Himalaya (that is not a clue)

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#41059 - 11/24/14 12:15 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Harvey Lankford]
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For any one interested... google searching "rock tower brick base" gets you a plethora of pictures of lighthouses, legos, castles, and some smattering of lighthouses or castles made of legos.... ;-)

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#41061 - 11/24/14 01:44 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Harvey Lankford]
wagga Offline


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Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
CLXXVII (177)

1860, but not US Civil War, but they did go south to north

I dig your answer. You might have it.
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#41065 - 11/25/14 12:27 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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Originally Posted By: wagga
CLXXVII (177) Another clue:

They took rum to feed to the camels in the belief that it prevented scurvy.

Maybe it was a contest of wills, but it wasn't Scarlet O'Hara.

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#41232 - 12/24/14 12:20 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Steve C]
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Puzzle: What In The World Happened Here? CLXXIV (178):

Post carefully timed so that it will relevant in a day or so.

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#41258 - 12/30/14 11:07 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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only an Aussie or a Norwegian would eat dog on Christmas Day

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#41259 - 12/30/14 04:38 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Harvey Lankford]
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Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
only an Aussie or a Norwegian would eat dog on Christmas Day


Nope. Think Bayern Munich vs Manchester United.
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#41260 - 12/30/14 06:48 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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I was sure it was Mawson and Mertz on Christmas Day, although that fingerless glove would not do much good in Antartica

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#41261 - 12/30/14 08:43 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Harvey Lankford]
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Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
I was sure it was Mawson and Mertz on Christmas Day, although that fingerless glove would not do much good in Antartica

Mawson/Mertz gets my vote for second most-interesting detour after Alferd.

This WITWHH did have a White Xmas.
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#41263 - 12/31/14 07:06 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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One day of sanity, then back to the trenches. The Beatles may have played here.


Edited by SierraNevada (12/31/14 07:09 AM)

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#41273 - 01/01/15 03:58 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: SierraNevada]
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That's correct. Show your work.
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#41280 - 01/02/15 08:34 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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The fiberglass statue looks old, but it was just unveiled at a war-bombed St Lukes church, Liverpool. The statue is part of a campaign called one million handshakes for peace. It recognizes the historic event 100yrs ago when soldiers came out of their trenches at Messines in Belgium and enjoyed a Christmas break from the horrors of trench warfare including a soccer game (er, "football" game). And then the bloodshed resumed. This time period (late 1914-early 1915) is when poison gas was ramping up to large scale attacks.



Edited by SierraNevada (01/02/15 08:35 AM)

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#41281 - 01/02/15 01:07 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: SierraNevada]
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Well done SN
good start on the New Year


Just to clean up the previous one that never got confirmed:

look like Steve and I both had CLXXVII (177)

Burkes and Wills
Burkes and Wills crossing Australia

pics
Statue

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#41282 - 01/03/15 09:25 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Harvey Lankford]
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I just read "Alone on the Ice" over the holidays, story of Mawson, Mertz, Ninnis, and company exploring Antarctica. Lots of similarities with Burke, Wills, and King, except there were no aboriginals to save Mawson. The accidental food poisoning, caused by not preparing the seedcakes correctly, reminds me of "Into the Wild". Good reminder that a little bit of knowledge can be dangerous.

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