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    Treasure Hunt Version 5

    Somewhere on this planet, a treasure has been hidden. Your mission is to determine nothing more than the <font face="Georgia"> city name </font face=georgia> by using the clues supplied in this 5th version of <font face="Comic Sans MS"> <font color=red> <big>Treasure Hunt</big> </font color=red> </font face=comic> ...
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    Re: Treasure Hunt Version 5

    Is it <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">chicago</span hide> ?

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    Re: Treasure Hunt Version 5

    Carolyn - I'm sorry, that is incorrect. <img src=/S/nope.gif border=0 alt=nope width=15 height=15> But try again!

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">And stay tuned for a clue in a day or two if someone doesn't step forward with the solution.</span hide>
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    Re: Treasure Hunt Version 5

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> Memphis - really a guess (partly educated). The only American city I could think of with an Ancient World connection (Egypt).</span hide>
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    Re: Treasure Hunt Version 5

    Hi Rob. No treasure there! <img src=/S/nope.gif border=0 alt=nope width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Treasure Hunt Version 5

    The only country I can find that matches condition 3 is <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Mauritania</span hide> but I know embarrassingly little about the place.

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    Re: Treasure Hunt Version 5

    Staurt

    I had come to that conclusion, too, but there don't seem to be any published earthquakes in 1666 AND it seems a pretty unlikely country for a Ferris Wheel AND I wasn't aware that Kansas produced sea-food...

    Perhaps we're suppose to get one letter in the city name from EACH clue?

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    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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    Re: Treasure Hunt Version 5

    I was starting to thing the same as Stuart ... mainly because the first ferris wheel was in chicago and the country with the green and gold flag
    (Location Australia, then UK, but now USA. Heart, outlook, attitude, etc always Australian)
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    Hints and Attached Solution

    I condensed the hint list to those I felt were most helpful. For those that need the ultimate relief or to anyone still interested, the solution is now attached.

    A) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">All 12 clues serve a purpose...</span hide>

    [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Perhaps, you'd find a grid useful!</span hide>

    C) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">If you use only the first dozen clues, the treasure will never be seen. You'll be mired in this ruse, 'til you discover clue thirteen.</span hide>

    D) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">The puzzle is filled with ruthless di-Version!</span hide>
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    Re: Hints and Attached Solution

    Ahh - get it now !!!! I assume <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">London</span hide> is the correct answer? If not I am even dumber than I thought I was!

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    Re: Hints and Attached Solution

    Hi Carloyn -

    Yes, that is the solution. And of course, you're not dumb. I'm finding that the solutions to my puzzles are only obvious to me because I'm the one constructing them... When I prepared this puzzle, I started with the chosen city and then looked for a piece of information that would identify that city. Then thought of a way to present the accurate information that wasn't sooooo obvious. It was, afterall, a puzzle to find a hidden treasure, not a trivia challenge. I envisioned the puzzle being worked out a little differently.

    01) If ANY one clue had been accurate, then this would not have been a puzzle at all. It wouyld have been a google search! No one would have needed 12.
    02) More than half the clues were just plain silly: 1, 2, 5, 8, 9 and 11.
    03) The other clues could be mostly dismissed because ot the inaccuracies: 6 and 10 come to mind.
    04) Those things mentioned should have been an indication that the "real" information needed to discover the treasure was not completely evident but somehow concealed.
    05) Later, I gave a hint that all 12 clues were needed, and in the end, they were. That was important and probably should've been included in the original instructions.
    06) The last bit of information that I thought would be a tip-off was the version number of the puzzle. The last one I posted was version 1. I thought someone might notice that I skipped 2-4.

    Anyway, just trying to create something that can't be solved in 2 minutes with a calculator or a search engine.

    This puzzle is simply a straight forward word puzzle.and similar puzzles have been posted in this forum before. Give it a shot. The city name should literally jump off the page for you. Really! Honest! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
    - Ricky

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