Hunt Number 1, SOLUTION and RESULTS Feb 16, 2020 17:32:01 GMT -5
Post by efanton on Feb 16, 2020 17:32:01 GMT -5
Thanks to all who participated, especially those that submitted solutions.
Here is a complete solve for Hunt Number 1.
A score table with results of submissions received is also posted below the solve.
Complete solve for hunt number 1.
The sum of two primes,
17+13=30 (any combination of two primes adding to 30 would score) 1 Point awarded.
White Beatles tracks,
There were 30 tracks on the Beatles White Album. 1 point
look for Capricorn, you will find me there
But a letter you must subtract
This is a reference to the globular cluster M30. Removing the M simply leaves 30. 1 point
1 point was awarded for anyone who submitted 30 as a solution to the First stanza
Seen in Portugal,Ireland and France,
this is a reference to the apparitions or sightings of the Virgin Mary at Fatima in Portugal , Knock in Ireland and Lourdes in France. 1 point.
after a hazy morn,
This is an anagram of 'MARY OF NAZARETH'. 1 point
She told her son 'They have no wine'
at a wedding in Palestine
A reference to the bible story where Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding. 1 point.
1 point was awarded for anyone who submitted ST MARY as a solution to the First stanza
(Mother of Jesus, Virgin Mary and other titles were accepted as correct answers)
Eugene would love one of these
but only if it was pink,
A reference to the Pink Floyd song 'Mind that axe Eugene'. 1 point
Paris ikon Bizet
Would shudder I think
'Paris ikon Bizet' is an anagram of 'Zabriskie Point' an album that featured Pink Floyd. 1 point
1 point was awarded to anyone who submitted AXE as the solution to this stanza
Now you know who
or what I am,
1 point awarded for '30 St Mary Axe'
Give me your answer
In words of the common man.
10 points awarded for the correct final solution 'The Gherkin' or 'The Pickle'
There was a potential score of 22 points. This time round no one got a perfect score but the format is new so it was totally expected.
There was a tie for top spot so congrats to both susb8383 and mimisbrunnr who both scored 20 points
NEXT HUNT WILL BE POSTED ON 1st MARCH
As promised the next hunts will increase in difficulty significantly.
This one was deliberately easy to get people used to a new format and get a feel for how the points system will work in future hunts.
I hope everyone that participated enjoyed this new format.
As you can see it was intended that there could be more than one winner and that it was possible to get to the final solution without necessarily solving every clue (this might not always be the case but every hunt will still be pitched so that many should solve).
First to reach a final solve is not necessarily the winner, the person that submits the most complete solve wins.
Obviously the 'over achievers' among you will look to try getting a full score in subsequent hunts, while those that cant solve every single clue might not have to abandon a hunt completely as is frequent in hunts of a different format because they cant crack one single clue.
I am hoping with this format there will be something there for everybody.