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2008 Halloween Tournament

Postby LadyKestrel » Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:31 pm

Week 1 - Wanted Dead or Alive
These 15 villains are wanted for their crimes committed in adventure games. If you can identify them, please send their names along with the names of the games in which they can be found to Chief Inspector Quizmaster. (Use the personal message system.) Rewards will be given for proper identification of these miscreants - 10 points for a correct 1st response, 5 points for a 2nd, and 3 points for a 3rd. Up to 150 points can be accumulated. The response deadline is Friday, September 26, 2008 at 10:00 PM EDT, so do your part to help stamp out game crime!


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Answers:

1. Dracula from Dracula Origin
2. Kordax from Cleopatra: A Queen Of Destiny
3. Curtis Craig from Phantasmagoria 2 : A Puzzle Of Flesh
4. Igor Bourgoff from Syberia 2
5. Hermann Blocher from Reprobates (Next Life)
6. J. Saint Gideon from Tex Murphy Overseer
7. Description: Larissa Lukin Image: Janka Gabor both from Culpa Innata
8. Berenice from Post Mortem
9. Hopkins from Dracula The Last Sanctuary
10. Sirrus from Myst 4: Revelation
11. Sludge Vohaul from Space Quest 4: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers
12. Antonio Bandana from Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine
13. Lord Sinclair from The Mystery of the Druids
14. Rodan from Paradise
15. Excelsior Montreaux from GK3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned


Week 1 - Sleuth Anagrams

In honor of all the detective-type adventure games that many of us have played over the years, here are 15 anagrams of adventure game sleuths, both slick professionals and gifted amateurs, that we have come to know and (usually) love.

Each anagram is made up of a first and last name, and you will have 3 chances to guess each name correctly. A correct first guess will give you 5 points, a second guess will earn 3 points, and a third guess is worth 1 point. Submit all your answers to Quizmaster via personal message before the deadline on Friday, September 26, 2008 at 10:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -5 hours). Good luck with your sleuthing!
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Answers to Memorable Sleuths:
1. SCOTT ANGER (The Dame Was Loaded)
2. NICOLE BONNET (Art of Murder: FBI Confidential)
3. NICK BOUNTY (A Case of the Crabs; The Goat in the Grey Fedora)
4. ALAN CAMERON (Loch Ness; Pharaoh's Curse)
5. EDGAR DELACROIX (Carte Blanche)
6. ACE HARDING (Deja Vu 1 & 2)
7. SHERLOCK HOLMES
8. BEN JORDAN (Paranormal Investigator series)
9. MARTIN MYSTÈRE (Crime Stories/Operation Dorian Gray)
10. JACK ORLANDO
11. JIM PEARSON (Black Dahlia)
12. HERCULE POIROT (Agatha Christie games)
13. CAROL REED (Carol Reed mysteries)
14. DICK TRACY
15. PHOENIX WALLIS (Culpa Innata)
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Re: Halloween Tourney 2008

Postby LadyKestrel » Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:46 pm

Week 2 - Weapons

The picture below contains 15 weapons (or items that could be used as weapons) from 15 different games. Each number is worth 10 points for a correct first guess, 5 points for a second, and 3 points for a third. Send your answers by PM (Private Message) to Quizmaster. You can earn up to 150 points for this puzzle.

Important: This puzzle ends on Friday, October 3, 2008, so get your guesses in as soon as possible.

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Answers to Weapons:

1. Waxworks
2. The Messenger/Louvre: The Final Curse
3. Art of Murder: FBI Confidential
4. Runaway: Dream of the Turtle
5. The Black Mirror
6. Sam & Max Hit the Road
7. Beyond the Spirits Eye
8. Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
9. Ghosts
10. The Castle
11. The Cassandra Galleries
12. Nostradamus
13. Flight of the Amazon Queen
14. Hauntings of Mystery Manor
15. Gag


Week 2 - Word Find Combo

Located in the boxes below are hidden words and phrases in the stated categories. Each category has 10 answers of 4 or more letters which have been arranged horizontally or vertically.

Your task for this puzzle falls into two sections. To avoid scoring complications, please complete the tasks in the stated order.

Section A:

Find the 10 answers in each of the 5 categories and submit them to QM under the category headings. Each correct answer is worth 2 points for a total of 100 possible points in this section. Please note that an incomplete answer will be marked wrong. If you get a wrong answer, you may submit a correction, but your second guess will be worth 1 point. There will be no third guesses for this section.

After you have completed this section and QM has confirmed your answers, please complete the next section below.

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Section B:

The 50 items you found in the categories above come from 10 adventure games. Now you must combine one item from each category - 1 male character, 1 female character, 1 location, 1 inventory item, and 1 developer - and state which game has those 5 items in common.

For each correct combination, you will earn 10 points. This will give you 100 possible points for this section and a total of 200 points for the entire puzzle. If you get a wrong answer, you may submit a correction, but your second guess will be worth 5 points. There will be no third guesses for this section.
Note: Your answer for Section B will be marked incorrect if you miss the game name or if any of the 5 components. You will be told only that your answer is incorrect, so check your lists carefully.

Answers to Word Find Combo:

MALE CHARACTERS:
ATRUS
BROG
GORDON
JASON
MANNY
PATRICK
PETER
SQUISH
STAREK
VLAD

FEMALE CHARACTERS:
DEBBIE
EMILY
FIONA
GEORGIA
JOSIE
LIVY
LUCY
MECHE
SYDELLE
YEESHA

LOCATIONS:
ALASKA
BRAZIL
CAFE
GYMNASIUM
LIBRARY
PARLOR
SCHOOL
SERENIA
STARK
WHITE HOUSE

INVENTORY ITEMS:
AMULET
APPLE CIDER
BOURBON
COCOA BEANS
LANTERN
RUBAIYAT
RUBBER DUCK
TOOTH
TROUT
UNION CARD

DEVELOPERS:
ACTIVISION
ATROPOS
AWE GAMES
CYBERFLIX
FUNCOM
HOUSE OF TALES
LEGEND
LUCAS ARTS
REVISTRONIC
UBISOFT

1. And Then There Were None
Patrick, Emily, parlor, apple cider, Awe Games
2. Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Squish, Josie, Brazil, cocoa beans, Legend
3. Diamonds in the Rough
Jason, Sydelle, library, bourbon, Atropos
4. Grim Fandango
Manny, Meche, café, union card, Lucas Arts
5. The Longest Journey
Gordon, Fiona, Stark, rubber duck, Funcom
6. The Moment of Silence
Peter, Debbie, Alaska, tooth, House of Tales
7. Myst 4: Revelation
Atrus, Yeesha, Serenia, amulet, UbiSoft
8. Titanic: Adventure Out of Time
Vlad, Georgia, gymnasium, Rubaiyat, Cyberflix
9. Wanted: A Wild Western Adventure/The Westerner
Starek, Livy, school, trout, Revistronic
10. Zork Grand Inquisitor
Brog, Lucy, white house, lantern, Activision
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Re: Halloween Tourney 2008

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Week 3 - Labyrinth of Laments

You are about to enter the legendary Labyrinth of Laments. The instructions through the maze have been written out for you, so follow them very carefully. During your journey, you will meet many forlorn or discontented characters who are missing something from their lives. Listen to what they say and remember where they are located. (Yes, the colored shapes you see are important.) You will also find many items scattered all over the labyrinth. Please note the names of these items and where you found them. When you reach the end of the maze, you will have a task to complete. How well you do on this task will determine your score, which could be as high as 200 points. This puzzle ends on Friday, October 10, 2008 at 10:00 PM EDT (GMT -5 hours). Good luck, and don't forget your compass!

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The entrance to the labyrinth is in the NW corner. Begin by stepping E, S, W, S, W, and N. You encounter a frustrated mummy who complains that his wrappings keep coming undone. Step S, then walk E to the wall. Move N, E, S, E, N, W, N, and then E to the opening in the north wall. Move N, then pick up a juicy ripe tomato.

Continue W to the opening in the south wall, then move S, W, S, and W. Here you meet a pathetic monster who whimpers to you how awkward and out of place he feels in most formal social situations.

Go back to the spot where you picked up the tomato, then head S, E, S, E, N to the outside wall, then E, S, and E. Here you pick up a bottle of aspirin, then move N, E to the end of the hallway, and S. You talk to the sleepy zombie who frets that he just can’t stay awake all night anymore.

Return to the place you found the aspirin and proceed W, N, and W to the 1st opening in the south wall, then S to the 1st opening in the east wall. Step E into the 1st north-south corridor and go S, W, N, W, and S to the opening in the west wall. Head W and S, and stop at the end of the hallway to pick up 12 rhinestone bangle bracelets. Walk E, S to the end of the hall, W, S, and E to the end of the long hallway where you find a jar of fluorescent paint.

Turn around and stroll W to the other end of the hallway, go N to the 1st opening, then E. Here you meet an arthritic troll who gripes about how uncomfortable he gets when sitting on the rocky ground under his bridge while waiting for the billy goats to come trip-tropping along.

Go back to the place you found the bracelets, then perambulate N, E, S, E, S, E, N, E, and N to the opening in the east wall. Proceed E, N, and E. Here you will find a strong metal comb.

Now walk S to the 1st opening in the west wall, then step W and S to the 1st opening, and W again. Go S, W, N, E, and S. Here you meet a bored ghost who mutters that she’ll go mad if she doesn’t get a change of scenery soon.

Go back to the long hallway where you found the comb, then proceed S, E, S, E, S, W, and N. Pick up a long elastic strap in this dead-end passage. From here go S to the end of the hall, then saunter W, N, W, and S to the first opening in the east wall. Step E, then S.

Talk to the dragon and note that he is fuming about how tired he is of eating burnt and blackened food all the time.

Next go N, E, S, E, N E, N, and E to the wall. Then proceed N, E, N to the wall, then E, and S to the opening in the west wall. Step W, S, W, S, and E. Here you will find a meditation CD.

From the CD, go S to the 1st opening in the east wall, then walk E and S to the next opening in the east wall. Now ramble E, N, E, and N to the wall, then W, S, W, S, and W. Here you discover a handheld pencil sharpener.

Proceed all the way N and pick up a safety pin, then come south again to the opening in the west wall. Go W, N, and E. Here you meet a shivering rat who cries that the floors are too cold for his little paws.

Head back to the spot you found the CD, then stroll S to the stop, E to the outer wall, and N to the opening in the west wall. Next trudge W, N and E. Here you speak to the goddess Kali who kvetches that her wardrobe is so dull and in need of some bling.

From Kali, head W, S, E and N. Halfway up the long corridor you stumble over a megaphone. Picking it up, you find your way back to the hallway just west of the dragon. From there, go S, E, S, W, N, W, S, and E to the end. Head N, W, N, E all the way, then S, E, S, E, and S at the 1st opening in the south wall. Talk to the lonely orc who wails that girlfriend ran away and left him for someone with bigger teeth.

Now travel N, E, S, E, and S to pick up a tube of super glue, then mosey W, S, E, N, and W. Speaking to the disgruntled devil, you find out he’s been moping about because his horns have gotten too blunt with age.

From the devil, return to the hallway that had the comb. From the comb’s former spot, go S to the opening in the west wall, then step W and S to the end of the hallway. Walk W, S, W, S and E to find a nearly-fainting vegetarian vampire who is bemoaning the fact that he has nothing to satisfy his cravings.

From the vampire, shuffle W, S, W, S, W, S, E, N, E, S, W, S, E, S, E to the first north/south corridor, then walk S to the wall. You find a book called Puttin’ on the Ritz Etiquette Handbook, then proceed W, N, and E. Nothing is here, so turn around and walk W and S to the opening in the west wall. Next, go W, N, and E. Talk to the grumpy werewolf who growls because of all the burrs that have gotten tangled in his fur.

Turn around and go W and N to the end of the hallway. Pick up a soft pillow, then meander W and S. Halfway along this very long passageway you locate 4 tiny woolen socks. Continue S to the end of the passage, then go E, N, W to the 1st opening, and N. Here you meet a jittery beast. He snivels to you about being a nervous wreck because of all the stress in his life. Step S, and continue W, N, E to the 1st opening, then N again, where you meet a depressed banshee who sighs because her voice is too soft for proper screeching and wailing.

From the banshee, step S to the 1st opening, then mosey E, S, E, S, W to the opening in the south wall, and S. Here you meet a rather dotty spider who whines that she keeps getting stuck in her own web because she forgets where the sticky strands are.

From the spider, step N, then stroll E, N, and W to the 1st opening. In this dead-end hall, pick up a strange electronic device, then find your way back to the place you found the etiquette book. From here go N to the second opening in the east wall and proceed E to the end of the passage. Pick up a Thermos of very strong coffee, then go N. Chat with the demon who bellyaches that he has been accused of stealing money but didn’t do it. He needs an alibi for the night in question, but his girlfriend is out of town.

Return again to the spot that had the etiquette book, but this time go N to the 1st opening, then proceed E, S, W, S, E, S, W and S. Go E to the 1st opening, then continue S, E, S, W, and S to the outside wall. Here you pick up a cookbook called The Joys of Frying. From here trek W, N, W to the opening, N, and W. With your eyes covered, talk to the Gorgon who groans about the terrible headaches she gets when her snakes are active.

Ambulate back to the spot where you found the cookbook. Continue N to the opening in the east wall, then travel E, S, E, N, E, S, E, N, E, and N to the opening in the east wall. Stumble E and N to the wall, then go W, and N and grab a list of specialized dating services. Head E to the opening, then walk N, E, S, E, N, E, S and E to the second opening in the north wall, then step N. You look around, but no one is here, so you step S, then go W to the 1st opening. You step N where you stumble upon the Vacation Guide to the Haunted Castles of Europe.

Proceed E, S, E, N, W, S, and E. A grouchy centaur is here. He is upset because his right rear shoe keeps coming off, throwing him off balance. He has an appointment with the blacksmith at the end of the week, but hates hobbling around in the meantime.

Go back to the place you found the list of dating services. Go S, E, and S to the first opening in the east wall. Step E, N, E to the end of the hall, and N to meet the cyclops who is feeling blue because his monocle keeps falling out of his eye when he tries to read.

Step S and walk W to the wall. Toddle S, W, S to the wall, then E, N, E, S, and E to the 1st opening in the south wall. Step S, then W. At the end of the corridor is a handwritten note that says, “Dug was with me all nite. He dint do it. -Deeliela D.”

Now walk E, N, E, N, and E. An alien is standing by the exit door, but he won’t lower the force field until you give the items you found to the creatures who need them. To your relief, he tells you you don’t have to walk back through the labyrinth. All you have to do is tell his assistant, Quizmaster, what inventory item goes with what creature, and then give him the correct shape and color code for the creature. He will program this into the teleporter and send the items where they belong. You will earn 10 points for each correct combination of creature, inventory item, and code. There will be no second guesses for this puzzle, so consider your choices carefully before submitting them.

Answers to Labyrinth of Laments:

1. mummy - safety pin - blue triangle
2. monster - Puttin’ on the Ritz Etiquette Handbook - red circle
3. zombie - Thermos of strong coffee - orange square
4. troll - soft pillow - pink triangle
5. ghost - Haunted Castles of Europe Vacation Guide - green square
6. dragon - The Joys of Frying cookbook - green triangle
7. rat - four tiny woolen socks - pink circle
8. Kali - twelve rhinestone bangle bracelets - purple triangle
9. orc - list of dating services - red triangle
10. devil - pencil sharpener - brown circle
11. vampire - ripe tomato - yellow circle
12. werewolf - metal comb - brown square
13. beast - meditation CD - pink square
14. banshee - megaphone - purple square
15. spider - fluorescent paint - yellow triangle
16. demon - alibi note - blue circle
17. Gorgon - bottle of aspirin - blue square
18. centaur - tube of superglue - yellow square
19. cyclops - elastic strap - purple circle
20. alien - electronic device - red square

Week 3 - Trick or Treat

The trick-or-treaters have arrived a bit early this year from Adventureland. Each character comes from a different adventure game, and each one has donned a mask from yet another game. Your job is to identify the 20 different games in which the characters and masks can be found. When submitting your guesses, please indicate the number and whether you are guessing the mask (M) or the character (C).

Send your guesses to QM by PM. You'll received 10 points for a first correct guess, 5 for a second, and 3 for a third, and if you can name the background (one guess only), you will receive 5 additional points. The total possible points for this puzzle is 205, and it will end on Friday, October 10th at 10:00 PM EDT.

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Answers to Trick or Treat:

1:
M - RUNAWAY: A ROAD ADVENTURE
C - JACK KEANE

2:
M - SHIVERS
C - CRYSTAL KEY 2

3:
M - ATLANTIS 3: THE NEW WORLD (BEYOND ATLANTIS 2)
C - RETURN TO ZORK

4:
M - POST MORTEM
C - AGON 4: THE LOST SWORD OF TOLEDO

5:
M - CEREMONY OF INNOCENCE
C - MUMMY TOMB OF THE PHAROAH

6:
M - SAFECRACKER (2006)
C - WANTED: A WILD WEST ADVENTURE (THE WESTERNER)

7:
M - PANIC IN THE PARK
C - THE CAMERON FILES: PHAROAH'S CURSE

8:
M - HCA: THE UGLY PRINCE DUCKLING
C - SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE AWAKENED

9:
M - NANCY DREW: THE CREATURE OF KAPU CAVE
C - A QUIET WEEKEND IN CAPRI

10:
M - CULPA INNATA
C - SAM & MAX: ABE LINCOLN MUST DIE

Background - THE BLACK MIRROR
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Re: Halloween Tourney 2008

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Week 4 - The Sound of Game Music

Ah, music! How dull most games would be without it! Below are selections from eleven different adventure games. For the first ten, you will be given three chances to guess the game in which the music can be heard. You'll earn 10 points for a correct first guess, 5 points for a second, and 3 points for a third. The bonus selection is worth 15 points, but you get only one chance to guess it correctly. You can accumulate up to 115 points for this puzzle. As usual, send your guesses by PM to Quizmaster. The deadline is Friday, October 17, 2008 at 10:00 PM EDT.

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Music Clip 3

Music Clip 4

Music Clip 5

Music Clip 6

Music Clip 7

Music Clip 8

Music Clip 9

Music Clip 10


Bonus Selection


The Sound of Game Music Answers

1. Myst V: End of Ages
2. Space Quest 4: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers
3. The 7th Guest
4. Secret Files: Tunguska
5. The Secrets of Atlantis: The Sacred Legacy/Atlantis 5
6. Discworld Noir
7. Zak McKracken and the Alien Mind Benders
8. Keepsake
9. Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine
10. Aura 2: The Sacred Rings

Bonus: Next Life/Reprobates


Week 4 - Dracula Origin 15 Mistakes Puzzle

In this puzzle, you must identify 15 differences between the original Dracula Origin screenshot shown below and the modified one below it. Each mistake you find in the modified picture is worth 10 points, and a total of 150 points is possible for this puzzle. Since there will be no second guesses here, make sure you describe the mistakes and their locations on the screen as clearly as possible to receive credit for them. Send your guesses to QM by Friday, October 17, 2008 at 10:00 PM EDT.

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Modified:

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15 mistakes puzzle answers:

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A. The pipe is missing from the upper lefthand side of the support column.
B. The upper worn patch on the lefthand support column is longer.
C. The neck of the green jug is longer.
D. The pliers are missing from the base of the lefthand column.
E. The window above the table is wider.
F. A knife has been added to the tool holder above the table.
G. The piece of wood to the left of the vise on the table is longer.
H. A jar has been added under the table.
I. A support chain for the cage above the table is missing.
J. An extra chain has been added to the left side of the metal pipe above the cart.
K. The wheel of the cart is missing a spoke.
L. Van Helsing’s coat hem is longer on one side.
M. The overhead light near the bookcase is missing a piece of the wire under the shade.
N. Another long chain has been added to the metal grid near the bookcase.
O. The spot of blood on the right side of the chopping block is larger.
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Week 5 - Both Sides Now

The 25 images below are taken from game boxes. 20 of them are from the front and back of 10 different adventure games, and the other 5 images are just red herrings. :twisted: Can you match up the front and back cover images and name the 10 games?

For the correct matches you will receive 10 points for a first guess, 3 points for a second, and 1 point for a third, with 100 points possible. (The single images will not count toward your score.) Note that some games have different boxes depending on where and when they were published, so check carefully! Remember to send your guesses to QM by pm. This puzzle ends Friday, October 24th at 10:00 PM EDT.



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Answers to Both Sides Now:

1, 7 - 3 SKULLS OF THE TOLTECS
2, 18 - FLIGHT OF THE AMAZON QUEEN
3, 9 - DAGGER OF AMON RA
4, 16 - NIGHTLONG: UNION CITY CONSPIRACY
6, 13 - REAH
8, 15 - ESCAPE FROM DELIRIUM
10, 22 - ZAK MCKRACKEN AND THE ALIEN MINDBENDERS
11, 24 - SO BLONDE
14, 21 - WRATH OF THE GODS
20, 23 - THE DAME WAS LOADED

SINGLES
5 - KING'S QUEST 4: THE PERILS OF ROSELLA
12 - CALLAHAN'S CROSSTIME SALOON
17 - ALIDA
19 - DÉJÀ VU: A NIGHTMARE COME TRUE
25 - SPACE QUEST 5: THE NEXT MUTATION

Week 5 - Evil Email

Oh no! The dreaded AG virus has struck the 5 email messages listed below! Each email contains the names of 6 adventure games hidden within the text. Your task is to find all 30 of them, if you can. You have 2 chances to guess a game name correctly. A first correct guess is worth 5 points, and a second correct guess is worth 2 points with the total number of possible points being 150. Look carefully! The words are in the correct order, and the titles do not overlap each other. Make sure your answers include no more or no less than what's there. This puzzle ends on Friday, October 24 at 10:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Quizmaster awaits your guesses!

Please submit your answers using the numbers.

PLEASE NOTE: In Email III, there is a subtitle that has a word spelled differently than the word on the game box, but it can be seen spelled both ways around the web. Please use the spelling written in the email for your answer. (It is actually the correct spelling of that word.)

I. Subject: Oily suspect
By the light of the moon, Mister Mira gets a good sniff of the sticky gob. “Linseed oil!” he exclaims. “I am, with this as proof, able to clear your name! Your longer hem did not pick up this substance, while his shorter hems on at least 2 robes have it.”

II. Subject: New discovery
Theo had ignored the odd ark, but his staff, all of a young age, didn’t like his conservative and rather gloomy approach. They were the ones who found the petrified egg sac, red from the surrounding clay. At first, their boss acted like a mule - too stubborn to look at it - until the director shook him up by stopping by and showing much interest in the find.

III. Subject: We beat them!
Slowly, which is always his pace, Bart, my star scholar, goes to win choice property from a realtor in spas. Sage advice from him is, “Don’t agonize over your decision. Decide within 4 seconds, and no booze, creep! Your wise knight, sober and upright, will never let you down!”

IV. Subject: Team coach
Dear Nan,
Cyrus withdrew from the team? Dang! Ernest is going to have a baby cow. I hope the dude signed his will! Team Titan, icky though they sometimes are, will be a sad venture indeed without his often timely pep talks. He’s also a champion chili athlete and Jello stalker. I remember the din he made about the spaghetti Mel cooked. He told her 5 boxes wasn’t enough for him and the team. I think he spent a month of Sundays picking cooked pasta out of his hair. He’s been a strange role model, but they love him. Can’t you convince him to stay?
Barbara Maria

V. Subject: Heated discussion
Today I discovered the dangers of unhooking my bra in hot elevators. The air conditioning went out again. Here in our office, we call this almost-daily AC event Uranus, for the arses who put in the system and the ones who can’t seem to keep it running.

Anyway, I was headed down to one of the lower floors where it was cooler. I had unhooked my damp boob laden bra to cool off a bit, when I dropped my notepad. Just as I went to pick it up, the elevator door opened and in stepped that handsome Mr. Brunner from management, followed by a blast of cold air. I stood up, and in that brief span, icicles seemed to be forming on the left part of my chest. “Ah, that feels good!” I said. “I’ll bet it does!” he replied huskily. I looked down and sure enough, hanging out in the air and sparking great interest, was my left rosebud. There was nothing left to do but tuck ‘er back in and hope for the best. To make a long story short, the Doublemint twins are now well taken care of, the troublesome air conditioning has been replaced, and we’re both taking a two-month sabbatical for the wedding and honeymoon.

Answers to Evil Emails:
I. Subject: Oily suspect
By the light of the moon, Mister Mira gets a good sniff of the sticky gob. “Linseed oil!” he exclaims. “I am, with this as proof, able to clear your name! Your longer hem did not pick up this substance, while his shorter hems on at least 2 robes have it.”

Moonmist
Mirage
Goblins
Fable
Rhem
Rhem 2



II. Subject: New discovery
Theo had ignored the odd ark, but his staff, all of a young age, didn’t like his conservative and rather gloomy approach. They were the ones who found the petrified egg sac, red from the surrounding clay. At first, their boss acted like a mule - too stubborn to look at it - until the director shook him up by stopping by and showing much interest in the find.

The Dig
Dark Fall
GAG
Loom
The Sacred Amulet
Hook


III. Subject: We beat them!
Slowly, which is always his pace, Bart, my star scholar, goes to win choice property from a realtor in spas. Sage advice from him is, “Don’t agonize over your decision. Decide within 4 seconds, and no booze, creep! Your wise knight, sober and upright, will never let you down!”

The Space Bar
Myst
Largo Winch
Torin’s Passage
Agon 4
Ooze: Creepy Nights



IV. Subject: Team coach
Dear Nan,
Cyrus withdrew from the team? Dang! Ernest is going to have a baby cow. I hope the dude signed his will! Team Titan, icky though they sometimes are, will be a sad venture indeed without his often timely pep talks. He’s also a champion chili athlete and Jello stalker. I remember the din he made about the spaghetti Mel cooked. He told her 5 boxes wasn’t enough for him and the team. I think he spent a month of Sundays picking cooked pasta out of his hair. He’s been a strange role model, but they love him. Can’t you convince him to stay?
Barbara Maria

Nancy Drew: Danger by Design
Titanic: Adventure Out of Time
Liath
Lost in Time
5 Days a Stranger
Rama


V. Subject: Heated discussion
Today I discovered the dangers of unhooking my bra in hot elevators. The air conditioning went out again. Here in our office, we call this almost-daily AC event Uranus, for the arses who put in the system and the ones who can’t seem to keep it running.

Anyway, I was headed down to one of the lower floors where it was cooler. I had unhooked my damp boob laden bra to cool off a bit, when I dropped my notepad. Just as I went to pick it up, the elevator door opened and in stepped that handsome Mr. Brunner from management, followed by a blast of cold air. I stood up, and in that brief span, icicles seemed to be forming on the left part of my chest. “Ah, that feels good!” I said. “I’ll bet it does!” he replied huskily. I looked down and sure enough, hanging out in the air and sparking great interest, was my left rosebud. There was nothing left to do but tucker back in and hope for the best. To make a long story short, the Doublemint twins are now well taken care of, the troublesome air conditioning has been replaced, and we’re both taking a two-month sabbatical for the wedding and honeymoon.

Brain Hotel
Ace Ventura
Blade Runner
Panic in the Park
Bud Tucker in Double Trouble
B. A. T.
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Re: Halloween Tourney 2008

Postby LadyKestrel » Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:19 am

Week 6 - Spook Central

This is a 3 part puzzle.

Part 1: Find the names of the 11 ghosts below. (The game name isn't necessary.) You will receive 10 points for a correct first guess, 5 for a second guess, and 3 for third.

Part 2: Put the names in the crossword grid below the pictures. You must decide which name goes where. If you do it correctly, you will be able to read the phrase going down the center of the grid. You’ll get one chance to guess this phrase correctly. It’s worth 10 points.

Part 3: Anagram the letters in the yellow squares to form a word related to this puzzle. The word is worth 10 points (no second guess).

You can receive up to 130 points for this puzzle. Send your answers to QM by PM by Friday, October 31, 2008 at 10:00 PM EDT.

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Answers to Spook Central:

Part 1


1A - Captain Nemo - Return to Mysterious Island
2B - Margaret - Amber: Journeys Beyond
3D - Clarissa - Dead Reefs
4F - Guy de Sombreval - The Messenger
5H - Minnie Goodsoup - Curse of MI
6I - Katie - Delaware St. John: Curse of Midnight Manor
7J - Momma Bosco - Sam & Max: What's New Beelzebub
8C - (Professor) Windlenot - Shivers
9G - Gast - Gast: The Greatest Little Ghost
10E - Jacques Dirac - Ghost in the Sheet
11K - Thomas Ager - The Lost Crown

Parts 3 & 4:
Central column phrase = Paranormal investigations
Anagramed yellow letters = Poltergeist


Week 6 - Night of the Living Rebuses

The following 15 rebuses represent game names. Each number is worth 10 points for a first correct guess, 5 points for a second, and 3 points for a third. Send your answers by PM to Quizmaster by Friday, October 31, 2008 at 10:00 PM EDT. You can earn up to 150 points for this puzzle.

Note: Some of the rebus words may be homophones, that is identical in sound but different in meaning and spelling. For one of them you need to solve a tiny anagram, so have fun.


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Answers to Night of the Living Rebuses:
1. Overclocked: A History of Violences
2. Broken Sword: The Angel of Death
3. Cold Case Files
4. Cracking the Conspiracy
5. Dark Fall: Lights Out
6. The Ugly Prince Duckling
7. Shadow of the Comet
8. Shivers Two: Harvest of Souls
9. Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun
10. Ankh: Battle of the Gods
11. Penumbra: Black Plague
12. The Moment of Silence
13. The Bad, the Ugly and the Sober
14. Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
15. Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek
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Re: Halloween Tourney 2008

Postby LadyKestrel » Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:28 am

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Congratulations also to Katsmom :pump and Lucien21 :pump who won the drawing for the consolation prizes!

Total Tournament Scores:
Shany 1675
HandsFree 1667
Phlebas 1547
Ang 1471
Mystdee 1464
Tichelle 1460
Taio 1399
Lucien21 1294
Andromous 1205
Pollo 1200
Katsmom 1190
Dragon 756
Sneaker 726
Wimli 693
Sophie 520
Melia 443
Quatermass 430
Winfrey 380
Nakimura 348
Kickaha 346
Bonsai 220
Rosaboobie 147
Jerry 80
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