Clues, Riddles, and Guesses for Treasure 202

On Fri, 13 Mar 1998 19:01:47 Hubert posted:

I have already received a few fallacious guesses at the gecko treasure. All were perfectly valid for the treasure as posted, but I recently discovered a few more fragments to the map which clarified the problem somewhat:

Firstly, there are _exactly_ three geckos in this problem. No more, no fewer. [ In case Wild Card's watching. :-]

Secondly, the three geckos are oriented along a "perfectly straight line" in three-dimensional space; they're not on a sphere, cylinder, Moebius strip, or any other nonplanar surface such that the frontmost gecko could also see the hindmost gecko. But that was definitely a good guess, and evocative of the non-Khan-ness of Ackans.

Kudos, in any case, to /dev/joe and breadbox, two of the Uncapitalized Five, for each pointing these two possible solutions out within 5 minutes of each other.

I also wish to post a clarification for the Nickname Game clue: The name "Hubert" may also be considered a nickname for myself, but will only be found to be cute, creative, and/or imaginative if posted by a player who was theretofore ineligible to find Treasure 200; that is, the post in question is the first time e has posted a string containing my name since Alfvaen's announcement of said Treasure. -Hubert 2+2=5 for extremely large values of 2.

On Fri, 13 Mar 1998 19:55:36 Guy Fawkes posted:

As for the Lizard treasure:

There was mirror in front of the three geckos.


On Fri, 13 Mar 1998 20:04:10 Hubert posted:

I am calling a Public Health Emergency against Guy Fawkes for this message; e is obviously infected with snowgod's Disease.

Valid responses, which should go to Count Tabula if I read Rule 1123 correctly, are "Yes, why just yesterday e posted a letter to eir aunt!" and "No, e, uh, meant to do that."

Hint: Don't reply to this message unless you want one called against you.


Sex on television can't hurt you unless you fall off.

On Fri, 13 Mar 1998 20:21:05 Hubert posted:

In the meantime, I have found another fragment of the Lizard Wizard treasure map (imagine!) among the rubble of my house (it seems that, in fact, _not_ everybody knows what's in Room 101.) It (the map fragment) says something to the effect of "No public post shall ever constitute a valid guess at the Lizard Wizard part of this Treasure, and no private post that is not also public shall ever constitute a valid guess at the Nickname Game or Boop Boop Dupe parts of this Treasure."

I thwap Guy Fawkes. Then, for good measure, I thwap myself. Thwapping is still not regulated by the Rules, so this happens.

I apologize to the Treasure-Harfer for the demodularization of all the clues to this problem. [Harfers Note: I might accept this] I hope e can handle it. [Harfers Note: I hope so too]

So far, /dev/joe is the only player to have made a guess at this treasure that could have been considered valid given the above. His were almost identical to the fourth-gecko and the spherical-surface guesses that breadbox posted publically about five minutes later.


Sex on television can't hurt you unless you fall off.

On Sat, 14 Mar 1998 19:24:15 Hubert posted:

Just to inform the rest of you, /dev/joe has submitted to me a correct answer to the gecko riddle. However, e has not yet found the Treasure to which it pertained, so I must assume that either that is one of the invalid portions of the map as per the fourth clue, or it does not constitute the entire map and at least one of the other clues is still unfulfilled by em.


The glass isn't half empty *or* half full. It's just twice as big as it should be.

On Sat, 14 Mar 1998 19:24:58 "Gavin M. Doig" posted:

The frontmost gecko was lying.

Rex Mundi.

On Sat, 14 Mar 1998 21:31:41 Hubert posted:

Also discounted due to being posted to a public forum, and not privately.

else...if has also submitted a correct solution to me; unfortunately, e has also not yet found the Treasure. It seems that a solution to at least one of the other clues is necessary.


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