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NORTH:
Game E:
H: The sum of the number of letters in the county last resided in by an emergency service officer, best known for his recipe for a spicy dish PLUS the number of stars on that county's state flag PLUS the ordinal rank that state earned in becoming a member of the union.

L: You and I are the only two players in a game of 5-card stud poker, with no wild cards, in a regular, fair deck of playing cards. I look at my cards, and see that I have King Hearts, King Spades, King Diamonds, King Clubs, 2 Clubs. How many different specific hands (sets of 5 specific cards) could you possibly have that would beat me (looking for combinations, not permutations – your hand counts as the same hand if you shuffle the cards into a different order.)?

Game F:
H: Take the maximum amount of money that a contestant can win on the current TV game show "Street Smarts" that is hosted by Frank Nicotero and divide it by 100 to find the answer. (NOTE: This refers to the main version of the game and is not meant to include any special tournaments, charity shows, etc.)

L: The number that CAB represents in a common numbering system, divided by the smallest prime that is greater than the number of diagonals in a hendecagon.

SOUTH:
Game E:
H: The standard number of game pieces in the game that means "to transfer" in another language.

L: Download the question. [A Word Document]

Game F:
H: The age that the character Lucius Snow (from a TV show about a guy who gets tomorrow's newspaper today) would turn in 2005.

L: The length in feet of the record holder which you might see at Matsuhisa in Los Angeles, minus the record number of items eaten last July by Mr. Kobayashi times the record length in feet of one of those items, divided by the number of ounces in a pound of the items eaten by Mr. Kobayashi.

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Comments

Is the phrasing of L correct (specifically, "ounces in a pound")?

Posted by: Adam Fromm | Mar 25, 2005 10:14:27 PM

Yes.. yes that's what it really says.

Posted by: JmSR | Mar 25, 2005 11:06:07 PM

Has anyone made any headway on the cryptoquote puzzle? It's infuriating!

Posted by: Stephen | Apr 6, 2005 9:43:17 PM

Yeah, I've got the cryptoquote complete. Took a significant amount of time. I know that's not encouraging.

Posted by: Jay Winter | Apr 6, 2005 10:27:16 PM

I'm still working on the cryptoquote. Found some letter patterns - but it's tough not knowing where phrases begin or end

Posted by: Paula | Apr 7, 2005 10:22:27 AM

Any chance of a hint here? I have found so many words, yet I can't get it "all together".

Posted by: Paula | Apr 18, 2005 3:27:58 PM

NORTH:
E: SprAM-Camden: 61-73 Camden
F: Pickard-Servo: 46-69 Servo

EH:
Captain Ken, of Captain Ken's Chili, last lived (died about three months ago) in Washington County, Minnesota (the 32nd state with 19 stars on its flag). 10 + 19 +32 = 61

EL:
Answer: 73
Rationale:
You could have four aces, with any of the remaining 43 cards (no Ace, no King, no 2 clubs) as your ‘kicker’ to beat me. In addition, there are straight flushes that you could have that will beat me – from 5 high straight flush (A, 2, 3, 4, 5) up to queen high straight flush (8, 9, 10, J, Q).  8 straight flushes times four suits = 32 hands, minus the two ‘club straight flushes’ that my having the 2 of clubs has made impossible for you to get (A, 2, 3, 4, 5 of Clubs; 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 of Clubs) = 30 more hands. Also, a king high straight flush and a Royal Flush are not available to you, since I hold all four kings (each of which would be required to make those hands). 43 four aces hands + 30 straight flush hands = 73 hands

FH:
ANSWER: 46 (4600/100)
Explanation: There are four rounds
First round: 3 questions worth $100 each = $300
Second round: 3 questions worth $200 each + $200 dunce question (optional) = $800
Third round: 3 questions worth $300 each + $300 dunce question (optional) = $1200
Max total from first three rounds = 300+ 800 + 1200 = $2300
Fourth round: You can wager anything that doesn't exceed your current amount for the final question. (2300 x 2 = $4600)

FL:
Answer: 69
CAB in hex = 3243 divided by 47 (44 diagonals in a hendecagon (11 sides)

SOUTH:
E: UC/Sun-Clu: 48-27 UC-Sunnydale
F: UPAD-Quahog: 85-78 U of PA Dutch

EH:
Answer: 48 (Mancala in Arabic)

EL:
The six clues from the ‘crypto-quote’ are:
Spanish Affirmative: Si = “C” (yes in Spanish)
Mag published by Moab Character Namesake: “O” (“O: the Oprah Magazine” – Oprah’s birth name is Orpah – named for Moab character from Book of Ruth)
Bottom half of flag of Knyazhychi: Bee = “B” (Heraldic flag from Kyiv, Ukraine, with a bee on the bottom. Once you figure out Knyazhychi (ha ha), the flag is simple to Google).
Dominant Norwegian Blood type: “A” (Type A is more prolific than Type O in Norway)
Shortened given name of doomed Onizuka: El = “L” (Ellison Onizuka was astronaut who died on Space Shuttle Challenger – friends called him “El”)
Darjeeling, oolong plus many others: Tea = “T” (types of tea)
Six letters spell COBALT, whose atomic number is 27.

FH:
ANSWER: 85
Lucius Snow was born in the year 1920 according to his tombstone in one episode of "Early Edition". So he would have turned 85 in 2005  (2005 - 1920).

FL:
Answer : 78
[ 3281 - (53.5 * 38) ] / 16
record long sushi - (53.5 hotdogs eaten 7-4-04 * longest hotdog) / 16
oz in a lb

Posted by: JmSR | Apr 25, 2005 7:46:00 PM

NORTH
EH & FL were written by Paula Stevens
EL was written by Michael Pickard
FH was written by Jim from Minnesota

SOUTH
EH & FL were written by Paula Stevens
EL was written by Michael Pickard
FH was written by Jim from Minnesota

Posted by: JmSR | Apr 26, 2005 9:04:29 AM

During my search, I found that a 1996 ft. hot dog was manufactured in honor of the 1996 Olympics

http://www.wqed.org/tv/natl/hotdogs/hd_facts.shtml

Posted by: Jay Winter | May 1, 2005 5:57:06 AM

Yes but Mr. Kobayashi eats them on the bun.

Posted by: Paula | May 2, 2005 2:47:50 PM

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