Thursday, August 25, 2005

The treasure has been claimed!


Jeff C. and Jessica J. (center in the pic) from New Orleans have solved the puzzle. Jeff and Jessica were able to figure out the riddle after putting together 19 of the 29 clues.

After putting together all the clues, the riddle reads, "MEETMEUNDERTHECLOCKATDHHOLMES". This is a reference to the first paragraph in the novel, "A Confederacy of Dunces".


In the shadow under the green visor of the cap Ignatius J. Reilly's
superciliousblue and yellow yes looked down upon the other people waiting under the clock at the D.H.Holmes department store, studying the crowd of people for signs of bad taste in dress.

The old DH Holmes department store is now the Chateau Sonesta hotel but they retained the old clock where locals would gather to wait for the bus. Under the clock there is a statue of Ignatious as portrayed by actor John "Spud" McConnell. I had hidden a small mailbox under Ignatious' coat.

Unfortunately, I was notified today by another hunter that Smitty had misplaced the piece that had his letter on it and couldn't remember the letter (C).

For those who participated, I hope you had a good time.

Congratulations again Jeff. You have won a professionally framed photograph of Ruthie the Duck Girl, a Quarter Treasure.

I will be doing another Treasure Hunt next year, most likely starting around April, so stay tuned. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let me know. I would like to know what worked and what did not.

7 comments:

bourbojeff said...

Howard,

You should have an email in your mailbox soon but I also wanted to recognize my girlfriend, Jessica Johanningmeier who was my partner in crime during out little excursion.

Thanks you again. We had a blast.

Regards,
Jeff

http://www.bourbojeff.com

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