And the winner of the 2018 Scavenger Hunt is…
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And the answers are…
1) What overweight Uruguayan musician can you spot?
2) What parapsychologist can solve all your love problems?
3) How many members are in this small tribe?
4) Was Apollo here? He seems to have left something dangling…
5) The stagecoach is stuck! How many equines will help pull it out?
6) What number must you call here if you want to move?
7) What media-friendly institution cares for disabled children in this area?
8) How much must you pay for a fried cake?
9) What is the best option to clear up your doubts?
10) What football team seems omnipresent in this area?
11) What professor is this garden named after?
12) Who love each other at the palm tree?
13) What leper tree smells of beef?
14) Name the little white tree.
15) Who claim to be just like us?
16) Which tree reminds you of Italian food?
17) Spot the stormy silver tree.
18) What tree is worth 40 shields?
19) This tree will help you make a pie.
20) Two fairly recent films have had this tree in their title.
21) This tree can destroy your eyes!
22) Fancy a tree which reminds you of Middle Earth’s most prominent wizard.
23) Where do the field bums live?
24) What patriotic numbered group can you spot?
25) In what year did the white general die?
26) Who needs a wash?
27) How is our State?
28) What Korean art is practices here?
29) Where did the couple come in a carriage to have their picture taken?
30) What mechanic seems to say goodbye?
31) What unlikely eco-friendly establishment functions at the church?
32) Where do the imaginary bells toll?
33) Where does this nation’s father welcome you to?
34) What ‘80s singer was here?
35) Where can’t you stand?
36) Spot the number below the British lion
37) When and where was he born and when and where did he die?
38) What symbol present here can also be found on the façade of the Solis Theatre?
39) How many hats and drawn swords can you see?
40) Who seems to want to become a National Socialist?
41) Who holds the symbols of the national coat of arms?
42) Can you find the subtle 34th Libertarian? (the two fellows working at the back on the left of the painting don’t count)
43) Which number can you discover in this painting?
44) What does the audience use to protect themselves from the sun?
45) Which way is the monument to Artigas facing?
46) What non-native beasties are depicted in one of the other paintings in this room?
47) Can you find the painting of the resident ghost and name it.
48) In what painting did this famous painter identify himself?
49) How many columns can you see here?
50) Count the white fish.
1) What sport did Mark Twain humorously refer to as “a good walk, spoilt”? (1 point)
2) Find the next two numbers in the following series (known as the Fibonacci sequence): 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13… (1 point for each)
3) Jim’s watch is 10 minutes slow, though he thinks it is 5 minutes fast. Bob’s watch is 5 minutes fast, though he thinks it is 10 minutes slow. If they both plan to arrive to Molly’s house at 10:00, who gets there first? (2 points)
4) The RFA Gold Rover is anchored in the Montevideo harbour. Over its side hangs a rope ladder with metal rungs one foot apart. The bottom rung is just touching the surface of the water. If the tide rises at 8 inches per hour, how many rungs will be covered by water after six hours? (2 points)
5) Solve the puzzle using crossword-type clues by searching through a honeycomb of letters to unscramble anagrams. For example, the shaded O and the six letters surrounding it spell COSTUME, which matches one of the clues below. Now find the 7- letter words for the remaining clues. As you do so, circle the centre letter of each word.
6) “…let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the beast for it is a human number; its number is 666” (Revelations ch.10 v.18). But can you write the number of the beast in Roman numerals? (2 points)
7) Find (to the nearest three digits after the decimal point) the number Φ (phi, not to be confused with pi, since it is one h of a lot cooler!), that has the unique property that subtracting one from it yields its inverse, i.e. Φ – 1 = 1/Φ. (2 points)
8) What do these Acronyms stand for? (½ point for each word)
9) How many English language words of more than 5 letters can you think of using the letters of the word ‘scavenger’ (¼ point for each 6-letter word, ½ point for each 7-letter word, 1 point for each 8-letter word, words with the same root count as one)