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And the answers are…

1) What overweight Uruguayan musician can you spot?
Fattoruso (in an open-air photo-gallery to the left)

2) What parapsychologist can solve all your love problems?
Profesor Víctor (posters on electricity columns)

3) How many members are in this small tribe?
Five (monument to the Charrúas on the left)

4) Was Apollo here? He seems to have left something dangling…
Sneakers (hanging from the electricity cables on the right)

5) The stagecoach is stuck! How many equines will help pull it out?
Six (Stagecoach monument on the left)

6) What number must you call here if you want to move?
099272413 (poster on tree)

7) What media-friendly institution cares for disabled children in this area?
Fundación Teletón (sign by the side of the road)

8) How much must you pay for a fried cake?
$25 (on side of torta frita stand)

9) What is the best option to clear up your doubts?
Tarot (poster on electricity column)

10) What football team seems omnipresent in this area?
Montevideo Wanderers Football Club / MWFC (graffitis everywhere)

11) What professor is this garden named after?
Atilio Lombardo (on sign at entrance)

12) Who love each other at the palm tree?
D & M (graffiti on palm tree)

13) What leper tree smells of beef?
Styrax Leprosus (sign under tree which identifies it)

14) Name the little white tree.
Sebastiania Brasiliens (sign under tree which identifies it)

15) Who claim to be just like us?
Unión Cívica (sign under tree which identifies it)

16) Which tree reminds you of Italian food?
Myrsine Laetevirens / Canelón (sign under tree which identifies it)

17) Spot the stormy silver tree.
Tilia tormentosa / Tilo plateado (sign under tree which identifies it)

18) What tree is worth 40 shields?
Ginkgo biloba (sign under tree which identifies it)

19) This tree will help you make a pie.
Pecan (sign under tree which identifies it)

20) Two fairly recent films have had this tree in their title.
Magnolia (sign under tree which identifies it)

21) This tree can destroy your eyes!
Mataojos (sign under tree which identifies it)

22) Fancy a tree which reminds you of Middle Earth’s most prominent wizard.
Taruman (sign under tree which identifies it)

23) Where do the field bums live?
Av. Dr. Luis Alberto de Herrera 4534 (graffiti on house wall)

24) What patriotic numbered group can you spot?
Grupo 12 Uruguay (sign on wall)

25) In what year did the white general die?
1904 (on the statue to Aparicio Saravia)

26) Who needs a wash?
Dirty Zade (graffiti on wall)

27) How is our State?
Corrupt (graffiti on wall)

28) What Korean art is practices here?
Tae-kwon-do (on sign)

29) Where did the couple come in a carriage to have their picture taken?
Pasaje Caballeros Orientales (name of alley where pictures are seen)

30) What mechanic seems to say goodbye?
Ferwall (on sign)

31) What unlikely eco-friendly establishment functions at the church?
Naturcenter (on sign)

32) Where do the imaginary bells toll?
Millán 3929 (unusual architecture of house on the left)

33) Where does this nation’s father welcome you to?
Seccional 12 (Artigas statue at entrance to police station)

34) What ‘80s singer was here?
Sade (graffiti on wall)

35) Where can’t you stand?
At the Rock and Samba ticket booth

36) Spot the number below the British lion
3 (graffiti on wall)

37) When and where was he born and when and where did he die?
Montevideo, Uruguay, 08/06/1830 – Pisa, Italia, 15/04/1901

38) What symbol present here can also be found on the façade of the Solis Theatre?
The sun above the frame

39) How many hats and drawn swords can you see?
25 hats / 7 drawn swords

40) Who seems to want to become a National Socialist?
The man in black behind the kneeling libertarian (he is giving a Nazi salute)

41) Who holds the symbols of the national coat of arms?
Four cherubs

42) Can you find the subtle 34th Libertarian? (the two fellows working at the back on the left of the painting don’t count)
Face in the folds of the flag

43) Which number can you discover in this painting?
5

44) What does the audience use to protect themselves from the sun?
Parasols / Umbrellas

45) Which way is the monument to Artigas facing?
Towards the Ciudad Vieja

46) What non-native beasties are depicted in one of the other paintings in this room?
Camels

47) Can you find the painting of the resident ghost and name it.
Clara García de Zúñiga

48) In what painting did this famous painter identify himself?
The only autographed painting

49) How many columns can you see here?
50

50) Count the white fish.
5 (Swimming in the artificial pool)

PUZZLES

1) What sport did Mark Twain humorously refer to as “a good walk, spoilt”? (1 point)
Golf

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)
21 and 34 (each is the addition of the two previous numbers in the series)

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)
Bob (he will arrive at 9:45, thinking it is 10:00, whereas Jim will arrive at 10:15)

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)
None. The boat is floating so it will rise and lower with the tide.

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.
1. special set of clothes costume
2. soft cotton cloth flannel
3. opposite of eastern western
4. alike similar
5. wheeled toy with footboard scooter
6. observer witness
7. ugly, terrifying creature monster
Now unscramble the final clue using all 7 centre letters! greeting welcome
(½ point for 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)
DCLXVI

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)
1.618

8) What do these Acronyms stand for? (½ point for each word)
ADSL Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
AKA also known as
ATM automatic teller machine
BBC British Broadcast Corporation
DVD Digital Video Disc or Digital Versatile Disc
e.g. example gratia (Latin) = for example
Gif Graphic interchange format
i.e. id est (Latin) = that is to say
RSVP respondez s’il vous plait
SWOT strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats

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)
8-letter words: avengers, engraver, engraves, scavenge.
7-letter words: (avenger, avenges, engrave) careens, caverns, cravens, encages, enrages, greases, greaves, resaves.
6-letter words: (avenge, graves, careen, cavern, craven, encage, enrage, grease, greave, resave) angers, agrees, averse, caners, casern, cavers, cranes, craves, crease, eagers, encase, genres, graces, greens, nerves, ranges, ravens, screen, vegans, verges.

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