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Blogger Hunts 2007 Encore by ckoh, AD, renroc, 2R&1I, claire, ckloh

July 10, 2007

We will hunt online, a Blogger Hunts 2007 encore by ckoh on Sector 1. Below are the possible answers:

01. Continental
02. Kian Sing Tyre Service (PJ) Sdn Bhd
03. Dunlop
04. KK Ho Electrical Sdn Bhd
05. Vono
06. T & T Mobile Marketing & Trading
07. Nokia
08. Cakera Padat Distribution Enterprise
09. Sweet Dream
10. SKH Furniture
11. Vono
12. Slumberland
13. King Koil
14. Twins Cake House
15. Reload Coupon
16. Maxis
17. Celcom
18. Protank Technologies
19. CAE Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd
20. VK Mobile
21. Magnum
22. 4D
23. ICI
24. Toa
25. Kodak Express
26. Panasonic
27. Poliklinik Rakyat
28. York
29. Ar Lehn Kopitiam
30. Klinik Pergigian Tiew
31. Perniagaan Marnwo
32. Salun Spring
33. Nail Art
34. Alpha-Up Sdn Bhd
35. Photo Stat
36. Sunlight Universal (M) Sdn Bhd
37. Agih Tinta Sdn Bhd
38. Couples Hair Studio
39. Digi
40. Sytel Sdn Bhd
41. BP
42. CVS Marketing Sdn Bhd
43. Agensi Boo Boon Pin
44. Great Eastern

Thanks 2R1I for providing the above list.

Encore by ckoh

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Q1) Will finish off for a child.

Q2) Pajero without a wheel?

Q3) Entangled monarch beater?

Please post your answers for the 3 questions to riddleqa@gmail.com. We will just forward all the answers to ckoh. And he will tell us more on the closing entry date.

 

Q1) Will finish off for a child.

The format for this first question is something like a jigsaw puzzle. The solver is provided with an almost-completed picture but for ONE missing jigsaw piece. He needs to get that missing piece from the 44 possible answers within this sector.

Before proceeding further, we need to understand the general structure of the clue. And it’s necessary to understand the significance of the word FOR. In this clue, FOR means TO MAKE or TO PRODUCE.

Now our task is to look for a missing jigsaw piece that Will finish (the word) OFF to produce a CHILD. To express this in mathematical terms:

OFF + ? = CHILD

Where the ‘?’ is the missing jigsaw piece.

Now it is clear that the ‘?’ must be the word SPRING, because only then will the entire word becomes OFFSPRING, which means a CHILD (which in turn covers both son and daughter). Therefore, choosing from the possible answers in the given sector, the answer is:

SALUN SPRING

 

Q2) Pajero without a wheel?

Of the 3 clues given here, I consider this one the easiest. And I am convinced that most solvers would have solved this clue first. Pajero is within the family of vehicles generally referred to as the 4-Wheel Drive, and commonly given the abbreviation 4WD. The solution is straightforward; simply remove that Wheel (W) from the abbreviation, thus:

4WD – W = 4D

Some people have asked me: Why Pajero particularly? Of course there are many other vehicles within the 4WD family. But I narrowed them down to Pajero and Prado. The reason I did this was because these 2 vehicles have the letter ‘O’ in them. The ‘O’ is intended to confuse the solver a bit. Some people with ‘complicated’ minds might want to deceive themselves, and then go on a wild goose chase trying to connect the ‘O’ with the wheel somehow! A tricky CoC will take advantage of whatever opportunity to throw in some deceptions!

 

Q3) Entangled monarch beater?

This clue is intended to heed 2R1I’s recommendation. It is a modest attempt to craft the so-called red herring. I saw the attractive ‘King Koil’ within the sector, and I was determined to adopt that as the decoy. Therefore, I deliberately adopted the ‘monarch’. I was sure that some people would quickly look up in the dictionary for the meaning of that word, just to make sure.

But that is still not very convincing. So, enter the ‘Entangled’ to induce the solver further. Maybe to some people, ‘entangled’ can be akin to the word ‘coil’. But here we have ‘koil’, not ‘coil’. Moreover, the word ‘beater’ is also a bit confusing. The average solver would have to decide which is the anagram indicator: ‘entangled’ or ‘beater’? In the end, this clue is about an indirect anagram.

Entangled = anagram indicator
Monarch beater = ACE (the ACE beats the KING, as in playing cards)
Anagram of ACE = CAE

Answer: CAE Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd

Thank you for trying out my clues. I hope you’ve enjoyed them.

ckoh

 

Encore by AD

CLOSED

Q1) Phony COC for example got stuck in the middle of this.

Ans (from the same list of 44)

Drop me your answer at aw0804@tm.net.my and will let u know if your tembak got bullet or blank sahaja.

Q1) Phony COC for example got stuck in the middle of this.

 

A) Photo Stat

– Phony – Definition

(synonym = copy / photostat)

– COC for example – tos, tab (the more well

known) found stuck in the middle of this

(Photo stat)

 

Encore by renroc

CLOSED

 

Q1) The Force from Navarone is returning early.

Q2) Headless giant had a meal behind.

Q3) Choose an article around here for one who makes glasses.

Ans (not in sequence from the same list of 44)

(Please send ans to goh_tk@hotmail.com)

 

1. MAXIS
 
Force from Navarone => Force 10 (‘Force 10 From Navarone’ is Alistair Maclean’s novel, also a movie)
 
Force, F = MA (as in Newton’s 2nd law)
10=X,
is = IS, => MAXIS
 
returning early is the second ‘definition’
MAXIS returning is SIX AM which is early 
 
2. GREAT EASTERN
 
Giant => OGRE
Headless giant => GRE
had a meal => ATE
behind => ASTERN
 
combined => GREAT EASTERN
 
3. ICI
 
Choose => OPT
an article => AN
around ‘here’ => around ‘the location on the signboard where the answer is’ => OPT…AN  
one who makes glasses => OPTICIAN
 
OPT(ans)AN = OPTICIAN
=> ans = ICI
 
All correct ans : 2R&1I, ckoh, claire & william yong
AD submitted correct ans for Q1 & Q3 and a very interesting ‘alternative’ (though debatable) for Q2. 
AD’s ans for Q2
 Headless giant = IANT
a meal => tea => T
behind => IANTT
 IANTT => agih (anagram indicator) ‘tinta’
 
 My opinion is that the main fault lies in ‘a meal => T’
It is OK for tea => T (without ‘sounds like’ indicator),
but for a meal => T, the indicator should be present.
 
Otherwise, a person => J, K, L, N etc and an animal => B, J, S etc. ??! 
 
Furthermore, the placing of T BEHIND ‘IANT’ becomes redundant since T can be anywhere. 
 
Excellent try by AD !
 
  
renroc
 

 

Encore by 2 Romans & 1 Impostors

CLOSED

Q1) Back issue with them and our sport’s initials inside.

Answer found in one of the 44 signs above.

Reply to: R37165@gmail.com

 

Answer: 4D

I crafted this question to drive hunters into their comfort zone and trap them into thinking one-dimension.  Most hunters tend to pick out familiar words in a question and quickly associate it to meanings widely used in past hunts.

Eg. The French is more often than not associated with Le, Les, La.
Eg. Issue is more often than not associated with Son, Daughter
Eg. Alien is more often than not associated with ET, Alf.
It is dangerous to think one-dimension especially with a street-wise CoC who picks on this known weakness of hunters. Hunters should always keep an open mind that words used can have alternative meanings to that which are commonly known. Now on with the solution …The surface reading seems to indicate that an outdated sport’s magazine contained some articles about sports personalities and the signatures of local sports. However as I have been kind enough to pre-announce that this is an intended OFTB question, hunters should always be wary about what is read on the surface. (There were a few attempts that literally tried to associate words in the signage to an outdated magazine)Next the words below appeared in my teasers. Not sure how many people noticed and picked it up. What are these words? Why, they are all “TIME” of course!Eleventh hour
July 15th, 2007 at 5:43 pm
July 18th, 2007 at 3:53 pm
Thursday evening
Now, let’s see how it all fits into the question. Refer to your trusty thesaurus for ISSUE and the word EMIT you will find. So, ….

Back issue => Back emit => TIME (which is the word I wanted)

Next let’s look at the rest of the question which cryptically yields the definition of TIME.

Them = letters on the signboard
Our sport = none other than “Treasure Hunt” of course (I’m surprised that many decided to associate to other types of sports and some went even as far as to associate to sports associations!)
Its initials = TH
Putting TH inside 4D => 4THD => FOURTH D
 

What is “FOURTH D” ? In the theory of relativity, “TIME” is defined as a FOURTH DIMENSION of course.

So there you have it, the solution. It is unique in the sense that the definition does not define the signage but rather it defines a word that needs to be first cryptically broken.

Easy ….. No.
Breakable …. Yes.
Comments …. Welcomed!

 

Encore by claire

CLOSED

Q1) Strangely keen with middleman.

Answer found in one of the 44 signs above.

Reply to: siowlyn@hotmail.com

 

Q) Strangely keen with middleman.

Answer: 4D

Explanation:

Assuming answer = X

Strangely = anagram indicator

Middleman = A (take the middle letter from “man”)

So: X + A = keen

4D = IVD

IVD + A = IVDA => AVID (Strangely being anagram indicator)

AVID = keen

Did you all enjoy this riddle? J

Well done to the Force from Navarone and Master Liong! I received some other very interesting attempts…thanks for trying.

 

Encore by AD

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Q1) The monarch left the third person alone.

Ans (from the same list of 44)

Drop me your answer at aw0804@tm.net.my and will let u know if your tembak got bullet or blank sahaja.

 

A) Nokia

monarch = k

left = take away or no

Nokia – No K = ia (third person in BM)

 

Encore by ckloh

CLOSED

Q1) Get a pig in wire.

Ans (from the same list of 44)

Drop me your answer at lohcheekwan@yahoo.com.

 

Q) Get a pig in wire

A) Klinik Perniagaan Tiew

Why? Just rearrange “Get a pig in wire” and you will get “Pergigian Tiew”.

The idea of this question is after so many great questions above, I try to craft one that is totally different and entertaining perhaps. The message is sometime clues can be solved without any technique and language skills. Perhaps, just do some rearrangement, will solve it!!

Where is the anagram indicator? Ahem, mistake by my side. The initial idea is this is a “double jeopardy”, klinik is the anagram indicator. However, someone commented that klinik can’t be used as anagram indicator.

So, my apology. However, 2 person broke this clue 2R&1I and William.

 

Encore by pink

CLOSED

Q1)  With me at  the forefront, relief for congestion can be organised.

Q2) An issue to be handled with calmness.

Ans (from the same list of 44)

Drop me your answer at pysuyin@yahoo.com.

 

Q1) Ar Lehn Kopitiam

With me at the forefront = I in front
Relief for congestion = Inhaler

Answer
= Inhaler – I
= nhaler [organised]
= Ar Lehn Kopitiam

Q2) Panasonic

Answer
= Panasonic
= Pan – ason – ic
= A son in panic
= An issue to be handled in calmness

An issue = a son
in panic = to be handled in calmness 

This is not the latest update from pink, as she has her problem with the mail address. The last time she checked the email, renroc get the first answer correct with explanation and 2R1I get the second answer correct with explanation. 

Pink to update the latest update soon.

 

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T3:Nestle Kit Kat

July 1, 2007

Percentage (answered): 33.33% 

The French sent hot outfit partially taken out from a neutral country. How sweet of them!

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T2:Fruit Tree Apple Flavour

July 1, 2007

Percentage (answered): 100% 

A woman received from two undercover agents a secret note containing the following 3 lines. After decoding the note, she quickly destroyed it. Minutes later, when she recalled what she had read, she realized that there was something more to it.

SOURSHOP – UGLI – TANGERINE – ELDERBERRY – GRAPE
CEDAR – ALDER – SPRUCE – SPOTTED GUM – BANYAN
SARSI – MOUNTAIN DEW – STOUT – LIVITA – TEA – MILO – COFFEE

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T1:GILLETTE NACET II

July 1, 2007

Percentage (answered): 66.67% 

The first treasure is one you can do without I must mention.
Ckoh and Claire’s threats will clearly describe its function.
The Reds owner is said to be associated to this treasure.
Five included to make inactive what I desire.

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Q20:Why ten tail this vehicle for a cyber-surfing facility.

July 1, 2007

Percentage (answered): 50%

Answer: Stream

COCs and hunters, please comment here. Hunters, if possible, please comment what happen in the car when attempting this.

Maybe, bloggers can quote similar hunt questions from their hunt experience as an example to have another view of this question.

Many thanks.

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Q19:The French has gone behind while the Swiss has gone ahead.

July 1, 2007

Percentage (answered): 66.67%

Answer: Choffles

COCs and hunters, please comment here. Hunters, if possible, please comment what happen in the car when attempting this.

Maybe, bloggers can quote similar hunt questions from their hunt experience as an example to have another view of this question.

Many thanks.

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Q18:Me an alternative to a thousand?

July 1, 2007

Percentage (answered): 66.67%

Answer: MORI

COCs and hunters, please comment here. Hunters, if possible, please comment what happen in the car when attempting this.

Maybe, bloggers can quote similar hunt questions from their hunt experience as an example to have another view of this question.

Many thanks.