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The final question, number 66!

September 2009, by Denise | 45 Comments – latest by Maria Soledad Giudice

So here we are – the final question of the 66 brain teasers that make up our cryptic quiz. We’ve seen many a twist on an old tale, The Three Blind Mice, The Three Bears… all in celebration of our third birthday. It’s been a busy month in the office, lots of discount planning (10 discounts overall!), a party to organise – not to mention a secret project we’ve been working on and hope to announce soon.

Thanks again to everyone who’s taken part – hope you’ve managed to take advantage of the discounts, even of the quiz has proved a little tricky! And congrats to all our winners, we hope you love your prizes when you get them.

For those …Continue reading this article…

The penultimate question of our birthday quiz!

September 2009, by Denise | 14 Comments – latest by an0305

The end is near – Twingor’s finally caught up with Sus – but what is this?! More tricks? Old friends? That Sus is one smart cookie.

The chosen winner for this question will win a $100 gift certificate for the cool photoprinting site Canvaspop! So, without further ado…

Twingor’s Tale
Chapter Eight: Lightshow

I wasn’t even going to bother with the traditional warning. Nor was I going to try and actually blow the house down by breathing on it. I rushed the house, preparing to swing my massive furry paw and…

I was suddenly surrounded by three bright lights, one yellow, one magenta, and one cyan. The light was coming from crystals set in the ground that I’d overlooked in my haste. …Continue reading this article…

Question 64 – the final day of the Cryptic Quiz!

September 2009, by Denise | 25 Comments – latest by an0305

Here we are… The final day of our birthday quiz, on the final day of our birthday month. We’ve been consistently amazed by your powers of deduction these last few weeks. There were times when people in the MOO office couldn’t work out the answers even when the solutions were in front of them.

The three winners of today’s questions will receive a $100 gift certificate for Print your digital photographs on canvas, and create personal works of art for your home.

Ready? Lets get back to Twingor, in the first of today’s three questions…

Twingor’s Tale
Chapter Seven: The Road Less Travelled

As I travelled towards the final house my wolfish senses became confused. The trail split, came back together, split again, …Continue reading this article…

And the winner is….. (Questions 61, 62 & 63)

September 2009, by Denise | Add a comment

Only three more questions to go! Today is the very last day or our birthday quiz. What will happen to Twingor? Will anyone make it to the end alive? Get your brains in gear for the final run – but first, yesterday’s winners!

Chosen at random again, via

Questions 61
When you rearranged the tangram into the shape of a house, what landscape was revealed? Who painted it?
‘Riders in the Landscape’ by Edgar Degas


Questions 62
What’s Guin’s password?
Charles Darwin. (chard – d) + Les (dart – t) + (window – DOW).

Questions 63
What did the note say?
Only one house to go, Twingor! We’ll see you at Sus’s. We trust you don’t need us to give you …Continue reading this article…

Question 63 in our Cryptic Quiz: ‘Three is the magic number’

September 2009, by Denise | 8 Comments – latest by Anna0305

And so we come to the last quiz question on the penultimate day. The password found, what next for our would-be conqueror? We soldier on with his story as his frustrations continue…

Twingor’s Tale
Chapter Six: Hey ho, Nobody Home

I shouldn’t have been surprised that when I gave them the password, I got no response. But I was. Just a little. But instead of waiting I went into action, furiously tearing my way into the house. Just like the house before, there was no one here. But a cryptic note awaited me…

K F W Z K F T Q K V L T U K N K , U C …Continue reading this article…

Question 62 in our Cryptic Quiz: ‘Three is the magic number’

September 2009, by Denise | 18 Comments – latest by An Dreesen

The questions in our cryptic quiz continue for those of you bravely following Twingor’s Tale. A traditional story, untraditionally told – but how will it end?

Answer today’s question correctly to be in with a chance of winning a modern spin on an old favourite, a USB Mix Tape, from those clever fellows at Suck Uk

Twingor’s Tale
Chapter Five: The Password

I finally found the house. Inside I could smell the hedgehog and bears, as well as a guinea pig and some mice. I roared the traditional greeting, “Let me in, let me in, or I’ll blow your house in!”

There really was no latitude on this point. The structure must be maintained exactly in these sorts of tales. Otherwise, …Continue reading this article…

Question 61 in our Cryptic Quiz: ‘Three is the magic number’

September 2009, by Denise | 7 Comments – latest by Anna0305

It’s the penultimate day of our quiz! Just 6 more questions left to go, starting right now.

Today’s winners will each receive a super cool USB Mix Tape from our friends at Suck UK.

We continue on with Twingor’s Tale…

Twingor’s Tale
Chapter Four: Guin’s House

They could run, but they could not hide. My wolfish snout pointed out their trail better than any signpost, so following them was simple. And because the journey between houses isn’t covered directly by the story of the three little pigs, making it to the island didn’t even prove to be a problem, despite having been unable to swim across the hedgehog’s moat just moments before.

My first impression of the island wasn’t favorable. The landscape …Continue reading this article…

And the winner is….. (Questions 58, 59 & 60)

September 2009, by Denise | Add a comment

Here we go with the solutions and winners of yesterday challenges! Today’s winners have been picked at random using the technical skills of

Question 58
How did Twingor use the two ladders to reach the the center of the moat?



Question 59

What did the three pictures depict? Who painted the final image?

1. (Black) Truffle
2. Maitake, Hen of the Woods, Ram’s Head, or Sheep’s Head.
3. Mushroom Picking by (Franciszek Kostrzewski)

The mushroom proved to be a tricky find on this one, with just two people identifying all three answers correctly. The winner is:

Question 60

Twingor could smell several changes in the cottage. Could you spot them all?



Congratulations to all our winners – we hope you …Continue reading this article…

Question 60 in our Cryptic Quiz: ‘Three is the magic number’

September 2009, by Denise | 9 Comments – latest by Katherine

Yes – we’ve made it to 60! That’s a lot of questions. I think we’ve almost broken our ace clue-writer, Corvus, but he’s hanging on in there for these last few days, so keep up! On with the show, and Twingor’s Tale…

Twingor’s Tale
Chapter Three: The Winds of Change

The pause went on much longer than I expected. Not knowing what else to do, I went back to the script, “Let me in, let me in, or I’ll blow your house in!”

Still nothing. In fact, there was no noise at all. No trembling, no breathing, no nothing. Even the smell of fear was beginning to dissipate. I kicked down the door and stormed inside. The house showed signs of a hasty …Continue reading this article…

Question 59 in our Cryptic Quiz: ‘Three is the magic number’

September 2009, by Denise | 12 Comments – latest by Nina

We continue on with Twingor’s rather scary story. Answer this correctly, and you could win one of these new photography books, Collins Complete Photography Manual. Beautifully designed hardback books, they contain a mix of photographic tips and tricks.

Good luck!

Twingor’s Tale
Chapter Two: Or I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff

Once at the house, I knew I could break it to pieces easily. Inside I could smell the fear. The trembling of the bears practically shook the house off its foundation. I may have only been a wolf at the moment, but if I could drag them back to the Third Zone, I’d make sure they had plenty to be frightened of.

But first things first–there were rules after all. “Let …Continue reading this article…

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