Question 15 of our Cryptic Quiz: “Three is the Magic Number!”

7th September 2009 by Lisa

Corvus, our amazing clue writer, writes “Here’s today’s Third Zone. It should be pretty easy for folks.” Should I disagree with him? You tell me.

Bonne Chance!


The Third Zone: A Third of a Picture Paints 333.3333333 Words

Now that our three designers are aware the world is changing around them, it’s as if blindfolds have been removed, exposing their eyes to the bright sunshine. But the light striking their retinas now isn’t coming from an unfamiliar sun… in the Third Zone. Each of them realizes that not everything around them is as they originally thought–other visions are coming through slowly, as their eyes acclimate to a new way of perceiving the world.

Rod pauses, blanks, and looks at the display in a store window, waiting for his eyes to adjust.

Rod's Vision

Grant fixes his gaze on a nearby woman who’s feeding some pigeons, trying to resolve the old reality with the new.


Grant's Vision

Blaise calmly surveys an empty lot as the world shifts around her.


Blaise's Vision

Q: What visions are forming before the eyes of Rod, Grant, and Blaise? Who created them?


This is the last question of the day and the last chance you have to win a year subscription of Computer Arts Magazine. If you want another two chances to win, you can still go back and answer 13 and 14. We’ll be announcing the winners to all questions tomorrow at lunch time.

Comments (21)

  1. george dunkley:

    Wayne Thiebaud
    Andy Warhol
    David Hockney

  2. Panda:

    Wayne Thiebaud
    Andy Warhol
    David Hockney

  3. Caro:

    Rod is starting to see ‘Three Machines’ by Wayne Thiebaud.
    Grant is starting to see ‘Turquoise Marilyn’ by Andy Warhol.
    Blaise is starting to see ‘A Bigger Splash’ by David Hockney.

  4. Brian B.:

    Andy Warhol

  5. Amy G.:

    Gold Marilyn Monroe- Andy Warhol
    Three Machines- Wayne Thiebaud
    A Bigger Splash- David Hockney

  6. Tania:

    Ray – Wayne Thiebaud, Three Machines
    Rod – Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe
    Blaise – David Hockney, A Bigger Splash

  7. Cole Henley:

    Sorry if repeated submission – form was returning an error message :(

    Are the visions thus?

    Rod: Wayne Thiebaud’s Three Machines, 1963
    Grant: Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe, 1962
    Blaise: David Hockney’s A Bigger Splash, 1967

  8. Jonathan Nafarrete:

    wayne thiebaud
    andy warhol
    david hockney

  9. Clare selley:

    Rod: Three Machines by Wayne Thiebaud (i.e. 3 gumball machines)
    Grant: Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol (i.e. Marilyn Monroe)
    Blaise: A Bigger Splash by David Hockney (i.e. a swimming pool)

  10. kevin J Black:

    That would be Thiebaud, Warhol, and Hockney

  11. Fee:

    Wayne Thiebaud
    Andy Warhol
    David Hockney

    :)

  12. Lois Reynolds:

    Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol, and David Hockney

  13. frankie:

    1. 3 machines by Wayne Thiebaud
    2. Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol
    3. A Bigger Splash by David Hockney

  14. Hilary Clarke:

    Wayne Thiebaud Three Machines
    Andy Warhol Turquoise Marilyn
    David Hockney A Bigger Splash

  15. Antonietta:

    Wayne Thiebaud – Three Machines
    Andy Warhol – Marilyn
    David Hockney – A Bigger Splash

  16. Antonietta:

    I hope it was ok writing the answer here… :o (

  17. Caroline O'Reilly:

    1 Wayne Thiebaud – Three Machines
    2 Andy Warhol – Marilyn
    3 David Hockney – A Bigger Splash

  18. Katherine:

    Wayne Thiebaud
    Andy Warhol
    David Hockney

  19. Karmen C.:

    “Three Machines” (gumball machines, by Wayne Thiebaud), “Marilyn Monroe” (Andy Warhol), “A Bigger Splash” (Pool, David Hockney)

  20. David Anderson:

    1. Three machines, Wayne Thiebaud
    2. Turquoise Marilyn 1962, Andy Warhol
    3. A Bigger Splash, David Hockney

  21. Liz Randell:

    Three Machines by Wayne Thiebaud, Turquoise Marilyn by Andy Warhol, A Bigger Splash by David Hockney

    Liz Randell :)

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