Archive forSeptember, 2009

Question 51 in our cryptic quiz: “Three is the magic number”

September 2009, by Pete | 31 Comments – latest by daniel

MOO is still wide awake in the USA (especially as we didn’t get to go to the party!) so for those of you who aren’t tucked up in bed:

Domicile03, Erin’s Dilemma
If this were a reality show, I’d be in a closet talking to a camera right now. I’ve always lived alone because it makes it so much easier to deal with certain… quirks I have. For example, I became a mycologist because I see mushrooms everywhere. That doesn’t mean I’m simply good at spotting mushrooms, but that I see mushrooms in places where no mushroom has a right to be. I wish I had some way of showing you the world through my eyes.

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Question 50 in our cryptic quiz: “Three is the magic number”

September 2009, by Pete | 24 Comments – latest by Clare

Wow, number 50! In marriage terms, we have reached our golden anniversary. Lots of hard work, but I am sure you will agree, lots of great rewards too? Anyway, down to business:

Domicile03, Guin
I was happy to help out my cousins, distant though they were, but if they thought they were getting a free vacation, they were sadly mistaken. I’d been trying to get at a particular area of exposed rock to take some measurements and the local wildlife hadn’t been at all cooperative. I could temporarily lure them into large pens, but if I wasn’t careful with their placement, they’d run riot and break out–making it impossible to safely examine the traces of weather.
I had four …Continue reading this article…

Question 49 in our cryptic quiz: “Three is the magic number”

September 2009, by Emilie | 4 Comments – latest by Cherry

Would you like to have your own blog but don’t know where to start? We think we can help. If you find the right answer to one of today’s questions, you get a chance to win a whole free year of TypePad Blog Pro (it is worth $179)!
And now, back to the mice. Ray is confused and needs your perspicacity:

Hardboiled, The Journey

Ray’s Confusion

After we got the bears out of town, it was time to get ourselves to safety. We’d arranged to stay with a distant cousin who was working on some Ecuadorian islands. We were taking a train to the coast, a boat to the island and then hiking inland to find her.We had a tradition, my …Continue reading this article…

It’s answer time! (Questions 46, 47 & 48)

September 2009, by Emilie | 2 Comments – latest by AG

It’s pretty quiet here at MOO HQ today, I guess we had too much fun at our birthday party yesterday! We still want to play though, so there will be more questions coming today. Here are the answers you were waiting for:…Continue reading this article…

Question 48 in our cryptic quiz: “Three is the magic number”

September 2009, by Emilie | 11 Comments – latest by Anna0305

We are having fun at MOO party but thinking of people who couldn’t make it! Please keep smiling as here is another chance to win a Mosaic Frame and a pack of MiniCards:

Domicile03, Sus’s Search

As an astronomer, Sus spends a lot of time searching the skies for new objects and events. In fact, she lives in her own observatory, with a gigantic telescope jutting through a hole in her roof.
Today, as she checks the usual night-sky objects off her list, she notices a new pattern. There’s something new amongst the asteroid belts and planets. Something new that’s comprised of three elements. Excitedly, she focuses the lens and watches as it speeds towards the earth.
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Question 47 in our cryptic quiz: “Three is the magic number”

September 2009, by Emilie | 8 Comments – latest by Nina

How about a little poem? A break would be nice. As Corvus said (he is our super clue writer), Unbearable will give people paws… er, pause. So let’s make tea and get started on this one!

Unbearable Lightness of Being: Poppa’s Tale

I know you probably want me to write a poem, but I’m not good at writing. My pen can never quite find its way across the page, roaming from uppercase to lowercase at a whim.. I’m also not a poet like my wife and son. In fact, when I try to count syllables, I usually end up writing numbers instead of letters. Well, if Black Bart could call himself a po8, I guess I can too. Anyway, here’s …Continue reading this article…

Monday’s winners announced and still more to come!

September 2009, by Emilie | 1 Comment – latest by Clare Selley

Good morning, we hope yesterday’s questions added fun to your day! It seemed that question 44 wasn’t too easy. Thanks for your creativity though, I’m sure the three bears would have loved to stay at Sinead O’connor’s! Without further ado…

Question 43:
Answer: Mary and Goldilocks are missing
Nick’s puzzle solution

Winner: Clare Selley

Question 44:
Answer: Erin, the Hedgehog. Penny buns are a colloquial term for boletus badius, or porcini mushrooms.
Winner: Katie

Question 45:
Answer: To the lens of Sus’s telescope.
Winner: Bart Braem

Félicitations to the winners! Keep an eye on the blog for today’s questions…

Question 45 in our cryptic quiz: “Three is the magic number”

September 2009, by Emilie | 30 Comments – latest by an

That’s right folks, question 45 already! We hope you like our Cryptic Quiz, as part of MOO’s 3rd Birthday Celebrations. We are now entering the Third Zone. Will you take this challenge?…Continue reading this article…

Question 44 in our cryptic quiz: “Three is the magic number”

September 2009, by Emilie | 37 Comments – latest by Gaia

Moving onto the next question. It’s time to check on our bears, apparently Goldilocks is causing trouble, again. If you want to win a Mix Tape USB from Suck UK, you know what to do – answers in comments please!

Unbearable Lightness of Being

Nick was waiting for the three bears when they finally arrived at Moo HQ. He got straight to the point, “Goldilocks is not who she seems and you’re in grave danger.”

“Oh,” said Momma bear, “I’m sure you must be imagining things.”

“Danger,” scoffed Poppa bear, “she can’t be stronger than me!”

“Why,” asked Baby bear in a soft voice, “who is she really?”

Nick told them who Goldilocks really was and all three bears went silent.

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Starting a conversation, with Ruder Finn

September 2009, by Anne-Marie | 6 Comments – latest by Niall Harbison

Business Cards can be a great way to show off your company’s products. But what if the product you’re selling is a little more… esoteric than that? What if you’re selling knowledge, expertise, experience? What if you’re selling a bit of shazam and a lot of pizzazz?

Well, you could go generic – stock photos of grey-suited businessmen striding purposefully towards a breakfast meeting, maybe, or an abstract blue shape with your company name in the bottom right corner. Or, you could get interesting. You could get creative. Like PR company Ruder Finn.

The pictures on the back of the Corporate and Technology team’s business cards are random in a good way. If a member of …Continue reading this article…

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