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    Default The Hunt for the Black Bird

    A new puzzle for Twelevers, I hope you enjoy and any feedback would be greatly appreciated.



    THE STORY
    Long after Sam Spade ended Casper Gutman's nefarious quest for the Maltese Falcon and it was all but forgotten, a letter was discovered from it's owner. That is to say, it's possesser. He was ready to relieve himself of the burden of ownership, but he had immense pride in the fact that after all manner of attempts to take it from him, he was it letting go of his own accord. But he was was not of the mind to just give it away and so a series of puzzles was crafted. Only one who by persistance and cleverness solved the puzzles would be fit to lay claim to it.
    Presented to you now are those very puzzles, and the Falcon lays ready to be claimed.

    THE PRIZES
    A Haunted Studios Maltese Falcon statue (http://www.pvguitars.com/falcon_prize.jpg), a Franklin Library edition Maltese Falcon book(http://www.pvguitars.com/falcon_book_prize.jpg), and a gold falcon pendant carefull cut from a 1933 Polish 10 Zlotych coin(http://www.pvguitars.com/falcon_pendant1_prize.jpg).

    THE RULES
    -There is no entry fee.
    -There is no time limit.
    -The solutions to the first three puzzle are clues to apply to the final puzzle. The first three do not have be solved in any particular order.
    -You do not have to have any prior knowledge of the Maltese Falcon story to solve the puzzles.
    -The first person to PM me with the correct solution to the final puzzle is the winner.
    -Prizes will be shipped anywhere in the US (If the winner lives outside of the US I reserve the right to substitute a monetary prize of my discretion to be sent through Paypal.

    THE PUZZLES
    Puzzle 1:


    Puzzle 2:


    Puzzle 3:


    Final Puzzle:

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    Wow, awesome looking puzzle SoonerFan. I hope I am able to free up some time to work it.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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    mods can we move this to new hunts thread?

    looks great!

    and fenix..nice to see u!

    havin a tweleve reunion soon fenix...would love it if you could make it! since u r one of the orig twelevers!

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    Thanks for the comments Fenix and Hollidaze!

    To hopefully generate some interest and encourage the posting/sharing of ideas I'm going to up the ante a bit...I will donate $100 to tweleve.org if this solved before August 1st.

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    No prob...I finally had some time to check this out this morning. I am definitely enjoying it.

    The DB reference is a nice little tribute. The memories came flying back. It will be interesting to see if anyone who came into all this during ATT will even catch that one.

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    I have to say, I am totally intrigued by this hunt but largely unsure of how to begin solving it.

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    I don't know if this helps, but for Puzzles 2 and 3 you are looking for solutions in word form, for Puzzle 1 the solution will not be in word form. Also, the titles of the puzzles may help.

    What I would encourage is for whoever is working on this to post ideas about how they are approaching each puzzle. I'm not opposed to giving specific clues for puzzles but I need to know where anyone is getting stuck or what I may have made too vague.

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    Is Napoleon misspelled on purpose in Puzzle 3?

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    Hi....I'm pretty new to tweleve and want to try out some puzzles. I'm not really sure where start with this one though....I found the 1st, 3rd, 5th (hes one of my favs Sooner ), and possibly 7th dates for puzzle 3. But that's not really giving me enough to go anywhere with.....

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    AmeliaElf - Napoleon was not mispelled on purpose, just an oversight, sorry.

    pitch3b6 - there is a step in puzzle3 after you find the dates. Remember, your looking for a solution that will be spelled out with letters.

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