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Thread: The First CustardQuest Will Be Released April 1, 2012, at noon EDT - $250 prize

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    I can confirm I've received the reward money for Custard Quest III; thank you Custard. Hope you still have enough left over for lunch money!

    Anyone want to post their thoughts on it before I spill the beans?

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    I understand the site, and the various memorials. With the notes as given, once a person was onsite, several vague references would have cleared themselves up. My thanks to CustardQuest for a fresh and challenging puzzle, and a major tip of the hat to Trav for being first on-sight. You rock .....

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    To me the cool thing was that I was basically able to do all of my research on the internet, but the thing that tipped me off to the location was the reference to "dumb fries" / (Dumfries), which I probably wouldn't have picked up on were it not local. Then all of the Marine Corps references became obvious and I was able to find many more local references in the notes. Some of the more interesting ones that may help us with Custard's thought process were: "Janis Lyn" for Joplin Rd. in Triangle/Dumfries, and "95 to 1" for Interstate 95 to Route 1, the major intersection near the location.

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    Yes,its a definate advantage if you live in the area where the clues are referenced-congrats!--if a story references St Louis, I'll be ready.

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    Hi, everybody. SPOILER ALERT: The clues have been revealed on the website for CQ III, which was solved by Travis a few weeks ago. Maybe Travis can jump on here and tell everybody how many of the clues he solved in order to find the hidden stone.

    Thanks for reading, everybody. Keep at CQ I and CQ II.

    Custard,
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    Hello! Thanks for posting the clues. Many of the clues become obvious once you know the location. And most of the others appear to be directional, apparently for the seeker, once on site and looking for the rock. However, there are a few clues that I have no idea what they mean. Perhaps trav or Custard can explain the following:

    Fideli's
    river of geese
    Skittles
    once a....always a

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genetic Blend View Post
    Hello! Thanks for posting the clues. Many of the clues become obvious once you know the location. And most of the others appear to be directional, apparently for the seeker, once on site and looking for the rock. However, there are a few clues that I have no idea what they mean. Perhaps trav or Custard can explain the following:

    Fideli's
    river of geese
    Skittles
    once a....always a

    Thanks!
    Yeah, those are a TON of clues. I didn't come close to finding all of them. In particular, the ones where the clues are separated by a period and run on across multiple sentences. Maybe that will help us in the other Custard Quests.

    Genetic Blend, to the ones you called out specifically, Fideli's and "once a... always a" are references to the Marine Corps: Semper Fidelis and Once A Marine, Always A Marine.

    Skittles may be as well. If you google for "skittles marines" it looks like it's perceived to be a popular snack out in the field.

    I'm lost on River of Geese. I thought maybe it was a reference to the nearby Occoquan River, but according to Wikipedia, Occoquan means "at the end of the water".

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    Quote Originally Posted by travwv View Post
    I'm lost on River of Geese. I thought maybe it was a reference to the nearby Occoquan River, but according to Wikipedia, Occoquan means "at the end of the water".
    Whoops, looks like I was close. It's the Potomac. See Potomac - Wiktionary

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    Thanks trav...Now that you mention the once a....always a....I don't know why I didn't catch that one! Funny how they just sneak by... I'm gonna have to take a look at the I and II Quests again.

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    I think it is clear what city CQ2 refers to. I like how the dates tie in with the clues.

    CQ3: December 7 - Pearl Harbor ~ Marines
    CQ1: April 1 - April Fools Day or is there another meaning? (I am focused on CQ2)
    CQ2: August 26 - Neil Armstrong died ~ first man on the moon ~ UFO crash

    any thoughts?

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