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Re: Clue #3

Allison Wonderland
 

I didn't know this as I hadn't seen the movie and it's been forever since I read the book, but according to "the Google" the phrase "old sport" is indeed connected to the Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald lived with his parents for a summer at 599 Summit Ave. but it's at least 3 blocks to a park. I do remember the East Egg/West Egg thing in the book so maybe a reference to the East and West picnic grounds at Como? Bit of a stretch though.


On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 03:25:05 PM CST, Mike Flipp via groups.io <flippstermn@...> wrote:


No time, old sport, to play and cavort.
Pursue the grail with your schemes!
Out at night? Then follow the light
To cross the way to your dreams.

No Time - Past Time / Old Sport = Baseball = Americas Favorite Pastime
Purse the grail ( The treasure ) with your schemes (noodling)  Also grail may = G rail or Green Rail
Out at night - Night games at CHS field, then follow the light - Light RAIL - Green line? to downtown St. Paul
to CROSS, railroad crossing, light rail crossing, the way to your DREAMS, field of DREAMS. Baseball Movie.
St Paul Saints are the new Triple AAA team of the TWINS, its a BIG DEAL folks...just sayin'

Drops the mic

And still has all 10 in Battle Creek, LOL ....But I digress

Flippster


On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 12:01:47 AM CST, Allison Wonderland via groups.io <allisonwondrland@...> wrote:


Here is the new clue:

No time, old sport, to play and cavort.
Pursue the grail with your schemes!
Out at night? Then follow the light
To cross the way to your dreams.

And here are the previous clues:

Clue #2

Stay away from links and risky hijinks.

Disturb not ground, tree or trail.

Don’t wait for last clue to know what to do;

This year you’ll figure or fail.

 

Clue #1

Be it turmoil endemic or global pandemic

It’s been a tough year for us all.

So rather than punt, we renewed this year’s hunt:

Join us, it’ll be a ball!

 

Don’t be odd, stay in your pod.

Keep six feet away from strangers.

Wear a mask when on your task

To keep all safe from dangers.


Re: Clue #3

Mike Flipp
 

No time, old sport, to play and cavort.
Pursue the grail with your schemes!
Out at night? Then follow the light
To cross the way to your dreams.

No Time - Past Time / Old Sport = Baseball = Americas Favorite Pastime
Purse the grail ( The treasure ) with your schemes (noodling)  Also grail may = G rail or Green Rail
Out at night - Night games at CHS field, then follow the light - Light RAIL - Green line? to downtown St. Paul
to CROSS, railroad crossing, light rail crossing, the way to your DREAMS, field of DREAMS. Baseball Movie.
St Paul Saints are the new Triple AAA team of the TWINS, its a BIG DEAL folks...just sayin'

Drops the mic

And still has all 10 in Battle Creek, LOL ....But I digress

Flippster


On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 12:01:47 AM CST, Allison Wonderland via groups.io <allisonwondrland@...> wrote:


Here is the new clue:

No time, old sport, to play and cavort.
Pursue the grail with your schemes!
Out at night? Then follow the light
To cross the way to your dreams.

And here are the previous clues:

Clue #2

Stay away from links and risky hijinks.

Disturb not ground, tree or trail.

Don’t wait for last clue to know what to do;

This year you’ll figure or fail.

 

Clue #1

Be it turmoil endemic or global pandemic

It’s been a tough year for us all.

So rather than punt, we renewed this year’s hunt:

Join us, it’ll be a ball!

 

Don’t be odd, stay in your pod.

Keep six feet away from strangers.

Wear a mask when on your task

To keep all safe from dangers.


Re: Clue #3

Kristen
 

I immediately thought Gatsby with clue 3... another WBL year? Follow the light could mean head north. 

On Tue, Jan 26, 2021, 12:28 PM Allison Wonderland via groups.io <AllisonWondrland=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

A less literal thought I had was a reference to a dog park. "old sport" could be a nickname for a dog and they would play and cavort in the dog park.

Follow the light could be something like the 3M sign near Battle Creek or the the big "1" downtown.

David B. Allison


On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 12:23:24 PM CST, <acpickerign@...> wrote:


The thought had crossed my mind too - lacrosse Ave over by Beaver Lake and there are a couple of lacrosse centric spots in the city too - Monroe park always seems to have the nets set up for example.


Re: Clue #3

Allison Wonderland
 

A less literal thought I had was a reference to a dog park. "old sport" could be a nickname for a dog and they would play and cavort in the dog park.

Follow the light could be something like the 3M sign near Battle Creek or the the big "1" downtown.

David B. Allison


On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 12:23:24 PM CST, <acpickerign@...> wrote:


The thought had crossed my mind too - lacrosse Ave over by Beaver Lake and there are a couple of lacrosse centric spots in the city too - Monroe park always seems to have the nets set up for example.


Re: Clue #3

Archie Pickerign
 

The thought had crossed my mind too - lacrosse Ave over by Beaver Lake and there are a couple of lacrosse centric spots in the city too - Monroe park always seems to have the nets set up for example.


Re: Clue #3

Mushiew
 

Food for thought:


Description
Lacrosse is a team sport played with a lacrosse stick and a lacrosse ball. It is the oldest organized sport in North America, with its origins in a tribal game played by the indigenous peoples of the Eastern Woodlands and by various other indigenous peoples of North America.


On Jan 26, 2021, at 11:40 AM, acpickerign@... wrote:

The couple of small parks near the Fitzgerald home certainly might fit with the “old sport”. Though a literal reading could mean something like the Handball court they put in by Newell park a couple years back - an Old Sport.

Several knights if you go the Arthurian route- McKnight road, the Harding High Knights etc. to my knowledge nothing directly tied to Percival or Galahad directly ( the grail knights)

the “way to dreams” could be sleep? That line feels important but I’m stumped.


Re: Clue #3

Archie Pickerign
 

The couple of small parks near the Fitzgerald home certainly might fit with the “old sport”. Though a literal reading could mean something like the Handball court they put in by Newell park a couple years back - an Old Sport.

Several knights if you go the Arthurian route- McKnight road, the Harding High Knights etc. to my knowledge nothing directly tied to Percival or Galahad directly ( the grail knights)

the “way to dreams” could be sleep? That line feels important but I’m stumped.


Re: Clue #3

Ben Fischer
 

Park picks : Battle Creek 5 
                     Hansen Park 5 

On Jan 26, 2021, at 00:23, Rebecca via groups.io <radgibson@...> wrote:

Obvious homage to No Time for Cold Feet ~ "the holy grail of St. Paul". Confirmation that it's in a St. Paul Park? "Old sport" nod to F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Great Gatsby.


Clue 3 guesses

cluemaster
 

5 Acorn
3 Phalen
2 Highland


Re: clue 2 park pic

secretrose
 

I am staying all with Battle creek until l see anything else.


Re: Clue #3

Rebecca
 

Obvious homage to No Time for Cold Feet ~ "the holy grail of St. Paul". Confirmation that it's in a St. Paul Park? "Old sport" nod to F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Great Gatsby.


Re: Clue #3

Rebecca
 

Oh boy! Time to noodle! Anagram anyone?
Also, has anyone else noticed the use of semicolons and colons? Clue 1 after the word hunt (:) and Clue 2 after the word do (;).  But no use in Clue 3.


Clue #3

Allison Wonderland
 

Here is the new clue:

No time, old sport, to play and cavort.
Pursue the grail with your schemes!
Out at night? Then follow the light
To cross the way to your dreams.

And here are the previous clues:

Clue #2

Stay away from links and risky hijinks.

Disturb not ground, tree or trail.

Don’t wait for last clue to know what to do;

This year you’ll figure or fail.

 

Clue #1

Be it turmoil endemic or global pandemic

It’s been a tough year for us all.

So rather than punt, we renewed this year’s hunt:

Join us, it’ll be a ball!

 

Don’t be odd, stay in your pod.

Keep six feet away from strangers.

Wear a mask when on your task

To keep all safe from dangers.


Re: Park Picks Clue 1

Jeff Rodriguez
 

10 harriet island 


On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 5:48 PM, Jennifer Matthews
<scrolty@...> wrote:
5 phalen
5 Battle Creek 


On Jan 23, 2021, at 2:06 PM, Matt Bennett <matt.bennett09@...> wrote:


I'll put 10 on Central Park in Roseville.

On Sat, Jan 23, 2021, 2:05 PM secretrose via groups.io <handlinrose=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Secretrose picks 10 for Battle Creek


Re: clue 2 park pic

MNRed
 

I just can't do it on Como

Please change my guess to 10 on Phalen for clue 2.  


Re: "Figure or Fail" Clue 2

Archie Pickerign
 

Perhaps a statue?


"Figure or Fail" Clue 2

@alfabob
 

I bet lots of people are thinking "fail"= Phalen. But, what do they mean by "figure"? Figure skating? Tax accounting or something similar for "figure"? A choice between 2 parks... figure? or fail( for Phalen)?


Park picks

@alfabob
 

Put me down for Phalen Park (regional) for this one Allison. All 10. My first pick was Swede Hollow before the clues came out and before there were 2 homicides discovered west of the park. Cancel that pick. Too dangerous!


Re: Park Picks Clue 1

Jennifer Matthews
 

5 phalen
5 Battle Creek 


On Jan 23, 2021, at 2:06 PM, Matt Bennett <matt.bennett09@...> wrote:


I'll put 10 on Central Park in Roseville.

On Sat, Jan 23, 2021, 2:05 PM secretrose via groups.io <handlinrose=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Secretrose picks 10 for Battle Creek


clue 2 park pic

MNRed
 

5 on Phalen
5 on Oh No Como (this breaks my heart to even guess but this year I think they want it found right away)

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