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FAQ
PC 1987

Version:        1.0     released on the 14th of July 2008
Author:         odino   http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/47976.html
This guide is EXCLUSIVELY available at GameFAQs.

.============================================================================.
| .========================================================================. |
| |                           TABLE OF CONTENTS                            | |
| '========================================================================' |
|============================================================================|
| 01.) Introduction                                              |   G0100   |
| 02.) Basics                                                    |   G0200   |
|----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------|
| 03.) Cases                                                     |   G0300   |
|----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------|
| YY.) Version History                                           |   GYY00   |
| ZZ.) Credits & Thanks                                          |   GZZ00   |
'=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-'

===============================================================================
01.)                    INTRODUCTION                                 G0100
===============================================================================

Welcome to '221B Baker St.' for the PC, released by Datasoft in 1987. This game
was also released on the Atari 8-bit, AppleII, C64 and AtariST.

A game that plays a little like 'Clue' with Sherlock Holmes characters. It is
based on the board game by the same name. There are thirty cases all having at
least fourteen clues that should be enough for a mystery adventurer to solve
the crime.

Suggestions, comments or errors - tell me about it. Enjoy!


===============================================================================
02.)                    BASICS                                       G0200
===============================================================================

SET-UP:
```````
There are a few questions the game will ask before you start the game.

HOW MANY PLAYERS OR TEAMS? (1-4)  Select the number of players or teams. You
are then prompted to ENTER PLAYER OR TEAM NAME (up to 10 characters). Press
RETURN after typing each name. This game has no online mode, only the choice to
have hotseats.

ARE YOU USING A JOYSTICK? - Y/N  If you wish to play with a Joystick, type Y
otherwise type N.

DO YOU WANT CODED CLUES? - Y/N  This lets you choose whether or not to receive
game clues in a secret code known only to you.

OPTION SUMMARY  If the options you've picked are to your satisfaction, hit Y.
If not, hit N and reselect from the first question.


CODED CLUES:
````````````
  There are 20 Clue Codes, arranged in four CODE groups (A, B, C, D) of five
CODE numbers each. If you decide to play the game using Clue Codes, the
computer assigns you your own Code group (unchangeable for the entire game).
From this, you're given a Code number (changeable during the game).
  For example, the computer assigns you A3; this means you are playing the
whole game in code group "A" and starting off with the Code number of "3".
  Clues appear "scrambled" on the screen. These scrambled letters
correspond with the Alphabet Line (in bold letters) at the left of the
Code groups. The column of letters beneath your Code Number is used to
"decode" the scrambled letters from the Alphabet Line.
  For example, if you've been assigned A1 to play the game and your Clue Code
is EINKL, the letters across from EINKL, spell ADLER.
  The other players may break your Code. This means that while you're
deciphering your clue, they'll be trying to figure it out as well. If it seems
that these cunning code-crackers are on to you, throw them of your scent by
picking a new code number (this is done at the Carriage Depot). There's no
limit to how often you may do this.

         CODE GROUP A    CODE GROUP B    CODE GROUP C    CODE GROUP D

            1 2 3 4 5       1 2 3 4 5       1 2 3 4 5       1 2 3 4 5

         A  S R E S N    A  C J Y T F    A  D G X Y Q    A  L V Y I P
         B  P O R C Y    B  I G R M N    B  R E N C O    B  Z Q G O X
         C  H I A X D    C  E I J Z E    C  W I O U G    C  Q T M M V
         D  J M Z D X    D  O K O Y U    D  O L B O X    D  D B H Z T
         E  A C U O L    E  Y M U U R    E  H V U P M    E  B D T C R
         F  U V N W Q    F  G Q F S H    F  S M A C E    F  G C N A M
         G  W P J H T    G  L B H I O    G  V U S G W    G  O I X X B
         H  B N T J Z    H  B X Q O B    H  M J R V J    H  N G E L D
         I  D D S L R    I  J S S F P    I  P K K D K    I  E F K P E
         J  C G G B C    J  D C A P V    J  J W I Q Z    J  J L L W N
         K  E Q M E S    K  Z E P W W    K  T S Z H S    K  S R V V I
         L  R U P T G    L  T P V B L    L  X A P W N    L  U H C T Y
         M  M S I K O    M  P L Z V X    M  U Y G I Y    M  C K J E S
         N  L X Y V K    N  V U X N Y    N  C B W J D    N  R N U Y W
         O  X J W P J    O  K A M H S    O  A D H X U    O  H A F K U
         P  Z W H F M    P  F T W Q Q    P  K X E K A    P  V S Q B F
         Q  K Y V Z A    Q  R O N E A    Q  F T T R P    Q  M O R J L
         R  O H X G W    R  S V E L Z    R  G C Y B F    R  X E S R H
         S  V K B Y I    S  N Y G D T    S  Y H Q E V    S  F U Z F A
         T  N F Q I V    T  M F C C J    T  Q F N L R    T  A J W G K
         U  Q B D M B    U  X Z K J M    U  Z R L Z I    U  K W A Q J
         V  Y A F Q U    V  Q N T R I    V  B P V S H    V  Y P D U O
         W  I Z L A E    W  W D B G D    W  E Z F A B    W  W M B D Z
         X  T E K N F    X  U H L K K    X  L Q M M C    X  P Z I N Q
         Y  G L C R H    Y  H R D A C    Y  N O D F T    Y  I Y P S C
         Z  F T O U P    Z  A W I X G    Z  I N J T L    Z  T X O H G
         0  5 4 4 2 6    0  9 5 1 9 7    0  3 3 6 5 6    0  9 3 9 9 1
         1  9 6 8 5 7    1  5 4 8 2 5    1  1 5 2 4 0    1  0 4 7 7 0
         2  3 2 1 0 4    2  8 1 0 1 6    2  2 1 1 8 7    2  5 8 1 4 4
         3  6 9 9 9 0    3  4 8 6 7 2    3  0 9 7 0 5    3  7 2 4 8 7
         4  0 8 2 8 9    4  2 7 5 5 3    4  5 2 3 7 4    4  4 5 8 5 8
         5  8 7 3 6 3    5  1 2 9 0 1    5  4 7 8 9 8    5  8 0 6 3 3
         6  7 0 5 3 1    6  0 9 4 6 9    6  7 8 4 6 3    6  3 1 2 6 9
         7  1 5 0 7 8    7  6 6 2 4 8    7  8 6 0 3 2    7  1 6 5 1 6
         8  2 3 6 1 2    8  3 0 3 3 0    8  9 0 9 2 9    8  2 9 3 0 2
         9  4 1 7 4 5    9  7 3 7 8 4    9  6 4 5 1 1    9  6 7 0 2 5


CHARACTER SELECTION:
````````````````````
  Each player may choose whom they want to portray: Sherlock Holmes, Dr.
Watson, Irene Adler, or Inspector Lestrade. If you want the computer to call
you by your character name, type that instead of your own at the beginning of
the game. Press Enter after donning the character disguise of your choice.


CASES & LIST:
`````````````
  You simply cannot play 221B Baker St. without reading the cases first.
Every game's case history has vital background information necessary for
solving each abominable atrocity. Even during the game, each player may look up
the case for information. If you do not have the case history that cames with
the game box you can use the ones that comes with this guide, just make sure
no-one unintentionally looks at the clues and solution.

  Use a list to catalogue clues, plan strategies, and to remember where you
have been. Else you will re-visit places and waste time collecting clues.


ROLLING THE DIE:
````````````````
  Roll the die to determine how far you can move each turn. You manually stop
the die after starting it.


MOVING:
```````
  You can travel through London using the keys or joystick. Each round you roll
the die to see how many moves you can take.

  As you perambulate the fog-shrouded streets, the number of moves you make
registers on the lower left of the screen. If you make a wrong turn,
happen up a blind alley, or get too close to the chilly Thames, simply
retrace your steps. You can do this as long as you haven't moved the
total allotment of steps; in other words, if you rolled six and have only
gone five steps, you can double back. If you have gone six steps, however,
your position is locked in and your turn is over (the die also disappears).
Entering a location means you lose the rest of the moves available in this
turn, no matter how many there were left. In other words, entering a location
is the final movement of your turn.

  Whenever you enter a location, the computer counts that entrance as a "Clue
received." This effects your game Rating. For this reason, it is an extremely
good idea to pay attention when you approach a location. You may step into a
place you did not want to enter.


MAP SCREEN:
```````````
  When M is pressed, you are shown a top-down view of London, your position
given as a flashing square. The other players are also visible, appearing as
different colours on the Map with each person's initials shown:
IA - Irene Adler; LS - Inspector Lestrade; JW - Dr. John Watson; SH - Sherlock
Holmes. The Map may be viewed at any time during your turn. To exit, press any
key. S is a Secret Tunnel entrance, see the section further down for more
information. +++ is a graveyard which don the northern sections of the map. One
can not enter these, yet they do block your path.
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| S |               |+++|                       |+++|+++|               |+++|
|---|               |---|                       |---|---|    CARRIAGE   |---|
|   |   SCOTLAND    |   |                       |   |   |               |   |
|---|               |---|        MUSEUM         |---|---|     DEPOT     |---|
|   |     YARD      |   |                       |   |   |               |   |
|---|               |---|                       |---|---|--------^^^----|---|
|   |               |   |                       |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
|---|--------^^^----|---|------------^^^--------|---|-------------------|---|
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |               |   |
|---|-------------------|---|---|-------------------|---|               |---|
|   |                   |   |   |                   |   |  TOBACCONIST  |   |
|---|                   |---|---|                   |---|               |---|
|   |                   |   |   |                   |   |               |   |
|---|       HOTEL       |---|---|     PLAYHOUSE     |---|--------^^^----|---|
|   |                   |   |   |                   <   |   |   |   |   |   |
|---|                   |---|---|                   |---|---------------|---|
|   |                   |   |   |                   |   |               |   |
|---|--------^^^--------|---|---|-------------------|---|               |---|
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   >       |   |               |   |
|---|-------------------|---|-----------|---|       |---|      PUB      |---|
|   |                   |   |           |   |  H P  |   |               |   |
|---|                   |---|           |---|  Y A  |---|               |---|
|   |                   |   | NEWSPAPER |   |  D R  |   |               |   |
|---|       BANK        |---|           |---|  E K  |---|--------^^^----|---|
|   |                   |   |   SHOP    |   |       |   |   |   |   |   |   |
|---|                   |---|           |---|       |---|---|---|---|---|---|
|   |                   |   |           |   |       <   |   |   |   |   |   |
|---|------------^^^----|---|----^^^----|---|-----------------------|---|---|
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |                   |   |   |
|-----------|---|---------------|---|---|---|---|       DOCK        |---|   |
|           |   |               |   |   |   |   >                   |   |   |
|           |---|               |---|---|---|---|-------------------|---|---|
|           |   |  APOTHECARY   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
|   221B    |---|               |---|---------------|---|---------------|---|
|           |   |               |   |               |   |               |   |
|           |---|--------^^^----|---|               |---|               |---|
|           |   |   |   |   |   |   |  PAWNBROKER   |   |   LOCKSMITH   <   |
|----^^^----|---|---|---|---|---|---|               |---|               |---|
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |               <   |               | S |
'---------------------------------------------------------------------------'


GAME PLAY OBJECTIVE:
````````````````````
  Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, Irene Adler, and Inspector Lestrade must solve
thirty of the most difficult and intriguing cases to ever test their abilities.
Each sleuth thinks he or she is the most capable of finding the solutions, so
they've decided to turn each mystery into a friendly competition of their
skills.

  The famous four meet at 221B Baker Street, address of Holmes and Watson. From
there, they travel through the streets and alleys of London, gathering clues
and trying to outwit each other. The investigators use secret tunnels to gain
quick access to other parts of buildings where valuable evidence is contained.
Of course, locked-out sleuths can find keys at the Locksmith.

  The detectives are armed with secret codes, allowing them to receive
exclusive information from fifteen locations around the city. While working to
solve the crime, each sleuth is trying to break the other' codes in order to
have access to more clues with less work. They can alsochange their own codes
to throw the others off the track.

  The winner is the one who solves the mystery by returning to 221B Baker
Street with a badge and announcing the correct solution. Only the correct
answers will do, although there is no penalty for trying apart from wasting
your time and losing the badge.


BADGES:
```````
  Players receive detective badges at Scotland Yard. There are two uses for the
badges. For one, they lock locations, preventing opponents from just walking in
after you've acquired the valuable Clues you need. Blue badges mark which
locations have been locked. Only one badge can be carried at a time so return
to Scotland Yard if you need a new one. You may not lock three locations: 221B
Baker Street, Scotland Yard, or the Locksmith Shop. The second use for the
badge is to solve the crime back at 221B Baker Street. When giving the wrong
solution you also use up the badge and have to return to Scotland Yard once
more before trying the solution again.


KEYS:
`````
  Players start each game with one key. Keys are needed to unlock locations
which another player has locked with a badge. It is also used to enter Secret
Tunnels. Once a key is used, it is lost. You can get new ones from the
Locksmith Shop. Just like badges you can only possess one key at a time.


BUILDINGS, THE DOCK, & HYDE PARK:
`````````````````````````````````
  Crimson arrows mark the portals of several important locations. Upon
entering, you will be given a Clue!

  If you enter Hyde Park at one end, you will exit at the opposite end. If you
travel to the Park from the Carriage Depot, you will always leave the Park via
the lower exit.

  Once you enter a location and receive information, your turn is over. If you
had moves left on your roll of the Die, these are now gone.


CLUES:
``````
  Upon entering a location, you will receive a Clue. There are no clues to find
at 221B Baker St. If this is in code you have to decipher it first.

  Some Clues are in two or more parts (Motive Clues, Weapon Clues, etc.)
and you must piece these together as you progress from one place to the
next.


SECRET TUNNELS:
```````````````
  There are manhole covers found near the Locksmith Shop and Scotland Yard
leading down into "secret tunnels." Each of these peculiar paths whisks you to
one of seven random areas. The Locksmith Shop tunnel has one set of seven
routes; the Scotland Yard tunnel has a second set. They do not share the same
locations as their destination. 221B Baker St. is the only location without
secret tunnel access. You need to key to access the secret tunnel.

  Tunnels transport you into both unlocked and locked locations. Locked
locations remain locked when you leave though so you can simply walk back
inside after you have left.

  Another tunnel travel advantage is that you do not have to walk from one
place to another. The disadvantage is that you can never be sure where you are
going till you get there.


CARRIAGE DEPOT:
```````````````
  There are three things to do at the Carriage Depot. One is to hire a cab.
Choose one of the 14 specific location. The only restriction is if the place
you want to see is locked. Naturally, having a key will circumvent this
encumbrance.

  If you do not want to go racing over the city's colourful, cobbled roads,
you may ask for a clue like most places offer, or you can change your code. The
latter is done to throw off your opponent(s) trying to break your code.


STRATEGIES:
```````````
* While you do not have clues to think about, try to break the opponent's code.

* Use badges and keys wisely. Do not lock a location next to the locksmith if
  there are better alternatives.
  
* Jolt down your clues and keep a checklist of where you have been. Repeated
  visits not only count towards your rating but they also waste your time in
  the race to solve the crime.


SOLVING THE CASE:
`````````````````
  When you have gathered enough clues to solve the Case, the next step is
elementary; head straight away to 221B Baker St. Do not forget that you need a
badge solve the case. Once there, you're asked questions pertinent to the
mystery's resolution. If you solve the crime, you are hailed as the winner and
the entire scenario is revealed.

  If however, the wrong solution is given, you are forced to scurry back to
Scotland Yard for another badge before trying again, but you may also want to
collect some more clues first.


RATING SCREEN:
``````````````
  Once the crime is solved you receive a rating depending on how many clues it
it took. The fewer the clues, the higher the rating:
                        .;--------------------------;.
                        |  1 -  5 Clues:   Inspector |
                        |                            |
                        |  6 - 10 Clues:   Sergeant  |
                        |                            |
                        |.11 - 14 Clues:   Constable.|
                        '----------------------------'


===============================================================================
03.)                    CASES                                        G0300
===============================================================================

Clues with a backslash in front of them (/) use the hint code system. Quiz
answers in double brackets (<<, >>) are the correct answer.

.--------------------------.
| CASE # 1: The Unholy Man |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|   A strange preacher had come to town, a large morocco-bound Bible under    |
| his arm. Scotland Yard is puzzled when the preacher is found stabbed to     |
| death in his balcony seat at the Playhouse during a performance of Hamlet.  |
|   Duchess Tallcourt, who accompanied the victim to the Playhouse, dis-      |
| covered the body upon returning from the powder room after intermission.    |
| The preacher's Bible was gone; and on the floor neait)y were a German-made  |
| cigarette and a packet of aspirin.                                          |
|   It was common knowledge that the Duchess, previously a benefactor of the  |
| Bishop of Whittenfroth, had come to support the new preacher's views. This  |
| greatly angered the Bishop and Duke Tallcourt.                              |
|   The Longworth Acting Troupe was performing the play, Earl Longworth in    |
| the lead. Longworth, a rascally cad, had been wooing the Duchess's          |
| daughter, Anastasia, in hopes of gaining support for his poverty-stricken   |
| troupe.                                                                     |
|   Scotland Yard wants to know a) who killed the preacher, b) the weapon,    |
| and c) the motive.                                                          |
|  The game is afoot!                                                         |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.-------.
| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | /Longworth has constant /headaches.                      |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | /Tallcourt is a well-known collector of /original        |
|                  | /manuscripts.                                            |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | /Longworth was seen reading a /Bible to the /victim and  |
|                  | the /Duke the day before the murder.                     |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | GENERAL /MOTIVE CLUE                                     |
|                  | You /can't /judge a /book by /its /cover.                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | /Anastasia did not like the /strange /preacher.          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | GENERAL /WEAPON CLUE                                     |
|                  | The /Bible says that if you /live by /one, /you'll /die  |
|                  | by /one.                                                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | /Longworth is considered a foremost authority on the     |
|                  | /authenticity of /original /manuscripts.                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | >The /original /manuscript of "/Hamlet" was /stolen      |
|                  | recently from an /exhibit on the Riviera.                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | /KILLER CLUE (/2 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /1. Not /short.                                          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | /KILLER CLUE (/2 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /2. /Value                                               |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | The /Bishop was in /attendance at the /Playhouse the     |
|                  | night of the murder.                                     |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | Longworth /does not /smoke.                              |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | The victim had a /handsome /tan, peculiar in /London.    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | The /Bishop /smokes /German /made cigarettes.            |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.----------.
| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| KILLER:                                                                     |
| 1. The Bishop                                                               |
| 2. Duke Tallcourt                                                           |
| 3. <<Earl Longworth>>                                                       |
| 4. Duchess Tallcourt                                                        |
|.............................................................................|
| WEAPON:                                                                     |
| 1. Knife                                                                    |
| 2. <<Sword>>                                                                |
| 3. Rope                                                                     |
| 4. Poison                                                                   |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. <<Manuscript>>                                                           |
| 2. Jealousy                                                                 |
| 3. Revenge                                                                  |
| 4. Insurance                                                                |
|.............................................................................|
|   The preacher was in fact a thief who had stolen the original manuscript   |
| of Hamlet from an exhibit on the Riviera, where he also acquired his tan.   |
|   The preacher disguised the manuscript as a Bible and had Longworth        |
| authenticate it for the Duke, whom the preacher hoped would buy it.         |
| Longworth, however, in desperate need of money, killed the preacher with    |
| Hamlet's sword and stole the manuscript. Longworth, who does not smoke,     |
| planted the German-made cigarette near the victim's body to throw suspicion |
| from himself; but in the process, he accidentally dropped his packet of     |
| aspirin.                                                                    |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'


.------------------------.
| CASE # 2: Silver Patch |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|   Yesterday morning, the famous thoroughbred horse, Silver Patch, and his   |
| trainer, Oscar Switt, were found dead in the horse's stall at the Cosgrove  |
| Stables.                                                                    |
|   The horse had been poisoned; and the trainer had been hit over the head   |
| and stabbed repeatedly with a sharp object.                                 |
|   Silver Patch, so named for the patch of silver hair on his mane, was      |
| owned by Sir Reginald Cosgrove, a breeder who also owns four other horses.  |
|   Persons routinely questioned by Inspector Gregson of Scotland Yard        |
| include Sir Reginald Cosgrove and his petite wife, Madame Hilda Cosgrove;   |
| the Cosgrove cook, Mrs. Maggie Doan; Mrs. Doan's husband, house painter     |
| Henry Doan; and rival horse breeder, Sir Archibald Baxter. Scotland Yard    |
| is also looking for one Bobby Jansen, a stable boy who left the Cosgrove's  |
| employ, unhappily, about a month ago.                                       |
|   The only clues discovered at the scene of the crime were some broken      |
| pieces of glass from the bottom of an ale bottle and a pawnbroker's ticket. |
|   Unable to develop a solid lead, Inspector Gregson has come to 221 B Baker |
| Street to consult with the master sleuth. Gregson wants to know a) who      |
| killed the horse and the trainer, b) the weapon used to kill the trainer,   |
| and c) the motive.                                                          |
|  The game is afoot!                                                         |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.-------.
| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | The /floor of Silver Patch's stall contained some /fresh |
|                  | /black /paint.                                           |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | Sir Reginald Cosgrove had a /large /insurance /policy on |
|                  | /Silver /Patch.                                          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | /WEAPON CLUE (/3 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /3. Rhymes with "/throttle".                             |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | /KILLER CLUE (/2 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /2. An arrangement of /fruit /trees.                     |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | Some /fresh /silver /paint was found on the stall floor  |
|                  | of /Night /Dancer, /another of Sir Reginald's /horses.   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | /MOTIVE CLUE (/3 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /1. The opposite of /out.                                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | /MOTIVE CLUE (/3 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /2. Another word for "/positive" or "/certain".          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | /MOTIVE CLUE (/3 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /3. Creatures that /love /picnics.                       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | /KILLER CLUE (/2 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /1. Something that /produces an /effect.                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | The /pawn /ticket at the /scene of the /crime belonged   |
|                  | to Sir Reginald Cosgrove.                                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | /Footprints at the stables show that the killer /wore a  |
|                  | /size /12 /shoe.                                         |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | /WEAPON CLUES (/3 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. When you have no /money, you're /flat _____.         |
|                  | /2. The alphabet letter after /M.                        |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | /Jansen is now working at the /Locksmith /shop.          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | Sir Reginald /would /never /kill his prize horse, Silver |
|                  | Patch.                                                   |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.----------.
| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| KILLER:                                                                     |
| 1. Henry Doan                                                               |
| 2. Bobby Jansen                                                             |
| 3. <<Sir Reginald Cosgrove>>                                                |
| 4. Sir Archibald Baxter                                                     |
|.............................................................................|
| WEAPON:                                                                     |
| 1. <<Broken bottle>>                                                        |
| 2. Weighted dagger                                                          |
| 3. Sword in cane                                                            |
| 4. Horseshoe                                                                |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. Revenge against Switt                                                    |
| 2. Envy of Silver Patch                                                     |
| 3. <<Collect insurance on Silver Patch>>                                    |
| 4. Blackmail                                                                |
|.............................................................................|
|   Sir Reginald Cosgrove, in dire need of money, concocted a plot to collect |
| money from his large insurance policy on Silver Patch.                      |
|   Sir Reginald painted over the silver patch on the mane of his prize horse |
| and painted a silver patch on the mane of Night Dancer, another of his      |
| horses. He then switched stalls and poisoned Night Dancer, who now looked   |
| like Silver Patch.                                                          |
|   Realizing that he would have to take Oscar Switt into his confidence, Sir |
| Reginald arranged for his trainer to meet him at the stables. When Switt    |
| refused to go along with Sir Reginald's plan to kill Night Dancer, Sir      |
| Reginald became enraged and killed the trainer, smashing him over the head  |
| with an ale bottle, then stabbing him repeatedly with the broken bottle.    |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'


.-------------------------------------.
| CASE # 3: The Chameleon's Vengeance |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|   Byron Chivers, a boyhood friend of Sherlock Holmes, arrives from          |
| Switzerland with a fine Swiss pocket watch as a present for the famous      |
| sleuth.                                                                     |
|   Byron, Watson, and Holmes are about to leave for the Playhouse, where     |
| violin virtuoso Alfredo Fetuchinni is going to perform. It is well known    |
| that Holmes is a violin buff, so Playhouse director, Sir Charles            |
| Higginbottom, has asked Holmes to play a duet finale with Fetuchinni.       |
|   While Byron, Watson, and Holmes are waiting for their carriage,Inspector  |
| Lestrade rushes up with ominous news: The Chameleon, a master of disguise,  |
| has escaped prison. It was Holmes who originally captured the Chameleon,    |
| and the criminal swore vengeance on this, the first anniversary of his      |
| capture.                                                                    |
|   Fearing for his friend's life, Watson attempts to prevent Holmes from     |
| going to the concert. But the detective is adamant.                         |
|   At the Playhouse, Madam Clara Leslie, a wealthy patron of the arts,       |
| presents Holmes with a potted geranium. Carriage driver Jerome Magnuson     |
| tells the party he'll return to pick them up after the concert.             |
|   Watson attends to the WC and returns with a sudden case of laryngitis,    |
| blaming it on his nervousness concerning the Chameleon. Sir Charles         |
| Higgenbottom personally greets Holmes' party to show them to their balcony  |
| seats, and Holmes notices that Sir Charles is extraordinarily pale.         |
|   The Chameleon has indeed formulated a plot which involves a deathly       |
| surprise for the master detective. In order to abort the Chameleon's plan,  |
| Holmes must find out a) what the surprise is, b) where the surprise is      |
| hidden, and c) unmask the Chameleon.                                        |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.-------.
| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | /HIDING /PLACE CLUE (/4 Parts)                           |
|                  | /3. Nickname for /Linda.                                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | /SURPRISE CLUE (/3 Parts)                                |
|                  | /3. More than /one "/sip".                               |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | The /carriage /driver is /not the Chameleon.             |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | /CHAMELEON CLUE (/2 Parts)                               |
|                  | /2. Past tense of the /verb "/tread".                    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | /SURPRISE" CLUE (/3 Parts)                               |
|                  | /2. What the /wind /does.                                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | /HIDING /PLACE CLUE (/4 Parts)                           |
|                  | /2. The alphabet letter before /P.                       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | /HIDING /PLACE CLUE  (/4 Parts)                          |
|                  | /1. To /compete with.                                    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | /Clara /Leslie is /not the Chameleon.                    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | /CHAMELEON CLUE (/2 Parts)                               |
|                  | /1. The opposite of /more.                               |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | Watson's laryngitis /soon /passes.                       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | /HIDING /PLACE CLUE (/4 Parts)                           |
|                  | /4. After /J's /come _____.                              |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | /SURPRISE" CLUE (/3 Parts)                               |
|                  | /1. The alphabet letter after /W.                        |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | /Lestrade was taking the /Chameleon to a new /prison     |
|                  | when the /criminal /escaped.                             |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | /GENERAL CLUE                                            |
|                  | The Chameleon expects to see Holmes /high /strung.       |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.----------.
| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| WHAT THE SURPRISE IS:                                                       |
| 1. A deadly electrical charge                                               |
| 2. Bloe gun                                                                 |
| 3. Poison                                                                   |
| 4. <<Explosives>>                                                           |
|.............................................................................|
| HIDING PLACE:                                                               |
| 1. Inside the violin                                                        |
| 2. <<Inside the violin case>>                                               |
| 3. Inside the potted geranium                                               |
| 4, Under Holmes's seat                                                      |
|.............................................................................|
| CHAMELON:                                                                   |
| 1. Watson                                                                   |
| 2. <<Lestrade>>                                                             |
| 3. Chivers                                                                  |
| 4. Higgenbottom                                                             |
|.............................................................................|
|   Disguised as Inspector Lestrade, the Chameleon planted explosives in the  |
| violin case which housed the instrument Holmes was to play in the duet      |
| finale at the Playhouse.                                                    |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'


.-----------------------------.
| CASE # 4: The Coded Message |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|  Last week the sad song of a hungry canary drew landlord Hilda Trevors to   |
| check the small room above the Pawnbroker shop, where she found the         |
| canary's owner and proprietor of the Pawnbroker shop, Rafer Harmon, dead of |
| a heart attack.                                                             |
|   Harmon was slumped over his Edwardian style desk, surrounded by a roomful |
| of assorted pawned items such as a riding saddle; a cobbler's bench; a      |
| complete set of Old English armour; a handmade wooden battleship; an old    |
| handcarved Hotel sign; a collection of Dutch pottery; and an array of       |
| musical instruments, clocks, and watches.                                   |
|   On the desk top next to Harmon was an envelope addressed to one Harry     |
| Blake, in care of a prison in Switzerland.                                  |
|   An investigation by Scotland Yard has revealed that Rafer Harmon was      |
| actually Rudolph Hickel, a petty thief wanted by authorities for his        |
| involvement in a number of burglary capers. Hickel dropped out of sight a   |
| few years ago after double-crossing a band of fellow thieves involved in a  |
| London Museum jewel heist.                                                  |
|   Hickel disappeared with the two most valuable items of the heist - the    |
| famous matching Eyes of Lucifer pearls, worth over fifty thousand pounds    |
| apiece. His partners, and Scotland Yard, have been searching for Hickel     |
| ever since.                                                                 |
|   The envelope on Hickel's desk contained a note, apparently written in     |
| code. Scotland Yard believes that Hickel knew he was dying and penned       |
| this note, intending to send it to his old friend Harry Blake, who is due   |
| to be released from prison in two weeks.                                    |
|   The coded note reads as follows:                                          |
|   XQZMZBDCHRMHRKQZDO                                                        |
|   Unable to crack the code, Scotland Yard has come to Sherlock Holmes for   |
| assistance. The Yard wants Holmes to a) translate the coded message.        |
|   Watson shakes his head in bewilderment as Holmes studies the message,     |
| takes a puff on his pipe, and remarks that this should be a rather          |
| elementary code to break.                                                   |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.-------.
| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | CODE CLUE                                                |
|                  | /H = /I                                                  |
|                  | /B = /C                                                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | CODE CLUE                                                |
|                  | /O = /P                                                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | CODE CLUE                                                |
|                  | /Z = /A                                                  |
|                  | /X = /Y                                                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | The message contains /three /words.                      |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | CODE CLUE                                                |
|                  | /K = /L                                                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | CODE CLUE                                                |
|                  | /M = /N                                                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | The Eyes of Lucifer were /too "/hot" for Hickle to       |
|                  | /unload.  He /still /had the precious pearls /in /his    |
|                  | /possession when he died.                                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | CODE CLUE                                                |
|                  | /C = /D                                                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | CODE CLUE                                                |
|                  | /R = /S                                                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | The message /tells /where the Eyes of Lucifer /are       |
|                  | /hidden.                                                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | CODE CLUE                                                |
|                  | /D = /E                                                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | The translated message /must /be /read /backwards.       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | Hickle had a /history of /heart /trouble.
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | CODE CLUE                                                |
|                  | /Q = /R                                                  |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.----------.
| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| MESSAGE:                                                                    |
| 1. <<Pearls inside canary>>                                                 |
| 2. Pearls inside pottery                                                    |
| 3. I swallowed pearls                                                       |
| 4. Pearls beneath shop                                                      |
| 5. Lucifer in armour                                                        |
|.............................................................................|
|   Knowing death was near, Rudolph Hickle forced his canary to swallow the   |
| valuable Eyes of Lucifer. Hickle then attempted to notify his good friend,  |
| Harry Blake, by writing in a code the two had developed years ago.          |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'


.------------------------------.
| CASE # 5: The Clerk's Demise |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|   Inspector Gregson and his Scotland Yard assistant, Inspector Alfred       |
| Cooke, have braved the bitter air of one of London's coldest winters on     |
| record to come 'cross town to 221 B Baker Street. Standing before the fire- |
| place, the two Scotland Yard detectives wait until they are sufficiently    |
| thawed out before they finally speak.                                       |
|   Addressing Holmes and Watson, Gregson relates the circumstances           |
| surrounding the curious incident of the tobacco clerk, Manfred Maloney,     |
| who was found stabbed to death in the Tobacconist shop this morning.        |
| Near the dead man's body were a puddle of water and a rolled up newspaper.  |
| The forefinger of Maloney's right hand was smeared with blood, and the word |
| ERIN was scrawled in blood on the cigar case above his body.                |
|   Gregson believes that if they can just find a woman named Erin who knew   |
| Maloney, they can solve the mystery. Gregson's assistant, however, has      |
| suggested that the word ERIN is a code word of the Erse Kernes, a secret    |
| revolutionary group active in Ireland during the country's last struggle    |
| with Britain; and he believes that Maloney's death was some sort of revenge |
| killing.                                                                    |
|   Gregson asks Holmes which of the two theories the Baker Street sleuth     |
| thinks correct, but Holmes expresses his wish to visit the scene of the     |
| crime before embracing any theories.                                        |
|   At the Tobacconist shop, Holmes notices that the area behind the counter  |
| is in disarray, as if someone had been frantically searching for something. |
| And above the back shelf, next to a photograph of Maloney himself smoking a |
| pipe, is a large hanging calendar. Penciled into the calendar block         |
| containing today's date are the initials "D.H." and the time "9:00 a.m."    |
|   "Did you find a weapon?" Watson asks the Scotland Yard detective.         |
|   "No," replies Gregson.                                                    |
|   "Do you have any witnesses or suspects?" asks Watson.                     |
|   "None," says Gregson. "The body was found this morning by carriage        |
| driver Daniel Hardy, who stopped in the shop to purchase some pipe          |
| tobacco."                                                                   |
|   "Indeed," remarks Inspector Cooke, "this is a very complex case. It seems |
| too much to hope that we will ever find the solution."                      |
|   "Not so, Inspector," offers a confident Holmes. "Quite often, the more    |
| complex a case appears on the surface, the simpler the actual solution."    |
|   Holmes assures them they will be able to discover a) who killed the       |
| tobacco clerk, b) the weapon, and c) the motive.                            |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.-------.
| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | /Maloney had documents relating to /Hobson's             |
|                  | /disgraceful /past.                                      |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | /MOTIVE CLUE (/2 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /1. The /darkest /color in the /spectrum.                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | /WEAPON CLUE (/2 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /1. /Cyclops had /only /one of these.                    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | /WEAPON CLUE (/2 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /2. The /USSR /emblem is the /hammer and _____.          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | While stationed in /Ireland years ago, /Hobson was       |
|                  | dishonorably discharged from the British military for    |
|                  | /mistreatment of /civilians.                             |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | GENERAL /WEAPON CLUE                                     |
|                  | The /weapon is /the /water.                              |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | /MOTIVE CLUE (/2 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /2. The opposite of /female.                             |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | /Cooke's real /name is /Donald /Hobson.                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | As British soldiers nearly twenty years ago, /Maloney    |
|                  | and /Hobson were /stationed together in /Ireland.        |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | Maloney was an /opportunist.                             |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | /Actress /Erin /McCann is starring in the current        |
|                  | production of "The Taming of the Shrew".                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | Holmes knows that any person actually involved in the    |
|                  | Erse Kernes would use the old /Gaelic /spelling of       |
|                  | /Ireland--/ERIU--/instead of /ERIN.                      |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | /COMPLETE /KILLER CLUE:                                  |
|                  | A /person who /prepares /food.                           |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | In the photograph, /Maloney is /smoking his /pipe with   |
|                  | /his /left /hand.                                        |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.----------.
| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| KILLER:                                                                     |
| 1. <<Alfred Cooke (Hobson)>>                                                |
| 2. Daniel Hardy                                                             |
| 3. Erin McCann                                                              |
| 4. Radical political group                                                  |
|.............................................................................|
| WEAPON:                                                                     |
| 1. Ice pick                                                                 |
| 2. Ice tongs                                                                |
| 3. A block of ice                                                           |
| 4. <<Icicle>>                                                               |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. To create political chaos                                                |
| 2. To collect on Maloney's insurance                                        |
| 3. <<To stop blackmail attempt>>                                            |
| 4. Revenge for Maloney's atrocities                                         |
|.............................................................................|
|   Two years after being dishonorably discharged from the British military,  |
| Donald Hobson changed his name to Alfred Cooke and tried to start a new     |
| life. Neither his eventual employers at Scotland Yard nor his wife and      |
| children knew the truth of his past. Manfred Maloney stumbled onto Cooke    |
| and attempted to blackmail his old army buddy. To protect his secret, Cooke |
| killed Maloney with an icicle and tried to make it appear to be the work of |
| a radical political group.                                                  |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'


.-------------------------------.
| CASE # 6: The Rewritten Death |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|   The curtain rises on the third act of a Playhouse mystery, Sherlock       |
| Holmes and Dr. Watson attending the performance.                            |
|   Playhouse star Roderick Garrick, dashingly costumed in a crimson uniform, |
| acts to solve the puzzling death of a fellow officer.                       |
|   In the wings Vance Hillyard, Garrick's understudy, stands silently        |
| reflecting on each movement the noted Thespian makes. Playhouse owner Ogden |
| Bennett, fretting over declining ticket sales, paces nervously behind the   |
| scenery.                                                                    |
|   On stage, the lovely Regina Fulton, actress-wife of playwright Stephen    |
| Fulton, sobs under questioning. Albert Boswell, attired in a green          |
| officer's tunic to denote the Rifle Brigade, steps to her side.             |
|   In a stunning denouncement, Garrick reveals Boswell to be the murderer.   |
| Cornered, Boswell draws a revolver; the two men grapple. A shot rings out;  |
| a second shot ensues. Boswell recoils, falling lifelessly between the       |
| footlights.                                                                 |
|   Applause is short. Regina Fulton hysterically screams for a doctor.       |
| Albert Boswell has been murdered.                                           |
|   Roderick Garrick swears the second shot did not result from the staged    |
| fight; prop master Cliff Acker insists he loaded the gun with 'blanks'; and |
| play wright Stephen Fulton, discounting rumors of an affair between his     |
| wife and Boswell, vows the sole reason he wrote the confrontation scene,    |
| substituting a revolver for a knife, was in the interests of better drama.  |
|   Holmes must find out a) who killed the actor, and b) the motive.          |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.-------.
| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | In /color /blindness one hasn't the ability to           |
|                  | /distinguish between /red and /green.                    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | Bennett considered Boswell's run-of-the-play contract    |
|                  | /financially /disastrous.                                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | Cliff Acker is an /aspiring /actor.                      |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | /Fulton /bought a /gun the night the play opened.        |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | Fulton knew of the /affair /between /Boswell and his     |
|                  | /wife.                                                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | /KILLER CLUE (/2 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /1. /High /ground.                                       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | /Boswell refused to /marry /Regina.                      |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | /Garrick desperately feared that /Boswell's /performance |
|                  | would /garner greater /critical /acclaim.                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | /MOTIVE CLUE (/2 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /1. As /many as the _____ in the /heavens.               |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | /KILLER CLUE (/2 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /2. A /unit of /measure.                                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | The murderer was /color /blind.                          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | /Boswell once /jilted Acker's /daughter.                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | The murderer fired the killing shot from a /good         |
|                  | /distance.                                               |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | /MOTIVE CLUE (/2 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /2. A /portion.                                          |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.----------.
| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| KILLER:                                                                     |
| 1. Ogden Bennett                                                            |
| 2. <<Vance Hillyard>>                                                       |
| 3. Roderick Garrick                                                         |
| 4. Cliff Acker                                                              |
| 5. Stephen Fulton                                                           |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. Revenge for Boswell's affairs                                            |
| 2. To create publicity for the show                                         |
| 3. <<To gain the star's role>>                                              |
| 4. To get out of Boswell's contract                                         |
| 5. Jealousy of Boswell's talent                                             |
|.............................................................................|
|   Understudy, Vance Hillyard, planned to murder Roderick Garrick to obtain  |
| the star's role; but, owing to Hillyard's color blindness, the actor        |
| mistakenly killed Albert Boswell.                                           |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'


.-----------------------------------.
| CASE # 7: The Pillaged Pawnbroker |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|   Early this morning, Miles Balfour, the proprietor of the Pawnbroker shop, |
| was found stabbed to death behind the main counter of his establishment.    |
|   The lock on Balfour's front door had been broken and five pounds eleven   |
| shillings was missing from the Pawnbroker's cash till.                      |
|   A careful inventory, conducted by Scotland Yard, also revealed that the   |
| bizarre thief had absconded with the following items: yesterday's           |
| newspaper, a porcelain flower vase, a ball of string, and a helmet which    |
| was unbolted from a complete set of Old English armour.                     |
|   Mrs. Eunice Balfour, who discovered her husband's body, is at a loss to   |
| shed further light on the tragedy. She recalls that her husband, who had    |
| recently purchased the shop from Alistair Krebs, had only bitter words for  |
| his unprofitable investment.                                                |
|   Indeed, Mrs. Balfour could remember only three customers during the       |
| entire week: newspaper reporter Henry Kirk, who paid in coin to redeem some |
| books; Mrs. Phyllis Cahill, who cleaned out her husband John's attic; and   |
| Playhouse manager Wilbur Partridge, who pawned a dusty prop box for which   |
| he couldn't find a key.                                                     |
|   Scotland Yard theorizes Balfour happened to surprise a thief burgling the |
| shop during the night and they have arrested Paulie "The Pick" Chandler, a  |
| petty crook who was seen in the area.                                       |
|   Informed of the facts in the case, Sherlock Holmes is convinced a thread  |
| of deeper logic runs throughout the extraordinary affair and that Scotland  |
| Yard has yet to find a) the killer, b) the weapon, and c) the motive.       |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.-------.
| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/4 parts)                                 |
|                  | /3. To /compete for /superiority.                        |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | /KILLER CLUE  (/2 parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. The letter after /J.                                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | The missing /flower /vase was one of the items /Phyllis  |
|                  | /sold from /her /husband's /attic.                       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | Chandler has a /solid /alibi.                            |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/4 parts)                                 |
|                  | /4. The /Wizard /of _____.                               |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | The /killer didn't bring the /murder /weapon with him.   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | A priceless /Chinese object d'art was /stolen recently   |
|                  | /from the /Museum.                                       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | /KILLER CLUE  (/2 parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. /High /ground.                                       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | /Partridge was /at /the /Pub at the time of the murder.  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/4 parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. The letter before /N.                                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/4 parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. A /cake is /frosted with /ic_____.                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | The murder weapon was /too /unwieldy for a /woman to     |
|                  | /use.                                                    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | /Kirk's hobby is collecting /valuable /coins.            |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | A /broadsword was part of the set of Old English armor.  |
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| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| KILLER:                                                                     |
| 1. Henry Kirk                                                               |
| 2. <<John Cahill>>                                                          |
| 3. Wilbur Partridge                                                         |
| 4. Paulie "The Pick" Chandler                                               |
|.............................................................................|
| WEAPON:                                                                     |
| 1. <<Broadsword>>                                                           |
| 2. Lance                                                                    |
| 3. Arrow from crossbow                                                      |
| 4. Dagger                                                                   |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. General robbery                                                          |
| 2. <<To retrieve Ming vase>>                                                |
| 3. To retrieve valuable helmet                                              |
| 4. To retrieve valuable coin                                                |
|.............................................................................|
|   While cleaning out her husband's attic, Mrs. Phyllis Cahill inadvertently |
| included among the items sold to the pawnbroker a secreted Ming vase John   |
| Cahill had stolen from the Museum. Cahill traced the priceless Chinese      |
| objet d'art to the Pawnbroker shop and broke in, placing the Ming vase in   |
| an armor helmet for protection and wrapping the treasure with newspaper and |
| string. When Miles Balfour surprised the thief, Cahill killed the           |
| pawnbroker with a broadsword from the set of Old English armor and, as an   |
| afterthought, robbed the cash till to throw suspicion from himself.         |
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.----------------------------------.
| CASE # 8: The Empty-Handed Thief |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|   Yesterday evening, the shiftless owner of the Boar's Head Inn, Jerome     |
| Galton, was found murdered in his study above the Pub.                      |
|   Mrs. Bernice Galton, the deceased's rather plain wife, stated she left    |
| the upstairs flat hurriedly around 5:30 p.m. to pay an overdue grocer's     |
| bill. After dining with her father, Lord Renshaw, at the Hotel, Mrs. Galton |
| returned at 8 p.m. to find her husband lying on the floor amid scattered    |
| papers, broken glass, and several overturned chairs. The pub keeper had     |
| been stabbed repeatedly in the chest.                                       |
|   The door of Galton's wall safe was open, and a box containing the Renshaw |
| diamonds, bequeathed to Beatrice by her late mother. Lady Renshaw, was      |
| missing.                                                                    |
|   Miss Cynthia Dale, the comely waitress at the grogshop, remembered Galton |
| had seemed fretful earlier that afternoon when he had received in the mail  |
| an inordinate amount of correspondence, and, grumbling, retired to his      |
| study to open the letters.                                                  |
|   Police constables learned tobacconist Zachary Burke had engaged Galton in |
| a heated quarrel on the day of the murder. But both Burke and Lord Renshaw  |
| proved most uncooperative under questioning.                                |
|   However, the most startling development of the case occurred this morn-   |
| ing, when a royal European family informed authorities that they had        |
| secretly purchased the Renshaw diamonds from Galton two years ago.          |
|   Scotland Yard wants to know a) who killed the pub owner, b) the weapon,   |
| and c) the motive.                                                          |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
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| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | Cynthia Dale thought Jerome Galton cut a /dashing        |
|                  | /figure.                                                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | The diamonds bequeathed by Lady Renshaw were designated  |
|                  | /solely as her /daughter's /property.                    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | /KILLER CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. A favorite /oriental /dish.                          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | /WEAPON CLUE  (/4 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. The opposite of /him                                 |
|                  | /1. To /allow.                                           |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/4 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. /Concealed or /hidden.                               |
|                  | /4. Not /genuine.                                        |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | /Beatrice occasionally liked to /look at the /diamonds.  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | Lord Renshaw considered Jerome Galton an /upstart who    |
|                  | /married /above his /station.                            |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/4 parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. A _____ /jockey plays /records.                      |
|                  | /3. Frequently used in /watch movements.                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | /KILLER CLUE  (/2 parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. To /thrash /soundly.                                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | Two years ago, Jerome Galton had /glass /replicas of the |
|                  | /Renshaw /diamonds /made.                                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | /WEAPON CLUE  (/4 parts)                                 |
|                  | /4. The opposite of /him                                 |
|                  | /3. Opposite of /closed.                                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | Holmes observes none of the /windows in Galton's /study  |
|                  | are /broken.                                             |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | Jerome Galton was known to /squander /money.             |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | /Burke wanted Galton to /pay /his /bill.                 |
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.----------.
| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| KILLER:                                                                     |
| 1. Zachary Burke                                                            |
| 2. Lord Renshaw                                                             |
| 3. Cynthia Dale                                                             |
| 4. <<Beatrice Galton>>                                                      |
|.............................................................................|
| WEAPON:                                                                     |
| 1. Dagger                                                                   |
| 2. <<Letter opener>>                                                        |
| 3. Broken glass                                                             |
| 4. Nail file                                                                |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. Jealousy                                                                 |
| 2. Robbery                                                                  |
| 3. <<Fury over discovering fake jewels>>                                    |
| 4. Non-payment of debts                                                     |
|.............................................................................|
|   As was her custom periodically, Mrs. Beatrice Galton opened the wall safe |
| in her husband's study to view the Renshaw diamonds bequeathed by her late  |
| mother. When she attempted to return the gem tray, a stone fell to the      |
| floor and she whirled, stepping firmly, only to find the "diamond" crushed  |
| underfoot. Numbly, Beatrice smashed "jewel" after "jewel" with a letter     |
| opener from the desk. She suddenly realized the truth.  Her husband had     |
| disposed of her diamonds, replaced the gems with glass replicas, and        |
| squandered the money. Beatrice confronted Galton as he entered the room     |
| with the latest packet of unpaid bills and, in a fury, she stabbed him.     |
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.----------------------------------.
| CASE # 9: The Peculiar Charwoman |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|  Last week the body of a young charwoman was found in the storeroom of the  |
| Tobacconist. Tobacco dealer Daniel Ferguson, who discovered the dead girl,  |
| has identified the victim as Bessie Kidder, a new employee of the firm.     |
|   Mrs. Louise Ferguson, the tobacco dealer's wife, rather callously         |
| remarked that her husband probably worked the poor girl to death.           |
|   Indeed, all evidence suggests the victim did expire from the rigors of    |
| her job or, at least, by natural causes. No marks were found on the body    |
| and a coroner's report indicates no trace of poison.                        |
|   Persons routinely questioned by Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard       |
| include Lowell Quilley, a clerk who insists he never met the unfortunate    |
| girl; Ralph Pennman, a delivery man who refuses to answer any questions     |
| without the presence of a solicitor; and Daniel Ferguson, who claims the    |
| investigation has upset his delicate schedule of weekly commuting to his    |
| Liverpool shop.                                                             |
|   Inspector Lestrade would readily close the case were it not for one       |
| disturbing piece of evidence: Bessie Kidder apparently reported for work    |
| with painted fingernails.                                                   |
|   Holmes must find out a) who killed the charwoman, b) the motive, and c)   |
| the cause of death.                                                         |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
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| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | Daniel Ferguson is known to be /highly /sexed.           |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/3 parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. The /first letter of the alphabet.                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | Pennman has a /prison /record.                           |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | /CAUSE /OF /DEATH CLUE  (/4 parts)                       |
|                  | /3. The /first letter of the alphabet.                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/3 parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. /Large or /immense.                                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | The murder weapon /disappears in /the /air.              |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | /Quilley is /innocent.                                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | /CAUSE /OF /DEATH CLUE  (/4 parts)                       |
|                  | /1. To /breathe in.                                      |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | Bessie hadn't /worked a /day in /her /life.              |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | /CAUSE /OF /DEATH CLUE  (/4 Parts)                       |
|                  | /4. To conspicuously /avoid.                             |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /3. /You /and _____.                                     |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | /CAUSE /OF /DEATH CLUE  (/4 Parts)                       |
|                  | /1. Where /there's _____, /there's /fire.                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | Among Bessie Kidder's personal effects was a /Liverpool  |
|                  | to /London railway ticket stub.                          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | Daniel Ferguson maintains a /shed /behind the            |
|                  | Tobacconist to /hickory /smoke certain blends.           |
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.----------.
| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| KILLER:                                                                     |
| 1. Lowell Quilley                                                           |
| 2. Ralph Pennman                                                            |
| 3. Louise Ferguson                                                          |
| 4. <<Daniel Ferguson>>                                                      |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. Jealousy                                                                 |
| 2. <<Cover up bigamy>>                                                      |
| 3. Blackmail                                                                |
| 4. Revenge for rejection                                                    |
|.............................................................................|
| CAUSE OF DEATH:                                                             |
| 1. <<Smoke inhalation>>                                                     |
| 2. Smothered by hand                                                        |
| 3. Induced heart attack                                                     |
| 4. Air injected into bloodstream                                            |
|.............................................................................|
|   Tobacconist Daniel Ferguson, equally dividing his time between his London |
| and Liverpool shops, found in the arrangement an equal opportunity to       |
| divide his affections. Surprised by his Liverpool wife Bessie's visit to    |
| his London shop, Ferguson lured the unfortunate girl into a shed behind the |
| shop (used to hickory-smoke certain blends), then dressed his victim in a   |
| charwoman's garb, his immediate problem cured.                              |
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.--------------------------------.
| CASE #10: The Duchess's Demise |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|   The kindly Duchess of Barrington was found murdered this after noon in    |
| her sitting room at Barrington Manor. She had been brutally struck over the |
| head with a fireplace poker.                                                |
|   Scotland Yard has learned from the housemaid, Mrs. Maggie Wyatt, that a   |
| bridge party was in progress during the time of the murder.                 |
|   The Duchess, an expert player, would but watch, seemingly content to      |
| enjoy having company in her lonely estate.                                  |
|   The players included Lucy Blackthorn, the Duchess's niece; Colin Rodney,  |
| Lucy's suitor; Alex Stafford, a retired music hall performer; and Vera      |
| Bigelow, a charming young woman of obscure origins.                         |
|   Mrs. Wyatt stated that Rodney, goaded into a foul mood by his continual   |
| losses, frequently snapped at the Duchess, and did his chances of obtaining |
| the Duchess's consent to Lucy's marriage great harm.                        |
|   Appearing considerably ruffled, the Duchess excused herself and retired   |
| to her sitting room. She asked that each player might visit her, when, as   |
| dummy, they would take no active part in the play of a hand.                |
|   After Rodney's visit, the Duchess called down, inviting Stafford to come  |
| up when he could.                                                           |
|   As Stafford left the sitting room, the players heard the Duchess call     |
| through the door in a shrill and somewhat strained voice, "You'll help me,  |
| won't you, Alex?" to which Stafford nodded in reply.                        |
|   Those words were the last the guests of Barrington Manor ever heard the   |
| Duchess speak. From that moment, the players were never out of sight of     |
| each other; the Duchess's sitting room was in plain sight of the card       |
| parlor; yet, someone, somehow, had managed to commit murder.                |
|   Scotland Yard wants Holmes to uncover a) who killed the Duchess, b) the   |
| motive, and c) how the killer's alibi was established.                      |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
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| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | Rodney /apologized to the Duchess and was /forgiven.     |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | The Duchess was thinking of /changing her /will to       |
|                  | /include /Vera.                                          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | While the three other players /'heard' the Duchess       |
|                  | /converse with /Stafford, none /saw /her.                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | The /Housemaid is /innocent.                             |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | The bridge game was /for /high /stakes.                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. Something /found /out or /learned is _____.          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | Lucy and Vera are /good /friends.                        |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | /KILLER CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. A /stick or /cane.                                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | Vera /knew /about the Duchess's /will.                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | /KILLER CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. To /cross a /river.                                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | /Stafford performed on stage as a /ventriloquist.        |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. /Defrauding or /tricking.                            |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | Stafford is a /card /shark.                              |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | /Stafford attends many /card /parties hosted by /wealthy |
|                  | /patrons.                                                |
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.----------.
| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| KILLER:                                                                     |
| 1. Lucy Blackthorn                                                          |
| 2. Collin Rodney                                                            |
| 3. <<Alex Stafford>>                                                        |
| 4. Vera Bigelow                                                             |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. Inheritance                                                              |
| 2. <<Discovered cheating>>                                                  |
| 3. Fear of rejection                                                        |
| 4. Revenge for new will                                                     |
|.............................................................................|
| ALIBI:                                                                      |
| 1. <<Ventriloquism>>                                                        |
| 2. Mirrors                                                                  |
| 3. Gramophone                                                               |
| 4. Mass hypnotism                                                           |
|.............................................................................|
|   In her sitting room at Barrington Manor, the Duchess confronted Alex      |
| Stafford, demanding he return the funds he had won from cheating at the     |
| card table. Enraged, Stafford killed the Duchess with a poker from the      |
| fireplace and attempted to establish an alibi for himself using             |
| ventriloquism.                                                              |
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.-----------------------------.
| CASE #11: The Deadly Caller |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|  The annual Lyons family reunion at the Hotel has been postponed            |
| indefinitely. This morning, the wealthy matriarch of the clan, Mrs.         |
| Griselda Lyons, was found poisoned in her Hotel room.                       |
|   The windows and the door were all still locked from the inside and        |
| nothing eatable or drinkable was found in the victim's room.                |
|   Hotel manager Giles Hagedorn, who was drawn to the room by a complaint    |
| from a guest overhearing a whistling radiator, states Mrs. Lyons was able   |
| to gasp three words before she expired: "I called him."                     |
|   Scotland Yard has arrested Hotel bellhop Bruce Sinclair and is holding    |
| him for the murder of the guest.                                            |
|   Sinclair swears he is innocent, but admits he answered a call by Mrs.     |
| Lyons during the night to open a heating ventilator near the woman's bed.   |
|   According to Mrs. Lyons' stepson, Captain Victor Juno, recently returned  |
| from duty in India, the family took adjoining suites at the Hotel and spent |
| the afternoon on a picnic in the Park where a quarrel ensued.               |
|   Against her mother's wishes, Priscilla Lyons had invited Homer Mayhew,    |
| a Bank teller who had continuously courted Priscilla during her stay in     |
| London.                                                                     |
|   Late in the evening, the family adjourned to the Pub, where Mrs. Lyons    |
| introduced her fiance, Lorenzo Marchetti, a flamboyant young man many       |
| years her junior.                                                           |
|   To prove Sinclair's innocence, Holmes must unmask a) the killer, b) the   |
| weapon, and c) the motive.                                                  |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.-------.
| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | Homer Mayhew once inquired as to /which /drugs were      |
|                  | /poisonous.                                              |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | Mrs. Lyons's /children would /figure prominently in /her |
|                  | /will, particularly if she /didn't /remarry.             |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | /KILLER CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. The letter after /N.                                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | On the voyage to England /Juno had the curious habit of  |
|                  | collecting /insects.                                     |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | /KILLER CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. A /month.                                            |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/4 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /3. An /organ of /sight.                                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | Marchetti planned to /manage Mrs. Lyons's /investments.  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | /Juno's hobby is /herpetology.                           |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | The whistling sound emitting from the radiator in Mrs.   |
|                  | Lyons's room /'charmed' /the /caller.                    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/4 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. A /brush or /comb /grooms the _____.                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/4 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. Opposite of /out.                                    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/4 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /4. The form of a verb that shows the /time an /action   |
|                  | /occurred.                                               |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | There were /two /little dark /punctures on the victim's  |
|                  | /arm.                                                    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | Marchetti has twice /declared /bankruptcy.               |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.----------.
| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| KILLER:                                                                     |
| 1. Lorenzo Marchetti                                                        |
| 2. Homer Mayhew                                                             |
| 3. Priscilla Lyons                                                          |
| 4. <<Victor Juno>>                                                          |
|.............................................................................|
| WEAPON:                                                                     |
| 1. <<Snake>>                                                                |
| 2. Spider                                                                   |
| 3. Poison gas                                                               |
| 4. A deadly mosquito                                                        |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. Robbery                                                                  |
| 2. Jealousy                                                                 |
| 3. Revenge                                                                  |
| 4. <<Inheritance>>                                                          |
|.............................................................................|
|   Captain Victor Juno feared his stepmother's wild infatuation for gigolo   |
| Lorenzo Marchetti and concocted a fiendish murder plot to secure his        |
| inheritance. Juno returned to England carrying a deadly but trained Indian  |
| cobra. He then adjusted the radiator in his stepmother's room to emit a     |
| "whistling" pitch. From his adjoining room, Juno released the cobra into a  |
| common ventilator shaft opening near his stepmother's bed. As Mrs. Lyons    |
| rose in the night hearing the gentle sound of movement, she realized too    |
| late that "music" from the radiator pipes had "charmed" the caller.         |
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.-------------------------------.
| CASE #12: The Spinster's Will |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|   Wealthy spinster Miss Murgatroyd Pierpoint has died in her sleep. The     |
| deceased, found in the bedroom of her townhouse near the Park, had on her   |
| nightstand an unread newspaper, a packet of aspirin, and a bottle of        |
| brandy, which Miss Pierpoint claimed to have used for medicinal purposes.   |
|   A reading of the elderly lady's will was conducted this morning.          |
|   To her niece, Miss Florence Catlett, Miss Pierpoint bequeathed the sum of |
| five thousand pounds, with the sole condition that the money would be       |
| forfeit if her niece married within five years.                             |
|   The proviso drew an outburst from Miss Catlett's fiance, Elmo Wadsworth,  |
| a stevedore at the Dock.                                                    |
|   Housemaid Daphne Farber was remembered with a trust paying two thousand   |
| pounds a year. The trust was to be continued as long as the maid cared for  |
| Miss Pierpoint's poodle, 'Flopsy.                                           |
|   To druggist Ward Ramsey, Miss Pierpoint facetiously bequeathed a played   |
| out gold mine, which she claimed was as worthless as Ramsey's promises to   |
| marry her had been.                                                         |
|   The druggist took his misfortune in good humor, staling that the spinster |
| had, over the years, relished informing him of her vindictive provision.    |
|   The remainder of Miss Pierpoint's estate was to revert to Lawyer Meredith |
| Ballard, who the increasingly nearsighted spinster had come to rely on to   |
| transact her affairs.                                                       |
|   Dr. Watson, who examined the spinster only last week and found her in     |
| excellent health, suspects foul play. Holmes must find out a) who killed    |
| the spinster, b) the weapon, and c) the motive.                             |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
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| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | /Ramsey /substituted /sleeping pills for /aspirin at     |
|                  | Miss Pierpoint's /bedside.                               |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | /Ballard has /lost a great /deal of /money in the /stock |
|                  | /market.                                                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | /Ramsey /visited Miss Pierpoint on the day of the        |
|                  | murder.                                                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | Florence Catlett believed Miss Pierpoint wanted her to   |
|                  | /end /up /an /old /maid.                                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | /KILLER CLUE (/2 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /2. A large /body of /salt /water.                       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | Daphne Farber /hates /dogs.                              |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | Miss Pierpoint had /several /drinks before /retiring.    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | A /diamond /field has been /discovered near Miss         |
|                  | Pierpoint's /worthless /gold /mine.                      |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | /MOTIVE CLUE (/2 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /1. A valuable /stone used in /wedding /rings.           |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | Wadsworth /needed /money /to /marry Florence Catlett.    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. If it /belongs to /me, it /must /be _____.           |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | /KILLER CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. An /animal.                                          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | Housemaid Daphne Farber uses a particularly /poisonous   |
|                  | brand of /cleaning /fluid.                               |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | Miss Pierpoint was /known to /take several /aspirin /for |
|                  | her /arthritis before retiring.
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.----------.
| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| KILLER:                                                                     |
| 1. Elmo Wadsworth                                                           |
| 2. <<Ward Ramsey>>                                                          |
| 3. Meredith Ballard                                                         |
| 4. Florence Catlett                                                         |
|.............................................................................|
| WEAPON:                                                                     |
| 1. Poison aspirin                                                           |
| 2. <<Sleeping pills>>                                                       |
| 3. Poisonous cleaning fluid                                                 |
| 4. Drugged brandy                                                           |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. Inheritance to clear debts                                               |
| 2. <<Gain potential diamond mine>>                                          |
| 3. Inheritance to gain independence                                         |
| 4. Money needed to marry                                                    |
|.............................................................................|
|   Learning that a vast diamond field had been discovered near the worthless |
| gold mine Miss Pierpoint was to bequeath him, druggist Ward Ramsey          |
| substituted sleeping pills for the aspirin tablets Miss Pierpoint kept at   |
| her bedside.                                                                |
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.--------------------------------.
| CASE #13: The Nettlesome Bride |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|   Miss Imogene Boylan, fiancee of the Squire of Warwick, was found murdered |
| this morning in her suite at the Hotel.                                     |
|   The victim lay stabbed to death before a full-length dressing mirror, her |
| engagement ring removed from her finger.                                    |
|   Among the suspects routinely questioned by Scotland Yard were Penelope    |
| Holloway, a seamstress who was preparing Miss Boylan's bridal trousseau;    |
| newspaper reporter Matthew Pratt, a powerful society columnist; Curt        |
| Rhodes, the deceased's cousin; and the Squire of Warwick.                   |
|   Each was rumored to have drawn Miss Boylan's wrath during the course of   |
| the week. Penelope Holloway had infuriated the bride-to-be with dressmaking |
| delays; columnist Matthew Pratt had printed an odiously slanted             |
| 'Cinderella' story concerning the impending marriage; Curt Rhodes had       |
| pressed his cousin to use her influence with the Squire to obtain a loan    |
| for Rhodes' failing Tobacconist shop; and the Squire had become             |
| increasingly disturbed by his fiancee's petulant behavior.                  |
|   Scotland Yard wants to know a) who killed the bride-to-be, b) the motive, |
| and c) the weapon.                                                          |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.-------.
| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/4 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /4. /Resentful /Envy.                                    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | /WEAPON CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. Places on the body /damaged or /irritated.           |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | /KILLER CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. /Empty.                                              |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | /Rhodes promised his /creditors they would have their    |
|                  | /money within the week.                                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | /KILLER CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. A /path or /thoroughfare.                            |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | The Squire of Warwick was once /quite a /ladies' /man.   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | Imogene's /engagement /ring was /heavily /insured by the |
|                  | Squire of Warwick.                                       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | Matthew Pratt often /digs /deeply into a /subject's      |
|                  | /past to obtain a /story.                                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | The Squire of Warwick once /proposed /marriage to        |
|                  | /Penelope.                                               |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | /WEAPON CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. A long, audible /breath expressing /sorrow or        |
|                  | /relief.                                                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/4 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /3. The sound a /clock makes.                            |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/4 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. To /propel a /boat using /oars.                      |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | A /Weapon /clue is at /the /Bank.                        |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/4 parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. Opposite of /woman.                                  |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.----------.
| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| KILLER:                                                                     |
| 1. <<Penelope Holloway>>                                                    |
| 2. Matthew Pratt                                                            |
| 3. Curt Rhodes                                                              |
| 4. Squire of Warwick                                                        |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. <<Romantic jealousy>>                                                    |
| 2. Cover-up                                                                 |
| 3. Blackmail                                                                |
| 4. Insurance                                                                |
|.............................................................................|
| WEAPON:                                                                     |
| 1. <<Scissors>>                                                             |
| 2. Letter opener                                                            |
| 3. Knife                                                                    |
| 4. Sewing needle                                                            |
|.............................................................................|
|   Penelope Holloway discovered she was making a bridal trousseau for        |
| another woman to marry the man who once proposed to her. Seeking revenge    |
| for her romantic jealousy, the seamstress stabbed Imogene Boylan with a     |
| pair of scissors and stole the engagement ring from her finger.             |
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.------------------------------.
| CASE #14: The Amorous Sailor |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| FROM THE JOURNAL OF DR. WATSON:                                             |
|   When I received the telegram from Singapore, I was stunned to learn that  |
| Willie Dryden, a philandering merchant seaman friend of mine, was planning  |
| marriage.                                                                   |
|   His plan was to wed London pub waitress Mitzi Cornwallis on his next stop |
| in port and he wanted me to be his best man.                                |
|   A week later the wedding took place in the Hotel ballroom and Holmes      |
| accompanied me. Mitzi's father and mother, Nils and Clovis Cornwallis,      |
| seemed anxious to give the bride away, and the wedding came off, if you'll  |
| excuse the expression, without a hitch. Desiring to kiss the bride, I took  |
| my place in the receiving line behind a veiled lady in black. I kissed and  |
| chatted with Mitzi, then moved to shake hands with Willie. My old friend    |
| looked at me with a puzzled expression, his hand to his mouth, and fell     |
| over dead.                                                                  |
|   Holmes apprehended the lady in black as she was running out a side door.  |
| We removed her veil to discover she was Oriental. Though questioned         |
| intensely by Inspector Gregson, the woman would not utter a word.           |
|   Holmes simply looked at poor Willie Dryden's left hand and announced he   |
| had deduced a) the woman's identity, b) her motive for murdering Willie,    |
| and c) the method she used.                                                 |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
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| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | /IDENTITY CLUE  (/3 Parts)                               |
|                  | /2. /Lions /live in them.                                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | /METHOD CLUE  (/4 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. /Male /offspring.                                    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | /METHOD CLUE  (/4 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /3. "/Button your _____!"                                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. Opposite of /little.                                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | Holmes spotted a /pink /substance on the /fingertips of  |
|                  | Willie's /hand.                                          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | /IDENTITY CLUE  (/3 Parts)                               |
|                  | /1. Opposite of /wet.                                    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | Not only the /bride gets /kissed.                        |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | /MOTIVE CLUE (/2 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /2. /Jimmy /Carter's daughter.                           |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | There was a /ring of /white skin around the /third       |
|                  | /finger of Willie's /left /hand.                         |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | Willie was heavily insured, /leaving /Mitzi his /sole    |
|                  | /benefactor.                                             |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | /METHOD CLUE  (/4 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /4. /Walk /softly and /carry a /big _____.               |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | /IDENTITY CLUE  (/3 Parts)                               |
|                  | /3. Husband's /better /half.                             |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | Nils Cornwallis has an import business /based in         |
|                  | /Singapore.                                              |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | /METHOD CLUE (/4 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /1. Hawaiian /food /paste.                               |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.----------.
| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| IDENTITY:                                                                   |
| 1. Dryden's mistress                                                        |
| 2. <<Dryden's wife>>                                                        |
| 3. Dryden's ex-wife                                                         |
| 4. Dryden's illegitimate daughter                                           |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. Jealousy                                                                 |
| 2. Insurance                                                                |
| 3. Inheritance                                                              |
| 4. <<Bigamy>>                                                               |
|.............................................................................|
| METHOD:                                                                     |
| 1. <<Poison lipstick>>                                                      |
| 2. Poison pin                                                               |
| 3. Poison pellet                                                            |
| 4. Poison champagne                                                         |
|.............................................................................|
|   "I wed two wives" should be Willie Dryden's epitaph. The white ring of    |
| untanned flesh around Willie's ring finger tipped Holmes to the fact that   |
| Willie had no business marrying Mitzi. He was already married in Singapore  |
| to the lady in black. This femme fatale followed Willie to London, learned  |
| he was marrying Mitzi, took her place in the receiving line and gave Willie |
| the kiss of death.                                                          |
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.------------------------------.
| CASE #15: The Unknown Victim |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|   Holmes and Watson are among those attending a party given by Sir Barry    |
| Auguston and his wife Claudia. Others in attendance include Mr. and Mrs.    |
| Jeffry Riverside, good friends of the Augustons; the Rev. Allen J. Lakely;  |
| Elliot Maylard, an actor currently appearing at the Playhouse; and          |
| Priscilla Ellington, the famous authoress.                                  |
|   The guest of honor, General Carl Seagram, arrived in full military        |
| regalia, complete with a sword at his side.                                 |
|   The evening went well until half past ten, when a scream was heard from   |
| the upstairs level of the house. Several people, including Holmes, Watson,  |
| and Auguston, ran to see what was wrong.                                    |
|   They found the maid who had screamed, standing in the doorway of a        |
| bedroom used by the Augustons as a guest chamber. On the bed lay a dead man |
| who had been stabbed in the heart. A bloody sword, found next to the body,  |
| was immediately recognized as that of Gen. Carl Seagram. When the General   |
| was called for, he could not be found anywhere on the grounds.              |
|   Inspector Lestrade, who arrived with several officers shortly thereafter, |
| established one puzzling fact: no one present had ever seen the dead man    |
| before.                                                                     |
|   "Obviously, the General killed this man, then fled the premises,"         |
| concludes Lestrade. "Although I've no idea what the motive could be, or     |
| who this fellow is, once we find the General, we'll have the answers."      |
|   "I'm not so sure," replies Holmes. "I think that after some               |
| investigation, we'll find that the General is not our man."                 |
|   Holmes plans to find a) the real murderer, b) the identity of the victim, |
| and c) the motive.                                                          |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
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| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | /Seagram had a /full /beard and /moustache.              |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | /VICTIM CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. /Body of /water.                                     |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | Holmes notices /nicks and /cuts on the /face of the      |
|                  | victim, indicating he had /had a /quick /shave.          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | The victim was /wearing a /tweed /suit.                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | /Claudia had confessed to /her /husband that /she and    |
|                  | the /General had had /an /affair.                        |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | /VICTIM CLUE (/2 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /2. /Measure of /weight.                                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | Riverside is an /expert /swordsman.                      |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | The notorious cat burglar /Edgar /Monkton was reportedly |
|                  | in the area the night of the murder.                     |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | /Priscilla used to be a /girlfriend of Seagram's.        |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | /Auguston had purchased a /tweed /suit several days      |
|                  | before the party.                                        |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | Elliot Maylard claims to have seen /Auguston /leave the  |
|                  | party to /give /Seagram a /tour of the /house.           |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | Seagram's /clothes were found /hidden in /Auguston's     |
|                  | /bedroom.                                                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | Maylard is a /master of /disguise.                       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | Rev. Lakely /does not /smoke.                            |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.----------.
| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| KILLER:                                                                     |
| 1. Jeffrey Riverside                                                        |
| 2. Elliot Maylard                                                           |
| 3. Carl Seagram                                                             |
| 4. <<Barry Auguston>>                                                       |
|.............................................................................|
| VICTIM:                                                                     |
| 1. Edgar Monkton                                                            |
| 2. <<Carl Seagram>>                                                         |
| 3. Barry Auguston's step-brother                                            |
| 4. Carl Seagram's beardless twin                                            |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. <<Jealousy over affair>>                                                 |
| 2. Revenge for blackmail                                                    |
| 3. Military cover-up                                                        |
| 4. Revenge for business losses                                              |
|.............................................................................|
|   Enraged by his wife's confession of having had an affair with Carl        |
| Seagram, Barry Auguston plotted the General's death.On the pretense of      |
| showing him the house, Auguston lured Seagram into the guest chamber.       |
| Auguston requested a look at Seagram's sword; and when he had it, he forced |
| the General to change into a tweed suit and then stabbed him. He quickly    |
| shaved off the General's moustache and beard, hoping no one would recognize |
| him. He left the body on the bed, along with the sword. He hoped Scotland   |
| Yard would assume the missing General killed this man, then drop the case   |
| when the General couldn't be found.                                         |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'


.------------------------------------.
| CASE #16: The Kidnapped Songstress |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| FROM THE JOURNAL OF DR. WATSON:                                             |
|   Holmes and I had long looked forward to seeing American songstress        |
| Winnie Oats at the Playhouse. London was shocked, however, when the         |
| "Songbird of Cincinnati" was swept off the stage by a masked kidnapper who  |
| swung down from the rafters on a rope.                                      |
|   Playhouse director Barney Loss has hired Holmes to find his imported      |
| star. During the course of his investigation, the super sleuth questioned   |
| Winnie's husband, Guy Oats; her manager, Dale Rice; and Mrs. Oats'          |
| understudy, April Buns.                                                     |
|   The mask used by the kidnapper was found in the back of a carriage used   |
| by American newspaperman, Lloyd Newcomb, to race from the pub to Scotland   |
| Yard, gathering information for his story. Newcomb seemed extremely         |
| knowledgeable about Winnie Oats' career, so Inspector Gregson searched the  |
| newspaperman's hotel room and found programs from each of Winnie Oats'      |
| performances for the last three years.                                      |
|   Gregson also discovered that Winnie's husband, Guy, had booked passage    |
| for one person on a steamship leaving London. The reservation had been made |
| before the kidnapping.                                                      |
|   Winnie's manager, Dale Rice, said that Winnie and her husband had a       |
| fierce argument before the performance, but that Winnie would not tell her  |
| manager what the argument was about. Holmes' client, Barney Loss, wants     |
| London's greatest detective to find a) the kidnapper, b) the motive, and c) |
| the location of the kidnapped songbird.                                     |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
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| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | /KIDNAPPER CLUE (/2 Parts)                               |
|                  | /1. /Over /hill and _____.                               |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | /KIDNAPPER CLUE (/2 Parts)                               |
|                  | /2. A type of /grain.                                    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | Newspaper reporter Lloyd Newcomb was /secretly /Winnie's |
|                  | /lover.                                                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/4 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. British word for "/tavern."                          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/4 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. /Santa makes one and /checks it /twice.              |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/4 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /3. /London is a _____.                                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/4 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /4. /Smoking may _____ your /growth.                     |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | Winnie's /career was not /going /well in /America.       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | /LOCATION CLUE  (/4 Parts)                               |
|                  | /1. /Speak, /roll over, _____ /dead!                     |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | /LOCATION CLUE  (/4 Parts)                               |
|                  | /2. Is /there a /doctor in /the _____?                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | /LOCATION CLUE  (/4 Parts)                               |
|                  | /3. "/Judgment _____ /Nuremburg"                         |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | /LOCATION CLUE  (/4 Parts)                               |
|                  | /4. _____, /tac, /toe.                                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | Guy Oats found /out /about his /wife's /affair with      |
|                  | /Newcomb and an /argument /ensued.                       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | Winnie, under her manager's instructions, was /seducing  |
|                  | /Newcomb to /get favorable /articles in the /press.      |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.----------.
| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| KIDNAPPER:                                                                  |
| 1. Lloyd Newcomb                                                            |
| 2. <<Dale Rice>>                                                            |
| 3. Guy Oats                                                                 |
| 4. Barney Loss                                                              |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. <<Publicity stunt>>                                                      |
| 2. Professional jealousy                                                    |
| 3. Jealous lover                                                            |
| 4. Revenge for discovering affair                                           |
|.............................................................................|
| LOCATION:                                                                   |
| 1. Pub basement                                                             |
| 2. <<Playhouse attic>>                                                      |
| 3. Hotel attic                                                              |
| 4. Newspaper shop attic                                                     |
|.............................................................................|
|   Winnie Oats and her manager Dale Rice are devious characters. They used   |
| poor Lloyd Newcomb to get favorable publicity, then tried to hang the       |
| kidnapping on him by planting the mask in the reporter's carriage. Dale     |
| Rice wore the mask when he swept down on the rope to kidnap Winnie, who was |
| fully prepared for the kidnapping. Winnie's husband, Guy, found out about   |
| her involvement with Newcomb. Guy booked passage for himself, probably      |
| bound for his lawyer and a divorce.                                         |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'


.-------------------------------------.
| CASE #17: The Poisoned Poker Player |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|   The private poker club known as "The Seven Diamonds" meets weekly in a    |
| room at the Hotel to play their high stakes game.                           |
|   The club's members include Josh Farrel, a banker; Theodore Bedham, an art |
| dealer; Ralph Cotson, a jeweler; George Hemstud, a sea captain; Robert      |
| Hutboy, a tailor; Wilson Peterson, an inventor.                             |
|   Another player, Roger Stearns, fell over dead last week during one of the |
| club's regular games. At first, Stearns' death was thought to be the result |
| of a heart attack. But a subsequent autopsy revealed that Stearns died of   |
| cyanide poisoning.                                                          |
|   Scotland Yard suspects foul play, but is at a loss to determine a) the    |
| murderer, b) the motive, and c) how the poison was administered.            |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.-------.
| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | /MURDERER CLUE  (/2 Parts)                               |
|                  | /1. Something to /sleep /on.                             |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | /MURDERER CLUE  (/2 Parts)                               |
|                  | /2. /Young /male.                                        |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. /Linen used /on a /bed.                              |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. A /bell goes _____ /dong.                            |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | Both /Cotson and /Hutboy had observed that whenever      |
|                  | Stearns had a good poker hand, he would nervously /lick  |
|                  | the /knuckles of /his /left /hand.                       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | /Hemstud is /innocent.                                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | /Bedham and /Cotson have both /lost large amounts of     |
|                  | /money to /Stearns during the past year.                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | Stearns /wore a large /jade /ring on /his /left /hand.   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | Two weeks ago /Bedham and /Stearns had a heated argument |
|                  | over a /poker /hand that /Stearns /won.                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | When Stearns fell over dead, he was /holding a /straight |
|                  | /flush.                                                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | /Stearns had recently /taken his /jade /ring in for      |
|                  | /repair.                                                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | /Farrel and /Cotson both suspected that /Stearns         |
|                  | /cheated at /cards; but /neither could /prove /it.       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | Peterson is playing /over his /head.                     |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | /Hutboy thinks that /Peterson somehow killed Roger       |
|                  | Stearns.                                                 |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.----------.
| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| MURDERER:                                                                   |
| 1. <<Ralph Cotson>>                                                         |
| 2. Theodore Bedham                                                          |
| 3. Josh Farrel                                                              |
| 4. Robert Hutboy                                                            |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. Jealousy                                                                 |
| 2. <<Cheating>>                                                             |
| 3. Revenge                                                                  |
| 4. Cover-up                                                                 |
|.............................................................................|
| HOW POISONED:                                                               |
| 1. Drink                                                                    |
| 2. Cigarette                                                                |
| 3. <<Ring>>                                                                 |
| 4. Watch                                                                    |
|.............................................................................|
|   Ralph Cotson was correctly convinced that Roger Stearns had been winning  |
| at cards by cheating. When Stearns brought his jade ring to Cotson the      |
| jeweler for repair, Cotson contaminated the ring with cyanide poison, and   |
| waited anxiously for their next big poker game.                             |
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.---------------------------------.
| CASE #18: The Gluttonous Gossip |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|   Society page editor, Charles Maxwell, thought of himself as a brilliant   |
| journalist.  However, most people regarded him only as a malicious gossip.  |
|   Last week, Maxwell was finishing his fourth serving of fish and chips at  |
| the Pub when he collapsed. Three waiters carried the obese newspaperman to  |
| a large food delivery carriage parked outside the Pub and rushed him on his |
| way to London Emergency Hospital. Alas, poor Maxwell was dead on arrival.   |
|   The ever suspicious Bernard Quigley, claims manager of Thames Life        |
| Insurance Company, learned from the autopsy that significant traces of lead |
| were in Maxwell's blood. Quigley believes Maxwell was poisoned and refuses  |
| to pay any insurance claims until the murder is solved.                     |
|   The lamenting widow, Valerie Maxwell, now comes to 221 B Baker Street for |
| help. She wants to be paid the insurance proceeds. Valerie tells Holmes     |
| that Maxwell's younger brother, Ivar, an assistant at the Apothecary, was   |
| the only other beneficiary.                                                 |
|   Valerie tells Holmes and Watson that Maxwell's enemies were many. Banker  |
| Ian Rutledge has thrice sued Maxwell for libel. Only last week, Tobacconist |
| Arnold Hawke publicly rebuked Maxwell as a "liar." Rumor has it that        |
| Maxwell was also soundly publicly thrashed recently by Hotel Manager Fred   |
| Thrush for implying that Thrush's wife, Helen, was having an affair with    |
| "the milkman" named Harold Quail.                                           |
|   Holmes declares that a murder has occurred. He must discover a) the       |
| killer, b) the motive, and c) the manner in which the murder was accomp-    |
| lished.                                                                     |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
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| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | Ivar Maxwell was /very /fond of his /late /brother.      |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | Banker Ian Rutledge was /on /vacation in /Greece at the  |
|                  | time of Maxwell's death.                                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | /Quail was making a /food /delivery to the Pub when      |
|                  | Maxwell collapsed. It was /in /Quail's /carriage that    |
|                  | Maxwell was /rushed /to the /hospital.                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | After /Maxwell /wrote of Helen's affair with Quail,      |
|                  | /Helen /committed /suicide.                              |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | /Thrush has letters which were written to /Helen by      |
|                  | /Quail in which he declared his /undying /love.          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. /Marines hate to _____/treat.                        |
|                  | /2. _____/ice is famous for its /gondolas.               |
|                  | /3. _____/eorge /Washington.                             |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | /METHOD CLUE  (/6 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. /Nineteenth letter of alphabet.                      |
|                  | /2. /Female parent.                                      |
|                  | /3. /Fourth letter of alphabet.                          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | It is common for a newspaperman to /ingest /printer's    |
|                  | /ink and accumulate high levels of /lead in /his         |
|                  | /bloodstream.                                            |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | /KILLER CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /3. A _____ is a type of /bird.                          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | Charles Maxwell did not /die /of a /poison /or as a      |
|                  | /result of /anything he /ate.                            |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | /METHOD CLUE  (/6 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /4. _____ is spelled "/con" in Spanish.                  |
|                  | /5. /Wooly mammal.                                       |
|                  | /6. Human /forepaws.                                     |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | When Maxwell collapsed at the Pub, it was /only a result |
|                  | of /overeating. He was /not /seriously ill at the        |
|                  | /moment.                                                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | The killer did not /premeditate this /crime, but /seized |
|                  | /upon an unexpected /opportunity.                        |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | /KILLER CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. /MATA _____I was a /spy.                             |
|                  | /2.  Not /young.                                         |
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| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| KILLER:                                                                     |
| 1. Valerie Maxwell                                                          |
| 2. Arnold Hawke                                                             |
| 3. Fred Thrush                                                              |
| 4. <<Harold Quail>>                                                         |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. <<Revenge>>                                                              |
| 2. Insurance                                                                |
| 3. Jealousy                                                                 |
| 4. Blackmail                                                                |
|.............................................................................|
| METHOD:                                                                     |
| 1. Lead poison in food                                                      |
| 2. Poison in tobacco                                                        |
| 3. Gassed in carriage                                                       |
| 4. <<Smothered with bare hands>>                                            |
|.............................................................................|
|   Harold Quail, the driver of a food delivery carriage, was madly in love   |
| with Helen Thrush, wife of the Hotel Manager. When Charles Maxwell exposed  |
| Harold's affair with Helen in his gossip column, Helen committed suicide.   |
|   One night, as Harold wa. making a food delivery at the Pub, waiters       |
| carried Charles Maxwell out to the carriage to be rushed to the hospital.   |
| Maxwell was unconscious from an orgy of overeating. ||Filled with anger and |
| hatred for the journalist, Harold covered the face of the unconscious man   |
| and smothered him to death with his bare hands.                             |
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| CASE #19: The Well-Informed Thief |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|   Joan Haigh is a cheerful widow living in a small flat in Newchester       |
| Downs. Last week, she was the victim of a theft that wiped out her entire   |
| life savings.                                                               |
|   Penniless, Mrs. Haigh comes to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to restore  |
| her loss. She tells Holmes that the theft occurred between 3:30 p.m. and    |
| 4:00 p.m. last Monday when she was strolling in the Park. "I take my walk   |
| every day at precisely that time, Mr. Holmes."                              |
|   "Was there anything odd about this theft?" inquired Watson.               |
|   "Oh, my dear yes!" exclaimed Mrs. Haigh. "The thief knew exactly where to |
| look. He found my diamonds hidden in a brick in the fireplace and my entire |
| gold coin collection concealed in the ceiling. Somehow he even knew to take |
| my tattered bath mat, which had twenty pound notes sewn inside. Nothing     |
| else in the house was disturbed."                                           |
|   "Who knew of your possessions?" asked Holmes.                             |
|   "Absolutely no one could know," replied the widow. "I carefully hid my    |
| valuables long ago and never told a soul."                                  |
|   Mrs. Haigh tells Holmes that she never has visitors to her modest home,   |
| save for her dockworker nephew, Rance, and her neighbors Alice and Ridley   |
| Cranapple. Ridley is a pawnbroker.                                          |
|   In the week preceding the theft, Mrs. Haigh visited the church and passed |
| a donation to Reverend Smith; had a tooth extracted by dentist Harrison     |
| Beale; and purchased food at Oscar Kruger's market.                         |
|   Holmes must discover a) who stole Mrs. Haigh's life savings and b) how    |
| the thief knew where to look.                                               |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
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| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | Ten days ago, /Beale purchased an /anesthetic called     |
|                  | "/trystamine."                                           |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | The Bank recently turned /Beale down for a loan because  |
|                  | of his /poor /credit /rating.                            |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | Every night /Beale rides a carriage to Soho to visit     |
|                  | /gambling /parlors.                                      |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | /Rance does not get off work until 6:00 p.m. on Mondays. |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | Joan Haigh always /requests to be "/put /to /sleep" when |
|                  | she /has /dental /work.                                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | /THIEF CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /1. /Busy /as a _____.                                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | /THIEF CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /2. _____ is considered a food /delicacy in /Japan.      |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | /Kruger's /market has announced that it is insolvent and |
|                  | going out of business.                                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | While strolling in the Park at the time of the burglary, |
|                  | Mrs. Haigh /chatted with the /Reverand.                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | /Beale recently /used /twenty /pound /notes to redeem    |
|                  | all of the property he had "in hock" at the pawnshop.    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | Ridley Cranapple is rumored to be the /local "/fence"    |
|                  | for /stolen /property.                                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | /Beale has /lost /large /sums /betting on darts and dice |
|                  | games at the Pub.                                        |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | Scotland Yard uses the /anesthetic "/trystamine" as a    |
|                  | /truth /serum to /interrogate suspected spies.           |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | Tuesday, /Kruger was /seen at the /Pawnshop.             |
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| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| THIEF:                                                                      |
| 1. Rance                                                                    |
| 2. Ridley Cranapple                                                         |
| 3. Reverend Smith                                                           |
| 4. <<Harrison Beale>>                                                       |
| 5. Oscar Kruger                                                             |
|.............................................................................|
| HOW THIEF KNEW WHERE TO LOOK:                                               |
| 1. Spied through window                                                     |
| 2. Heard secrets during confession                                          |
| 3. Bugged the house                                                         |
| 4. <<Truth serum during dental work>>                                       |
| 5. Hypnotism                                                                |
|.............................................................................|
|   Dentist Harrison Beale was in dire financial straits due to his           |
| compulsive cardplaying, when he decided to extract Mrs. Haigh's life        |
| savings along with her tooth.                                               |
|   Beale administered a truth serum when the widow visited the dentist.      |
| While unconscious, the widow answered all of Harrison's questions           |
| concerning where she hid her life savings and when she would be away from   |
| her house.                                                                  |
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| CASE #20: The Limping Tax Collector |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|   Vera Alexander, wife of the late tax collector, Clarence Alexander, has   |
| hired Holmes to investigate the apparent suicide of her husband.            |
|   Clarence was found on a grassy knoll in the Park. Tightly gripped in one  |
| hand was a typewritten suicide note. In the other hand was an apothecary's  |
| bottle marked "poison."                                                     |
|   William Kenney, a commodities speculator, witnessed Clarence's death. He  |
| was jogging past a park bench where Clarence was seated, when Clarence rose |
| suddenly gasping for air.                                                   |
|   "The bloke turned absolutely purple. He staggered forward several feet,   |
| limping on his left leg. Then he collapsed, "recollected Kenney.            |
|   Vera believes Clarence was murdered. "He was in perfect mental and        |
| physical health, Mr. Holmes."                                               |
|   At the time of his death, Clarence was resting in the Park after complet- |
| ing a number of field audits of local citizens: banker Stephen Guess; lock- |
| smith Eric Wang; museum superintendent Mathew Lerner; and pawnbroker        |
| Phillip Pupil.                                                              |
|   Holmes must find a) the killer, b) the motive, and c) how the crime was   |
| committed.                                                                  |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
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| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | The /poison in the apothecary's /bottle does /not /match |
|                  | the /poison that killed Clarence.                        |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | /Guess was in a /business /meeting when Clarence died.   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | /KILLER CLUE: A "/bright /student" is a good _____.      |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. /Thumb_____ hold /paper to a /bulletin /board.       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | Clarence's last report shows he suspected only /Guess    |
|                  | and /Pupil of /cheating on their /taxes.                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | Clarence told Wang that he /overpaid his /taxes and is   |
|                  | /entitled to a /refund.                                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | Museum superintendent Matthew Lerner has a collection of |
|                  | /poisons used by /aborigines.                            |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | The first time Clarence /limped was just /moments        |
|                  | /before his /death.                                      |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | Clarence's /wet /feet /are evidence that he had been     |
|                  | /wading in the /pond in the Park shortly before he died. |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | When Clarence collapsed, William Kenny saw /Pupil rush   |
|                  | forward and attempt to /render /first /aid.              |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /3. /Three is an _____ /number.                          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. Title for a /married /woman in Germany.              |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | Holmes finds a /needle covered with /curare /poison in   |
|                  | Clarence's /left /shoe.                                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | GENERAL /METHOD CLUE:                                    |
|                  | While Clarence was /in /the /pond, his fate was being    |
|                  | set.                                                     |
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| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| KILLER:                                                                     |
| 1. Matthew Lerner                                                           |
| 2. <<Phillip Pupil>>                                                        |
| 3. Stephen Guess                                                            |
| 4. Eric Wang                                                                |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. Blackmail                                                                |
| 2. <<Tax fraud>>                                                            |
| 3. Revenge                                                                  |
| 4. Insurance                                                                |
|.............................................................................|
| METHOD:                                                                     |
| 1. Poisoned dart in neck                                                    |
| 2. <<Poisoned needle inside shoe>>                                          |
| 3. Poisonous insect inside shoe                                             |
| 4. Poisoned water in pond                                                   |
|.............................................................................|
|   Pawnbroker Phillip Pupil was a very lucky man until tax collector         |
| Clarence Alexander discovered that Pupil had filed false income tax returns |
| for years.                                                                  |
|   Faced with probable imprisonment, Pupil decided to stab Clarence with a   |
| poisoned needle and leave false clues of suicide. ||When Clarence took his  |
| shoes off in the Park and waded in the pond, Pupil stuck a needle dipped in |
| curare poison in Clarence's left shoe. When Clarence put his shoe on and    |
| collapsed, Pupil rushed forward pretending to render first aid. He used     |
| this opportunity to plant the typewritten suicide note and the bottle of    |
| poison on Clarence.                                                         |
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| CASE #21: The Fallen Angel |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| FROM THE JOURNAL OF DR. WATSON:
|   Early this morning, the Royal Guard discovered human fly, Hector Angel,   |
| clutching a foot-long section of rope, at the base of the Tower of London.  |
| He had apparently fallen to his death from a ledge at the very top of the   |
| legendary Tower.                                                            |
|   Moments later, the Royal Guard made a more startling discovery: The Crown |
| Jewels, stored in a chamber atop the Tower of London, had disappeared.      |
|   Within minutes, a loud rap on the door of 221 B Baker Street announced    |
| the arrival of a Scotland Yard carriage for the master sleuth. Inspector    |
| Lestrade presented my friend with an urgent letter from the Queen imploring |
| Holmes to recover the missing gems.                                         |
|   Upon arrival at the Tower, Holmes observed 1 ) Hector Angel entered the   |
| Tower from the outside through a vent at the very top, 2) the only rope     |
| found at the Tower was the piece Hector was clutching as he fell to his     |
| death, and 3) Hector was murdered by an accomplice to the jewel theft.      |
|   Holmes must discover a) who kilted Hector Angel, b) the murder weapon,    |
| and c) how the killer escaped from the scene of the crime.                  |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
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| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | After inspecting the /Tower, Holmes is convinced that    |
|                  | /no /one could /climb /to the /top.                      |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | At the time of the crime, /August /Bomish was in         |
|                  | /Bohemia.                                                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | /MEANS OF /ESCAPE  (/4 Parts)                            |
|                  | /2. /Helium is /lighter than _____.                      |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | /MEANS OF /ESCAPE  (/4 Parts)                            |
|                  | /3. You can't /play /tennis without a _____.             |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | Ex-con /Houston /Glaser has abandoned his life of crime  |
|                  | and is attempting to go straight as a /Hotel employee.   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | /Willie /Crayfield quit his job shortly after the crime. |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | /MEANS OF /ESCAPE  (/4 Parts)                            |
|                  | /1. "/Some /like it _____."                              |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | Locksmith = /Crayfield, Ex-banker = /Bomish, Bellman =   |
|                  | /Glaser, Alcoholic = /Mathers.                           |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | Holmes cannot find Hector's /footsteps or that of any    |
|                  | accomplice /leading to the /Tower.                       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | /MEANS OF /ESCAPE (/4 Parts)                             |
|                  | /4. "He's /crazy /as a _____."                           |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | /WEAPON CLUE:                                            |
|                  | /King Arthur's "/Excalibur" was a _____.                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | At the time of the crime, /Tim /Mathers was /drunk at    |
|                  | the /Pub.                                                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | Go to the /Newspaper /Shop for the names of the four     |
|                  | criminals known to Holmes to /fly /hot /air /balloons.   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | /GENERAL CLUE:                                           |
|                  | Hector Angel /handed the killer /the /crown /jewels and  |
|                  | was /climbing /up a /rope moments before he died.        |
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| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| KILLER:                                                                     |
| 1. Houston Glaser                                                           |
| 2. Tim Mathers                                                              |
| 3. August Bomish                                                            |
| 4. <<Willie Crayfield>>                                                     |
|.............................................................................|
| WEAPON:                                                                     |
| 1. <<Sword>>                                                                |
| 2. Rope                                                                     |
| 3. Arrow                                                                    |
| 4. Lance                                                                    |
|.............................................................................|
| HOW KILLER ESCAPED:                                                         |
| 1. Down air shaft                                                           |
| 2. <<Hot air balloon>>                                                      |
| 3. Swung to another building                                                |
| 4. Giant kite                                                               |
|.............................................................................|
|   Hot air balloonist Willie Crayfield talked human fly Hector Angel into a  |
| daring heist of the Crown Jewels stored in the heavily guarded Tower of     |
| London.                                                                     |
|   As Crayfield maneuvered his balloon above the Tower, Angel climbed down a |
| rope and entered a vent leading to the room containing the regal gems.      |
|   After stealing the Crown Jewels, Angel commenced to climb back up the     |
| rope into the gondola of Crayfield's balloon. Angel made the fatal mistake  |
| of first handing the gems to Crayfield before completing his climb. As soon |
| as Crayfield grabbed the jewels, he drew a sword and cut the rope Angel was |
| ascending. Poor Hector Angel fell to his death still clutching a section of |
| the severed rope.                                                           |
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| CASE #22: The Alphabet Spy |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| FROM THE JOURNAL OF DR. WATSON:                                             |
|   We'd all thought Secret Service agent Throwbush had been killed in The    |
| Adventure of the Mystery Man, but he resurfaced to draw Holmes and I into   |
| another case of international intrigue. It was five years after America's   |
| Civil War, when agent Throwbush appeared and asked us to observe the        |
| patrons of the Boar's Head Inn, where a known foreign agent was working as  |
| a cook. The cook was expected to pass an important message to a second      |
| agent that very night. Unfortunately, the Secret Service didn't know who    |
| the second agent was or how the message would be passed. Therefore, they    |
| were compelled to call upon the keen eye of Sherlock Holmes.                |
|   We were just finishing our entree and looking forward to dessert, when    |
| Holmes leapt across the dining room to keep the second agent from eating    |
| the message planted in his alphabet soup by the cook. Holmes was certain    |
| the message was a date written out, but we had to unscramble the following  |
| sixteen alphabet noodles:                                                   |
|   TTTEEENNN                                                                 |
|    UUHAIGS                                                                  |
| "These letters form two words," Holmes explained, "the name of a month and  |
| the day within that month, spelled out. There are two letters among the     |
| sixteen that do not appear in the spelling of ANY day of the month, so they |
| must be in the NAME of the month."                                          |
|  Armed with this insight, Holmes went on to solve a) the message, b) what   |
| event the date refers to, and c) who sent the message.                      |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
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| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | /EVENT CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /1. /Eavesdropping is /an _____ of /privacy.             |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | /WHO CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                    |
|                  | /1. /Queen's /mate.                                      |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | Throwbush had disappeared in 1866 on /February /Twelfth. |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | /MESSAGE CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                |
|                  | /2. A brief /breeze is a _____ of /wind.                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | /King /Wilhelm of /Prussia has been staying at the       |
|                  | hotel.                                                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | /WHO CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                    |
|                  | /3. /Wheel that /steers a /ship.                         |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | /WHO CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                    |
|                  | /2. /Last _____ and /testament.                          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | There have been recent border clashes between /Prussia   |
|                  | and the countries of /Hungary, /Poland and /France.      |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | /MESSAGE CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                |
|                  | /1. Initials of /Aberdeen /University.                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | Only one /month contains the letter "/G."                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | /EVENT CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /2. The /fourth /word /of this clue is the answer.       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | /MESSAGE CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                |
|                  | /3. Between /eighteenth and /twentieth.                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | High security has been ordered for the upcoming /visit   |
|                  | of /Napoleon of /France.                                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | /EVENT CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /3. Country across the /Channel boasting /can-/cans and  |
|                  | /bon-/bons.                                              |
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| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| THE MESSAGE:                                                                |
| 1. August Eighteenth                                                        |
| 2. August Thirteenth                                                        |
| 3. August Twentieth                                                         |
| 4. <<August Nineteenth>>                                                    |
|.............................................................................|
| THE EVENT:                                                                  |
| 1. Invasion of Hungary                                                      |
| 2. <<Invasion of France>>                                                   |
| 3. Invasion of Prussia                                                      |
| 4. Invasion of Poland                                                       |
|.............................................................................|
| WHO SENT MESSAGE:                                                           |
| 1. <<King Wilhelm>>                                                         |
| 2. Napoleon                                                                 |
| 3. Moriarty                                                                 |
| 4. Throwbush                                                                |
|.............................................................................|
|   The leaders of the militant German province of Prussia were about to      |
| expand their influence by invading France. This aggression became known as  |
| the bloody Franco-Prussian War, and the date in the message marked          |
| Prussia's first assault. Bonus points for any sleuth who pegged the year as |
| 1870, five years after the Civil War.                                       |
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| CASE #23: The Mysterious Skull |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| FROM THE JOURNAL OF DR. WATSON:                                             |
|   London was a beehive of activity as we hosted the IV Olympic Games in the |
| summer of 1908. Holmes preferred the track and field events to the water    |
| sports, so we were contented to sit in the Olympic Stadium, until Lestrade  |
| showed up.                                                                  |
|   Evidently, the coach of the American water polo team was found floating   |
| in the Henley Regatta lanes marked off in the Thames. He was mortally       |
| injured by a skull fracture. As the coach expired, Horatio Hornblown and    |
| Fred Farent, the fishermen who dragged him from the river, heard him        |
| whisper,                                                                    |
| "The skull! The skull!"                                                     |
|   On the victim's body was a ticket to "Hamlet," five locker keys and,      |
| oddly enough, a pass from Scotland Yard. Lestrade explained that the coach  |
| was on the Olympic Rules Committee and often sat at the window of Chief     |
| Inspector Tagart's office, which overlooked the apothecary across the       |
| street.                                                                     |
|   Holmes concluded that more than one man had a hand in the murder of the   |
| American water polo coach, and through dedicated investigation uncovered a) |
| the killers, b) the weapon, and c) the motive.                              |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
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| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/4 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /3. /Apothecary is another name for a _____ /store.      |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | A certain form of /racing /boat is called a "/scull."    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | /KILLERS CLUE  (/4 Parts)                                |
|                  | /2. Two or more /horses /harnessed to the same /carriage |
|                  | or /plow.                                                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | The tickets to Hamlet are for a /Broadway playhouse in   |
|                  | /New /York.                                              |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/4 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1.  A /blanket.                                         |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | The water polo coach had five keys made for the /Rowing  |
|                  | /Team's /lockers. Four /rowers and the /coxswain.        |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | /WEAPON CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. To /strike or /administer a /blow.                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | /WEAPON CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. /Casablanca theme song: "/As /Time /Goes _____."     |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | /WEAPON CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /3. /Water vehicle, /smaller than a /ship.               |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | /KILLER CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. /Propelling a /boat by use of /oars.                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | "Alas, poor Horatio. I knew him well." is a line Hamlet  |
|                  | /delivers /to a /skull.                                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/4 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /4. Three letter word meaning "/to /utilize."            |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | While constructing Olympic Stadium, workers unearthed an |
|                  | /ancient /human /skull, but no other /remains.           |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/4 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. The soft, fine /feathers of a /pillow, but use a     |
|                  | /word that's /opposite.                                  |
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| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| KILLER:                                                                     |
| 1. The coxswain                                                             |
| 2. The entire rowing team                                                   |
| 3. Fred Farend                                                              |
| 4. <<Rowing team coach>>                                                    |
|.............................................................................|
| HOW KILLED:                                                                 |
| 1. Hit with oar                                                             |
| 2. Hit with ancient human skull                                             |
| 3. <<Hit by boat>>                                                          |
| 4. Drugged                                                                  |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. <<Cover up drug use>>                                                    |
| 2. To get his position                                                      |
| 3. Revenge for recent rules changes                                         |
| 4. Blackmail                                                                |
|.............................................................................|
|   If you know anything about the sport of rowing, you know a "scull" is a   |
| racing boat used in the Olympics and the Henley Regatta. The fishermen who  |
| pulled the coach from the Thames heard the right word, but everybody        |
| assumed the wrong spelling.                                                 |
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| CASE #24: The Musical Murder |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|   Pianist William Minor and his string quartet were the rage of London, so  |
| Holmes and Watson got front row seats. Right in the middle of his finale, a |
| new composition entitled "Goodbye, Dolly", William was struck dead by an    |
| arrow through the heart. Scotland Yard immediately sealed off the Play-     |
| house. The Yard questioned each remaining member of the string quartet:     |
| cellist Beatrice Flatty, harpist Jeffery DeSharpe, and violinist Heide      |
| Minor, William's wife of many years. Playhouse owner, Major G.F. Keys, and  |
| concert promoter, Octavia Scales, were also questioned.                     |
|   Lestrade was scratching his head as he approached Holmes' front row seat. |
| "We found the arrow easily enough," the Scotland Yard inspector whined.     |
| "But we can't seem to find a bloody bow anywhere!"                          |
|   "If you can't find a bow at a string concert," Holmes returned im-        |
| patiently, "you are looking without seeing!"                                |
|   Holmes went on to note that, as William Minor was dying, he hammered      |
| three notes on the bloody keyboard. Holmes, a musician himself, recognized  |
| the notes as a natural G and a natural F followed by an E-flat. Holmes      |
| helped out the Yard, again, by disclosing a) the killer, b) the motive, and |
| c) the weapon.                                                              |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
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| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | "Good-bye, Dolly" was originally /DeSharpe's             |
|                  | /composition.                                            |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | /KILLER CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. /Tall and /short buddies, /Mutt and _____.           |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | /Octavia was being /blackmailed by /Minor.               |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | /Minor was /leaving his /wife to /run /off with /Bea.    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | /KILLER CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. An /E-/flat on the /piano can also be called another |
|                  | /note. If you're not too /sharp with /music, go to a     |
|                  | /concert in the /park.                                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | /Major /Keys was seen talking to a known /arsonist.      |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | The /arrow came from a /museum /exhibit on /Medieval     |
|                  | /England.                                                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. If your /car is /missing from your /garage, chances  |
|                  | are it /was _____.                                       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | /KILLER CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. An /E-/flat is the /same as a /D-/sharp.             |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | /WEAPON CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. Instruments in the string quartet were a /piano, a   |
|                  | /cello, a /violin and a _____.                           |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /3. To change /chords on a violin, you must change the   |
|                  | _____ of your /fingers (Rhymes with "/condition").       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | /MOTIVE CLUE (/3 Parts)                                  |
|                  | /2. T.V. jargon for /situation /comedy is /sit _____.    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | Heidi Minor's /nickname is "/Dolly."                     |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | /WEAPON CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. Each /instrument in the /quartet has at least /four. |
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| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| KILLER:                                                                     |
| 1. Octavia Scales                                                           |
| 2. Major Keys                                                               |
| 3. Heidi Minor                                                              |
| 4. <<Jeff DeSharpe>>                                                        |
|.............................................................................|
| WEAPON:                                                                     |
| 1. Rigged piano                                                             |
| 2. <<Harp string>>                                                          |
| 3. Cello string                                                             |
| 4. Cello bow                                                                |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. Jealousy                                                                 |
| 2. Blackmail                                                                |
| 3. Cover up                                                                 |
| 4. <<Stolen composition>>                                                   |
|.............................................................................|
|   The quartet's harpist was bitter over the theft of his musical piece      |
| "Goodby, Dolly," so he was determined to end William Minor's career on a    |
| sour note. You had an edge on this case if you know music and recognized    |
| that on the piano an E flat and a D sharp are exactly the same note.        |
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| CASE #25: The Eye of the Eiger |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| FROM THE JOURNAL OF DR. WATSON:                                             |
|   How the mighty fall! I have always regarded the legendary mountaineer,    |
| Sir Edmund Hillman, with the utmost esteem. Now the great man sits before   |
| Holmes and me in ruins. This conqueror of the treacherous south face of the |
| Eiger mountain has been arrested for shoplifting at Eiger Fashions, a local |
| sports furbishing shop.                                                     |
|   "I am guilty, Mr. Holmes. There can be no doubt about that. I stuffed the |
| pair of boxer underwear into my coat pocket right in front of the           |
| shopkeeper. I can't say why I did it. I have never stolen anything before   |
| in my life. Besides, I detest boxer shorts. As a sportsman, I only wear     |
| jockey underwear."                                                          |
|   Holmes clearly took pity on the man's abject tale; particularly when Sir  |
| Edmund observed that, before the theft, he had been offered a lucrative     |
| contract to endorse a new line of Hawaiian sportswear to be introduced by   |
| Eiger Fashions under the name of "Lei Gear." Since the arrest, the owners   |
| of Eiger Fashions, Eileen and Gerald Mulch, have withdrawn the offer.       |
|   Perhaps Holmes was only trying to distact the old chap from his woes,     |
| but I was quite surprised when he gave Sir Edmund a pad of paper and a set  |
| of colored inks and invited him to doodle while recounting the famous Eiger |
| expedition. The modest Sir Edmund spoke mainly with praise of the men who   |
| climbed with him: Edmund Infall Germain, a Swiss diplomat; Regie Jackson, a |
| stockbroker; Dr. Simon Klopps, a psychologist; and Gerald Mulch of Eiger    |
| Fashions.                                                                   |
|   Just as Sir Edmund approached the most thrilling part of his tale, Holmes |
| interrupted and asked to look at the mountaineer's scribbles.               |
|   "It worked," Holmes muttered. Then pointing to what Sir Edmund had        |
| absentmindedly sketched, the great detective proclaimed that he would       |
| prove Sir Edmund innocent of any wrongdoing. "A man cannot be found         |
| guilty unless he is shown to possess mens rea or guilty purpose for his     |
| acts. You, Sir Edmund, are completely innocent."                            |
|   I examined the scribbles to see what led Holmes to such an extraordinary  |
| conclusion. After all, Sir Edmund had confessed his guilt.                  |
|   The scribbles only consisted of a sketch of the Eiger mountain with what  |
| resembled a green eye at the summit.                                        |
|   "What does this show, Holmes?"                                            |
|   The master detective replied, "It merely identifies a) the criminal       |
| responsible for Sir Edmund's plight, b) his motive, and c) the method of    |
| his crime."                                                                 |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
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| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | Dr. Klopps is an /expert /hypnotist. He uses a /gold     |
|                  | /watch bearing the engraving of /an /eye to put his      |
|                  | /patients /in a /trance.                                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. Symbol for the element /nitrogen.                    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | /CRIMINAL CLUE:                                          |
|                  | Name of a /mythological family of /one-/eyed /giants.    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | /Klopps usually /goes by the /name "/Sy."                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | Gerald Mulch tells Holmes that /Klopps used /hypnotism   |
|                  | about the campfires to /entertain the /climbers during   |
|                  | the Eiger expedition.                                    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | The /Eiger /Fashion /logo (a /sketch of the /Eiger       |
|                  | /Mountain) was on the boxer shorts Sir Edmund stuffed    |
|                  | into his coat.                                           |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | /Regie spelled backwards is "/eiger."                    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | Jackson tells Holmes that /Klopps felt /Sir /Edmund      |
|                  | should not have /gotten /all the "/glory" in the /press  |
|                  | for the Eiger climb.                                     |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | /MOTIVE CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. Pick out the /center of "/gravity". (Answer at the   |
|                  | /Tobacconist)                                            |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | The /Mulchs recently encountered financial difficulties. |
|                  | Holmes concludes they are /glad to /get /out of the      |
|                  | /contract /with Sir Edmund.                              |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | The /color of /envy is _____.                            |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | As a result of a pub brawl, /Germain has /only /one      |
|                  | /eye.                                                    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | Scotland Yard suspects /Germain is a /spy.               |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | The letter "/V."                                         |
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.----------.
| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| CRIMINAL:                                                                   |
| 1. Regie Jackson                                                            |
| 2. Gerald Mulch                                                             |
| 3. Edmund Germain                                                           |
| 4. <<Dr. Klopps>>                                                           |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. <<Envy>>                                                                 |
| 2. Greed                                                                    |
| 3. Get out of contract                                                      |
| 4. Blackmail                                                                |
|.............................................................................|
| METHOD:                                                                     |
| 1. Drugs                                                                    |
| 2. <<Hypnotism>>                                                            |
| 3. Voodoo                                                                   |
| 4. Induced Amnesia                                                          |
|.............................................................................|
|   Sir Edmund Hillman was an old fashioned hero: adventurous, modest and     |
| widely admired. Dr. Simon "Sy" Klopps who scaled the Eiger with Hillman     |
| deeply resented that his team leader gathered "all the glory" for the       |
| climb. Motivated by intense envy, Dr. Klopps utilized his considerable      |
| skills as a hypnotist to cause Sir Edmund to disgrace himself by appearing  |
| to shoplift clothes bearing the Eiger Fashions logo. Holmes realized that   |
| Sir Edmund's doodles of a green eye in the Eiger revealed the solution to   |
| the case. Sir Edmund's subconscious mind associated Dr. Klopps with the     |
| one-eyed monster of myth, the cyclops. The green eye on the sketch          |
| suggested envy as a motive and hypnotism as the means of the crime.         |
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| CASE #26: The Random Murders |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|   Scotland Yard is bewildered by a recent spate of murders in the           |
| fashionable seaside community of Eastbourne. In the past two weeks, 47      |
| citizens have been murdered by gunshot. All victims were shot in the head   |
| while standing in the doorway to their homes. Inspector Lestrade has been   |
| unable to find any motive for the killings. The victims do not appear to be |
| related. In no case was there evidence of robbery or even a struggle.       |
|   As the death toll mounted, Inspector Lestrade felt he had no choice but   |
| to consult the master detective to solve the riddle of the random murders:  |
| "Please help, Mr. Holmes. Commissioner Harry Mugg has told me that if I     |
| don't solve this crime wave soon, I will be reassigned to the traffic       |
| division. And you know there are only four motor vehicles in all of         |
| England!"                                                                   |
|   In order to assist Holmes, Lestrade has drawn up a list of suspects:      |
| Satanist Alistair Mallory; escaped mass murderer Henry Hyde; Irish revolu-  |
| tionary Brendan Bee; anarchist Caesar Grasshopper; and the archvillianous   |
| duo of Professor James Moriarty and Colonel Sebastian Moran.                |
|   To Lestrade's grave disappointment, Holmes declined the assignment due to |
| the crush of prior commitments. When word of the master detective's refusal |
| circulated, Sherlock Holmes was served with a subpoena to appear before the |
| Select Parliamentary Committee on Law and Order. When the committee         |
| chairman. Sir Leroy Tick (M.P., Eastbourne) challenged Sherlock Holmes in   |
| public session to solve the mass murders, the incomparable detective        |
| stunned the audience by identifying a) the killer, b) the mastermind, and   |
| c) the motive for the murders.                                              |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
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| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | All the victims were /registered /Labour /party members. |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | /MASTERMIND CLUE  (/2 Parts)                             |
|                  | /2. A type of /insect.                                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | Witnesses claim that /Grasshopper's henchman /Jagger was |
|                  | seen wandering the streets of Eastbourne with a "/bulge  |
|                  | in his /pocket."                                         |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | /Byron, precinct worker for /Tick's re-election          |
|                  | campaign, /packs a /pistol when he delivers his          |
|                  | political message door-to-door.                          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | /Bee, advocates "/random /urban /terror" as a means to   |
|                  | /force the English /out of /Ireland.                     |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | Holmes discovers a memo to the Whig Party headquarters   |
|                  | addressed  to /Byron and signed by /Tick (The contents   |
|                  | may be read at the /Pawnbroker /shop).                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | /Tick is a /member of the /Whig /party.                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | A recent poll placed the /Labour challenger, Burt Brown, |
|                  | /46 /votes /ahead of the /Whig /incumbent in the race    |
|                  | for the Eastbourne seat in Parliament.                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | /Mallory supports /Tick's re-election.                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | The memo stated: "Use some imagination and do what it    |
|                  | takes to see that the /labour /party /lead in the polls  |
|                  | is /eliminated!"                                         |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | /KILLER CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. /Irish form of the /name /John.                      |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | /KILLER CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. Noted /English /literary figure.                     |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | Police informers report that /Grasshopper ordered his    |
|                  | assistant /Jagger to /kill /some bourgeois to "/prove    |
|                  | his /loyalty."                                           |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | /MASTERMIND CLUE  (/2 Parts)| /1. A name that means      |
|                  | "/the /King."                                            |
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| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| KILLER:                                                                     |
| 1. <<Sean Byron>>                                                           |
| 2. Brendan Bee                                                              |
| 3. Henry Hyde                                                               |
| 4. Moe Jagger                                                               |
|.............................................................................|
| MASTERMIND:                                                                 |
| 1. Professor Moriarty                                                       |
| 2. Caesar Grasshopper                                                       |
| 3. <<Sir Leroy Tick>>                                                       |
| 4. Alistair Mallory                                                         |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. Revenge                                                                  |
| 2. Eliminate witnesses                                                      |
| 3. Create political unrest                                                  |
| 4. <<Win election>>                                                         |
|.............................................................................|
|   Whig precinct worker Sean Byron set a new low in unsportsmanlike conduct  |
| in a political campaign: he murdered supporters of the opposition party.    |
| The incumbent candidate, Whig Sir Leroy Tick, derived a double benefit from |
| his zealous supporter's actions since the murders not only decreased the    |
| number of Labour votes but also provided him with a strong "Law and Order"  |
| campaign issue. Although Sir Leroy did not instruct Byron to commit murder, |
| he set the shocking events in motion by ordering his unbalanced aide to "do |
| what it takes" to eliminate the Labour lead in the polls. Byron did as he   |
| was told.                                                                   |
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| CASE #27: Moriarty's Challenge |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| FROM THE JOURNAL OF DR. WATSON:                                             |
|   I can assure you, dear reader, that during my tour of duty in India in    |
| the service of Her Majesty's Imperial Army, there were many instances when  |
| I found myself in the gravest peril. Yet at no time in my entire life have  |
| I been more fearful for my continued existence than I was last night.       |
|   It all began when Holmes and I received an invitation from Sherlock's     |
| brother, Mycroft, to dine at 8:00 p.m. at the posh London Bistro restaurant |
| on the occasion of Sherlock's birthday. The telegram of invitation spoke of |
| a "celebration of an important milestone in Sherlock's life."               |
|   To our great disappointment, Mycroft did not appear and Sherlock began to |
| suspect that he was the victim of a hoax. This suspicion was confirmed when |
| he opened his menu and in the candlelight of the elegant restaurant read    |
| the following message:                                                      |
|      "Welcome, Mr. Holmes. I have a very special birthday                   |
|      celebration in mind for you, that is, if you have the                  |
|      courage to stay for the evening's entertainment. On                    |
|      the other hand, you are free to leave if you don't wish                |
|      to make this meal your last. The choice is yours. Bon                  |
|      Appetit!"                                                              |
|         Prof. James Moriarty                                                |
|                                                                             |
|   To my astonishment, my companion elected to stay. "I cannot permit        |
| Moriarty the satisfaction of watching me run and cower in fear. No, Watson, |
| we are going to stay put, enjoy our dinner, and foil any attempts to spoil  |
| the evening. Besides, I want to hear famed violinist Sol Ox perform at      |
| 10:00."                                                                     |
|   Neither the waiter, Bill Beaconfield, nor Maitre D', Henri Wickhill, can  |
| tell how Moriarty's message got in Holmes' menu. Chef George Torchwell and  |
| assistant Ida Matchbush both assure Holmes that no one has or will be       |
| permitted to tamper with the food.                                          |
|   Looking about the room, Holmes and Watson recognize only two other        |
| diners: Barrister Randy Lamptree and his ladyfriend, chemist Stella Plow.   |
|   I held my breath until Holmes averted disaster by identifying a) the      |
| person Moriarty selected to kill him, b) the intended murder method, and c) |
| the time the murder was to occur.                                           |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
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| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | /METHOD CLUE  (/5 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /4. A type of metal /container, generally used to /hold  |
|                  | /food.                                                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | Holmes warned Watson that a malicious /chemist might put |
|                  | /poison in the /salt and /pepper /shakers.               |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | /METHOD CLUE  (/5 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /5. Take the word meaning "/of /greater /age" (also a    |
|                  | /type of /tree), chop off the /last /two letters and     |
|                  | /reverse what remains.                                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | /MORIARTY'S /AGENT CLUE (/2 Parts)                       |
|                  | /1. An object that /produces /light.                     |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | /Beaconfield /lit the /candles at Holmes' table when     |
|                  | they were /seated at /8:00 p.m.                          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | The /candles used at the London Bistro restaurant /last  |
|                  | /three /hours.                                           |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | /MORIARTY'S /AGENT CLUE  (/2 Parts)                      |
|                  | /2. Something likely to be /found on a /farm.            |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | When Holmes discovered the murder weapon, he showed      |
|                  | Watson that it was /set to "/go /off" at /the /half-/way |
|                  | /mark.                                                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | Violinist Sol Ox recently /received a /violin from an    |
|                  | "anonymous /admirer".                                    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | /METHOD CLUE  (/5 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. Take the symbol for the element /xenon and /reverse  |
|                  | the /letters.                                            |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | Beaconfield has /no /reason to /dislike /Holmes and      |
|                  | would never consider trying to /hurt /him.               |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | /METHOD CLUE  (/5 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. Acronym of the /Palestine /Liberation Organization.  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | Chef George Torchwell received an anonymous tip that it  |
|                  | was Holmes' birthday and he should /bring /out a         |
|                  | /surprise /cake at /9:/15 p.m.                           |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | /METHOD CLUE  (/5 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /3. A /dent in the /chassis of a /car is often referred  |
|                  | to as a "_____".                                         |
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| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| MORIARTY'S AGENT:                                                           |
| 1. Henri Wickhill                                                           |
| 2. <<Bill Beaconfield>>                                                     |
| 3. Stella Plow                                                              |
| 4. Sol Ox                                                                   |
|.............................................................................|
| METHOD:                                                                     |
| 1. Poisoned Salt                                                            |
| 2. Poisoned Cake                                                            |
| 3. Exploding Cake                                                           |
| 4. <<Exploding Candle>>                                                     |
|.............................................................................|
| INTENDED TIME OF MURDER:                                                    |
| 1. 9:00 PM                                                                  |
| 2. <<9:30 PM>>                                                              |
| 3. 10:00 PM                                                                 |
| 4. 10:30 PM                                                                 |
|.............................................................................|
|   The arch-villain, Professor James Moriarty, chose Holmes' birthday as an  |
| appropriate occasion to engage the master sleuth in a battle of wits. He    |
| planted an explosive in the candle at the table reserved for Holmes at the  |
| London Bistro. Although waiter Bill Beaconfield bore no ill will toward     |
| Holmes and never had dealings with Moriarty, he was Moriarty's unwitting    |
| agent in crime by lighting the candle intended to kill the great detective. |
| As the candles at the restaurant last three hours, and the explosive was    |
| contained midway in the candle on Holmes' table, the murder would have      |
| occurred at 9:30.                                                           |
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| CASE #28: The Doctor's Last Lament |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| FROM THE JOURNAL OF DR. WATSON:                                             |
|   As a physician, I am of course saddened by the passing of a fellow        |
| practitioner of the medical arts, particularly when it is by his own hand.  |
|   Such was the sad story of a veteran of the South African Campaign, Dr.    |
| Vincent Van Nogh. Moved as I was by an account of his self-inflicted death  |
| in the London Times, I quoted aloud the good doctor's suicide note:         |
|   Dear Constable:                                                           |
|   I am frightfully weary with life in general. I fear I've been a bloody    |
|   bore. It is a relief at long last to say adieu.                           |
|      Vincent                                                                |
|                                                                             |
|   The newspaper account went on to note that Dr. Van Nogh poisoned himself  |
| with cyanide, which was found in his mouth.                                 |
|   The report concluded by identifying Van Nogh's pallbearers: Thomas        |
| Renova, Waldo Barrett, Gen. Vernon Arnoux, and Reginald Burnham.            |
|   To my astonishment, Holmes replied to my recital that, clearly, Dr. Van   |
| Nogh had been murdered and that my sadness for his passing could best be    |
| expiated by bringing the killer to justice.                                 |
|   Before I could protest that perhaps this time his imagination had the     |
| best of him, Holmes summoned: "Come, Watson, get your coat, for we must     |
| identify a) the killer, b) the weapon, and c) the motive."                  |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
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| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | Holmes reasons that the /first /sentence of the "suicide |
|                  | note" identified the /killer's /rank.                    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | /WEAPON CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. Take the word for the /color of /Beaujolais /wine    |
|                  | and /reverse letters.                                    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | Holmes reasons that the /second /sentence of the         |
|                  | "suicide note" contains a /pun which reveals that Dr.    |
|                  | Van Nogh had a /guilty /conscience.                      |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | /KILLER CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /2. It is unnecessary to /carry /coals to _____/castle.  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | /WEAPON CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /3. _____ /Jagger.                                       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | Holmes learns that Dr. Van Nogh fought in the /British   |
|                  | /Army during the /Boer /War in South Africa.  (Visit     |
|                  | /Scotland /Yard for a /surprise concerning this fact).   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | Holmes concludes that the /killer /knew of Dr. Van       |
|                  | Nogh's /treason during the /Boer /War but took /justice  |
|                  | into /his /own /hands because he couldn't /prove /it.    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | Watson tells Holmes that an /injection of /air from a    |
|                  | /hypodermic /needle /into a /vein can induce a fatal     |
|                  | heart attack.                                            |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | Holmes reasons that the /third /sentence of the "suicide |
|                  | note" suggests that the /killer has a /French surname.   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | During the Boer War, Van Nogh's unit was commanded by    |
|                  | /Arnoux. Van Nogh was captured and /suspected of         |
|                  | /treason, but /not /charged due to /lack of /evidence.   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | /WEAPON CLUE  (/3 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. A person who /worries about his /health without      |
|                  | /reason is a  _____/chondriac.                           |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | /KILLER CLUE  (/2 Parts)                                 |
|                  | /1. _____/ts and /crafts.                                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | After being /captured in /battle, he switched            |
|                  | /allegiance and /fought on the side of the /Boers.       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | After examining the corpse, Holmes concludes that the    |
|                  | /cyanide was /placed in Van Nogh's /mouth /after he      |
|                  | /died.                                                   |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.----------.
| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| KILLER:                                                                     |
| 1. <<Vernon Arnoux>>                                                        |
| 2. Thomas Renova                                                            |
| 3. Waldo Barrett                                                            |
| 4. Reginald Burnham                                                         |
|.............................................................................|
| WEAPON:                                                                     |
| 1. Cyanide                                                                  |
| 2. Electricity                                                              |
| 3. <<Hypodermic needle>>                                                    |
| 4. Pin from good conduct medal                                              |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. Cover up scandal                                                         |
| 2. <<Punish treason>>                                                       |
| 3. Blackmail                                                                |
| 4. Temporary insanity                                                       |
|.............................................................................|
|   Dr. Van Nogh was a man with a guilty conscience. He served in the British |
| Army during the South African campaign; but when he was captured in battle  |
| he became a traitor and fought on the side of the Boers. Hence his cryptic  |
| remark that he had been a "bloody bore". His commanding officer, General    |
| Vernon Arnoux, always suspected Van Nogh's treason but could never prove    |
| it. Finally, he decided to take justice into his own hands and "execute"    |
| Van Nogh. When Arnoux confronted Van Nogh, he permitted the doctor to write |
| a suicide note. The General killed Van Nogh by injecting air into the man's |
| arm with a hypodermic needle. Afterwards, thinking that he needed a more    |
| credible suicide method, General Arnoux poured cyanide into the dead man's  |
| mouth.                                                                      |
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| CASE #29: The Mysterious Murder |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|   Irene Marlow, wife of the wealthy Colonel John Marlow, has come to 221 B  |
| Baker Street with an urgent request. Colonel Marlow was found floating dead |
| in the Thames River a week ago. There were no outwardsigns of any cause of  |
| death, so Scotland Yard concluded that Colonel Marlow had drowned. But      |
| knowing that the Colonel was a good swimmer, Mrs. Marlow suspects foul      |
| play.                                                                       |
|   However, Mrs. Marlow hasn't the slightest idea why anyone would want the  |
| Colonel murdered. She is only able to give a few facts regarding the night  |
| of Marlow's death. The Colonel went to visit a friend, Sir Arthur Pendle-   |
| ton, who was staying at the Hotel. Pendleton told the authorities that      |
| Marlow left the Hotel at 9:00 p.m., alone. When Marlow's body was           |
| recovered, the only thing the authorities noted was that a button was       |
| missing from the Colonel's shirt.                                           |
|   Mrs. Marlow also gives the following information. Colonel Marlow's        |
| favorite nightspots were the Playhouse and the Pub. The two men he          |
| associated with the most were Sir Arthur Pendleton and Mr. Harold Poundley. |
| Finally, before the Colonel was married, he had had an affair with Harold   |
| Poundley's wife.                                                            |
|   Given these facts, Irene Marlow wants Holmes to find out a) who murdered  |
| Colonel Marlow, b) the motive, c) the cause of death, and d) where the      |
| murder occurred.                                                            |
|   After Mrs. Marlow leaves. Dr. Watson remarks that given the lack of       |
| facts, this is a mysterious murder. Holmes replies, "One never knows when   |
| your enemies will appear."                                                  |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
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| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | Two /bottles of /poison were /stolen from the            |
|                  | /Apothecary recently.                                    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | /Money /deposits were made at the /Bank the day after    |
|                  | the murder.                                              |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | /HOW /KILLED CLUE  (/2 Parts)                            |
|                  | /2. Number of /players on a /baseball /team.             |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | Marlow's body was /dumped into the /Thames /River /here. |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | Rumor has it that /Pendleton is secretly /jealous of     |
|                  | Marlow's /wealth.                                        |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | /HOW /KILLED CLUE  (/2 Parts)                            |
|                  | /1. In /baseball, when the /batter misses the /pitch.    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | /MURDERER CLUES  (/4 Parts)                              |
|                  | /2. Opposite of /young.                                  |
|                  | /3. Where /dogs are /kept.                               |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | An old newspaper reports that Albert /Kenilworth         |
|                  | committed suicide after being swindled by partner John   |
|                  | Marlow. Albert's /brother /Arnold /swore /revenge.       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | A patrolman found something in /the /park the day after  |
|                  | the murder. See /Scotland /Yard for what it is.          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | /Poundley pawned a /pistol the day after the murder.     |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | /Poundley was at the /Playhouse with /his /wife the      |
|                  | night of the murder.                                     |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | /Arnold /Kenilworth, an employee at the /Apothecary,     |
|                  | played backgammon with Marlow at the Pub the night he    |
|                  | was killed. After the game, /they /went to /the /Park.   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | A /syringe was /found in /the /Park the day after the    |
|                  | murder.                                                  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | /MURDERER CLUES  (/4 Parts)                              |
|                  | /1. /Part of a /body.                                    |
|                  | /4. British /poet, William /Words _____.                 |
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.----------.
| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| MURDERER:                                                                   |
| 1. Sir Arthur Pendleton                                                     |
| 2. Harold Poundley                                                          |
| 3. <<Arnold Kenilworth>>                                                    |
| 4. Irene Marlow                                                             |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. Jealousy                                                                 |
| 2. Inheritance                                                              |
| 3. <<Revenge>>                                                              |
| 4. Blackmail                                                                |
|.............................................................................|
| CAUSE OF DEATH:                                                             |
| 1. Drowning                                                                 |
| 2. <<Strychnine>>                                                           |
| 3. Cyanide                                                                  |
| 4. Sleeping pills                                                           |
|.............................................................................|
| WHERE:                                                                      |
| 1. <<Park>>                                                                 |
| 2. Pub                                                                      |
| 3. Dock                                                                     |
| 4. Apothecary                                                               |
|.............................................................................|
|   Irene Marlow was unaware of her husband's old business partnership with   |
| Albert Kenilworth. Colonel Marlow had swindled Kenilworth, driving him to   |
| commit suicide. Ten years later, Albert's brother Arnold made good on his   |
| threat of revenge. Marlow had never met Arnold Kenilworth, which Kenilworth |
| used to his advantage. He followed Marlow and engaged the unsuspecting      |
| Colonel in a game of backgammon at the Pub. After the game, Kenilworth      |
| lured Marlow to the Park, where he jumped the Colonel and injected him with |
| a large dose of strychnine, causing near-instantaneous death. Kenilworth    |
| then dragged Marlow's body to the Dock and threw it into the river.         |
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| CASE #30: The Murdered Stockbroker |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|   A distraught lady, Miss Mary Rosedale, has come to see Sherlock Holmes.   |
| Her employer, Jonathan Bailey of the brokerage firm of Bailey &             |
| Coopersfield, was murdered last night. Miss Rosedale is upset because       |
| Bailey's wife, Jenny, seems unconcerned by the murder and because Miss      |
| Rosedale, aside from being his secretary, was also Bailey's mistress.       |
|   Jonathan Bailey was shot outside the Tobacconist after leaving work. A    |
| bullet pierced his heart. By the time help arrived, the assailant had       |
| already vanished. Scotland Yard has been called in, but they have made      |
| little progress in the case. Therefore, Miss Rosedale wants Holmes to bring |
| this crime to justice.                                                      |
|   Miss Rosedale says that Jonathan Bailey had been under pressure lately,   |
| both at work and at home. A scoundrel of a competitor, Henry Lancelot, has  |
| been trying to drive Bailey's brokerage firm out of business by             |
| undercutting its prices. At home, Jenny has started drinking heavily of     |
| late. Jonathan had been very concerned about this.                          |
|   The following information is given regarding the brokerage firm: Bailey's |
| business partner was Barry Coopersfield, an old friend. Rosedale was their  |
| secretary. The firm also employs a timid scrivener, Lionel Reinfield. The   |
| brokerage house is located close to the Dock, but much business is also     |
| carried out over lunch at the Hotel.                                        |
|   To solve this case, Holmes must discover a) who murdered Jonathan Bailey, |
| b) the motive, and c) where the murder weapon is.                           |
|   The game is afoot!                                                        |
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| CLUES |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Location:        | Clue:                                                    |
|------------------+----------------------------------------------------------|
| Apothecary:      | /MURDERER CLUE  (/4 Parts)                               |
|                  | /2. A /letter of the /alphabet.                          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Bank:            | The Bailey & Coopersfield brokerage firm has been        |
|                  | /losing /money due to /competition from /Lancelot's      |
|                  | /company.                                                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Carriage Depot:  | In the event of either Bailey's or Coopersfield's death, |
|                  | the insurance money goes to /the /surviving /partner.    |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Dock:            | Barry Coopersfield is a student of the /American /wild   |
|                  | /west.                                                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Hotel:           | When Bailey and Coopersfield conducted business at the   |
|                  | Hotel, Coopersfield always /smoked a /Persian /tobacco   |
|                  | that /gave /off an /odd /smell.                          |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Locksmith:       | /Reinfield plans to /purchase an /expensive /emerald     |
|                  | /necklace for his /fiancee.                              |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Museum:          | /MURDERER CLUE  (/4 Parts)                               |
|                  | /3. /Barrelmakers.                                       |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Newspaper Shop:  | William F. Cody's /Wild /West /Show from America is      |
|                  | playing at the Playhouse.                                |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Park:            | /MURDERER CLUES  (/4 Parts)                              |
|                  | /1. An /animal                                           |
|                  | /4. A /piece of /land.                                   |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pawnbroker:      | Coopersfield had recently persuaded Bailey to /take out  |
|                  | /an /insurance /policy for /their /firm.                 |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Playhouse:       | The stage manager recalls seeing an unfamiliar stagehand |
|                  | with a /pipe in the Playhouse prop room the night of the |
|                  | murder. He placed a /revolver in a /bin with other /prop |
|                  | /revolvers.                                              |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Pub:             | /Reinfield has often complained to /Mary that he is      |
|                  | being /underpaid.                                        |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Scotland Yard:   | /Coopersfield's "/six-gun" is /missing from its /case.   |
|                  | After the murder, /Coopersfield went to the /Playhouse.  |
|..................!..........................................................|
| Tobacconist:     | Scotland Yard has discovered /traces of /tobacco close   |
|                  | to where Bailey was murdered. It is a /rare /Persian     |
|                  | /blend.                                                  |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
.----------.
| SOLUTION |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| MURDERER:                                                                   |
| 1. Lionel Reinfield                                                         |
| 2. Jenny Bailey                                                             |
| 3. Henry Lancelot                                                           |
| 4. <<Barry Coopersfield>>                                                   |
|.............................................................................|
| MOTIVE:                                                                     |
| 1. <<Insurance money>>                                                      |
| 2. Jealousy                                                                 |
| 3. Revenge                                                                  |
| 4. Cover up business dealings                                               |
|.............................................................................|
| WHERE WEAPON IS:                                                            |
| 1. Tobacconist shop                                                         |
| 2. <<Playhouse prop room>>                                                  |
| 3. Playhouse dressing room                                                  |
| 4. Hotel room                                                               |
|.............................................................................|
|   Barry Coopersfield, worried about the competition from Henry Lancelot's   |
| company, devised a devious plan to gain extra money for himself. He         |
| convinced Bailey that they should buy an insurance policy in case either of |
| them died, with the surviving partner getting the insurance money. After    |
| the policy was taken out, Coopersfield took his souvenir western "six-gun"  |
| revolver, followed Bailey after work, and shot him outside the Tobacconist. |
| Coopersfield then went to the Wild West Show at the Playhouse. Posing as a  |
| stagehand, he snuck into the prop room and put his revolver in a prop bin   |
| containing other revolvers from the show.                                   |
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