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The Newsstand The Quibbler July Contest - Shooting Stars (winners on p3)



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In preparation for this month’s issue on nighttime, The Quibbler’s fearless editor, Zoe, took six Quibbler writers on six different nighttime adventures. The goal of each trip was the same – to watch the night sky for shooting stars. (Who knew Zoe had such a penchant for shooting stars? Or is it, perhaps, that she has a penchant for torturing her staff members with trips to the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night?)



The Quibbler staff now wants a record of this torture team bonding activity for evidence of Zoe’s tyranny posterity. But the six writers involved can only remember bits and pieces of what happened! It’s almost like they blocked parts of the trips out of their memories…

The writers need our help! Using only the clues that follow, determine the location and date for each of the trips, as well as who Zoe went with and how many shooting stars they saw. Remember, as with all grid-based logic puzzles, no option in any category will ever be used more than once.






RULES:
- Your entry MUST include a list of the final determinations.
For example: April 4, Desiree, Conesville, 2 stars. (Repeated for each of the trips, for a total of six.) Note: This is just an example, not an answer or a clue.
- It is NOT necessary to include a screenshot of the completed grid.
- You may submit one entry. Only first entries will be taken into consideration.
- All work must be your own – no collaboration or other help is allowed.
- Owl your entries to
Carrie by 11:59PM HEX time on July 18, 2017.
- All 100% correct entries will be randomized for our six prizes.


PRIZES:
1. 1,000 House Points
2. 1,000 House Points
3. 1,000 House Points
4. 1,000 House Points
5. 1,000 House Points
6. 1,000 House Points


[color=white]Edited by Ollivandra
 

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i love the way the blurb/prompt was written - really humorous 😂


EDIT: 3 hours later. . . .

i think i had to do this logic grid 4 times - i kept getting it wrong! then start again, then get it wrong again etc etc

this was the toughest one i have done at HEX so far - or maybe i am under the weather 😂


Edited by Morgana Malipiero
 

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Submitted my entry this was fun 😁 😁 😁
 

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Damn this is hard! I've colour coded the text with clues, but not sure it's helping me any ^^ I guess I'll just have to keep at it.... sigh...
 

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Quote: Morgana Malipiero
i love the way the blurb/prompt was written - really humorous 😂


EDIT: 3 hours later. . . .

i think i had to do this logic grid 4 times - i kept getting it wrong! then start again, then get it wrong again etc etc

this was the toughest one i have done at HEX so far - or maybe i am under the weather 😂


This made me laugh! 😂 Yes, this one is a little more challenging than some. I love logic puzzles, but I'm lousy at the really tough ones, but I was able to work through this one. I did have one plateau I had to work through (ie. I was stuck 😂) but then I figured it out. I want to shout out the clue that helped me the most, but I'd better not for the sanctity of the contest, lol.

House Points are up for grabs! What's worth four tries and three hours on one puzzle more than that?! 😝
 

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Whew! I too got stuck for a while until an a-ha moment. Then I marked a box incorrectly and it almost derailed my whole process! Thanks for the challenge! 😄



Snek NO STEP!
 

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This certainly was a brain scratcher. Took me two days and three reprinted grids, but I'm pretty confident that I solved it in the end. Color coding helped a little.
 

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I colour coded as well! Finally sent mine in, hope I did it right. Lots of fun, but definitely more challenging than the usual grids.
 

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Woof! I'm normally good at these but this one is kicking my butt! 😕
 

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Woof! I'm normally good at these but this one is kicking my butt! 😕


Sent in but pretty nervous about this one. Guess we'll see! 😂
 

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Ooh, this looks fun. I have to do it!

 

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Ooh, this looks fun. I have to do it!


Yes, it will be fun! You must do it! 😁

Just don't talk to anyone who's already sent in their entry. "Fun" doesn't seem to be the word they're most commonly using anymore, lol. 😄

But hey! - House Points are up for grabs here! 😍
 

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Lol @Ollivandra you could say that again! The word "Fun" was tossed on the third go round with it for me!
 

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Now that I've finished it, I'm still calling it 'fun'.

Also, I must've done it wrong because I think I got it right on the first try. That's how it works, right? The first time you do it is always wrong?
(Honestly, though, when I first saw it I thought there was an indeterminable number of partners on each trip, not exclusively one, and that each partner could go on multiple trips. I thought "Oh no! I've never done one like this before, how am I supposed to solve it? That makes it infinitely harder" but then I reread the instructions and realized there can only be one partner per trip.)

 

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I am bad at these, but I might try
 

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This puzzle took me way longer than most logic puzzles but I finally finished it.
 

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I am stuck 😧

// and made it... This was fun indeed!

Edited by Joslyn

 

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I colour coded as well! Finally sent mine in, hope I did it right. Lots of fun, but definitely more challenging than the usual grids.


Color coded everything and now I'm stuck 😂 Maybe I'll go back to it later.

 

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I'm stuck as well. I feel like there is one thing that is the key, I have to be missing something. If I can get that one thing, the rest should fall into place! Grrr...
 

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Aha! I did it! Just after I posted, I found my breakthrough! Woot! Submitting now!
 

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