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Outlandish Swap V: The Fiery Cross

Scottish clans were originally a Highland way of life. The Highland clan was, above all things, a family; a family in which everybody believed they were all, from chief to blacksmith, descended from one founder or progenitor. They regarded themselves as very close kinsmen. This Swap is dedicated to such clan families and will be organized into four clans.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Winners: Riddle Me This (Beauchamp Challenge

italic;color:#000000;" >I have to appologize for taking so long to get this information up. The kids and I have all been sick this week, so this has been a bit of a lower priority. The point total reflects a change by the Beauchamps to allow the Italian bank and Manzetti to count as a correct answer for Question 2 ~Kellan

A total of 26 of our lasses sent in their guesses. Of that there were only two people who got a perfect score. They were: Kinley (Rehnbo) and Marsali (mommaowie).

My fever riddled daughter drew Kinley of Clan Mackenzie out of the hand-knit felted cloche.

Round 2 Clan Standings:

Beauchamp: 5

Fraser: 45

Mackenzie: 75

Murray: 54

Additional awards: (for bragging rights)

Early bird: Mordag, fearless leader of Clan Murray sent her answers in twice, and still managed to be the early bird both times! Her revised submission at 4:11 p.m. On March 7 counts as her official time.
Sneaker: Edme of Clan Murray squeaked in with 6 minutes to spare at 11:54 p.m. On March 18.
Most Amusing: A tie this time with the the mother/daugther duo from Clan Mackenzie: Fiona and Kellan.

Caela of Clan Mackenzie concluded that if she could not “find” Queen Charlotte's “house” then it must be “the house next to Sirius Black's house in London!” Because, she explained, “Charlotte has successfully hidden from me!”

Knitmo of Clan Mackenzie, who wrote Queen Charlotte's “house” was “the barn” where she's woven a shawl that says Gabaldon is “Some Author.”

Best Link to Another Book in the Series: Mrs FitzGibbons of Clan Mackenzie who answered No. 7 as “The big white sow,” writing that she knew it was not an anagram for Mama Crunch Acorns. “Wrong book, cause the she's in ABOSA. But she's the only mama that crunches acorns that I could think of!”

Going for the Gold: Sassenach of Clan Fraser, who, by answering each question with a question or question mark helped her clan's overall participation.


26 of 49 clan members participated in the first round of the Highland Games, that's 52 percent. This round, the four cheiftesses sat out, since they sponsored the round. (We've had a couple of clan members withdraw and the 15 ladies in Beauchamp didn't participate)

Clans Mackenzie and Murray each scored an additional point for having the highest participation in this round of the games.

Clan Beauchamp earned five points for stumping everyone in Clan Fraser – they were the only clan participating that did not have one person with a perfect score.

2 clan members got a perfect score.

Clan Beauchamp had did not participate since they were the authors of the challenge but earned 5 points for stumping one clan.

Clan Fraser had 50 percent or 8 of 16 members participate, earning 45 points.

Clan Mackenzie had 60 percent or 9 of 15 members participate, earning 75 points.

Clan Murray had 56 percent or 9 of 16 members participate, earning 54 points.

Up-to-date Standings
Beauchamp: 237
Fraser: 191
Mackenzie: 282
Murray: 248

Special thanks goes to Eilis and the Beauchamps for writing the challenge, tallying the results and sending them to me.

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