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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.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Murray Challenge

OK, the technical challenges have been solved, I hope. Since the posting of this challenge has been delayed by almost 24 hours (well close enough for a full day for government work) we're giving you until midnight on Nov. 13 to complete this challenge. The Beauchamp challenge will be delayed one day, too. Since this challenge includes lots of charts and blogger doesn't like charts, I've posted the main instructions for the puzzle, and a link to open files (in a pdf format). If you have difficulties, contact Kellan (knitmo) at Ravelry and she'll help you out.


Here's the PDF document. You can also click on it here or print it from what should be embeded below.

Tis game night and the Murray Clan is inviting all of our Good-Sisters to join us at our campfire. But dinna fash yerselves. There are several games here, but you needna play them all. Some of the games are worth 2 points, some only one. The most you can get is 10 points.

We love our Jamieisms, but Herself gives many others memorable quotes. The theme of our games tonight is quotes. Let’s see if you can solve a few of these. We ask only that you earn 10 points. The Quotagrams and the Cryptograms are worth 2 points each. The Quotefalls are worth 1 point each. You get to pick the puzzles that you like best. To submit your answer, you only need to send me the quote. Please have MURRAY in the subject line of your email, and kindly let me know which lass is submitting her challenge. Your answers should be sent to highlandergames@ymail.com

To solve the quotagrams, solve each of the clues below the chart. Put the letter for each of those answers into corresponding box in the chart directly above it. Each word in the quote is separated by a solid box, so the third word on line one is 4 letters - the first two letters of the word are on line one, the last two begin line two.

Murray Challenge 1

Friday, November 6, 2009

Murray Challenge

Due to some technical issues on Kellan's end, the Murray Challenge will be delayed. As soon as I figure out what went wrong and why this isn't cooperating like it should, I will get it posted for everyone. We will extend the deadline to accommodate the technology failure on my part.

Thanks for your patience.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Scores after Fraser Challenge

Lasses, this week there were 31 responses sent in. Braw job!

Perfect scores:

Murray: Mordag, Zella, Muirne, Morrigan, Mona, Marsali, Mary, Joan

Mackenzie: Ceili, Kinley, Kellan, Ide

Beauchamp: Muirne, Caroline, Nemetona, Elspeth, Ealasaid, Eilis, Moven, Isobel

Winner of the Fraser Challenge -- picked by Kellan's healthy twins:

Congratulations to Kinley Mackenzie. You've earned 5 extra points for the Mackenizes.

Clan Standings:

Beauchamp: 239
Fraser: 72
Mackenzie: 144
Murray: 201

Murray Clan Participants: Ceitidh, Mordag, Zella, Muirne, Morrigan, Mona, Marsali, Mary, Angelique and Joan
Mackenzie Clan Participants: Catrionia, Siobhan, Ceili, Kinley, Mrs. Fitz, Isabelle, Kellan, Leigh, and Ide
Beauchamp Clan Participants: Muirne, Caroline, Brianna, Nemetona, Elspeth, Ealasaid, Eilis, Morven, Imogen, Leslie in the Springs/Lady North Facing, Isobel, Suisan

Beauchamps pulled ahead with the number of participants. There were 12 Beauchamps, 10 Murrays and 9 Mackenzies.

The scores:

Beauchamp: 113

Fraser: 0 -- because they wrote the Challenge, and were unable to prevent anyone from getting a perfect score

MacKenzie: 61 +1 (Sneaker) +5 Kinley's winning name = 67

Murray: 91 + 1 (Early Bird) = 92

Awards and Special Notice:

Early Bird goes to Ceitidh of Clan Murray

Sneaker award goes to: Leigh of Clan Mackenzie. Her email was received at 11:52 p.m. on the deadline.

Leslie in the Springs more formally known as Lady North Facing -- most wrong answers that ended up being marked right...clever lass! Marsali Murray -- who appreciates a good pair of plump, white partridges! ;)

Respectfully submitted,

Fiona Fraser

Fraser Answers

Lassies, I apologize for this taking so long to get posted. We've had a bit of the sickies going around our place. While Fiona had the information to me in a timely fashion, I unfortunately did not get it posted here in a timely fashion.

There was amazing participation in the Fraser Challenge. There were 31 ladies who played this round of the games and practiced our map reading abilities.

Without further ado, here are the answers to the Fraser Challenge

2. Furey Street

4. Loch Ness
7. stable
8. Spanish Main
9. British Museum

1. Watendlath Tarn

3. Ellesmere
5. Helwater
6. Carribean

I am feeling well enough, I will get the winning post made tonight.