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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.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Murray Challenge, The Results


There were 25 of you that rose to this week’s challenge. You did your clans proud. The challenges were a little different this week and Clan Murray was not able to snatch 5 points from any of the clans. Here are the answers:

The Crossword:
1. Childbirth
2. Iroquois
3. Highlander
4. Wormwood
5. Bonnet
6. Frasers
7. Ian
8. Ring

(We dinna mark off for spelling if it dinna affect the other word. We ken what ye meant.)

ronnie sinclair - acorn in line, sir
roger wakefield - a deer wig for elk
germaine fraser - raise a fern germ
kenny lindsey - skinny lye den
dougal mackenzie - a deck. a mule. no zig.
geilie duncan - i nudge in lace


Quote #1: “Sassenach, I can stand fine bein’ hurt, cold, and hungry. I wilna put up wi’ being stabbed in the back by my own wife. Can ye not offer a bit of sympathy and comfort instead?”
Quote #2: “Aye, well. I seem to recall hearin’ a verra similar opinion expressed by your mother - the night before our wedding. I havena asked her lately does she regret bein’ forced to wed me or not, but I flatter myself she’s maybe not been miserable altogether.”

Answers to the clues are available upon request, but I do want to include the special one I did for Eilis, which she found:
Some consider this a clan. Is it? (65 - 88 - 49 - 53 - 11 - 72 - 2 - 80 - 111) 9 letters
The answer: Beauchamp
Eilis is the only one who answered the second part of the quesion, Is it? And we all ken how she answered.

The Scoring:

Perfect scores:
Beauchamp: Muirne, Morven, Bree, Eilis
Fraser: Nannag and Fiona
MacKenzie: Annaed, Catriona Duncan, Mrs Fitz, Kinley, Seonag
(italicized ones were the first 10 to be received.

The Players:
Beauchamp: Muirne, Morven, Lady NF, Nemetona, Ealasaid, Bree, Eilis, Elspeth, Isobel, Imogene, Caroline and Sineag
Fraser: Nannag, Fiona, and Jocasta Walkley
MacKenzie: Sophia, Ceanna, Annaed, Kellan, Catriona Duncan, Mrs Fitz, Kinley, Catriona Mac, Imogen, Ide and Seonag

Beauchamp: 88 (12 for participation, 4 bonus for being among the first 10 correct, 1 for finding the challenge within the challenge)
Fraser: 26 (3 participation, 2 bonus for being among the first 10 correct, 1 Early Bird)
Mac: 78 (10 for participation, 4 bonus for being among the first 10 correct, 1 sneaker, 3 bonus over-achiever for answering every challenge correctly) + 5 for winner = 83

Special awards and accolades:

Early Bird: Nannag of Clan Fraser ~ her entry was received at 5:53 pm on July 31st.
Sneaker: Seonag of Clan MacKenzie ~ her entry was received at 11:59 pm on August 4th.
Over-Achiever: Ide, Seonag and Catriona Duncan of Clan Mac for completing all of the challenges
Morven of Clan Beauchamp for figuring out that one of the challenges was from a different section of the book.

There will be 11 names to choose from for the Challenge winner. Results to be posted later.

If you dinna see your name, please let us know so we can add you to the list.

Respectfully submitted,

Mordag Murray

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