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• The Fiery Cross Sign-up runs through March 1, 2011 [CLOSED]
• The Fiery Cross Clan Assignments & partners posted March 15, 2011
• Sporrans mailed by May 15, 2011

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.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

'Tis Better to Marry Than Burn

Lasses, Ye've been doing a braw job on all of the challenges we have set your way. This time, we have a three part challenge but ye have two weeks to complete it. Still check in every week on Ravelry.

 
For this challenge, we will ask ye to solve a crypto list, a Drop Quote puzzle and some anagrams. The puzzles will be here, but send your answers to highlandergames (at) ymail (dot) com.

 
Crypto Families: Each puzzle contains a list of related words with a simple, unique substitution code. The heading for each puzzle gives a hint as to the types of words. Each of the words are in the book, but you really don't need your book to solve the words. You just need to figure out the code. The key to solve the first crypto family is different from both the second one and the third. Good luck!

 
People (max 5 points)
  • WOWOIW FJCC AILOCYXW
  • UAIJSEJ
  • FJYYH
  • VXNIBYI OWWJB
  • AJELIW AGBFIWS
  • UAOCCOU PHCOJ
  • QIYAJE CJNCJEN
  • BYJUAJW FXWWJY
  • LIVXE SXWICS LINSXWICS
And they're off :(max 5 points)
  • LSIQA FBIUSY
  • TJKBDM
  • QIUN RDUYB
  • SI LBSSB QSIJUB
  • YNISSJDM
  • SXQIY
  • QSIUBMQB
  • NRDUDXTRLUBK
  • HUJBYJIMY
  • NBYYI
A Mac Donald by any other name: (max 3.5 points)
  • ODTHQO _________
  • ___________ DZ YQLHW
  • KHXDA ___________
  • ___________ DZ WNL UYQLY
  • ADELAW ____________ DZ YWDATDFHI
  • ___________ DZ SQHTAHTHQO
  • ___________ DZ BLVVDSN
Drop Quotes: (5 points for each one)


  Here is a link to the drop quotes. To solve a drop quote, the game is simple. Each puzzle contains a hidden quote, with the spaces for each letter in that quote laid out in a typical crossword puzzle-type black and white grid. Above each column are a series of letters. Simply "drop" each letter into the appropriate squares in each row and column to reveal the hidden quote. Each quote is in Part Five of the book, but it is not necessary to have a paper copy of the book to solve the quotes. 

 
Anagrams: ( max 5 points)

 
For the anagrams, try to find a name of someone who is or is mentioned in this sectioned by rearranging the letters. 
  • Hey, it will
  • Heft her ant, ken?
  • A fine, left owl nut
  • Ahem, sun salon
  • Cement line
  • Arm can no more
  • Chug back meal horn
  • Her room accent
  • Zinc ace on mum elk
  • Drunken arc
 Maximum points for each part is listed next to each quiz. Mix and match your challenge for a total of 25 points (this is for two weeks). Please submit your answers by midnight on April 27th.