Let’s START this month off with some trivia.
These trivia questions may not be as tough as they first appear.
I don’t know much about the divided political landscape of Great Britain in 1649, but I do know that pieces of jewelry that can open and contain pictures are called lockets.
The numbers next to each question are never higher than the number of letters in the answer.
Match the icons of the companies that the cats picked with companies from the “Available Stocks” list.
Use the numbers to pick out letters from the answers.
EX: LOCKETS = 7,6,2,3,4 = STOCK
LOCKETS = STOCK
ABBREVIATIONS = ABBREVIATIONS
SHAKESPEARE = ARE
FLORIST = FIRST
DIAMOND = AND
FOURTEENTH = FOURTH
LOTTERIES = LETTERS
The front side of the paper has a section of stock predictions with an interesting looking list of company names
Lightbulb icon = Luminous Inc.
Earthworm icons = Earthworm Group
Fire icon = Hades Corp.
Wind icon = Airdry Inc.
Carrot icon = Carrots Co.
Pencil icon = Screenwriters Group
Mustache icon = Dastardly Inc.
Stop sign icon = Octagonal Inc.
After attaching the first and fourth letters of each company name to their icon, the letter pairs don’t seem to be in the right order.
LOCKETS, ABBREVIATIONS, SHAKESPEARE, FLORIST, DIAMOND, FOURTEENTH, LOTTERIES
Slide the letter pairs into the squares indicated by the arrow and number creating the phrase, ADD THE LIE TO A SECRET.
Looks like there is some lying going on in the Short Story section.
Use the About the Author section to figure out the rule for when to tell if a sentence is a lie.
Each sentence that includes a contraction is the truth. If a sentence doesn’t include a contraction, it’s a lie.
Add “BEAD AI HAS NOT BEEN DAMAGED” to a secret.
Identify the crew member statement that doesn’t include a contraction.
Apparently, the the BEAD AI has been damaged! Saboteur!
There’s a secret ID on the side of the spaceship.
Looks like RENTTUX is the fifth code word to use in order to Find Fettgans!
Translate each letter to a number. Add the individual numbers together, then translate that number back to a letter.
Ex: B=2 plus A=1 equals 3=C. So the first letter of the new phrase is C.
B(2) + A(1) = (3)C
E(5) + J(10) = (15)O
A(1) + C(3) = (4)D
D(4) + A(1) = (5)E
A(1) + H(8) = (9)I
I(9) + E(5) = (14)N
H(8) + L(12) = (20)T
A(1) + G(7) = (8)H
D(4) + A(1) = (5)E
N(14) + F(6) = (20)T
O(15) + F(6) = (21)U
T(20) + D(4) = (24)X
B(2) + Q(17) = (19)S
E(5) + C(3) = (8)H
E(5) + J(10) = (15)O
N(14) + B(2) = (16)P
D(4) + N(14) = (18)R
A(1) + D(4) = (5)E
M(13) + A(1) = (14)N
A(1) + S(19) = (20)T
G(7) + M(13) = (20)T
E(5) + P(16) = (21)U
D(4) + T(20) = (24)X
CODE IN THE TUX SHOP RENTTUX
The first thing to do is tackle the first sentence of the game rules. “Code words found at four locations, ordered North to South.” Match the 4 pictures with which locations they may have been taken at on the map.
Add BEAD AI HAS NOT BEEN DAMAGED to AJCA HE LGA FFD QCJB NDASMPT with some help from Onsite Learning.
Pizza picture = Hinckie’s Pizza
Closed door picture = Hincks Electronics
Dino picture = METEOR Museum
Tree picture = Sphinx Park
Now order these locations from farthest North to farthest South to put the code words in order.
Sphinx Park (OFFROAD)
METEOR Museum (STRANGE)
Hincks Electronics (BOOMBOX)
Hinckie’s Pizza (ISFIRED)
The fifth codeword, RENTTUX (located at the very East location, Suit Up Formalwear), “is the key. Use it to power the other codes, remembering that vowels keep letters on and consonants switch them off.”
Line up "RENTTUX" with each of the other code words and use the letters in "RENTTUX" to decide if you keep or get rid of each letter.
By lining up RENTTUX with OFFROAD, the R (a consonant) tells us to switch the O "off," getting rid of it. The next letter, E (a vowel), tells us to keep the next letter, F, "on," keeping it.
The letters F and A are left from OFFROAD.
OFFROAD = FA
STRANGE = TG
BOOMBOX = OO
ISFIRED = SE
FAT GOOSE. Wait, what?
Enter “FAT GOOSE” into the answer box to discover the true meaning of “fettgans.”