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A holiday map puzzle from LAOC
  • Topic created by Sandy on Thu Dec 22, 2022 at 7:29 pm
    Sandy Fillebrown (Sandy)
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    Los Angeles Orienteering Club (LAOC) has posted a photo-O if you need an orienteering activity for the next week!


  • Reply by sfmones on Fri Dec 23, 2022 at 11:46 am
    Steven Mones (sfmones)
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    Sandy-  Looks like fun.  Thank you for posting it.  I will imagine I am in sunny and warm LA tonight as the temperature here goes down to 8.  Steve
  • Reply by Steve on Fri Dec 23, 2022 at 4:25 pm
    Steve Aronson (Steve)
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    I had fun.

    The contest closes Sunday January 1st at midnight, results to be posted January 2cd. 


  • Reply by furlong47 on Fri Dec 23, 2022 at 8:28 pm
    Julie Keim (furlong47)
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    That was fun and some of them were pretty challenging too. I think I got them all... can't wait to see the results Laughing
  • Reply by rpboehme on Tue Jan 3, 2023 at 5:43 pm
    Rich Boehme (rpboehme)
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    Results are up.  Who has DVOA bragging rights?

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tdsF_k4xtIPwhWsEDF9cTI6v2dr3dLkNwMcw8shynZY/edit#gid=508795994

    Happy New Year,

    Rich
  • Reply by furlong47 on Thu Jan 5, 2023 at 10:16 pm
    Julie Keim (furlong47)
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    I was wrong... the last two I was stuck on, I reversed Embarassed It looks like you are the DVOA king!
  • Reply by Steve on Fri Jan 6, 2023 at 11:38 am
    Steve Aronson (Steve)
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    So how did you do the bonus questions? Anyone know polish? Are they an inside (LAOC) joke?
  • Reply by JanetT on Fri Jan 6, 2023 at 11:37 pm
    Janet Tryson (JanetT)
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    Re: bonus questions. Online translators help. One translated as something like a chicken, another as an ankle biter, and the third was obviously tree rat (squirrel). I surmised the Canada geese were more likely to be ankle biters (I've been chased away by some) than the coots.
  • Reply by Guy-O on Sun Jan 8, 2023 at 3:34 am
    Guy Olsen (Guy-O)
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    I swapped the fowl pics...

    I thought the small birds would be more likely to bite ankles than the larger ones, for which "mud chickens" seemed a better fit, at least size-wise.
  • Reply by furlong47 on Sun Jan 8, 2023 at 10:57 pm
    Julie Keim (furlong47)
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    Anyone who has ever been chased by some geese would figure out the ankle biter one pretty quickly. Geese are scary!
  • Reply by JanetT on Mon Jan 9, 2023 at 1:15 am
    Janet Tryson (JanetT)
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    @Guy, it also helps to know that the black bird is a coot. Wikipedia says they're also called mud hens. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_coot
  • Reply by Guy-O on Mon Jan 9, 2023 at 6:46 am
    Guy Olsen (Guy-O)
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    Thanks, Janet!

    Knowing that "mud hen" is a common nickname for a coot -- even in English -- would have been very helpful indeed.  Not thinking so literally about "ankle biter" probably would have also helped...

    Given that most people who got all the controls correct, also got all the bonuses correct, it was only marginally useful as a tie-breaker.  Perhap having a few more bonuses, which were not as easy as "tree rat/mouse/..." might have been more discriminating.

    All that said, it was a very fun exercise!
  • Reply by Steve on Mon Jan 9, 2023 at 9:31 am
    Steve Aronson (Steve)
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    I found it interesting that the people that flipped two answers did not flip the same two answers. I had fun, That is what really mattered. As for the bonuses, I saw the rat, and guessed at the others (wrongly)
    Congratulations Rich.
  • Reply by rpboehme on Thu Jan 12, 2023 at 3:55 pm
    Rich Boehme (rpboehme)
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    First O: 2012
    Thanks everyone.  I did not realize that I had 'won' bragging rights until after I posted.  :-)

    I forgot to enter the middle bird, and my questions were in portuguese!  I recognized the word for rat and tree and got the squirrel.  Both birds looked like geese to me and I went with an online translator.

    Cheers,

    Rich
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