Bacon note of the day: Apparently, people prefer simulated bacon bits
to real ones. A lot of the time, when people ask me where bacon bits
are, they specifically asked for simulated bacon bits (never mind that
they’re RIGHT BESIDE the real ones). I can’t explan this. Why have a pale imitation of
the great taste of bacon when you can have the real thing?
More crazy-cool blotted out text, explaining some of my solution for
the geeks out there (includes my final solution at the end- DO NOT
HIGHLIGHT IF YOU WANT TO DO THE PUZZLE):
anyone else not sure whether or not the green house was right next to
the white house? That clue didn’t read clearly to me, and I ended up
spending about twenty minutes tryng to work around that. To move on, I
had to assume they were right next to each other. They ended up beng
the last two houses in my solution.
I ended up using a spreadsheet when my scribbled notes stopped making sense- I couldn’t really have ‘shown my work’.
My final breakdown, by house position:
Left house: Norweigan, yellow colour, drinks water, smoke Dunhills, owns cats.
Left-centre hourse: Dane, blue colour, drinks tea, smokes Blends, owns horses.
Centre house: British, red colour, drinks milk, smokes Pall Malls, owns birds.
Right-centre house: German, green colour, drinks coffee, smokes Princes, owns the fish.
Right house: Swede, white colour, drinks beer, smokes Bluemasters, owns dogs.
The congratulatory email said about half of the 7000 who
entered got it right. So did the BBCers buck the trend? How many of us
Enough geekiness for now. Nah, it isn’t. I’m off to play KOTOR. Later.