7/19/05 | 10:38 pm | Solution: Tortoise Head
Whew, I am beat, I’m just going to list a few of the responses… We had a large number of solutions today with various times to solve (If I missed listing you, please tell me). Lots of new faces too. Here ya go:
When I realized that “mass” was for Massachusetts, I searched for universities in Masachusetts and found the city of Andover, then it was easy.
Took me over an hour, I think
This one only took me a minute. I knew it was Andover because of the capitalized A, and Mass. was then obvious.
Good searching clue today. Didn’t catch onto the capital letter “A” in “And” until I had looked for “Pomp” and “Circumstance” in Massachusetts.
Looking around Andover lead to finding Pomp’s Pond on the map view, and easily found the sat pic right after. About 10 minutes.
Probably about 20 minutes. At first, I was looking around Harvard and other Boston area universities. Then I noticed the strange capitalization in the clue and then, five minutes later, Pomps Pond.
Mass part was easy and the landscape matched….. then connected Pomp and Circumstance to Harvard….. looked north
How long: About 15 min. After looking fruitlessly around Andover, Mass. for a while, I finally investigated the second part of the clue & found Pomps Pond.
took about 10 min- the herringbone bit was odd, but Andover MA was pretty easy to pull out (all right, my wife did that part looking over my shoulder). Then just a matter of matching something with Pomp and Circumstance- pomp’s pond.
This one was so ironic because I’ve been looking for clue submissions in my New England home area for days but haven’t found anything noteworthy. I checked the clue this morning and couldn’t think of any leads at all. Re-visited page this afternoon and AND OVER just jumped out at me right away. Since I knew there was an Andover. MA right near me, this one then became real easy.
Took about 5 minutes. Immediately “saw” Andover, MA in the word clue. A quick scan and I found the tortoise head. Frankly, I didn’t even use the pomp = “Pomps Pond” hint. I just noticed that when I switched back from satellite to map mode after solving the puzzle.
Hello, brand new to the site. It took me about an hour or so… spent a lot of time looking in pompano beach Fl. Tricksie. But, in a flash of light, it came to me… great clues. Have a nice day.
Wow, I after about 10 minutes and a lil help from my boy Shawn. For some reason Andover, Ma. was in my head, but I wasn’t even sure if it was a city. I must have heard it on a movie or something.
Hey, good clue. took about an hour. I went on a different trail for a while. I looked up Edward Elgar, the composer of pomp and circumstance, and looked in worcester (his birthplace) except in massachutesetts, but that didn’t work. so i looked in andover mass, and was stumped for a while. then i saw lake pomp or pomp pond, then bingo there it was.
This started out hard and then got easier as I figured out the clue. I first looked up things like “Pomp and Circumstance” or “Mass Pomp” or “over circumstance”. That didn’t get me very far. Once I looked at the clue a little harder I put “Mass” together with “And over” and got “Andover, MA”. From there on it was cake. 5 mins.
I found it odd that the word “And” was capitalized in the word clue, so I figured it must have been pretty important. It was not long after that I realized that the clue refers Andover, Mass. It took about 5 mins.
By the way, I forgot to mention that you are all mad, MAD Scavengeroogle geniuses… it still surprises me how many people actually solve these things!!