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9/20/05 | 12:01 am | Beach Swan

click to search using Google MapsHello Scavengeroogle peeps! Let’s hope there are no more power outages this week in L.A… but something good did come out of that mess. Today’s clue is going to be the first “deliberate” two-day long clue. I noticed that the clue’s staying power didn’t seem to suffer that much from the outages, and in fact quite a few people actually appreciated the extra chance to take a crack at it.

So this clue is what appears to be a swan on a beach, and hence the rather imaginative title I’ve given it “Beach Swan”. I have to laugh like hell at my original-ness. Also at my grammar. =)

The clue was sent in by “Ray”, no last name or initial that I could see. The swan is visible at about 15/18 or so, so it’s a good sized feature. I debated a long time on the word hints and finally decided to use a much, much shorter version that the ones that were sent in. How short? Well, all that you are going to get for the time being is:

“I Love Fire”

Since it’s a 2 day clue, I figure it’s OK if some struggle with it for a bit. Or not. I’m constantly proven wrong on the so-called hard clues. Anyhow, I’ll catch you all later…

[Edit: 9:18 am PDT Tues - Lots of thunderstorms in my area… haven’t had those for awhile. Let’s start with the most general region: United States]

[Edit: 8:40 pm PDT Tues - Not as many sols today, as expected. I’m not sure what other hints to give… think I will sleep on it and try come up with more tomorrow.]

[Edit: 2:12 pm PDT Wed - I think I’ll just leave the clue as is. By the way, I hope that all of you in the Texas coast area are getting away safely from the storms coming in…]

[Edit: 6:26 pm PDT Wed - Man, that was some drama with the plane landing at LAX with the nosewheel turned sideways…]

Clue Name : “Swan beach”
Submitted by: Ray
Status : Solved (8)
Duration: Tues 9/20/05 - Wed 9/21/05

Solved By: David H, Judy B, Tim J, Mike B, Justin, Vic W, Dan M, Eric W

Word Hints : “I Love Fire”
Magnification Needed: 15/18

SOLUTION TO “Beach Swan”

4 Responses to “Beach Swan”

  1. Tim J Says:

    It looked like much ado about nothing till all those flames started shooting out from the nose gear. Wow!

  2. Scavengeroogle Says:

    tim - Yeah I was totally thinking, the wheel’s just going to snap back into a forward position when it encounters resistance. But even when it didn’t and the tire rubber was being sheared off, I was like that isn’t so bad. And then all of the sudden that big fireball of sparks… that was a bit scary. Hell, I guess it was scary either way for the passengers. I think I would have passed out if I was on that plane…

  3. shawnd Says:

    Yea, especially since they actually got to watch it on TV in the plane. I think I would have had to turn it to some sitcom. I couldn’t have watched.

  4. Scavengeroogle Says:

    shawnd - yah that must have been nerve wracking. did they get to watch it up until it touched down? i know they blanked the screens b4 they tried to land, but i heard them interviewing one passenger saying he was watching it on his own equipment.

    man, it is no wonder that I don’t like flying…