Sunday, May 25, 2008

Puzzle # 3 - Solved

Clue-1: Lusterless Murdox
Clue-2: Modica’s Crap
Clue-3: +876 - 89
Clue-4: Penn Warren’s
Clue-5: Spike Rungs
Clue-6: Registration Certificate
Clue-7: Cow Sound Selecting
Clue-8: Amazon Gvzn Ivorzmxv

So, what’s the Knocktopus?

Gentlemen, it's been brought to my notice by young Koushik Udayshankar that Clue-3 should read as +876 - 89 instead of +809 - 89. All I can say is, the internet let me down. +809 - 89 would have been valid till the year 1997. Now that itself is a big clue. Sorry for the fuck-up. And a big thank you to Koushik for being hawk-eyed.


PRIYA becomes the first earthling to solve a knocktopus puzzle. Earns 8 kayos for her efforts.

18 comments:

bobfactory said...

Again - 2 clues pending! Anyone solved 3&8 - if so lets share :-)

bobfactory said...

8 done too... only 3 left ! :-(

bobfactory said...

Clue-1: Lusterless Murdox - Elisabeth
Clue-2: Modica’s Crap - bull --> John Bull
Clue-3: +809 - 89 - ??? Mobile Lingo? Dominican Republic?
Clue-4: Penn Warren’s - All King's Men (direct ref or ref to Shakespeare)
Clue-5: Spike Rungs - Harrods
Clue-6: Registration Certificate - Royal Crown
Clue-7: Cow Sound Selecting - Low Cull - Local = Pub
Clue-8: Amazon Gvzn Ivorzmxv = Largest Team Reliance = largest Sudarshan Chakra - London Eye

Connection - London or UK

Priya said...

Hmmm...this is what I worked out.

1) Lusterless Murdox - Delhi Daredevils (Superhero Daredevil's alter ego is Matt Murdoch. Lusterless = Dull, though how I got from there to Delhi, I can't say. ;->)
2) Modica’s Crap - Arturo Di Modica's Charging Bull - Hyderabad Deccan Chargers
3) +809 - 89
4) Penn Warren’s - All The King's Men - Kolkata Knight Riders (motto)
5) Spike Rungs - Anagram of Super Kings - Chennai Super Kings
6) Registration Certificate - RC - Royal Challengers Bangalore
7) Cow Sound Selecting - Moo Choosing - Moochu Singh - Rajasthan Royals (mascot)
8) Amazon Gvzn Ivorzmxv - A->Z Team Reliance - Mumbai Indians

Knocktopus is IPL.

I'm also stuck on Clue 3, but it's got to point to Punjab Kings XI, if the rest of my answers are right.

bobfactory said...

gosh! how wrong cd i be. And i was thinking no way i cd be wrong with 7 !
Priya from TL ?

Priya said...

Guilty as charged. :)

anantha said...

good show. but i am forced to declare this puzzle as unsolved.

catcharun said...

the all knowing wiki says penn warren's first novel is night rider..so that one may be more direct.

Lusterless can also be Matte..like in matte finish..so Matte Murdox is phonetically Matt Murdochs..ie Daredevils

brilliant job with clues 7 and 8 though, priya..

for 3, if my math is right 100-89 is 11 so kings should be 100+809

Priya said...

Thanks, catcharun.

And good work with the Matte clue.

I still can't shoehorn clue 3 into King's XI. :(

Priya said...

I think I got it.

876 calling code for Jamaica. Capital of Jamaica is Kingston.

King's Ton - 89 = King's XI

catcharun said...

gosh a minute late..priya deserves it though

bobfactory said...

so...isnt this solved? why still the unsolved?

Oh Floosie, can I have a cuppa ? said...

Yeah it is solved.. and priya deserves the accolades. Fantastic deduction work btw.. just took sometime to knock into wood that the code was all wrong :)) Anantha, always the Gentleman has apologised and even though his game has ruthless rules, we nice folk have to find it in us to let him continue keeping us twisted :)

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anantha said...

priya does a first for mankind. solves a knocktopus puzzle. earns eight kayos.

bobfactory said...

He???? [:o]

Priya isnt a she ??? :p

anantha said...

that's for priya to clarify. i am assuming only a man will be man enuf to play and solve knocktopus.

Priya said...

Priya is a she. :)

anantha said...

not bad. these days, women surprise me. they are making us men, redundant :-) i was just kidding with my cheapskate mcp barbs. give it the unimportance it deserves.