The Gift went with a different format this week. One clue was provided at 9am, then people could ask Yes/No questions to try and narrow down the location. Question times were 11am, 1pm and 3pm, with a summary at the end of each day.
Some very canny questions by our followers meant the Gift was found by @ShortBlokeJosh just after the 3pm question on Tuesday.
While this makes for a very easy summary page, it did have its own challenges as the clues came in. Who would have thought Melbourne had so many alleyways! Oh… wait…
It’s been a fun day with a different feel to it. The gift is in the CBD, and after the 9am clue, followers may ask questions at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. They have one hour to ask, and if no-one does, Dot picks a question from those that missed the deadlines earlier.
Here are the first day’s clues and questions.
The usual useless location clue. We think you’d have a problem narrowing it down without this. Dot double-checked earlier today, and it was still there, but we would suggest people be careful as it’s a bit smelly in the area.
Question 1: From @KevieD – Is the gift in an alleyway? NO! (And you have no idea how difficult it was to block out all the alleyways and laneways on the map! Open footpaths, courtyards and garden paths are all still valid.)
Question 3: From @SirGazzatron Is the gift on a “Royal” street? NO! (We included all those named after Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses, but we didn’t eliminate Earls, Barons or Usurpers)
Both @fpvs and @SirGazzatron just missed being the first one to ask their question at the set times, but a) @Cefiar asked the same question as @fpvs and b) No-one asked a question after 3pm and before the deadline, so @SirGazzatron’s question was used.
Here is the map of the still-valid areas. If it’s been coloured blue, then the gift isn’t there.
There will be a new clue at 9am tomorrow, and then three more times to ask questions.
Good luck, everyone!