Thread created on Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:36:34 Last replied to on Sat Aug 24, 2013 01:10:51
Match wits with Detective Daisy. First one to post the solution gets 3,000,000!
#1 = Solved by wolvie
Driving through a dilapidated neighborhood at midnight, Detective Daisy abruptly stomped on her brakes. Her headlights had illuminated a man lying on the sidewalk.
The man still breathed, though strangulation marks on his neck indicated the detectives sudden arrival had scared off the assailant in the nick of time.
The street was deserted till an elderly man stepped from the door of a decaying building nearby.
Why, its EvilDuck! I knew this would happen. I warned him!
Warned him about what? demanded Daisy.
About going around jingling his Confederate half-dollar. Im Chedburns . EvilDuck and I have lived across the hall from each other for twenty years. Ten minutes ago I heard him go out he jingles that half-dollar all the time, as if inviting somebody to rob him.
Is the half dollar valuable?
It is one of four made in 1861, and its worth about $5,000, said Chedburns. EvilDuck kept it as a good luck charm. Ive told him to be careful. Is it stolen?
Daisy refused to permit a search on the sidewalk. At the hospital, however, the coin was found in EvilDucks right trouser pocket.
Detective Daisy telephoned Inspector MoonLily.
The only other items EvilDuck carried were two handkerchiefs and a leather wallet containing a dollar bill, said the detective. I suggest you arrest Chedburns at once!
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#2 = Solved by Krachas
MagnusHarvest sagged in an easy chair. His right hand lay on his lap clutched about a bottle of cyanide.
He's been dead about 15 minutes, Detective Daisy told b0ti. Have you called the police?
Yes - but I called you first. I knew you were at the hotel. MagnusHarvest was depressed but Good Heavens! I never dreamed he'd kill himself.
You knew him well, asked Detective Daisy.
We were kids together replied b0ti. Since his wife divorced him, he's been despondent. I suggested this vacation. We played golf and fished.
Half an hour ago I went down to the lobby for a newspaper. Just as I returned he drank that bottle in his hand.
Inspector MoonLily arrived. Daisy summed up her findings.
You'll notice how lax the body is, said the detective, pointing to the drooping position the corpse had assumed in the chair. Cyanide kills instantly and the muscles go limp.
MagnusHarvest appears to have committed suicide by drinking cyanide. But no conclusion is possible until we know for certain the cause of death.
Two days later the inspector told Daisy, The lab confirms that MagnusHarvest's death was due to cyanide.
That clinches it! said Daisy. Arrest b0ti on suspicion of murder!
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#3 = Solved by Krachas
It might be genuine, murmured Dr. Ozz, chief of the crime lab.
Inspector MoonLily peered through a magnifying glass at the ragged sheet of foolscap. She read the writing, from which part had been torn; in Gettysburg at the Wills home facing the public square. Bands blared, serenading whomever spoke. I begged to be excused. The crowd was little pleased. The band played the national anthem and moved on to Sewards
The last sentence ran into a tear. However, the signature was unmarred. A. Lincoln.
It might be worth tens of thousands of dollars said Dr. Ozz.
For an incomplete letter of President Lincolns, inquired the inspector. Are they that rare?
Look at the reverse side, advised Dr. Ozz.
The inspector released a low whistle of astonishment. On the other side of the sheet was scrawled a partial draft of the Gettysburg address!
I found it by accident in the old Bible my sister keeps in the attic said Mega The Weasel Lomaniacal.
Wasnt that where you found the counterfeit tens last year, asked the inspector, sarcastically.
Dr Ozz interrupted. Ill run some chemical tests on the paper. It will take a couple of days.
The paper turned out to be the right age, a surprised Inspector MoonLily reported to Detective Daisy. I bet you will never guess the value of that one little sheet.
About 10 cents to a police museum, replied Daisy. It is obviously a forgery.
What was The Weasels error?
#4 = Solved by Krachas
Before Inspector MoonLily could holler a protest, RefleX the Rat had slipped into her office.
I got something this time, the little informer insisted. Last night I was sleeping in this abandoned warehouse when I heard noises. A voice says, Did you glim that piece on page 29 about Mrs. Castlequeen.
Theres a hole in the floor, continued RefleX. I can see four tough eggs sitting in the room below. One of them picks up a newspaper and turns to the back page and starts reading out loud. What he says goes something like this:
The Braritoni collection of jewels has been purchased by Mrs G Castlequeen of 27 Sea Cliff Island. Mrs Castlequeen told reporters that she will keep the jewels valued at more than a million dollars in her house which she claims is burglar proof.
The four guys begin to laugh, RefleX went on. One guy says, Sam9000 make sure the car is running good, because tomorrow night we are going to pay Mrs Castlequeen a little visit.
There is no Sea Cliff Island in Torn, said Inspector MoonLily.
RefleX the Rat remained unshaken. They were probably reading an out of town paper. Theyll be back tonight. For ten bucks Ill take you
Nowhere, said Detective Daisy. And opened the office door and pushed him out.
Why wasnt RefleX paid off
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#5 = solved by Krachas
"A punk who was caught holding up a filling station yesterday has confessed to several unsolved crimes," Inspector MoonLily said to Detective Daisy. "He named Krachas as his partner in a supermarket holdup a few years back. This morning, I picked up a search warrant and visited Krachas's last known address, a boarding house on Waco. Krachas wasn't in but, his partner, The_Reputed, a counterfeiter, showed up at noon. He denied knowing where Krachas was."
"This is the fifth day of the month. So Krachas, who by the way is a vegetarian, has only to keep out of sight and keep moving for 30 days. In another month, the statute of limitations on his supermarket job will expire. He'll be in the clear."
"The part that baffles me is the groceries I found on his bed." concluded the Inspector. "I can't figure them. There were 6 coffee beans, 8 boxes of cocoa, 10 tomatoes, 4 pieces of toast, 5 boxes of hominy, 21 tea bags, and 27 cubes of sugar!"
After a moment's hesitation, Daisy said, "Krachas plans to keep moving about the country next month to avoid capture. But you should have no trouble apprehending him. The next place to find him is------
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Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 April 15, 1865)
The Star-Spangled Banner" was recognized for official use by the Navy in 1889, and by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, and was made the national anthem by a congressional resolution on March 3, 1931
national anthem couldn't be played (or considered as national anthem) at a time A. Lincoln was alive.