The card layout creates a 4x13 grid of cards with aces on the left and kings on the right and in Bridge suit order with clubs at the top.
Hints are in italics.
|Ace. Phrases in Hamlet's Soliloquy. - No Hint
"'Tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them?"
"The undiscover'd country, from whose bourn no traveller returns"
"To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub"
"Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;"
|8. State Highpoints.
Jerimoth Hill in Rhode Island
Pike's Peak in Colorado
Camel's Hump in Vermont
Mount Katahdin in Maine
|2. Movies which won the Oscar for both Best Picture
and Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted). Movies were
chosen to make this easier. I like the Screenplay award.
All of them did win Best Picture.
Shakespeare in Love
|9. Games published by db Spiele (designer Dirk
Henn's company [with his wife Barbara]). Look around
the house as a number of these Matt owns.
|3. Perfect Numbers. A perfect number is one
which is equal to the sum of its factors.
|10. Novel Opening Lines.
All happy families are alike, all unhappy families are unhappy in their own way. Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
"In five years, the penis will be obsolete," said the salesman. Steel Beach, by John Varley
The Deliverator belongs to an elite order, a hallowed subcatagory. He's got espirit up to here. Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. 1984, by George Orwell
|4. Official languages of Switzerland. No Hint
|Jack. Tichu Suits. Find a deck.
|5. Songs written by George Harrison. Two are
All Things Must Pass
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
|Queen. Chemical Elements. Only one is
|6. Cosmic Encounter powers in Eon's Basic Set
(no expansions). Finding the powers should help.
GIANT green snake
Lursa and Bator Could be anywhere but probably hidden.
"D" and "D" Living Room
|7. Grateful Dead Albums. Two are correct.
Blues for Allah
Anthem of the Sun
For the final answer this may help _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ equals _ _ _ _
It also may be a little easier to understand if you flip the cards over.