"Here's a regular deck of cards. I've stored your next clue in it but don't want the others to beat you to it so I've made it a bit hard on them. I'm sure you'll have no problem sorting it out. Just get rid of the bogus cards."
First, take the deck of cards and deal them out into four rows of thirteen cards a piece. Each row should contain all the cards of a single suit (clubs in the first/top row, diamonds in the second row, hearts in the third row, and spades in the bottom row), ranked from Ace to King, with the Aces on the left and Kings on the right. Leave as little space between the cards as possible but don't overlap them. Now, remove the cards that don't belong. Find your next clue at the indicated location.
This puzzle was designed for a hunt at a friend's house. Thanks to Matthew Baldwin for the concept of this puzzle. If anyone on the web tries to do the puzzle, you will not be able to do the Kings but don't worry about it. You can ignore the Kings with no effect on the puzzle.
|Ace. Phrases in Hamlet's Soliloquy.
"'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.
|2. Movies which won the Oscar for both Best Picture
and Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted).
Shakespeare in Love
|9. Games published by db Spiele (designer Dirk
Henn's company [with his wife Barbara]).
|3. Perfect Numbers.
|10. Novel Opening Lines.
All happy families are alike, all unhappy families are unhappy in their own way.
"In five years, the penis will be obsolete," said the salesman.
The Deliverator belongs to an elite order, a hallowed subcatagory. He's got espirit up to here.
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
|4. Official languages of Switzerland.
|Jack. Tichu Suits.
|5. Songs written by George Harrison.
All Things Must Pass
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
|Queen. Chemical Elements.
|6. Cosmic Encounter powers in Eon's Basic Set
GIANT green snake
Lursa and Bator
"D" and "D"
|7. Grateful Dead Albums.
Blues for Allah
Anthem of the Sun
META: Some of these categories may be difficult. If you need to, I encourage you to use all resources in the house available to you except for the WWW. There is a hint section for this puzzle if you need it but do only use it if you can't solve things without it. As a last resort, ask me for help - Aaron.