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Post by Black » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:16 pm

It is Snow and it is the Drawing Room. As for the weapon - Candlestick

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Post by CluedoAuthor12 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:16 pm

Jamie wrote:Peacock - Were the Scissors still on the sign in table at the end of the race do you know?
"As far as I know."

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Post by CluedoAuthor12 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:27 pm

We must be getting close now.

Jamie, you said:

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You've got TWO out of those three correct.

And Black, you said:

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You've also got TWO out of three.

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Post by Jamie » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:32 pm

I don't see when he could have got the Scissors, but also not sure how he would know where the paperweight was or why he would pick it up.

Snow - Scissors - Drawing Room

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Post by Black » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:33 pm

I'll go Paperweight Snow Drawing Room then. Either way - GG Jamie and a good mystery.

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Post by CluedoAuthor12 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:36 pm

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We've reached the solution! It was Snow with the paperweight in the Drawing Room!

“It’s true, I did stand to lose a lot if I let Donahue get to the principal. Not only would I lose my liaison position for sure, but I stood to lose my spot on the force, too. I mean, come on, it’s my tenth year coming up; I just couldn’t let that happen.

I had been looking around the house for Pat, totally innocently I assure you, when I heard him go into the Study and call out for Mrs. Peacock. By the time I got there, he had gone, but that’s when the paperweight on the desk caught my eye and my plan just seemed to fall into place. I decided to take it with me.

It was easy to find him in the Drawing Room, what with the race coming to an end, I knew he’d be there waiting to greet all of the students and families at the reception. He also seemed to be taking an interest in those delicious crackers on the buffet table, so while his back was turned, I whacked him with the paperweight. A couple times, of course, for good measure. They teach you that kind of thing in the police academy.

When he was dead, I returned the paperweight to the Study and left out the back door to rejoin Mrs. Peacock at the finish line. Nobody was any the wiser. Well you know what they say- ‘better safe than sorry’."


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Congratulations to Black for reaching the proper solution, but also to you Jamie for a playing a great and very close game right up to the end!

Apologies if the weapon did seem a little obscure, I thought it made sense that if Snow's plan was somewhat pre-mediated, following Donahue to the Study then seeing the weight on the desk would've been plausible. At any rate, I hope it was still enjoyable! Many thanks for playing along, it means a lot :D

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Post by Jamie » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:39 pm

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr lol

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Post by Black » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:43 pm

Jamie wrote:Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr lol
TBH - you were a lot closer then I was in this one - I'm happy to call it a draw.

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Post by CluedoAuthor12 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:47 am

Professor Plum’s new fiancé, a famous writer for a popular home and garden magazine, visits Arlington Grange, causing the happy homestead to turn into anything but the Garden of Eden.

Episode 4: “There Goes Miss Jordan"


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The Suspects:
Mrs. Liz Peacock: Any opportuinty for social advancement is a positive one for Mrs. Peacock. A feature in a nationally-know magazine sure would be the cherry on the societal sundae though.

Prof. Peter Plum: Twice a widower and with a recent reputation as a womanizer, Plum appears to be settling down. And the town heaves a collective sigh of relief.

Mrs. Gail White: Mrs. White is in her 25th year of serving Peacocks at Arlington. She prides herself on her clean Kitchen, her prize winning pies, and her top-notch housekeeping.

Berry Lewis: Berry's back on the team! Only because the school is currently looking for a new head coach, of course. If sports teaches Berry anything, it's 2 things: to accept the little victories and that grades are irrelevant.

Autumn Johnson: Dull, dull, dull. That's Autumn's life since coming to live with her aunt. You can count on the fact that any excitement that makes its way to Arlington will receive her undivided attention, especially a famous magazine writer.

Rev. John Green: Ever since the failure of the church "Stop the Bypass" picnic, Green is desperate for funds and better publicity. It would've been a good cause if he was actually trying to raise funds to stop a bypass from destroying local wildlife and not stop a life-saving bypass surgery for a rival clergyman. Admittedly not one of his better ideas.

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The Weapons:
Garden Twine
Beak from a Duck Sculpture
Carving Fork
Flower Pot
Kitchen Knife
Wine Bottle

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The Locations:
Greenhouse
Drawing Room
Garden
Kitchen
Back Yard
Library

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Post by CluedoAuthor12 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:56 am

Slightly random, but here's a kind of neat larger shot of the Library:

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Post by Black » Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:19 am

2 things.

1. Beak from a Duck Sculpture - Interesting weapon

2. Is that picture of the farmer and his wife a print?

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Post by CluedoAuthor12 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:51 pm

I thought so too :)

And no, it was actually painted by my great uncle, it's a replica of Grant Wood's 'American Gothic', but it's an actual painting, a family treasure as you can imagine!

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Post by CluedoAuthor12 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:47 pm

I'll be taking a break before continuing on with case 4, but for those keeping a running tally/want a sneak preview of the rest of this "season":

The annual Arlington Historical Society charity house walk is taking place, with Arlington Grange being the final stop on the tour. But when the head of the Old Houses Board comes to ensure everything is in order, only trouble, and eventually murder, ensues.

Episode 1: "One for the Ages�

Suspects: Mrs. Peacock, Col. Mustard, Mrs. White, Rev. Green, Miss Scarlet, Prof. Plum, Autumn, Sgt. Snow
Weapons: Paperweight, Rat Poison, Knife, Hammer & Nails, Candlestick, Croquet Mallet
Locations: Garden, Study, Kitchen, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Library

Solution: Miss Scarlet with the Hammer in the Kitchen
Winner: Black

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It’s a beautiful summer afternoon and Mrs. Peacock is hosting the annual meeting of the Arlington Garden club, headed by current club president Martha Cooper. But when a prized plant ends up dead and tempers among the Grange residents flare, the next thing to end up dead is Mrs. Cooper.

Episode 2: "Who Killed Mrs. Peacock’s Begonias?�


Suspects: Mrs. Peacock, Col. Mustard, Mrs. White, Rev. Green, Miss Scarlet, Prof. Plum, Autumn, Sgt. Snow
Weapons: Knife, Power Cord, Insect Spray, Wine Bottle, Garden Shears, Candlestick
Locations: Kitchen, Garden, Drawing Room, Back Yard, Dining Room, Guest House

Solution: Mrs. Peacock with the Garden Shears in the Back Yard
Winner: Black

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Mrs. Peacock has agreed to host the annual Arlington High charity race to raise money for the high school football team, but when the head coach ends up dead, Autumn, her friends, and a couple Grange regulars are all under suspicion.

Episode 3: "If At Last You Do Succeed�

Suspects: Mrs. Peacock, Col. Mustard, Sgt. Snow, Autumn, Dawn, Berry
Weapons: Croquet Mallet, Scissors, Candlestick, Rat Poison, Paperweight, Corkscrew
Locations: Dining Room, Study, Garden, Drawing Room, Guest House, Kitchen

Solution: Sgt. Snow with the Paperweight in the Drawing Room
Winner: Black/Jamie (Agreed draw?)

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Professor Plum’s fiancé, a famous writer for a popular home and garden magazine, visits Arlington Grange, causing the happy homestead to turn into anything but the Garden of Eden.

Episode 4: “There Goes Miss Jordan�

Suspects: Mrs. Peacock, Prof. Plum, Mrs. White, Berry, Rev. Green, Autumn
Weapons: Garden Twine, Beak from a Duck Sculpture, Carving Fork, Flower Pot, Knife, Wine Bottle
Locations: Greenhouse, Drawing Room, Library, Garden, Kitchen, Back Yard

Solution: ???
Winner: ???

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Mrs. Peacock announces her candidacy for Mayor of Arlington on the same day as Autumn’s long-lost mother and Mrs. Peacock’s sister-in-law, the apparently dead Marigold Johnson, makes a surprise appearance at the Grange. How could anything possibly go wrong?

Episode 5: "Refuse to Lose�

Suspects: Mrs. Peacock, Col. Mustard, Mrs. White, Sgt. Snow, Miss Scarlet, Autumn
Weapons: Wrench, Corkscrew, Garden Hoe, Candlestick, Gasoline Can, Scissors
Locations: Garden, Study, Kitchen, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Guest House

Solution: ???
Winner: ???

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A popular game show host scopes out Arlington Grange for the location of his newest hit television show, but the only questions being asked at the end of the day involve finding his murderer.

Episode 6: “Whose Face is it, Anyway?�

Suspects: Dawn, Autumn, Mrs. Peacock, Col. Mustard, Miss Scarlet, Rev. Green
Weapons: Poker, Insect Spray, Statuette, Carving Fork, Gardening Spear, Power Cord
Locations: Garden, Study, Kitchen, Library, Dining Room, Drawing Room

Solution: ???
Winner: ???

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Post by Zoo977 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:23 pm

Oooh, it's been a while since I've played one of these. Might have to try my hand at this next game. But are the names of the last two switched around? "Refuse to Lose" sounds more mayoral, and "Whose Face is it, Anyways?" sounds more suited for a game show host.
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Post by CluedoAuthor12 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:17 pm

Zoo977 wrote:Oooh, it's been a while since I've played one of these. Might have to try my hand at this next game. But are the names of the last two switched around? "Refuse to Lose" sounds more mayoral, and "Whose Face is it, Anyways?" sounds more suited for a game show host.
Good catch, Zoo- thanks! I was doing a lot of cutting and pasting and I hadn't realized those got swapped.

And yeah, would love to have you play along some time!

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Post by CluedoAuthor12 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:55 am

Let's play CASE 4!

Professor Plum’s fiancé, a famous writer for a popular home and garden magazine, visits Arlington Grange, causing the happy homestead to turn into anything but the Garden of Eden.

Episode 4: “There Goes Miss Jordan�

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The Kitchen, 4:35 PM

The Kitchen was suspiciously void of Mrs. White’s presence when Professor Peter Plum and his fiancé Miss Maggie Jordan came in through the back door. A large carving fork sat in the middle of the Kitchen counter next to a pan covered with tin foil, no doubt the fabulous dinner for later in the evening. “Hmm- well I’ll bring you to meet Liz right away then, dear. She’s been looking forward to it all week.�

“Oh, wonderful!� she smiled, taking his hand. “I’ve been excited too. I’ve always wanted to do a piece on this place. Seems like just yesterday I was riding my bicycle past it and thinking how lovely it looked.�

Plum chuckled as they continued on into the house.


The Drawing Room, 4:45 PM

Mrs. Liz Peacock examined a duck sculpture she had just added to her collection of useless knickknacks, given to her by one of the ladies in the church group. Horrid thing. The long beak had been carved to a nice tidy point, too. Dangerous, she thought. Someone could hurt themselves. No matter, it would fill a space on one of the many side tables that filled the room. Right… there. Perfect.

“Liz!� Professor Plum and Maggie entered the room, “This is Maggie, Miss Jordan. She’s my fiancé and a new writer for Country Home and Garden magazine.�

Mrs. Peacock hurried over to her, extending her hand daintily as she glided across the fine carpet. “Oh Peter, no introduction is necessary! I’ve been a subscriber to your magazine for years now my dear. And it’s so nice to have you visiting.�

Maggie smiled, “Thank you, Mrs. Peacock. I actually grew up here in town. I used to ride my bike past your house every day! It’s amazing to finally be inside.�

“And you’ll get the grand tour, of course.� Mrs. Peacock said. “Come with me.�


The Greenhouse 5:00 PM

Mrs. Gail White had just finished watering all of the plants that filled the glass-walled greenhouse. Must’ve been 70 plants she had to take care of, she figured. And an ordeal it was too. A manual had to be kept containing the care instructions for every single one, and goodness knows if she didn’t follow them to a T Mrs. Peacock would find out. She had just tossed a spool of thick garden twine onto one of the shelves when Mrs. Peacock appeared.

“And this is my greenhouse.� she said, walking in with Plum and Miss Jordan at her heels.

“Oh, very nice.� Miss Jordan smiled, setting her notepad down next to the sink, “This will make an excellent focal point for the article.�

Mrs. Peacock nodded approvingly. “And this is my housekeeper, Gail White. Gail, this is Miss Jordan. You remember, the writer?�

“Of course I remember! Why Maggie, I remember you from when you were a little girl.�

Miss Jordan looked confused. “Really? I’m.. sorry, but I don’t think I remember you.�

Mrs. White looked down, dejected. “Oh.. well surely not, you wouldn’t I suppose. Silly me.�

Mrs. Peacock frowned, “Well, um.. let’s move on to the Library then.�

As soon as the group had left, Mrs. White began to cry, nearly knocking over a heavy flower pot on the counter as she collapsed into a wicker chair.


The Garden, 5:35 PM

Professor Plum and Miss Jordan strolled the cobblestone-lined paths of the garden, awaiting the call from Mrs. White for dinner. “You know, Pete,� Maggie started, “This article your Aunt wants me to write will really help me out. It’s not often Plaything Magazine gets to feature stories about really “real� people, ya know what I mean?�

Plum stopped and glanced at her, “Plaything? But that’s a filthy adult magazine. You told me you were with Country Home now..�

Maggie whirled around, “What?? Pete you never listen. Ever. I used to have an internship at Country Home, but I got hired on at Plaything last month. It’s lots of money, and a good boost for my career. Beggars can’t be choosers, you know.�

“Well this changes everything! You can’t write that article, Liz still thinks you write for Country Home! And I’m a good listener.. But why didn't you correct me when I introduced you??�

She rolled her eyes and giggled, “I didn't want to embarrass you, dear. And I can't change my article now. Knowing all of that just made the article one thousand more times more fun!�

As she turned and ran off, Plum nervously fidgeted around, his eyes darting from one section of the garden to another as he hurried to formulate in his head how he was going to explain this to Mrs. Peacock...


The Circle Drive, 5:40 PM

Reverend Jonathan Green had just gotten out of his car and was about to enter the house when he ran smack into Miss Jordan. “Oh my! So sorry. Why, Maggie. It’s.. um.. good to see you.�

“Reverend Green!� she smiled. “You still remember me, huh?�

“Certainly do. You were a wonderful bible study student.�

Maggie glared at him, “Well that can’t be all that made me memorable. Certainly you haven’t forgotten what else?�

“No.. you reported that you had seen me taking from the collection plate after a church service. Wrongly, of course! You were just a naive child, it was an easy mistake I’m sure.�

She grinned at him, “Right.. mistake.�

As she hurried into the house, Green’s eyes narrowed as he let out a large sigh. Better use the back door tonight, he figured. Mrs. White would have to hear about this.


The Back Yard, 5:45 PM


Autumn and Berry sat chatting at the picnic table in the vast yard in back of the house. Berry sliced open the top of a bag of potato chips with a large kitchen knife he had swiped earlier while Mrs. White wasn’t looking. “Want some?� he asked, setting the knife down and offering the bag to Autumn.

She shrugged and pushed him away, flustered, “C’mon Berry, how could I possibly have an appetite right now?�

“Why’s that?� he asked, shoving a handful of the chips in his mouth.

“Maggie.� Autumn said, “She’s back in town!�

“Maggie Jordan? Aww.. I remember when she used to babysit for us! I had the biggest crush on her…�

Autumn narrowed her eyes, “And that’s not even the worst part- she’s marrying Professor Plum!�

“Well what’s so bad about that?�

“What if he tells her about all the weed that we keep stored in the guest house?� She grabbed the knife and waved it at him. “Then she’d tell Aunt Liz, or worse, make the article that she’s writing on the house all about how Aunt Liz runs some kind of drug ring out of her back yard.�

“Yeah, but she’s like, totally not.� Berry protested, “That’s just us. And we old told the Professor because he accidentally found out. He was cool with it though!�

“But what if he tells?? Aunt Liz’ll kill me.� she dropped the knife. It landed with a clatter on the wooden picnic table. “We’ve got to do something, Berr. And if you don’t, I will.�


The Library, 6:00 PM


Mrs. Peacock relaxed into a large armchair with a good book, pouring herself a glass of wine and placing the bottle on the end table beside her. Everything was going well for once. Peter and Maggie were off being a happy couple, Autumn was staying out of trouble, and the Grange would soon be featured in a brilliant article in a famous magazine. How could it get much better than…?

“Liz..� Her peace was interrupted by Professor Plum’s entrance.

She put on a polite smile as she went to set down her wine glass, “Well if it isn’t the happy fiancé! What is it, Peter?�

“I’m afraid we need to have a bit of a quick talk…"


6:35 PM

Reverend Green, Autumn, Mrs. Peacock, and Professor Plum were all seated around the long dining table for dinner.

“Sorry, sorry, sorry!� Berry said under his breath as he hurried to take his place at the table. Autumn gave him a look. He acknowledged her by nodding.

Mrs. Peacock glared at him. “Well.. we’re about ready to start, but Pete, where’s Maggie?�

“She said she forgot something, but that was a while ago.. I’ll go see what’s keeping her.� As he rose to leave the room, a scream was heard.

Mrs. White appeared in the doorway, panting heavily. “Oh my goodness! Come quick! Maggie Jordan’s been murdered!�

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Maggie Jordan is dead, but who killed her, where, and with what weapon? Remember that three questions must be asked (and answered) before your deduction is made in Round 1. GOOD LUCK!

(please note the dining room is not a possible location in this case, nor is the circle drive)

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Post by Black » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:03 am

EDIT - I forgot you have to ask three questions

Mrs. Peacock - what were you talking to the Professor about in the Library?

Reverend Green - how much did you know about the victim?

Mrs. White - Just a reminder, what weapons were in the Kitchen?
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Post by Zoo977 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:22 am

Autumn - You and Berry were definitely saying something to each other at the dinner table. Could you please give some more details?

Berry - Did anyone else know about the operation you and Autumn had going?

Mrs White - Why did you start to cry when Miss Jordan said she didn't remember you?
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Post by Jamie » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:32 am

Plum - how long have you and Maggie been an item?

Peacock - what did you do after speaking to Plum in the library?

Plum - where were you when Maggie said she forgot something?

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Post by CluedoAuthor12 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:57 pm

Black wrote:EDIT - I forgot you have to ask three questions

Mrs. Peacock - what were you talking to the Professor about in the Library?

Reverend Green - how much did you know about the victim?

Mrs. White - Just a reminder, what weapons were in the Kitchen?
"Pete had come in to inform me that his darling fiancé was actually a writer for that trashy "Plaything" magazine- not Country Home at all! It was very distressing as you can well imagine."

"Well I had known Maggie since was a young lady, from bible study for the kids in the church group. I didn't know much about her other than the interactions I had had with her there."

"Hmm, let me think. Well I know I was using my good carving fork. But when I noticed one of my nice kitchen knives was missing, I tracked that young man down in the yard and got it back. That would've been right before dinner, so I suppose just those two."
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